A man has been found guilty of murdering his 11-month-old baby son and then claiming the injuries were inflicted by the family dog.
Nicholas Totty, of Newman Road, Rotherham, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court today.
The independent police watchdog has started its own investigation into police contact with a woman injured in a suspected arson attack.
A man who was arrested after potentially explosive material was found at his home, which led to the evacuation of around 50 homes, has been bailed by police.
An Army bomb disposal team was called to Chestnut Grove, Mexborough, South Yorkshire on Saturday following concerns that a local resident had bought a number of items which together could be hazardous.
A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives. A spokesman for South Yorkshire police said the man has now been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
South Yorkshire Police have launched a new service which let's victims keep up to date with how their case is progressing. The service called Track My Crime is an online service, which allows victims of crime to log-on and receive real-time updates on how their crime is progressing.
Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has been talking to Calendar about the new service.
More than a hundred residents were evacuated from their homes today after the discovery of explosives at a property in South Yorkshire. From Mexborough, our reporter Michael Billington has the latest.
South Yorkshire Police have launched a new service which let's victims keep up to date with how their case is progressing.
The service called Track My Crime is an online service, which allows victims of crime to log-on and receive real-time updates on how their crime is progressing. The system is already up and running in Doncaster and is set to be rolled out across the region, with officers being taught how to use it.
Rail passengers in Sheffield and Chesterfield are able to travel on their usual services after engineers completed work to re-open a line ahead of schedule.
Trains have been disrupted with longer journey times and some cancellations after one of the two tracks near Unstone was closed.
It followed the extremely wet weather which resulted in the hillside above the railway becoming unstable.
Initial estimates indicated that services would be disrupted for four to six weeks. However work on site has progressed better than expected.
Network Rail used a piece of kit called the high output ballast cleaner to carry out intensive work overnight to dig out the ground which has pushed the track up, refresh the ballast, and allow the track to reopen.
– Phil Verster, Route Managing Director for Network Rail
I thank passengers for their patience while we complete essential work to stabilise this hillside. It is a testament to the hard work of the team on site that we will be able to re-start a service from this Saturday.
The work completed so far has prioritised making the track safe so that trains can run but work to fully stabilise the hillside will continue for several months yet. Trains will run at a slightly reduced speed past the worksite but this will not significantly affect journey times.
Plans to cut to the number of dogs used by South Yorkshire Police have been criticised by the organisation that represents rank and file officers.
The number of dog handlers will be reduced from 36 to 25 although South Yorkshire Police have denied that any dogs no longer used would be put down.
Budget cuts are blamed for the decrease. The Police Federation though say other neighbouring forces are increasing the number of dogs they use:
Police in South Yorkshire have pledged to help veterans of combat re-adjust to civilian life.
Today the force promised it will do everything it can to help ex-servicemen and women find the right help after falling on hard times.
David Hirst has been to meet one veteran who couldn't cope with life after leaving the armed forces:
Councils, Emergency services and the Army in South Yorkshire have launched the county's Armed Forces Community Covenant.
The covenant is designed to locally complement the Military Covenant, which is a moral obligation between the nation, the government and the Armed Forces to help returning soldiers to reintegrate into civilian life, by finding work or offering support.
Police and fire fighters are investigating the cause of a blaze at a house in Sheffield in which a man died.
Five fire crews were called to Poplar Avenue in Beighton yesterday afternoon after reports of a serious blaze. Eight firefighters in breathing apparatus searched the house and found the body of a man, believed to have been in his 60s, on the first floor.
Seven people have been arrested as part of planned covert drug raids in South Yorkshire.
A series of properties in Rotherham, Eastwood and Sheffield were targeted by officers and arrests were made on suspicion of the supply of Class A drugs.
All seven remain in custody for questioning.
The raids are a result of six month investigation as part of Operation Catchall.
Four men aged 22, 20, and two 17 year olds were arrested today with two men, aged 22 and 25-years-old, and a 21-year-woman are being detained.
DCI Bob Chapman said: “Several months of detailed and sensitive covert investigations, targeting the supply of heroin and crack cocaine, has come to fruition this week.
“We have seven people in custody and the streets are a safer place as a result.”