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Booking photo of Lacey Kertz courtesy of Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

Mother Charged in Morphine Overdose of Baby

Investigators say a 21-month-old boy died of a morphine overdose and had amphetamines, opiates and meth in his urine.


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Mother Charged With Murder In Teen’s Starvation

13-year-old son weighed just 21 pounds when he died in January.


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House Passes Bill to Lengthen Abuse Investigations

Legislation passed by the Missouri House would give social workers more time to complete investigations into child abuse and neglect.


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2 Children Left In Car In -12 Degree Weather While Mom Shopped At Wal-Mart

Beloit police arrested a mother after two young children were found alone in a cold vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot.



Cases of Child Abuse in Illinois on the Decline

The Child Care Association projects 21,720 abuse cases in the current fiscal year, 2012, which ends June 30.



Dozens of Mice, 157 Snakes/Lizards Found in St. Charles Co. Home

St. Charles County spokesman John Sonderegger says detectives knew there was something terrible in the home as they approached it.


Toddlers Run Nearly Naked, Parents in Trouble

A Granite City couple faces child neglect charges


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