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8-year-old accidentally shoots mother thinking he found a toy gun
Investigators say an 8-year-old boy found a gun in a vintage military jeep on display at a baseball stadium and believed it was a toy. The boy shot his mother, who is now in critical condition, and the owner of the jeep has been charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. WMC's Joyce Peterson reports.
College Student Allegedly Beat Mom to Death with Bat After Mistaking Her for Intruder
9-year-old boy charged in mother's shooting death in Michigan
Police Warn Public To Avoid Sex Offender Who Vowed To ‘Rape First Woman He Sees’
John Mark West, 38, was convicted in 1996 for raping a 4-year-old girl in his home, Hempstead County sheriff’s office confirmed on social media earlier this week.
West was arrested again last month on suspicion of disorderly conduct, and was transferred to hospital shortly afterwards for an evaluation.
As the sex offender was scheduled to be released from hospital on Monday (May 6), police took to Facebook to warn members of the public of threats West had made.
Man charged with sexually assaulting 3 teens at YMCA pool
Documentary about pedophile priests shakes up Poland
Married Gym Teacher Accused of Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Boy
'Our community is safer now': Rape survivor targeted by former Liberal candidate responds
Utah teens in polygamous group travel to Colorado to marry their cousins
N.J. Mom Who Called 911 for 'Medical Emergency' Allegedly Stabbed 5-Day-Old Baby to Death
A New Jersey woman is charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her newborn daughter to death last week, PEOPLE confirms.
A statement from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office alleges Hiralbahen Bhavsar, 29, of Little Ferry, called 911 around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, claiming “she was having a medical emergency at her apartment.”
Several officers responded to the scene.
12-year-old charged with murder of 10 year-old younger brother
3-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Found in Burning Car With Doors Chained Shut
A 7-month pregnant mother is in jail accused of killing her son. Here's what will happen to her newborn
Murder Says His Ghost Told Her It Would Be Okay
Grandmother suspected of murdering 8-year-old twin grandsons
Kentucky Dad Accused Of Killing Infant Son After Losing A Video Game
4 out of 5 grandparents would support their LGBTQ grandchild if they came out
A study from AARP shows that tolerance for LGBTQ people is growing among older generations.
AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, surveyed 2,654 grandparents age 38 and up between August 20 and September 4 of last year, getting an idea of how engaged they are with their grandchildren’s’ lives.
Amongst information about spending and babysitting came some important takeaways about how survey respondents felt about their LGBTQ grandkids: Four out of five of those surveyed said that they would be accepting of a grandchild who is LGBTQ.
In The Future, Will Your Kids Be Able To Sue You For Oversharing Online?
Last month, Gwyneth Paltrow got herself into a bit of parenting pickle with her daughter Apple on Instagram when she shared a ski selfie of her and the teen with her 5.4 million followers. Apparently, she did not receive permission to post the photo, which irked the 14-year-old.
“Mom we have discussed this,” Apple, whose own profile is private, shared in the comments section of Paltrow’s post. “You may not post anything without my consent.”
The media jumped on the story of the “nonconsensual selfie” ? a tale that dovetailed nicely with another news story centered on a celeb oversharer that developed a few days later, when the singer Pink drew the ire of some on the internet after sharing an image of her 2-year-old son, sans diaper. In a second revised post, a strategic black scribble covered the toddler’s private parts.
Neighbors come together after Charleston family's pride flag is burned
A family in Charleston, South Carolina, said their rainbow pride flag was torn down from the front of their house and burned in their driveway last weekend.
“We were taken aback and thought, ‘Wow, somebody must be really bothered by this to go to this end here to do this.’ But we called the police to let them know about it,” the homeowner, who lives with his wife and three young children, told NBC News.
“There's people on our street that have South Carolina flags, United States flags, different college flags, garden flags … obviously the rainbow is what attracted them to ours,” the homeowner, who asked that his name not be printed to protect his family’s safety and privacy, added. “I wouldn't be surprised if the people who did this didn't even know who we were or who lived in the home, that it was just the fact that it was a rainbow flag, and they didn't agree with that.”
Imagine Dragon's Dan Reynolds on living with 'frustrating' ankylosing spondylitis
Dan Reynolds is much more than the face of 'Imagine Dragons' and a dad of (almost!) four. The 31-year-old frontman of the Grammy-winning band is also campaigning to bring awareness to the painful and hidden disease that is ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which he was diagnosed with in his early 20s.
"I didn't know what the problem was," Reynolds says of his diagnosis process. "I wasn't diagnosed for so long...and the pain just continued and continued and that was super frustrating." The Vegas native was one of the millions living with the disease without realizing it. By that point, he was willing to try anything to alleviate the pain.
