March 22, 2013 |
A 13-month-old boy was shot to death in his stroller by assailants who may be children themselves, his mother told police in Brunswick, Ga. Authorities on Friday said they are checking school records and interviewing neighbors hoping to identify the two suspects, believed to be about 10 and 15 years old. The child's mother said the suspects approached her on a Thursday morning stroll with her son and demanded money. Sherry West said she told them she had none and the boys opened fire, killing her son, Antonio, and wounding her in the leg. “I put my arms over my baby and he shoves me, and then he shot my baby right in the head,” West told WAWS-TV.
March 22, 2013 |
Two teenagers have been arrested in a shooting that killed a 13-month-old boy in his stroller and wounded his mother, police in Brunswick, Ga., announced Friday. The boys, 17 and 14 years old, were taken into custody a day after the shooting. Sherry West told reporters that the youths approached her, demanded money, and when she said she had none, they opened fire, killing her son, Antonio, in his carriage. At a news conference, Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green identified the suspects as Demarquis Elkins, 17, who will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder.
March 14, 2013 |
AUSTIN, Texas -- It's too early to identify trends after the first night of the South by Southwest music festival, which revved to life Tuesday. Folks are excited -- giddy, even -- about the prospect of seeing some of the more than 2,000 acts scheduled to play here from now through early Sunday, while others have already begun availing themselves of the many, many open bars that dot the sun-scorched SXSW landscape like booze-dispensing cactuses....
January 15, 2013 |
Bugaboo, the children's brand that introduced $1,000 strollers to the world, is recalling more than 50,000 of its Donkey and Cameleon models after finding a problem with the handle that poses a falling and choking hazard to children. The Dutch company said a button on the stroller's carrycot or seat carry handle can disengage and cause the handle to detach, which can injure tots. The voluntary recall affects about 46,300 strollers in the U.S. and an additional 4,440 in Canada. Bugaboo said it has received 58 reports of handles detaching, but so far they've heard of no injuries.
August 17, 2012
Re "Boundaries of religious freedom," Opinion, Aug. 15 As long as the Orthodox Jewish community in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., pays for the eruv to be built, why does anyone care about an almost invisible string? What I don't understand, though, is having religious conviction and then manipulating one's environment to make that religion more convenient to practice. If there is a prohibition on carrying keys and pushing strollers during the Sabbath, then don't carry keys or push strollers.
August 15, 2012 |
At the end of July, a group of disgruntled residents of Westhampton Beach, N.Y., filed a lawsuit contesting the building of an eruv in their neighborhood. In a dispute made famous by "The Daily Show" mockumentary featuring an " eruv hat," residents have expressed in their lawsuit worries that if an eruv were to be built in Westhampton Beach, it would constitute a "constant and ever-present symbol … that the secular public spaces of the village have been transformed for religious use and identity.