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  • Shocking photo shows cat under 'pounds' of matted fur after being neglected for 'years'

    12/21/2016 7:37:24 PM PST · by thecodont · 52 replies
    San Antonio Express-News via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    Beneath "pounds" of matted fur laid a cat an animal defense league rescued last week. The Animal Rescue League and Wildlife Center in Pittsburgh shared Facebook photos of a cat brought into their clinic on Dec. 15 after its elderly owner moved into a nursing home. In the shocking photos taken before the medical team began shaving off "pounds" of fur, the cat laid beneath piles of "severe matting" or "dreadlocks." The rescue team estimated the cat had been "neglected for years."
  • Trump's first act should be to Fire FBI Dir. Comey

    09/28/2016 11:55:09 AM PDT · by nvcdl · 82 replies
    Clinton fired FBI Director William Sessions in the wake of Waco. Trump should fire Comey and appoint someone who will follow up on the Clinton email server scandal, Clinton Foundation and Operation Fast & Furious
  • FBI’s Comey rejects call to reopen Clinton email case, refuses to say she’s truthful

    09/28/2016 8:42:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    FBI Director James Comey said he’s not going to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, telling Congress on Wednesday that none of the recent revelations since he closed the case in July “would come near” to that trigger point. . . Mr. Comey also said he couldn’t remember another instance where the subject of an investigation — Mrs. Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, sat in on the FBI’s interview with another subject, in this case Mrs. Clinton. But he also said that the FBI had no power to exclude someone from the interview, and he defended his...
  • Children found in Brevard home with feet 'caked' in dog feces

    08/24/2016 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | Updated: 11:56 AM, August 24, 2016 | Staff
    PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. - A Central Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs. Officials said the Port St. John home had dried, caked feces and urine, roaches and trash inside it, describing that the environment was in "no way safe for the animals, let alone the children who also were in the residence." Investigators said two children, who weren't enrolled in school, had dog feces "caked" to the bottom of their bare feet. The Department of Children and Families removed...
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Hundreds of chickens, dozens of pigs, rabbits found dead on Sauk County farm

    05/18/2016 11:04:41 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 6 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 5-17-16
    TOWN OF WESTFIELD, Wis. - A Sauk County man and woman face multiple charges in connection with the death of hundreds of farm animals discovered in early March, the sheriff’s office said. A criminal complaint filed in Sauk County court Monday said 22-year-old Ashley Grage is facing 14 counts of mistreatment of animals in connection with the deaths of several hundred chickens, about 40 pigs and several dozen rabbits on a farm where she lived with her boyfriend. According to the complaint, Grage had been living with 27-year-old Bradley Kruse on a farm at S7004 Highway 23 where the animals...
  • Veterans, families call WBTV for help with delays at VA medical centers:VANITY, I AM IN THIS NEWS

    02/25/2016 3:48:55 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 20 replies
    WBTV ^ | 2/25/16 | By Nick Ochsner
    I am one of the vets in this story. This is me in this story. I had a CT scan July 2014 and they confirmed the hernia I went to see them for, but they also found a cyst in my liver the size of a jawbreaker and found my spine was fusing between L2 and L3. I requested to see a surgeon for the hernia but they refused. I requested to see a hepatologist for my liver and they refused. I requested to see a spinal surgeon for the fusion and they refused. I only got care when I...
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • Tammy Baldwin silent on her failures as she blasts Tomah VA medical center

    08/12/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Something was missing in U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s statement last week criticizing staff at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Department Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Office released a report finding psychiatrists at the facility failed to discuss the health hazards of synthetic opiates they prescribed to Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski. The 35-year-old Simcakoski died in August 2014 after he was prescribed a fatal mixture of opiates and Valium, although the report did leave open the possibility Simcakoski could have taken additional doses. “This report confirms that the Tomah VA physicians entrusted with Jason’s...
  • Fed personnel agency admits history of security problems

    06/16/2015 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 2 replies ^ | 6/16/2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    An Office of Personnel Management investigative official said Tuesday the agency entrusted with millions of personnel records has a history of failing to meet basic computer network security requirements.Michael Esser, assistant inspector general for audit, said in testimony prepared for delivery that for years many of the people running the agency's information technology had no IT background.
  • Parents Charged with 'Neglect' After 11-Year-Old Plays in Yard for 90 Minutes

