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Woman Guilty Of Robbing 3 Banks In Half Hour For Daughter's Party

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News

An accused thief told a court she held up three banks in May to raise money for her daughter's graduation party. Cindy Sanchez Carabeo, 50, of B...

Woman Hires Hitman Because Her Grandkids Got Lice, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime

A Florida woman is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a man she claims gave her grandchildren lice. Police in New Smyrna said Pamela Van...

Baby Locked In Safe In Niagara Falls Hotel Room

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weird News

The parents of an infant who was locked in a hotel safe in Niagara Falls, Canada, won't be charged, officials said. The child was place...

Drunk Man Makes 10-Year-Old Son His Designated Driver, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.17.2015 | Weird News

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York man had his 10-year-old drive his pickup truck while he was sitting in the passenger seat...

Florida Dad Let Teen Daughter Dance, Do Drugs At Strip Club: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.14.2015 | Crime

A Florida man allegedly brought his teenage daughter into a Miami strip club to drink, do drugs, and dance on a stripper pole. Jose&nbs...

Mother And Daughter Arrested For Shooting Heroin At Gas Station

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime

  A mother and daughter face child endangerment and other charges after police said they shot heroin in front of a baby. Courtney Jordi...

Mom Tosses Baby Boy Out Window For Being Possessed: Prosecutors

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 08.10.2015 | Crime

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Man Allegedly Tries To Pick Up Prostitute With 7-Year-Old In Car

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after police said he tried to solicit a prostitute while a 7-year-old child was sitting in the back seat. Antho...

The Little Runaway (Or Why My Neighbors Don't Like Me That Much)

Gina Sampaio | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Gina Sampaio

A few weeks ago, late in the afternoon, my six-year-old Z was climbing the tree near our very un-busy road when I saw that our eleven-year-old neighbor was talking to him.

Man Accidentally Leaves Baby In Car, Calls 911

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 08.05.2015 | Crime

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a man left his 6-month-old baby in a truck parked at a Metro station in Maryland for hours before rea...

'Criminal Minds' TV Show Teaches Murder Suspect To Hide Bodies: Cops

Newser | David Moye | Posted 08.04.2015 | Crime

A 25-year-old Florida woman was charged with murder after allegedly killing her father and 6-year-old daughter and then using an episode of Criminal ...

Florida Mom Chased Boy With Knife For Bugging Her Daughter, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.29.2015 | Crime

When Shakella Quinn saw her daughter get into a playground argument with a fifth grade boy, she felt obliged to defend the girl's honor -- by al...

The Disappearance of America's Dads

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 07.08.2015 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

So many children in our nation without strong male role models. So many children in our country with absent fathers. It's time to change that. It's time for our churches, schools, politicians, and our society to begin taking a stronger stand on this issue.

Parents Banished Teen To Woods For Eating Pop-Tart, Police Say

Newser.com | Posted 07.07.2015 | Crime

A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashli...

Are You Making These 5 Communication Mistakes With Your Kids?

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

To create connection rather than disconnection with our kids, we need to demonstrate to them that we accept them exactly as they are. Then, kids find it safe to be themselves around us. In an atmosphere of acceptance, children can grow, develop, create and learn.

Woman Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son In Swing

AP | KASEY JONES | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime

BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or...

Man Brings 2 Kids To Failed Drug Deal, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.20.2015 | Weird News

A Florida man is facing child abuse charges after allegedly bringing his two kids to a botched drug deal. Charles McDowell, 54, was arrested Sunday...

Mother Convicted Of Murdering, Mutilating Adult Son

AP | Posted 05.19.2015 | Crime

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A jury in Michigan on Monday found a 61-year-old woman guilty of killing and dismembering her adult son, rejecting her t...

Mom Who Left Kids In Hot Car Learns Her Fate

AP | TERRY TANG | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A single mother who left her two young sons in a hot car in Phoenix during a job interview was sentenced Friday to 18 years of superv...

Breastfeeding Mom Blames Whiskey-Soaked Burgers For DUI

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime

A Florida mother accused of driving drunk with four small kids in the car allegedly told police the alcohol on her breath came from the four whiskey-s...

Woman Allegedly Leaves Child In Car To Go Drinking On Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weird News

Hayley Dawn Hampton probably won't forget this past Mother's Day, thanks to an arrest for suspected child neglect. Hampton, 28, was allegedly left ...

Worst Mother Selfies Ever!

Coed.com | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weird News

For all the things you can thank your mother for, add this to the list: At least she never took a sexy selfie with you in the photo. Some moms did ...

Dad Uses Daughter, 9, To Scam Girl Scout Cookie Buyers: Cops

AP | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weird News

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A man used his 9-year-old daughter as a ploy to collect money for Girl Scout cookies he never ordered or delivered, police said. ...

Parents Gave Kids Pot, Cocaine As 'Bargaining Tool': Cops

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weird News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A couple gave their teenage daughters cocaine and marijuana if they went to school and did household chores, authorities...

Florida Mom Drives Car With 13-Year-Old Son On Hood, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

A Florida mom has been charged with child abuse after she allegedly drove her car with her 13-year-old son clinging to the hood. Bridget Garcia, 32...