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  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 2014, 9:31 A.M.

    Vikings’ Peterson booked and released on child abuse charge

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013, 8:41 P.M.

    Singer Mindy McCready dies in apparent suicide

    HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 11:52 A.M.

    Missing Fla. foster child’s custodian feared worst

    MIAMI (AP) — The legal custodian of missing foster child Rilya Wilson testified Monday that she suspected the worst when the girl abruptly disappeared in late 2000 but did not …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 4 P.M.

    Ex-megachurch worker gets 55 years for sex crimes

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch who admitted to sex crimes against three girls told his victims Wednesday that “no one’s perfect” in an statement …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 10:55 A.M.

    Del. man sues Boy Scouts, Mormons over sex abuse

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Delaware man sued the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday over childhood sexual abuse committed by the …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 11:54 A.M.

    Neb. school officials avoid charges in abuse case

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three western Nebraska school officials accused of failing to report allegations that high school wrestlers sexually assaulted a young teammate at a summer wrestling camp will …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 6:06 P.M.

    NYC settles suit by abused foster kids for $9.7M

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will pay $9.7 million to settle a lawsuit by 10 disabled people who were fraudulently adopted by a woman and claimed they were …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 9:35 P.M.

    Texas murder suspect surrenders after escape

    DALLAS (AP) — A capital murder suspect stole a deputy’s gun, fled a Dallas hospital and held police at bay for nearly two hours Tuesday night before surrendering peacefully and …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 8:40 P.M.

    Texas murder suspect cornered after escape

    DALLAS (AP) — Police have a Dallas-area capital murder suspect cornered after the man grabbed a deputy’s service revolver and fled a Dallas hospital late Tuesday night, officials said. Franklin …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 7:53 P.M.

    Texas murder suspect flees hospital with gun

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area man facing a capital murder charge in the notorious slaying of a teenage suburban Dallas girl grabbed a deputy’s service revolver and fled a Dallas …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    Future of cleared Mankato football coach uncertain

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota college football coach said he wants to return to work now that a judge has dismissed prosecutors’ claims that video he took of his …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 9:37 P.M.

    Judge dismisses porn case against Minn. coach

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota football coach sidelined by accusations of child pornography involving his own children reacted with relief Friday after a judge dismissed the case, saying he …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 4:11 A.M.

    NH couple arrested at Fla. parade after boy burned

    Moments after they watched a parade at a theme-park in Orlando, Fla., a New Hampshire couple suspected of beating and burning the woman’s 3-year-old son was arrested. Jessica Linscott and …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 12:21 P.M.

    Texas out to seize Warren Jeffs’ polygamist ranch

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas wants ownership of Warren Jeffs’ massive polygamist ranch where prosecutors say the convicted sect leader and his followers sexually assaulted dozens of children, the state …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 9:36 A.M.

    Arkansas man due in court in 6-year-old’s slaying

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After her father and stepmother were arrested last year for chaining her to a dresser, young Jersey Bridgeman received something of a fresh start when she …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Ark. man arrested in girl’s death due in court

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After her father and stepmother were arrested last year for chaining her to a dresser, young Jersey Bridgeman received something of a fresh start when she …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 3:51 P.M.

    Neighbors: Ark. man arrested in girl’s death cried

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl who lived next door cried the day her body was found in a nearby vacant home, neighbors …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 10:29 A.M.

    Cops: Suspect in Ark. girl’s death a family friend

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The neighbor charged in the killing of a 6-year-old Arkansas girl was a family friend, police said Tuesday. Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson described Zachary Holly, …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 9:09 A.M.

    Sweeping changes suggested for Pa. child abuse law

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania should enact sweeping changes to its child abuse laws, including stronger penalties for failing to report the crime, a legislative commission concluded Tuesday after a …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 4:31 A.M.

    Neighbor arrested in killing of abused Ark. girl

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A neighbor has been arrested as a suspect in the killing of a 6-year-old Arkansas girl whose high-profile child abuse case last year sent her father …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Panel to recommend child-abuse law changes in Pa.

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A commission set up by the Pennsylvania Legislature after Jerry Sandusky’s molestation arrest last year will issue a report that could recommend changes to state law. …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 11:19 P.M.

    Panel to recommend child-abuse law changes in Pa.

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A commission set up by the Pennsylvania Legislature after Jerry Sandusky’s molestation arrest last year is about to make its recommendations. The Pennsylvania Task Force on …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 5:45 P.M.

    Arrest in death of Ark. girl in prior abuse case

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bentonville police announced Monday evening that they have arrested a neighbor in the slaying of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found two days before Thanksgiving. …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 9:22 A.M.

    Murder trial starts in Fla. foster child case

    MIAMI (AP) — The foster parent of 4-year-old Rilya Wilson abused the girl for months before finally smothering her, and then lied to child welfare workers who failed to discover …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 5:28 P.M.

    Ark. girl chained to dresser last year now dead

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl whose father is in prison for chaining her to a dresser last year in …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 2:41 P.M.

    Ex-Mich. college professor charged with child porn

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Sexually explicit videos of children found on the computer of a Michigan college professor had nothing to do with his research, which focused on Internet censorship …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 1:28 P.M.

    $123M settlement approved in Del. child abuse case

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge approved a $123 million settlement Monday in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of young children who were sexually abused by former Delaware pediatrician …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

    Penn State to argue delay request in McQueary case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for Penn State and a key witness in Jerry Sandusky’s criminal trial are expected in court to argue over the university’s request to put the …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 11:35 P.M.

    Penn State to argue delay request in McQueary case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for Penn State and a key witness in Jerry Sandusky’s criminal trial are heading to court over the university’s request to put the man’s lawsuit …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 10:03 A.M.

    Correction: Missing NYC Boy story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a story Nov. 14 about an indictment in the death of a New York City boy in 1979, The Associated Press misspelled …


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