| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published an important story describing the expansion of Alternative Response (AR) across Maryland ("A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland," July 5). The new system assigns child abuse and neglect cases to...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Over the past year Maryland's Department of Human Resources has begun implementing a different approach to families reported for child abuse and neglect called "Alternative Response" (AR). Also referred to as "Differential Response," similar reforms to...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states.
The new approach, which is designed to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:49 AM
An Aberdeen man pleaded guilty last week to first-degree child abuse causing severe physical injury and could spend nearly 14 years in prison.
Branden William Felix, 31, entered the plea in Harford County Circuit Court on May 28.
He was sentenced to...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile.
Yet for decades, the world-renowned boxer suppressed a devastating secret: Leonard had been sexually abused as a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:07 AM
The pinwheels planted in the flower beds in front of the Harford County Courthouse became a blur Wednesday evening, as strong winds pushed their blades around and around.
The pinwheels had been planted there, as they have in locations across the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:52 PM
An Army staff sergeant has been accused of severely abusing and neglecting her young stepdaughter, according to reports from a public defender and assistant state's attorney in Harford County District Court on Tuesday.
The child, who is almost 5 years...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:04 PM
An Aberdeen woman was found guilty Thursday of child abuse and neglect.
A Harford County Circuit Court jury in Bel Air found Kayla Marie Barker, 25, guilty of first-degree child abuse and neglect of a minor after two hours of deliberation, according...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:24 PM
A 55-year-old Baltimore man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter after his 16-month-old granddaughter was found dead in a hot truck in mid-July, police said.
The charges filed in Baltimore against Anthony Jerome Towles...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:58 PM
A Baltimore man who once volunteered for a fire company in Anne Arundel County was arrested Wednesday on multiple sex abuse charges, county police said.
Preston Lamont Scott II, 31, is accused of abusing two children he knew. Police did not release...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Two small businesses in Harford County developed a creative way to use their resources to support a non-profit in Harford County. As they work together to make Harford County a better place, these women prove that everyone can make a difference....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:14 PM
A two-month old Hagerstown girl died after her mother passed out while breastfeeding her early Saturday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The baby was found unresponsive under her mother, Yadina Indira Morales, 22, who was "highly...