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Sunday, August 20, 2017

LK Report for 8/18/17 - Missed Chances and Disappearing Children

Here are today's headlines.  
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She was a 15-year-old girl passing herself off as a 22-year-old woman named Angelica Cortez working in an internet cafe who ended up murdered in a garage in south Bakersfield on a beautiful spring day this past April.

More >> LOIS HENRY: Child protective services took Stacy Duke to keep her safe, then let her slip away

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas judge has decided to return 10 children to their parents pending results of a child welfare investigation 10 months after they were placed in foster care.


In May 2008, a formal child abuse complaint was lodged with the state alleging that David Packer was hurting his then-6-year-old adopted daughter, Grace.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state’s Children, Youth and Families Department is partnering with McDonald’s to make the toughest moments in a child’s life a little happier.


A grandfather has lost a 'heart-rending' family court battle to care for his four-year-old grandson even though his love for the child 'shone through'.


Iowa couple Rachel and Heidi McFarland adopted baby Gabriel in 2014. Within three months of bringing him home, they were forced to give him up. A month after that, he was dead. The McFarlands will now receive $3.25 million in a malpractice suit against their adoption lawyer, WHO-TV reports. 


The corporate incentives and tax breaks at the State Capitol during former Gov. Bobby Jindal's tenure had a real cost, in putting at risk the lives of Louisiana's most vulnerable children.

More >> Our Views: Damning audit of children services

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Panama City woman was charged for making a false report of child abuse according to Panama City police.

More >> Panama City woman charged with false reports of child abuse

Sen. Louis P. DiPalma today issued the following statement in response to the Providence Journal’s investigation “Danger in R.I. group homes,” which highlighted instances of serious failures to protect children and young adults in state care at some of the Rhode Island facilities that house them.


LINCOLN - Four reports from Omaha and one from Holdrege of a woman posing as a child protective services employee seeking admission into homes have been received by the Department of Health and Human Services in the last two weeks.

More >> Woman falsely posing as child protective services employee reported in Holdrege

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