Child Abuse Case Causes Spanking Debate

CHICAGO, Ill. — The Minnesota Vikings have banned NFL star Adrian Peterson from team activities, after he was accused of abusing his 4-year-old son with a branch and a belt. This allegation is reigniting a debate among parents about if spanking is an appropriate form of punishment. Spanking is not a new issue for researchers … Continue reading »

Roseburg Toddler Found with Meth

ROSEBURG, Ore. –  Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies say a Roseburg mom and dad are facing charges after their 2 year old daughter was taken to the emergency room and found to have Methamphetamine in her system. Deputies were told that the victim’s parents, Michelle Burke and James Pohl, brought the child to the ER because she … Continue reading »

Child Abuse Awareness in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Child Abuse Network, known as “CAN”, is hoping to raise awareness about the realities and prevalence of child abuse in southern Oregon. Today, people gathered in Alba Park for the 6th annual event that shares personal stories from local victims as a way to raise awareness. 565 pennies were placed along … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Medical Child Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon by officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. The officers were serving an arrest warrant out of Multnomah County for a Katherine G. Parker, 44, who is being accused of coming up with an elaborate scheme to medically abuse her children. … Continue reading »

Foster Parents Wanted on Father’s Day

TALENT, Ore. – The Census Bureau reports roughly a third of all children nationwide live without their biological fathers. Kaydie Drake is one of those children. “Both parents had mental health issues,” said Kaydie’s adoptive mother Theresa. “The bio father, they could never get him to acknowledge his mental health issues to the point of being … Continue reading »