Man on the run after using machete to kill 10-year-old daughter and wife, police say
Police are searching for a South Florida man who allegedly killed his wife and their 10-year-old daughter with a machete during a fight over the couple's impending divorce.
Investigators said Noel Chambers, a 57-year-old native of Jamaica, launched a brutal attack late Saturday evening when his wife, Lorrice Harris, returned home from celebrating her 49th birthday.
A 911 caller reported the dispute at around 11:30 p.m., according to police. Officers arrived to the couple's home in Miami Gardens, Florida, about 17 miles northwest of Miami, where they discovered the bodies of young Shayla Chambers and her mother inside, police said.
Shayla was found lying in her bed and Harris was discovered on the home's back porch, police said. The couple's older daughter, 29-year-old Shanalee Chambers, managed to escape and was rushed to the hospital with stab wounds, according to police.
Migrant 10-year-old sexually assaulted, given drugs in custody, lawsuit says
A Guatemalan father filed a lawsuit against two nonprofits housing migrant children, claiming his 10-year-old son was given “powerful psychotropic drugs” without parental consent and sexually assaulted by another child during his time in government custody.
The father, identified only as J. E. B., claimed in the lawsuit filed in state court in Texas last week that both Southwest Key and Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas “acted with fraud, malice, and gross neglect” in their treatment of his son.
The lawsuit also claims that the boy, identified as F.C.B. in the suit, was subjected to physical assault, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress by both facilities.
Ohio pastor who allegedly groomed teen for sex with others convicted
Man Gets Death for Rape, Murder of Girlfriend's Daughter in Front of Her; Mom Called Teen 'Nonentity'
Dad dies after he defended daughter from boyfriend: cops
Police say a Texas dad died after he was assaulted while protecting his daughter from her boyfriend.
Eric Garica of Austin died Thursday following a violent confrontation with his daughter’s 24-year-old boyfriend, Jamie Apodaca, after asking him to leave the family’s home, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
The fight reportedly started Saturday night when Apodaca accused Garica’s daughter of cheating on him and called her derogatory names.
Family Says Dog Died Saving Them From Teen Gunman
A Houston, Texas family claims that, just over a week ago, their dog saved their lives after a gunman busted into their home while food was being prepped for their 13-year-old's birthday party. He allegedly opened fire after a confrontation took place where he was asked to leave. There were reportedly more than a dozen kids in attendance at the time.
Laura Martinez says the event happened on March 9 at her home, when a teen boy that the family was familiar with entered the home with a gun. The armed teen fired eight shots, three of which struck Martinez and members of her family. According to a GoFundMe, one bullet hit Martinez in her leg, another hit her son, Taylor Hollier, in his foot, and two struck her stepdaughter, Valerie Pace, with one going into her thigh and the other hitting next to her spine.
Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? The Descendants, not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says
The two slaves, a father and daughter, were stripped to the waist and positioned for frontal and side views. Then, like subjects in contemporary mug shots, their pictures were taken, as part of a racist study arguing that black people were an inferior race.
Almost 170 years later, they are at the center of a dispute over who should own the fruits of American slavery.
The images of the father and daughter, identified by their first names, Renty and Delia, were commissioned by a professor at Harvard and are now stored in a museum on campus as precious cultural artifacts.
But to the Lanier family, they are records of her personal family history. “These were our bedtime stories,” Shonrael Lanier said.
N.Y. Man Murdered Wife, Then Tried to Frame 12-Year-Old Daughter by Writing Fake Confession Note
A 45-year-old man has been convicted of the 2009 murder of his estranged, wealthy wife who was found dead in the bathtub of her tony Manhattan apartment the day before she planned to cut him out of her will, multiple outlets report.
On Wednesday, a jury found Roderick Covlin guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Shele Danishefsky Covlinthis link opens in a new tab, 47, The New York Times reports.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 10.
State Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling, says Sandy Hook families can sue gun manufacturer Remington
The Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday narrowly reversed a ruling by a lower court judge dismissing a lawsuit by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting against Remington Arms Company, allowing the case to proceed.
In a 4-3 decision the court remanded the landmark gun case back to Bridgeport Superior Court and possibly created a path that other mass shooting victims can follow to get around the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, known as PLCAA, which has protected the manufacturers of the AR-15 assault rifle from lawsuits.
Teen Who Bludgeoned 10-Year-Old To Death With Metal Pipe And Left Her In A Ditch Sentenced For ‘Heinous’ Crime
According to an affidavit, Zellmer hit Campbell in the head five times with the pipe, then dragged her into a ditch, where she was later found dead. She was found naked from the waist down and police said there was evidence to suggest she'd been sexually assaulted. Zellmer initially had been charged with sexual assault in addition to murder, but those charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.
Oklahoma Teen, 17, Pleads Guilty in Teacher's Death, Rape of an 81-Year-Old Woman