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Grandfather Made 10-Month-Old Take 'Ice Bucket Challenge'?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.29.2014 | Weird News

A grandfather in Houston, Texas, may be in trouble with the law after allegedly making his 10-month-old granddaughter take the ice bucket challenge. ...

Baby Left In Trash Can Fighting For Life

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Crime

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a ne...

DUI Suspect Lets 8-Year-Old Nephew Steer Car: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weird News

If you're going to drink, don't pick a designated driver who can't get his learner's permit until 2022. A Pennsylvania DUI suspect is parked in a ...

Woman Uses Fake Babies To Sneak Into Maternity Ward: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.22.2014 | Weird News

A woman in Merced, California, has been arrested on trespassing charges after she and an unnamed man allegedly twice triedsneaking into a hospital mat...

R-Rated Movies: When We Became the Parents We Judged

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

While I recognize that some parents will be scandalized by my permissiveness, I wouldn't miss watching these films with my daughter when she's at this in-between age.

Accused Baby Killer Admits Beating 3-Month-Old: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

A Missouri man has been charged in the beating death of his 3-month-old son. KMOV reports that Dearis Ricks, 21, was taken into custody earlier th...

Deputy Shoots Daughter After Mistaking Her For Burglar

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.13.2014 | Crime

A 16-year-old girl in Frederick County, Virginia, is recovering from a gunshot wound inflicted by her father, a law enforcement official said. The ...

Toddler Finds Loaded Handgun In Diaper Bag

AP | Posted 08.07.2014 | Weird News

BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a toddler found a loaded handgun in her diaper bag at a daycare center in northern Vermont. Police...

Mom Leaves Kids In Car To Perform Oral Sex On Boyfriend: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.30.2014 | Weird News

She really blew it this time. A Louisiana woman faces child desertion charges after deputies said she admitted leaving her children unattended in ...

Puberty vs. Menopause

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I'm the mom who's just a little bit scandalous. A marriage between Auntie Mame and Mae West. And, coming from my kids, that's not a compliment.

Town Marshal Suspected Of Stealing Underwear

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.21.2014 | Weird News

A law enforcement official in Millersburg, Indiana, is facing criminal charges after allegedly admitting to stealing underwear from his son's girlfrie...

When Forcing My Daughter to Face Her Fears Backfired

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There Clare stood at the shoreline, her 8-year-old arms crossed in front of her, a scowl on her face, her feet dug in as I tried to tempt her into the waves with a brand-new boogie board. She was afraid of the ocean. Period. The end. Was this my child?

Murder Suspect's Husband Fathered 7 Dead Babies: DNA

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 07.09.2014 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother told authorities that she killed six of her newborns and stored their bodies in a garage because she was addicte...

Man Leaves Daughter With Gun To Get Head Tattoo: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.02.2014 | Weird News

Someone wasn't using his head. Albuquerque father John Ruiz has been charged with child endangerment after police say he left his 11-year-old daugh...

Doctor Gets 3 Years For Attack On Son-in-law

AP | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Pennsylvania anesthesiologist has been sentenced to three years in prison for felonious assault in an attack with a clawed pry ba...

Mom Accused Of Throwing Kids Out Window Sees Judge

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 08.30.2014 | Crime

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge expressed concern Monday about the mental state of a 34-year-old mother accused of trying to kill her two childre...

Warrant: Man Did Web Search On Kids Dying In Cars

AP | Kathleen Foody | Posted 06.29.2014 | Crime

A Georgia man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died in a hot SUV searched online for information about kids dying in cars and told polic...

Couple Suspected Of Locking Up Son For Years

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A man arrested for burglary in a Central Texas town told police he had been held captive for at least four years by h...

7 Things You Personally Should Avoid As A Parent

Mike Reynolds | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Don't re-enact the alien-through-the-stomach scene from Alien with your kids using a real alien in their stomach.

Couple Suspected Of Imprisoning Son In Basement

AP | Posted 06.26.2014 | Crime

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta couple accused of locking their son in the basement of their home for more than a year were charged with child...

Murder Suspect Knew Son Was Inside Hot Car: Warrant

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — The investigation of a toddler's death in a hot SUV in Georgia hinges on a key question: Was the boy the victim of a horrific acciden...

Death Penalty Decision Taking Too Long In Ex-Soldier's Trial: Defense

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Jurors are taking too long to deliberate the fate of a former Hawaii-based soldier facing the death penalty for killing his 5-year-o...

'Intoxicated' Mom Drove With 6 Kids On Trunk: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.19.2014 | Weird News

Four children were injured — one seriously — when an allegedly intoxicated mother in Crowley, Texas drove with the kids on the trunk of her Chev...

Woman Used Craigslist To Find Driver For Son: Cops

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Weird News

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta woman was jailed after being accused of arranging for her son to travel with a stranger she found on Craigsl...

Man Says He Was Joking When He Doused Wife With Gas | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime

A Florida man who is accused of dousing his wife with gasoline and then threatening to light a match had an interesting explanation to the judge: He w...