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Hancock County dispatch center earns certificate for endangered child training

2019-08-14T14:37:23+00:00April 16th, 2019|Child abuse prevention, Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind.– Dispatchers at Hancock County’s 911 call center never know who will be on the other end of the line or what danger they may find themselves in when a call comes in to their system. That dilemma may be even more difficult to navigate when a child is involved, as a youngster

Law enforcement, prosecutor kick off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

2019-08-14T14:38:56+00:00April 8th, 2019|Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Leaders in criminal justice have kicked off a week dedicated to victimization and the effects crimes have on people, their families, and the communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which takes place each April, runs this year from April 7 to April 13. On Monday, Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed

Thousands of cases not completed at Indiana State Police crime labs

2019-08-14T14:40:27+00:00April 5th, 2019|Drug Abuse, Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police crime labs are getting more cases than scientists can handle and its creating a backlog. When a police agency confiscates drugs, they are sent to one of the state’s four labs. Then, scientists test the chemical compounds to determine what the drug is specifically. Most of the

Hancock County mom calls for stricter laws after she says son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-14T14:41:51+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Drug Abuse, Fox 59, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She's motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays

Hancock County hiring new deputy prosecutor to help with influx of cases

2019-08-14T14:44:00+00:00February 27th, 2019|Fox 59, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – The Hancock County Council approved funding for a new deputy prosecutor after a request from the county’s prosecutor, Brent Eaton. Eaton was noticing a dramatic increase in cases and he felt this hire would help their office with the workload. "We are swamped," he said. "You are always swimming upstream

Court docs: Greenfield couple rewarded boy with marijuana for good behavior, took it away when he misbehaved

2019-08-14T14:45:04+00:00December 6th, 2018|Child abuse, Drug Abuse, Fox 59, WXIN|

UPDATE (Dec. 6, 2018)– Susan Glascock pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent and domestic battery. She received a 545-day suspended sentence. Original story: GREENFIELD, Ind. — A boy’s caretakers gave him marijuana as a reward for good behavior and took it away from him if he misbehaved, he told police. According to court documents, the

Child neglect cases highlight importance of reporting suspected abuse

2018-04-19T02:02:21+00:00April 19th, 2018|CBS 4, Child abuse prevention, Fox 59, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Hancock County, there have been a handful of child neglect cases in the last few years that bring awareness to the importance of protecting children. The May 2015 death of Zoey Wagoner is still on the minds of many in the community. The 1-year-old

Rape survivor recognized for efforts in changing law

2018-04-11T18:38:49+00:00April 11th, 2018|Domestic violence, Fox 59, Prosecutor's office, Rape, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – A rape survivor set out to change the law regarding the statute of limitations and saw Jenny's Law come to fruition. Now her hometown is recognizing her efforts during National Crime Victims' Rights Week Jenny Wendt said a third date while she was in nursing school in central Indiana ended in her rape years

19-year-old charged with reckless homicide after Greenfield teen’s overdose death

2018-02-11T18:59:20+00:00February 11th, 2018|Drug Abuse, WXIN|

 GREENFIELD, Ind. – Prosecutors in Hancock County have charged at 19-year-old in connection with the overdose death of a teen earlier this year. Around noon on Jan. 3, 2018, Greenfield police and EMS units were called to a home in the 900 block of Gondola Run for an unresponsive person. There they found 16-year-old