| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:52 AM
A statewide missing-child alert was issued today for a 16-year-old girl who vanished and may be with a 20-year-old man with a criminal record from South Florida.
Samantha Delgado last seen in the 1000 block of NW 45th Avenue in Miami, the Florida...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Among the 15,400 artifacts Temple University archaeology students unearthed at Timbuctoo, N.J. — a buried village of freed and runaway slaves along Rancocas Creek — was a tiny, cast-iron buffalo.
"There was also a little gun and a wagon...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 8:59 PM
(An earlier version of this story had the incorrect year for a previous accident that killed two boaters.)
A Lake Jesup boating accident resulted in one fatality, one missing person, and two others injured, according to Seminole County Fire Rescue Chief...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:10 AM
NEW YORK — His 6-year-old face became a symbol of parents' darkest fear, animating a national push to find lost children and a cultural shift toward hypervigilant child rearing.
As a suspect in Etan Patz's disappearance heads to trial 35 years...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Six years after the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that youths were beaten and abused inside residential treatment centers across the country, the mistreatment and violence continue amid inconsistent oversight by government agencies, an...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:57 AM
In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to the most troubled and violent...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:25 AM
I was relieved to hear that the missing 12-year-old Baltimore County girl was found and returned to her worried parents. Yet I still remain perplexed at the way her disappearance was reported. Seemingly in the same breath that news outlets reported that...
| Nov 23, 2014
They might spend their days alone on death row — but they're unified in a fight with the state in federal court.
Though it's not immediately clear how the suit came about, given that they can't speak with each other, five additional Virginia death...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Heather Harris' commentary, "Media message unfair to missing child" (Nov. 20), misreads the message sent by the police and the media in the recent case of the abducted Baltimore County girl. She suggests that the "noise" created leads people to think that...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:05 PM
In the early 1990s, when Tom McAndrew joined the state police, the older cops told him about Beth Doe.
Her case had been tough — as horrific as it was impossible. Nothing they could find led to who Beth Doe was. She'd literally fallen onto...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:17 AM
I remember vividly the day in 1968, when Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated, and upon learning the shocking news at a campaign stop, then presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy interrupted his speech to inform a soon stunned audience of the...