    06/15/2015 8:22:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2015
    Two Florida parents were hit with felony neglect charges after their 11-year-old son was reportedly playing alone in the backyard for an hour and a half. According to his mother, the boy arrived home before his parents and was locked out of the house, so he shot some hoops in the yard until they arrived. A neighbor saw the child outside alone and called the local police. When his mother and father arrived home, they were met by a police officer, who arrested them for child negligence. Robert Bianchi and Steve Raiser joined Clayton Morris on "Fox and Friends Weekend"...
  • VA woman charged with leaving kids in hot car turns self in - while leaving kids in car a 2nd time

    06/10/2015 10:54:18 AM PDT · by day10 · 40 replies ^ | 6/10/2015 | Crystal Bonvillian
    A Virginia woman charged with leaving her one of her two children inside her hot car last month apparently did not learn her lesson the first time, leaving the children in the car again on Monday as she turned herself in to authorities. Laquanda Newby of Henrico, Va., now faces three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child, reports CBS 6 out of Richmond. Newby was initially accused of leaving one of the children, ages 6 and 1, inside the car as she shopped at Sam's Club on May 26. When she showed up at the...
  • Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days'

    04/12/2015 10:47:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2015 | Gardner By Josh Gardner and Mia De Graaf For
    Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days' while she visited her boyfriend Nyia Parler, 41, allegedly left her 21-year-old son in woods on Monday and traveled to Maryland where she was taken into custody early Sunday Her son was found under rain-soaked pile of leaves on Friday night and police say he would have died if passers-by hadn't spotted him He was lying on the ground 10 feet from his wheelchair and a Bible A Philadelphia mother accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods before skipping town to see her boyfriend has been...
  • Neighbor Heard Cries of Baby Who Starved After Mom Died

    03/07/2015 9:36:20 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/07/2015
    A neighbor says he heard the cries of a 9-month-old boy who authorities believe later starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose inside their Pittsburgh-area apartment. William Gonzalez tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ) he heard the cries of little Casey Kessler when he went in and out of the apartment building in Millvale but didn't think much of it at the time. Gonzalez says he feels horrible.
  • Woman accused of child neglect after leaving infant sitting at bar while she danced

    01/05/2015 7:48:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2015 | Adam Sacasa
    A woman who left her 1-year-old child sitting alone at a Boynton Beach bar was arrested Sunday, police said.. Concerned customers at Banana Boat Lounge and Restaurant, at 739 E. Ocean Ave., told police a woman, later identified as Ashton Krauss, 28, of Ocean Ridge, went to an outdoor bar in the back of the restaurant at about 5:30 p.m. and put the child in a high chair.

    05/29/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On the floor of the House Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs featured a dialogue between Chairman Jeff Miller and Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration. Another shocking piece of information about VA hospitals was revealed during that exchange. Miller revealed he had received an email from an employee at the Los Angeles VA Medical Center in which the employee raised concerns over the status of patient wait times and the possible manipulation of records. The director of the facility responded to colleagues via email and said that the...

    05/29/2014 10:23:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Seven vulnerable Democrats are now calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation after a preliminary Inspector General’s report confirmed allegations of a scandal in the agency.
  • Where VA has taken veterans, Obamacare is leading all Americans

    05/22/2014 1:35:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 20, 2014 | Kevin O'Brien, deputy editorial page editor
    The White House says Americans can't draw any conclusions yet about just how screwed up is the Department of Veterans Affairs medical care system. Well, yes, Americans can. And if they have any sense — always a debatable proposition — Americans will. One conclusion we can draw is an old, familiar one: No matter what the issue or activity, bureaucracy's first and strongest instinct is to protect itself in the face of a perceived threat. Another conclusion is probably just dawning on those Americans with the wit to see it, because so very few of us have had a brush...
  • He KNEW! Obama told of Veterans Affairs health care debacle as far back as 2008

    05/19/2014 8:49:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2014 | By Jim McElhatton
    The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal. Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting. “This is not only a data integrity issue in which [Veterans Health Administration] reports unreliable performance data; it affects quality of care by delaying — and potentially denying — deserving...
  • The Four Great Waves of Defense Neglect The Dangers of a Hollow Military

    01/10/2014 4:30:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 10, 2014 at 4:30 am | Peter Huessy
    If an additional $50 billion a year seems like a lot, how much would be the cost to the United States if adversarial nations continue to chip away at the free world until America finds itself either isolated or impotent to effect a reversal as it faces rogue terrorist states armed with the most deadly of weapons? -- America's fourth wave of neglect of its military since the end of World War II may have disastrous geostrategic consequences. While Congress has passed a temporary slowdown in the decline in American defense spending with a two-year budget framework, the Ryan-Murray budget...
  • Mother jailed after leaving children home alone to go eat dinner

