PHOENIX — State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.
Saturday is International Women’s Day, a 105-year-old annual call to action for women’s equality. But for many women and girls around the world, its most basic promise of freedom remains unfulfilled.
PHOENIX — A "systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making," are to blame for 6,500 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated, a special team reviewing the state CPS said in a report released today.
Gov. Jan Brewer has dissolved Arizona’s long-troubled Child Protective Services agency and replaced it with the Cabinet-level Division of Child Safety and Family Services, which will report directly to her.
PHOENIX — Saying Child Protective Services has been "hiding or not disclosing'' information, Gov. Jan Brewer named a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders today to take a closer look at the agency.
Tucson police are investigating a case where three girls said they were held in captivity for several years by their parents, officials said.
Happy Thanksgiving! It is a common greeting this time of year, but it will be hard to enjoy the holiday knowing that it won’t be happy — not for the thousands of Arizona children living in fear of abuse or neglect.
PHOENIX — Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers deemed them not important enough to follow through, agency officials said Thursday.
MESA — An employee at a Mesa preschool has been accused of child abuse after police found a 2-year-old girl restrained in a sleeping area.
MESA — The parents of a 4-year-old boy are facing child abuse charges after they failed to seek medical attention for their son after he was burned by boiling water.
Children learn quickly that it isn't a valid excuse for misbehavior to say "Everybody was doing it."
Two Tucson men were arrested today for their suspected involvement in separate incidents of sexual exploitation of minors.
Another University of Arizona fraternity has been felled by one party too many.
Jaedyn Minley, 4, who died Sunday, pictured with his paternal aunt Janai Minley in 2012.
Jaedyn Minley loved bounce houses, but was terrified of Chuck E Cheese.
Paramedics called to a report of a near-drowning Thursday morning instead found a 4-year-old boy who had been severely abused, police said.
Firefighters find body in trunk of burning car on SE side
The parents of 18-month-old twins were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of child abuse.