Therapy Dog to Accompany Abuse Victims in CourtJoch, a 2-year-old lab retriever joined the McLean County Children's Advocacy Center on Monday to help their youngest child abuse victims cope with stress.
Child Tortured; Found in Cockroach-Infested Dark RoomA Poplar Bluff couple is in jail accused of severely abusing, even torturing their 12-year-old son.
Child Homicides Taking Toll in Kansas City Metropolitan AreaStatistically, this year's numbers aren't much worse than most in the past decade, police say. But it's the way many of the children have died that has sparked revulsion.
Child Abuse Charges Dropped Against St. Louis PriestThe St. Louis circuit attorney's office has dismissed charges against a priest accused of sexually abusing a boy in a Catholic school bathroom, but it left open the possibility that it could refile the charges in the future.
UPDATED: 17-Month-Old Dead in FestusA 17-month-old girl is dead - a victim of what the Festus police chief calls the worst case of child abuse he's ever seen.
Man Guilty of Sodomizing, Strangling BabyA jury deliberated for about four hours Thursday before finding 26-year-old Jordan Lafayette Prince guilty of first-degree murder, child abuse and forcible sodomy.
Mo. Parents Charged with Abusing Children with Hammer, BitingA southwest Missouri man is accused of hitting his two children in the head with a hammer as punishment, while his wife is accused of biting one of them for the same reason.
Hancock & Kelley - Friday, September 19 - Emerson CEO David Farr on #Ferguson Forward Initiative; Spanking vs. Child Abuse; Kansas Senate Race; War Funding Agst. ISISJohn and Michael talk with Emerson CEO David Farr about #Ferguson Forward Initiative; they talk about Ferguson protesters protesting at the Cardinals and Rams games; about spanking vs. child abuse; about the Kansas Senate race, whose outcome might determine who will be in control of the U.S. Senate; and about war funding for Syria and Iraq to battle ISIS.
Hancock & Kelley - Wednesday, September 17 - County Council Meeting; Scott Scnuck; Mike Shannon; Outrage Over NFL AttitudeMichael and Debbie on last night's boisterous County Council meeting; with Scott Schnuck on Schnucks Markets 7th anniversary and this year's United Way campaign; with STL Cards Broadcaster Mike Shannon; on outrage over the NFL's attitude in the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson child abuse and domestic abuse cases; and with Rachel Witt about the First Annual South Grand Fall Fest.
Charlie Brennan - Monday, September 15 - Jim Sansone on Use of TIF Money; Adrian Peterson and Child Abuse; A-B Brewmaster George ReischCharlie talks with Jim Sansone of The Sansone Group about the use of TIF money for real estate development; Charlie and Debbie talk about the pending child abuse case against NFL's Adrian Peterson; and Charlie talks with Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster George Reisch about this weekend's 10th annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis.
Court: Toddler Beaten To Death Over CakeDocuments say parents beat their 23-month-old girl to death for eating a piece of cake without permission.
Mother Charged in Morphine Overdose of BabyInvestigators say a 21-month-old boy died of a morphine overdose and had amphetamines, opiates and meth in his urine.