    10/03/2013 8:06:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies ^ | 10.02.2013 | Action 4 News Staff
    A Brownsville mother is facing criminal charges after she left her five children home alone while she went to go eat dinner. Brownsville police arrested 23-year-old Janerit Velez on child abandonment charges early Wednesday morning. Investigators told Action 4 News that officers were called to a home on the 3600 block of Ramirez Lane around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Neighbors told police that five children, ranging in ages 2 to 8 years old, were left home alone. Officers reported that they waited an hour before Velez showed up. Velez allegedly told officers that she had only been gone for an hour...
  • NYC Seaport a 'Ghost Town' Months After Sandy

    02/25/2013 6:27:52 AM PST · by dirtboy · 8 replies
    AP via ^ | 2/25/2013 | Meghan Barr
    NEW YORK -- The historic cobblestone streets and 19th-century mercantile buildings near the water's edge in lower Manhattan are eerily deserted, a neighborhood silenced by Superstorm Sandy. Just blocks from the tall-masted ships that rise above South Street Seaport, the windows of narrow brick apartment buildings are still crisscrossed with masking tape left by their owners before the storm. Store interiors are stripped down to plywood and wiring. Restaurants are chained shut, frozen in time, saddled with electrical systems that were ruined by several feet of salt water that raced up from the East River and through their front doors....
  • The Neglect of France's Socialist Welfare State - Skeleton of French Man Found in Bed after 15 Years

    10/20/2012 11:29:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo!) ^ | Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | Pierre Savary; Vicky Buffery
    LILLE, France (Reuters) - Police in France said on Friday they were trying to identify the skeleton of a man believed to have lain undiscovered in bed for more than 15 years. The body, found in an abandoned house in the northern city of Lille, is thought to be that of the elderly owner of the property, who lived alone and appeared to have no relatives. Police said they had found piles of unopened mail at the house dating back to 1996.
  • Police: Mother left kids in truck to visit Mons Venus

    07/28/2012 9:40:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    TAMPA -- A 28-year-old mother has been charged with leaving two children in a pickup while she visited the Mons Venus strip club.
  • Patient dying of thirst rang 999: Inquest hears of mother's fury at nurses who neglected son

    07/03/2012 8:34:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 2, 2012 | Claire Ellicott
    A young patient who died of dehydration at a leading teaching hospital phoned police from his bed because he was so thirsty, an inquest heard yesterday. Officers arrived at Kane Gorny's bedside, but were told by nurses that he was in a confused state and were sent away. The keen footballer and runner, 22, died of dehydration a few hours later. A coroner had such grave concerns about the case that she referred it to police. Yesterday an inquest was told how Mr Gorny died after blunders and neglect by 'lazy and careless' medical staff at St George's Hospital in...
  • Mom heads to murder trial for baby neglect death

    12/22/2011 4:44:01 PM PST · by Altariel · 4 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | December 22, 2011 | AP
    A Shasta County woman accused of neglecting her newborn daughter until she died is headed for a murder trial.
  • Casey Anthony's 'failure to protect' contributed to Caylee's death, DCF says

    08/12/2011 10:25:01 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8-11-11 | Walter Pacheco
    After a nearly three-year investigation, DCF officials release comprehensive review of Caylee's death. *snip* But all of the Anthonys, and her defense attorney Jose Baez, gave DCF the cold shoulder for nearly eight months when investigators wanted to question them after Caylee's remains were found in a swampy area near the child's eastOrange County home, the 12-page report shows. And while the report doesn't carry much — if any — legal weight, it is the first document that places responsibility for Caylee's death squarely on her mother, Casey Anthony. Report pdf"It is the conclusion of the Department of Children and...
  • Mother of child mauled by family dog arrested

    07/14/2011 10:27:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    bangor daily news ^ | July 14, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Maine — The mother of a 7-month-old girl mauled to death by the family dog in April was arrested Wednesday night and charged in connection with the death. Maine State Police Detective Adam Kelley arrested 29-year-old Katrina Mitchell at her home on Town Hill Road and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child. Mitchell was taken to Waldo County Jail and was being held in lieu of $1,060 bail. The charge was filed after police consulted with the District Attorney’s Office. Annabelle Mitchell was mauled to death on April 12 in the living room of her house...
  • 10 year old in PA charged with shaking baby to death

