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  • Mother held in boy's death had drawn earlier notice

    A 25-year-old Dundalk woman whose parenting had drawn the attention of authorities has been charged with child abuse in the death this week of her 3-year-old son, prompting investigators to launch a review of the death of her younger son in November,...
  • Md. aims to stop deaths of children

    During an intense grilling by legislators yesterday, state child welfare officials said they're making incremental changes to prevent more child abuse deaths but added that legal and financial restrictions keep them from acting more aggressively. The...
  • Child welfare system faulted

    Federal auditors examining Maryland's child welfare system are criticizing the state for having one of the worst computer systems in the nation for tracking abused and neglected children. "Can we find every child in the foster care system? The answer...
  • 'He was real bad news for her'

    Sierra Swann well knows of the various addictions that play out in the neighborhood near the corner of Boone Street and East 20th, a grim place where heroin and cocaine are available curbside beneath the blank stares of boarded-up windows. She watched...
  • Improved safeguards for children proposed

    In the aftermath of the beating deaths of month-old twins, Maryland's top child welfare official and Baltimore's chief prosecutor announced yesterday several proposals they say are aimed at better protecting the city's vulnerable children. Secretary of...
  • Soldiers' warnings ignored

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The two military intelligence soldiers, assigned interrogation duties at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, were young, relatively new to the Army and had only one day of training on how to pry information from high-value prisoners....
  • Bush expresses resolve on Iraq, says, 'Our will cannot be shaken'

    WASHINGTON - President Bush urged Iraq's citizens and nations working to rebuild the war-torn country not to lose their will after a truck bomb ripped through United Nations headquarters in Baghdad yesterday, killing 20 people, including the top U.N....
  • Court refuses to reinsert Schiavo's tube

    The extraordinary legal and political scramble to try to prolong Terri Schiavo's life seemed to approach a finale yesterday, with a federal appeals court twice refusing to order her feeding tube reinserted and Florida lawmakers failing in their last-ditch...
  • State's lax oversight puts fragile children at risk

    There were warning signs in the months before 11-year-old Arthur Lee Wiley became deathly ill. The severely disabled boy was kept in bed so long he moaned in pain. He suffered a broken leg for reasons no one has ever determined. By February 2002, his...
  • Divided authority leads to murky responsibility

    Maryland's oversight of group homes for children is complicated by the numerous agencies that play roles - some overlapping. One result is poor communication among offices, according to interviews and a review of licensing and monitoring records....
  • For troubled teens, 'a second home'

    BOONSBORO - She points proudly to a new report card marked with A's and B's and talks about a future career in law enforcement. Then she acknowledges that she'd be a high school dropout abusing drugs if she hadn't been sent five months earlier to the...
  • Reforms proposed, then put on the shelf

    More than three years ago, Maryland was handed a blueprint to improve the care of nearly 3,000 children in privately run group homes. The plan recommended new performance standards, tougher sanctions for violators and a public Web site that everyone...