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'Faith healing' parents charged after son's pancreatitis death

Plymouth - A Minnesota couple who chose prayer over medicine have been charged with child neglect after their adopted seven-year-old son died of pancreatitis, although the boy's autopsy was unable to determine whether his parents' actions contributed to his death.

Arizona couple face child neglect charges over playing Pokemon Go

The world is beginning to see the darker side of the Pokemon Go rage. An Arizona couple may be the latest game addicts to get into trouble with the law after leaving their toddler son home alone while they were off playing the game.

Substitute Grade 2 teacher arrested; found drunk in class

Sanford - It is alleged the substitute teacher was so drunk in her Grade 2 class, she did not know what day of the week it was and could not stand up. She faces three criminal charges.

Texas girl, 3, found alone tells cops 'I need a beer'

Lubbock - The fact the little girl asked for a beer was only a small part of the problem. Police found the girl was hungry, dirty, and covered with insect bites. Her mother is facing charges.

Miami mom accused of leaving little girl in burning apartment

Miami - It is alleged that, not only did the mother leave her six-year-old daughter alone in their apartment, but she also knew there was a fire and did not do anything to try and help the little girl.

Star NFL RB Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to child

Minneapolis - Twitter has erupted with reports star NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas for "reckless or negligent injury to a child."

Three starving and bruised children found in California home

Salinas - When Monterey County deputies went to a Salinas area home, they discovered three malnourished and injured children, one of whom was chained to the wall. Two women, domestic partners, were arrested and charged.

Tennessee couple charged with renting daughters for child porn

Johnson City - It is alleged parents sold their four underage daughters to a child porn ring. The kids were also being raised in deplorable conditions.

Florida mom gets drunk in bar, leaves toddlers in freezing car

Debary - The 30-year-old was arrested after she stumbled out of a bar at 2 a.m. and her one-year-old and four-year-old were discovered in the back seat of her SUV.

Police: Pit bull 'babysat' infant while man drank at bar

Palm Coast - A Florida man is facing child neglect charges after he reportedly left a 10-month-old baby in the care of a pit bull while he went out to have a few drinks on Friday night.

Woman leaves little girl tied to railings outside a betting shop

Bognor Regis - A woman tied a toddler to railings outside Ladbrokes betting shop on a main shopping street in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, while she went inside to place a bet.

Miami man, 81, charged after allegedly posing as a dentist

Miami - The man, together with his wife and daughter, all face charges of child abuse and child negligence after allegedly performing dental work on a young girl that left her disfigured.

Woman charged with manslaughter after newborn found in dumpster

Fort Lauderdale - Alexandria Sladon-Marler was arrested yesterday after the Florida woman's story she had had an abortion did not add up. Police allege she gave birth to a live baby boy that was later found in a trash bin.

Woman charged after 19 kids left home alone in hot, filthy house

Bowling Green - According to police, the parents of a blended Kentucky family left the children by themselves for more than a week in a house that had no food and no air conditioning. Police also discovered nine dogs and a cat in the feces-strewn home.

4-year-old Saudi boy kills father over PlayStation

An angry four-year-old Saudi boy shot and killed his father after the man returned home from shopping without a PlayStation, Saudi media reported on Monday.

Couple accused of keeping son in cage and withholding food

Titusville - A 38-year-old Florida man and his live-in girlfriend were arrested and placed into jail accused of starving and mistreating the man's 12-year-old son.

Dashcam video of DUI arrest of former Red Sox pitcher released

Altamonte Springs - Although the arrest of Curtis Leskanic, 44, took place back in September, the dashcam video of the driving and his arrest has just now been released.

Life in prison for man who killed his newborn son

Russellville - A Red Bay man will spend life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his new born son in 2005. After entering the plea, he turned to the mother of the child and said, "I'm sorry for what I did."

Mom charged in real-life 'Home Alone' incident

A Connecticut woman is facing charges after she left her 11-year-old daughter home alone while she went on a trip to Florida.

Mother of tennis star Anna Kournikova arrested, jailed

Alla Kournikova, mother of tennis star Anna Kournikova, was arrested and jailed Wednesday on charges of child neglect regarding her 5-year-old son.

Family held captive for four years in squalled conditions

A Chester, South Carolina man is in jail after holding his family captive for four years.

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Brent Daley, 27; and Brianne Daley, 25. of Pinal County, Arizona were arrested and charged with child neglect and child endangerment.
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