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  • Suspect has unlikely story of how 11-year-old had his baby

    NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — A 33-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl claims it was all the work of a piece of cloth. Robert Cronin of Niskayuna, New York, pleaded not guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child on Wednesday — the same day he told WTEN‘s Anya Tucker that the girl became pregnant only after touching a piece of clothing on which he’d ejaculated. “Do you understand why it would be hard for people to understand the […]

  • Dishwasher awarded $21 million after being forced to work on Sundays

    MIAMI – A dishwasher at a Miami hotel claimed in a lawsuit that her former employer violated her religious rights by scheduling her to work on Sundays. This week, a jury agreed and awarded Marie Jean Pierre $21 million in punitive damages, NBC reports. But, as WTVJ points out, she’ll end up with only a fraction of that, some $300,000, due to a cap on punitive damages in federal court. Pierre, who worked at the Conrad Miami for a decade, sued the hotel’s […]

  • Woman accused of leaving newborn in toilet after giving birth at work

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – A newborn is in critical condition after his mother allegedly gave birth in a Pennsylvania bathroom and left the boy partially submerged in a toilet bowl, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. Emmanuella Osei, 23, now faces a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, a felony because of the boy’s age. Osei gave birth to the baby boy in the bathroom of a Warwick Township assisted-living facility where she was working, according […]

  • Alabama man accused of locking toddler in running dryer

    ALABASTER, Ala. – An Alabama man faces multiple charges after authorities say he abused a toddler on multiple occasions by locking the child inside a dryer and turning it on. Steven Garrett Todhunter, 25, faces charges of domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation and aggravated child abuse, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office records show. “On numerous occasions Steven G. Todhunter placed the victim in the washing machine or dryer,’’ according to an arrest warrant obtained by The Birmingham News. “When the […]

  • American who survived 9/11 killed in Kenya attack

    NAIROBI, Kenya — He escaped one act of terrorism, but not a second. American Jason Spindler, a survivor of the 9/11 terror attacks, was among at least 14 people killed Tuesday when militants stormed a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi News cites colleagues as saying the founder and CEO of investment firm I-DEV International, located in the targeted complex, was eating lunch at the hotel when the attack occurred. “I am sure he gave them hell!” his brother […]

  • Investigators ask for public’s help identifying toddler found dead in duffel bag

    SAN DIEGO – Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the skeletal remains of a boy found near a Rancho Bernardo park in 2004. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has teamed up with San Diego Police Department in the effort to identify the deceased child. On May 4, 2004, skeletal remains of a small boy were discovered by two hikers on a trail near the park and Interstate 15. The hikers noticed a green padded winter-type […]

  • Former NFL player catches man allegedly peeping into daughter’s bedroom

    WELLINGTON, Fla. — A man got more than he bargained for when a former NFL player spotted him peeping on his 15-year-old daughter, WPBF reports. It was about 6:40 a.m. Monday when Tony Beckham, who once played for the Tennessee Titans, walked out of his home in Wellington, Florida, and heard a sound. “I waited for a second and I looked again,” Beckham told WPBF. “And I see a white male and he’s standing by my window and he’s trying to get […]

  • FDA expands dog food recall; 9 brands pulled for making pets violently ill

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its recall of dog food brands that have too much vitamin D, which could make pets sick. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but very high amounts can cause serious health problems such as kidney failure or death. The recalled products were sold nationwide, and the FDA says the list of recalled products could continue to grow. The list includes: Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Natural Life Pet […]

  • 16-year-old dies after falling from Royal Caribbean cruise ship

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A teenage passenger lost his footing while trying to get onto the balcony of his room aboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and plummeted to his death, officials said. The 16-year-old, identified by the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office as Laurent Mercer, was with his family on the cruise, which was docked in Haiti when the fall happened Jan. 11, according to the Sun Sentinel. The teen apparently did not have the key card to his […]

  • Women accused of lacing recovery home manager’s mac and cheese with heroin

    PORT HURON, Mich. – Two residents of a Michigan recovery home allegedly used heroin to poison a manager at the facility. On Sunday, police arrested Shanna Marie Kota, 40, and Sarah Elaine Prange, 22, who each face a 15-year felony poisoning charge, according to the WDIV. Port Huron women arrested for poisoning recovery house manager with heroin in mac n' cheese https://t.co/xOneWDsUvP — Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) January 15, 2019 The 38-year-old victim told investigators the women didn’t want […]

  • Teen missing for nearly a year was kept as ‘sex slave’ in trailer, police say

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Police have arrested seven suspected human traffickers after a 16-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a year was found in a “filthy” trailer in St. Petersburg, Florida. “The teenage victim in this case was lured with promises of a better life,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said at a press conference Monday. “Instead, he was moved into a filthy trailer and used as a sex slave for nearly a year.” The investigation began on […]

  • Boy bravely battled terminal cancer so he could meet newborn sister

    BRISTOL, England — Bailey Cooper was such a brave, strong and determined little boy. Bailey fought back against terminal cancer so that he could meet his newborn sister, according to TODAY. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2016 when he was just eight years old. The family, who is from the United Kingdom, learned shortly after his diagnosis that mom Rachel was pregnant. Bailey’s dad, Lee, told TODAY Parents that Bailey was “absolutely over the moon” when he learned […]