    04/30/2011 2:44:45 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies · 1+ views
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – A 10-year-old central Pennsylvania girl who allegedly caused a baby's death by violently shaking him and throwing him into a crib was charged with third-degree murder. The charges filed against the fifth-grader on Friday in Franklin County came after a coroner's inquest into the death of 11-month-old Heath Ryder. The girl was released into the custody of her parents and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with children under 5. "This is not a kid that has a mental health disorder. She does not have a personality disorder," the girl's attorney, Jason Kutulakis, told The Public Opinion...
  • The opposite of a 'Tiger Mother': leaving your children behind

    03/04/2011 4:09:10 PM PST · by DemforBush · 47 replies
    Yahoo Shine ^ | 3/4/11 | Lylhah Alphonse
    -SNIP- Rahna Reiko Rizzuto says that she never wanted to be a mother. "I had this idea that motherhood was this really all-encompassing thing," -SNIP- ...when her children came to visit, she had an epiphany: She didn't want to be a full-time mother anymore. When she returned to New York, she ended her 20-year marriage and chose not to be her kids' custodial parent.
  • Man accused of animal cruelty defends himself

    02/11/2011 7:13:56 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 10 replies
    WMBF News Myrtle Beach ^ | 02/12/2011 | Brandon Herring
    Warning: Graphic Content Len Crenshaw, the man accused of cruelty to a family pet, says he never intended to hurt the animal. CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Len Crenshaw, the man accused of cruelty to a family pet, says he never intended to hurt the animal. Crenshaw was arrested this week and charged with general ill treatment of animals/torture. The Horry County Police Department says officers found Crenshaw's dog "Buddy" in the back yard with multiple collars that were too small and embedded in the skin around the dog's neck. Crenshaw said in an interview Friday he was upset about Buddy's...
  • Egypt Threatens Removal of Ancient Central Park Obelisk

    01/08/2011 3:58:28 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    livescience ^ | 06 January 2011 | Andrea Leontiou
    Since 1881, the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle has stood in New York's Central Park, but a letter from the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities indicates that this may change if the monument is not taken better care of. Recently, Zahi Hawass, the aforementioned secretary general and archaeologist, wrote to the Central Park Conservancy and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to inform them that if steps are not taken to protect the obelisk, it would be removed. "I am glad that this monument has become such an integral part of New York City, but I am...
  • Mom accused of starving children to death wants privacy

    09/22/2010 4:08:18 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 32 replies
    WISH TV 8 (Indianapolis) ^ | 9/22/10 | AJ Colley
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis woman whose two children were found dead on Sunday is finally speaking out. Ebyan Farah, 28, spoke through her lawyers Wednesday night asking for privacy. “Ebyan Farah will have no public comment in this matter, except to say she is devastated by her children’s tragic deaths,” Farah’s attorneys said in a statement...
  • Warner Robins Couple Charged With Starving Child to Death

    09/14/2010 5:51:28 PM PDT · by Never on my watch · 34 replies
    13 WMAZ ^ | September 14, 2010 | Bernard O'Donnell
    A Warner Robins couple faces murder and cruelty to children charges after medical crews found their 2-year-old son starved to death inside their home. 23-year-old Sade Shamon King and 25-year-old William Thomas Davis III are in the Houston County Jail without bond. Investigators and neighbors say there are many unanswered questions about why D'Shawn Davis was isolated and neglected for nearly a year inside his Tiffany Place home. JoAnn Smith, a neighbor, says she was shocked when the couple who lived next door were arrested Tuesday and accused of starving their son. "Believe it or not. There's food in the...
  • Father charged after daughter falls into pond (Dog saves drowning girl!)

