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Baby born at almost 14 pounds

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  The North County Times reports Cynthia Sigler of Southern California expressed surprise at the size of her newborn son when he was delivered via cesarean section last week. The baby weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces. Doctors previously estimated the boy’s weight at around 11 pounds, but he easily topped that by the […]

California teacher dumps family to be with 18-year-old student

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  The Modesto Bee is reporting that a local teacher is under investigation after his relationship with an 18-year-old student was made public. James Hooker, 41, recently left his wife and children to move into an apartment with Jordan Powers. Hooker met Powers when she was a freshman. Both are saying that the relationship is […]

Mom who posed 10-year-old naked on webcam sentenced to jail time

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  MSNBC is reporting that a Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to jail time for posing her 10-year-old daughter nude in front of a webcam.¬† The woman, whose name is being withheld to protect her daughter, says she was tricked into having her daughter pose nude by a man who claimed he was a photographer. […]

More teens working to help support families

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  CBS news reports that the unemployment rate in California is currently 11.1 percent. The lagging economy has put stress on many household budgets, and teens in record numbers are looking for work to contribute to the family. Sacramento based SETA, a organization that helps young people find work, reports that the number of teenagers […]

17-year-old on McNugget diet rushed to hospital

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The UK Mail is reporting that 17-year-old Stacey Irvine was recently rushed to the hospital for breathing problems. Doctors diagnosed her with massive vitamin deficiencies (anemia) and an inflamed tongue. They were shocked when Stacey reported that she has eaten little else besides chicken nuggets since the age of two. McDonald’s are her favorite, but […]

Teen finishes sailing around the world

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The Associated Press has reported that 16-year-old Laura Dekker has just finished sailing around the world in her own sailboat the “Guppy”. The trip has taken Dekker one year to complete. Dekker stopped at various ports along the route to sleep, study and make repairs to her boat. She arrived home to St. Maarten on […]

Teen mom shoots intruder to protect her son

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Sarah McKinley, an 18-year-old Oklahoma mom, shot and killed an intruder on New Year’s Eve to protect her 3-month old son. ABC News reports that McKinley recognized 24-year-old Justin Martin as the young man who stopped by her home recently after her husband’s funeral. At the time he identified himself as a neighbor but McKinley […]

Library sends police to 5-year-old to collect overdue books

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  CBS Boston is reporting that a Charlton mom is upset that the local library dispatched police to her home to remind her 5-year-old daughter to return her overdue books. Shannon Benoit said that the deputy stopped by and informed her and her daughter that the two books were several months overdue and needed to […]

Number of married couples at record low

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The Washington Post is reporting that the number of married couples is now at an all time low with only 51% of adults legally wed. The figure represents a 6% drop from the year 2000. The sharpest decline is among young people who are waiting longer to get married and, in some cases, abandoning the […]

Math teacher admits taking payment for grades

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  ABC News is reporting that Jeff Spires, a Florida high school teacher, has resigned after he admitted to allowing students to pay him cash in exchange for changing grades on math quizzes and exams. Spires instructed students to staple cash to the quiz or exam that they wanted adjusted in order to raise their […]

Ohio teacher caught bullying special needs student

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After being told repeatedly his 14-year-old special needs daughter was lying about being bullied by her teachers, her father, Brian (whose last name was withheld), outfitted his daughter with a hidden microphone to record the verbal abuse. He was shocked to hear her teacher, Christie Wilt, and the teacher’s aide, Kelly Chaffins, making offensive comments […]

School bus driver arrested for DUI with kids on board

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A New Jersey bus driver was arrested this week on charges of driving a bus full of school children while intoxicated. MSNBC reports that the driver, Carole Crockett, 46, was swerving and falling asleep behind the wheel as she drove. The kids on the bus used cell phones to call and text message their parents […]

Duggars expecting 20th child

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar just announced that they are expecting their 20th child. Today Moms reports that at the age of 45, Michelle is about 3 1/2 months pregnant and is, so far, free of complications. She noted that she is past her morning sickness and feeling excellent. The Duggars are the focus of […]

