Parents Arrested for Infant’s Death

GLENDALE, Ore. — A Glendale couple is charged with murder in the starvation death of their 7-week-old son. Amanda Marie Hancock, 21, and Stephen Michael Williams, Jr., 26, were arrested Tuesday and jailed in Douglas County Jail on charges of murder by abuse. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the death since Jan. … Continue reading »

Pinwheels for Prevention

EUGENE, Ore. — Child abuse and neglect continues to plague our state and nation, and one local nonprofit is using pinwheels to try to raise awareness about the problem as a part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Driving by Parenting Now in Eugene, you can’t miss the bright blue pinwheels. ┬áDozens are now planted outside, … Continue reading »

Local Child Foster Rate Highest in State

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County has one of the highest rates of children in foster care in the state of Oregon. With nearly a thousand children currently in the foster care system, National Child Abuse Prevention Month hits close to home. The Eugene organization Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) says oftentimes child abuse is not … Continue reading »