    09/05/2010 10:52:52 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 98 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 5 Sept 2010 | Andy Paras
    CHARLESTON — A Charleston man is charged with unlawful neglect after deputies say one of his twin daughters walked out of their home and fell into a pond while he slept. Authorities responded to 2903 Doncaster Drive at 6:13 p.m. Thursday and found one of the 1-year-old girls neck deep in a pond behind the house. A dog was in the water with her, preventing the girl from going under, a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office incident report said. Deputies charged Adam S. Gray, 33, with unlawful neglect by a custodian after firefighters pulled the girl from the pond and took...
  • 3-year-old found dead in van outside church

    08/16/2010 8:23:26 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 26 replies · 3+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Monday, August 16, 2010 | Larry Hartstein
    An autopsy will be conducted Monday afternoon for a 3-year-old girl who was found dead in a minivan at a Canton church. The girl and her three older sisters were at Souls Harbor Word of Faith Church on Sunday while their father, Michael Ingram, rehearsed with the church band. At 5:20 p.m., when it was time to go, no one could find the 3-year-old. One of her sisters found her on the floor in the back of the family's Kia Sedona, not breathing. The 3-year-old's skin "was hot and wet," the sister told police. Three adults performed CPR, but the...
  • Surprise woman wants stripper career over kids, punches son

    06/15/2010 9:46:03 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 105 replies · 3,040+ views
    by Jennifer Thomas Posted on June 14, 2010 at 3:56 PM Updated today at 9:38 AM Related: * Police discuss Surprise mom who chose to leave kids to become stripper SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Police officers arrested a 29-year-old Surprise woman after she reportedly told police she didn't want her children any longer and punched her 11-year-old son in the stomach in front of officers. On Friday, police received a call from an 11-year-old boy who said his mother was packing and moving to California and wasn't taking him or his 6-year-old brother with her. When police officers arrived, they...
  • Fla. Woman Dies at Home After Weeklong Religious Fast

    03/13/2010 10:23:18 PM PST · by RedDogzRule · 19 replies · 682+ views
    BARTOW, Florida — Authorities say a 55-year-old woman died alone in a bedroom of her central Florida home after locking herself in the room for several weeks for a lengthy religious fast. Evelyn Boyd told her husband, a preacher at a Pentecostal church in the city of Bartow, not to disturb her when she locked herself in the room Feb. 7 to fast and pray with only water to drink. Family members forced open the door March 5 and found her dead. [SNIP] The woman's husband, John Boyd, told the paper he didn't check on his wife because she felt...
  • Charges against Blacksburg mother dismissed

    12/07/2009 10:15:22 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 100 replies · 1,612+ views
    WDBJ7 ^ | December 7, 2009 | Not referenced
    Mary Parks was charged in the death of her son back in September of 2007. Parks' nearly two-year-old son died of heat stroke after being left in his mother's car. Authorities say Parks went to pick her child up from daycare, but its staff told her the child was not there. That's when she found the toddler unresponsive in the back seat of the car.
  • Parents Charged With Ignoring Cancer-Stricken Son's Pleas for Treatment

    03/21/2009 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies · 685+ views
    FNC ^ | 03.13.09
    The parents of an 8-year-old boy who died from Hodgkin's lymphoma were indicted Wednesday on charges they denied him medical treatment. Willie Robinson, who collapsed at his home on March 22, 2008, had begged his parents to take him to see a doctor but was rejected, prosecutors said. While the boy suffered, his parents, who claimed they didn't have much money, paid $87 to have a pit bull treated for fleas, investigators said. "They never once took him to a doctor," said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason. "It just is not right. This kid should be alive today."
  • Wanted man, child found living in van

    02/18/2009 4:23:53 PM PST · by Melissa 24 · 8 replies · 1,103+ views
    The St Augustine Record ^ | February 18, 2009 | CHAD SMITH
    A 60-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl said to be his daughter were discovered early Tuesday living inside a van that contained rotten food, soiled underwear, a book of pornography, two small dogs, bugs and a potty-training toilet with urine in the bowl. A deputy on routine patrol at the St. Augustine Wal-Mart came upon the van about 12:30 a.m. A search revealed its owner, John M. Sesnick, was wanted on federal fraud charges. The officer woke the man in the driver's seat and asked his name. "John Sesnick," he replied, and the deputy, Samantha English, handcuffed him. Because of...
  • 6-year-old takes family car after missing bus

    01/07/2009 5:52:34 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 25 replies · 549+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/6/09 | AP writer
    WICOMICO CHURCH, Va. – A 6-year-old Virginia boy who missed his bus tried to drive to school in his family's sedan — and crashed. His parents were charged with child endangerment. State police said the boy suffered only minor injuries and authorities drove him to school after he was evaluated at a local hospital for a bump on his head. He arrived shortly after lunch, Sgt. Tom Cunningham said.
  • Neb. parents rush to leave kids before law changes

