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Child Abuse

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  • Many ways to support the needy

    Many ways  to support the needy
    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our...
  • The flaw in the Penn State-Catholic Church analogy

    Various commentators, including Susan Reimer and Jon Stewart, have compared the child abuse scandal at Penn State to the scandals involving young boys in the Roman Catholic church. The connection is valid if you view both institutions as being more...
  • Confront child sex abuse

    Confront child sex abuse
    Child abuse demands that we choose sides. The victim demands that we speak up and take action; the perpetrator demands that we remain silent. Do-nothing bystanders collude with the abuser, enabling him to continue devouring children. That's what is...
  • Harford County Police Blotter

    Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Derek William Strickland, 29, of the 600 block of Curtis Street, was arrested on a bench warrant Wednesday in a case in which he was charged with driving under the...
  • Whiteford man held without bail on child abuse charges

    A Whiteford man is being held without bail after being charged with four counts of second-degree child abuse Friday. Steven Kenneth Helgason, 43, of the 1500 block of Kerr Road, was charged Tuesday with four counts of second-degree child abuse, four...
  • Bits & Pieces: Finally, AAU institutes new policies to protect the youngest of athletes

    I am pleased to see that the Amateur Athletic Union is implementing new child protection measures aimed at ensuring the safety of our youngest and most vulnerable of athletes. Two task forces working closely together, and made up of experts in child...
  • Joyce Carol Chaney

    Joyce Carol Chaney
    Joyce Carol Chaney, a former cosmetologist who changed careers and became Baltimore County's first full-fledged female police officer assigned to patrol duty in 1974, was found dead Sunday in the bedroom of her Parkville home. She was 67. Her brother,...
  • 25 years ago: N.C. man convicted in death of two state troopers

    From The Aegis dated July 16, 1987: The man driving the tractor trailer that slammed into a Maryland State Police cruiser and killed the two troopers in it was convicted 25 years ago this week of two counts of manslaughter. The North Carolina man, who...
  • Jacobs, Impallaria managing congressional campaigns while in legislative session

    Two of Harford County's state legislators are trying to balance their time in the Maryland General Assembly session with campaigning for a congressional seat – against each other. Western Harford Del. Rick Impallaria and Southern Harford Sen. Nancy...
  • Senator's office backtracks as Nittany Lions roar

    Even in the throes of the worst scandal in the university's history, fans of the Penn State Nittany Lions are capable of rising up in defense of their school's name. Suzanne Collins, chief of staff for state Sen. Nancy Jacobs, got a taste of the power of...
  • CDC report: Child abuse is hugely costly to society

    When children are abused, the human costs are high, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children who were physically, sexually or psychologically abused are more likely to have poorer health, social and emotional difficulties...
  • Maryland needs to put teeth into its child abuse reporting law

    Children need protection from adults who sexually abuse them, and adults should report abuse when they suspect it ("A better way to help kids," Feb. 6). It should be as simple as that. But although Maryland law requires everyone to report suspected...