Johnson & Johnson under fire for chemicals in baby shampoo

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Activists push for boycott An activist group is calling for a boycott of Johnson & Johnson to push the company to remove chemicals that are found in baby shampoo sold in the United States. MSNBC is reporting that The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has been requesting that J&J remove the chemicals from the products for […]

Mom pleads guilty to giving young kids beer and cocaine

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MSNBC is reporting that a Connecticut mother has pleaded guilty to accusations that she was forcing her young children to drink beer and take cocaine. Juliette Dunn, 29, was arrested when police were flagged down and informed that a woman in a local park appeared to be giving her four-year-old son beer. When police arrived […]

3-Year-old in stolen car hands over BB gun to cops

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Local station WCSC in Charleston, South Carolina, reports that an officer was recently taken by surprise when he approached a stolen vehicle to find a 3-year-old inside holding a gun. The officer responded to a report of the stolen vehicle and was verifying the license plate when the car pulled into a driveway. The driver […]

Teen burglar identified by saggy pants and underwear

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Fourteen-year-old Antonio Kleiss of Florida made a bad choice when he put on his saggy pants and broke into a vehicle in a Charlotte County parking lot. The Smoking Gun reports that the teen was interrupted while inside the Dodge truck by Donna Decker who called police after Kleiss tried unsuccessfully to convince her that […]

Connecticut toddler killed by family pit bulls

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In West Haven, Connecticut, NBC News is reporting that a 20-month-old toddler has been killed in an attack by as many as three pit bulls. The toddler was visiting her aunt’s apartment at the time. Police were called to the scene that evening and told the girl had been bitten by a dog. She was […]

Woman with two uteruses delivers twins

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In Clearwater, Florida, MSNBC is reporting that a woman with two uteruses has recently given birth to twins. Andrea Barbosa said that she was diagnosed with the condition, known as uterus didelphys, about four years ago. In order to get pregnant with the twins, eggs had to be released into each uterus and fertilized at […]

Daycare worker accused of drugging milk to make kids sleepy

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A CBS affiliate in Texas is reporting that the owner of a local daycare has been arrested for allegedly drugging the children to make them more likely to sleep during the day. Kimberly Lane, the owner of Luv-n-Learning Daycare, has been accused of putting over the counter antihistamines in containers of milk before giving it […]

Police shut down 12-year-old boy's smoothie stand

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According to Forbes, the Massachusetts State Police has been added to the long list of police agencies to shut down lemonade stands for not having the proper permits. In this case, Christopher Carr’s 12-year-old stepson was selling green tea and smoothies at the end of his street. Carr helped set up the stand and then […]

Driving teacher charged with giving wine to minors during lesson

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The local ABC news affiliate in Coralville, Iowa is reporting that a driving instructor was recently accused of providing alcohol to teenagers during their driving lesson. Police say Frederick Binder, who operates Auto Right Driving School, stopped at a restaurant during a driving lesson where he offered wine to the three girls. Two of the […]

Woman arrested for telling 5-year-old to wait for her outside a bar

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My Fox Orlando is reporting that a Florida woman has been arrested for leaving a 5-year-old outside a bar while she stepped inside to get a drink. The child’s father said that he was taking a nap and his 14-year-old daughter was watching the child when Sarah Lynn Cheek arrived and asked to take the […]

Study: 1 in 10 U.S. kids diagnosed with ADHD

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Increase attributed to more awareness of the disorderMSNBC is reporting that a recent government study found that nearly 1 in 10 kids in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The figure represents a 2% increases in diagnosed cases over the last decade. The numbers rose equally for boys and […]

Update: Missouri teachers protest student/teacher facebook ban

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As the school year starts in Missouri, MSNBC reports that¬† teachers are expressing frustration with a new law that prohibits contact between teachers and students on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The recently passed law also prohibits email and texting, and is aimed at preventing inappropriate relationships from developing between the teachers […]