    11/13/2008 6:12:32 PM PST · by Gordon Greene · 55 replies · 1,508+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/13/2008 | NATE JENKINS
    LINCOLN, Neb. – The mother was running out of more than patience when she abandoned her 18-year-old daughter at a hospital over the weekend under Nebraska's safe-haven law. She was also running out of time: She knew that state lawmakers would soon meet in a special session to amend the ill-fated law so that it would apply to newborns only. "Where am I going to get help if they change the law?" said the mother... To the state's surprise and embarrassment, more than half of the 31 children legally abandoned under the safe-haven law since it took effect in mid-July...
  • Team of Psychic Detectives Aid Police in Search for Missing Florida Girl

    08/11/2008 1:51:40 PM PDT · by nmh · 51 replies · 643+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/08 | Fox News
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A team of psychic detectives is assisting Orlando police in their search for missing three-year-old Florida girl Caylee Marie Anthony, according to local news reports. The group, known as "Body Hunters" and lead by psychic detective Gale St. John, is "blind driving" around Central Florida in search for the toddler who was last seen June 16, reported. "We will not even look at street names," psychic detective Gale St. John told the TV station and its Web site on Monday. "We drive and go completely on feeling instinct, chasing down what we call a person signature."...
  • Boy, 8, Crashes Stolen Car, Police Say

    05/16/2008 1:48:04 AM PDT · by Westlander · 3 replies · 96+ views ^ | 5-15-2008 |
    An 8-year-old boy reportedly stole an idling car Thursday night and crashed into another car on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Pontiac, police said. Pontiac police said due to protocol, they notified Child Protective Service, but it's unlikely they will face any charges.
  • Ocala Woman Charged With Neglect After Going "On Strike"

    02/21/2008 7:54:03 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 71 replies · 2,344+ views
    WWSB ^ | 2/21/2008 | n/a
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Police say a mother of 4 teenage boys has been charged with neglect after saying she was going "on strike" because she was fed up with them. Ocala police say 43-year-old Melissa Dean told the Department of Children and Families that she went on strike because no one would help her with the boys ages 17, 16, 14 and 13. Police have gone to Dean's home 12 times since September 2007 due to the boys' misbehavior. Dean tells the DCF that she thought there would be peace if she gave up her bedroom to 1 of...
  • Man Found With Maggots In Eye Dies (Cause Of Death Not Known)

    01/22/2008 10:56:24 AM PST · by decimon · 62 replies · 4,220+ views
    Local 6 ^ | January 21, 2008 | Unknown
    DELTONA, Fla. -- A Volusia County nursing home resident who was found with maggots in one of his eyes, an infected breathing tube, a partially inserted cathater and bed sores has died, according to his family. Anthony Digiannurio, of Deltona, was 82 years old when he was transported in November from the University Center West nursing home to Florida Hospital DeLand, where staff members discovered the ailments. It is not known if the cause of death was related to the aforementioned conditions. According to a DeLand police report released in November, a representative from University Center West said that the...
  • Angelina Jolie: 'My blonde-haired natural daughter Shiloh is the outcast in our family'

    12/11/2007 8:54:56 AM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies · 124+ views
    Daily mail ^ | Last updated at 16:33pm on 11th December 2007 | by DONNA McCONNELL
    Angelina Jolie revealed that her blonde-haired blue-eyed natural child Shiloh, 20 months, is the 'outcast' in her ethnically diverse family. The actress - who has adopted three other children from around the world - said in a revealing interview, that her only biological child, fathered by actor Brad Pitt, is the odd one out because of her bright blonde hair.
  • No Charges After Toddler Died In Car

    09/06/2007 7:18:13 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 346 replies · 4,875+ views ^ | 09/06/07 | Unknown
    No charges will be filed against a middle school administrator whose toddler daughter died last month when she was left in the back seat of her mother's SUV during a heat wave, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Leaving the child in the car for the work day was "a substantial lapse of due care" but did not meet the definition of reckless conduct necessary for prosecution, said Clermont County Prosecutor Don White. Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, 40, is assistant principal at Glen Este Middle School, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati. Authorities said she left her 2-year-old daughter, Cecilia, strapped into a car...
  • Chandler police dog left in car dies

    08/13/2007 10:41:08 PM PDT · by yorkie · 93 replies · 2,681+ views
    East Valley Tribune (AZ) ^ | August 13, 2007 | Christian Richardson
    Sgt. Tom Lovejoy, who heads the six-dog K-9 unit, found the 5-year-old Belgian Malinois when he walked out to the vehicle parked at his home, police spokesman Sgt. Rick Griner said.