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  • DCFS employee fired over foster children's claims of sexual behavior

    A longtime employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been fired after an internal affairs investigation concluded that he sexually propositioned foster children under his care. James Green, a 17-year veteran of...
  • Even the best parents can use an assist in helping troubled children

    Even the best parents can use an assist in helping troubled children
    Adria Ponsar and her son Rhyon are huddled over a child-sized table scattered with pieces of Mr. Potato Head. She is wearing an earpiece that the 4-year-old doesn't see. Rhyon is frantically sifting through the pile for the body part he needs. On the...
  • Troubled personal care home in South Whitehall to close

    Trexler Park Manor personal care home, which has been cited several times and fined by the state, is closing. The South Whitehall Township home informed the state Department of Public Welfare in a letter early this month that it would be closing by June...
  • Panel: L.A. programs to prevent child abuse in 'state of emergency'

    Panel: L.A. programs to prevent child abuse in 'state of emergency'
    A new report from the blue-ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has fallen into a...
  • Rocky Wirtz: Not growing a beard for charity

    Rocky Wirtz: Not growing a beard for charity
    Blackhawks boss Rocky Wirtz will absolutely not be growing a playoff beard next week, even if the Chicago hockey team’s philanthropic arm is encouraging people to do so for charity. “No. I look like Scooby-Doo in a beard. That would be...
  • L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'

    L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'
    A new report from the blue ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for what it calls a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has...
  • Chicago police to try questionnaire in domestic violence cases

    Chicago police to try questionnaire in domestic violence cases
    Chicago police officers in one Northwest Side district soon will respond to domestic violence calls with a questionnaire for victims to try to determine if the situation could get worse and if so to get them special help. It's part of an ongoing...
  • D.C. police continue search for missing 8-year-old girl

    D.C. police continue search for missing 8-year-old girl
    D.C. police said early Friday morning that the white truck they had been looking for in a search for a missing 8-year-old girl was found Thursday in Hyattsville. The search for the missing girl urgent Thursday as D.C. police issued a regional alert...
  • Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says

    Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says
    Gov. Pat Quinn and ruling Democratic lawmakers united Wednesday around what they say is a stark election-year choice — vote now to make permanent the temporary income tax increase they installed three years ago or face major cuts in state spending...
  • L.A. County supervisor candidates debate range of issues

    L.A. County supervisor candidates debate range of issues
    Candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky addressed a range of chronic challenges facing the county board Thursday evening and offered different prescriptions for reforming the governing panel. Meeting in their third...
  • Sell low-value house or just donate it to charity?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm in the Atlanta area and listen to your show on Sunday and appreciate all that you do. I also love your books and give them as graduation gifts. My siblings and I all live in metro Atlanta and my mother is...