Prior to the law, school employees first had to report suspected abuse to the school's principal or the principal's designee.
Authorities say the couple failed to provide adequate nutrition and follow-up medical care for their disabled 5-year-old daughter.
An autopsy found methamphetamine in Cameron Hoopingarner's system.
Sheriff Greg Ewing says the child was blind and weighed less than 15 pounds.
A nonprofit law firm that aids low-income Indiana residents has won a $400,000 federal grant to help seniors for a variety of reasons.
The Department of Child Services recorded fifteen more death in 2011 than in the previous year.
After being closed to vehicular traffic almost forty years ago, a Jackson County landmark is now undergoing a major restoration.