September 5, 2012 |
A man who allegedly entered a Camden, N.J., home and fatally slashed the throat of a 6-year-old boy as he tried to protect his 12-year-old sister was high on PCP and marijuana, a drug cocktail that police say could have played a part in the beheading of a toddler last month in Camden. The man arrested in the latest incident, Osvaldo Rivera, 31, of Camden, was ordered held on $5-million bail Tuesday. He appeared in court shackled and hung his head and sobbed as the charges, which include murder and attempted murder, were read.
August 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - If you were older than, say, 3 when the Teletubbies hit, you probably were a little irked by the late '90s television phenomenon, with its Grateful Dead-like color scheme, saccharine cheer and nonsensical cooing. Now Kenn Viselman, the man who brought Britain's Tinky Winky and friends to American shores, has served up something perhaps even more cloyingly chipper, this time on the big screen: "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure. " In so doing, he also has ushered in what looks to be one of the biggest flops in a summer rife with them: The movie, which cost $60 million to make and market, opened on more than 2,000 screens Wednesday but reaped just $102,564 on its first day and is expected to take in a dismal $6 million through Monday.
August 22, 2012 |
A New Jersey woman decapitated her toddler son, put his head in a refrigerator and then stabbed herself to death Wednesday after dialing 911, police say. Officers who responded to Chevonne Thomas' 911 call were in her home, unaware she was sitting upstairs, when they discovered the body of 2-year-old Zahree Thomas on the first floor. When they realized someone was on the second floor, most of the officers withdrew and set up a perimeter around the house until they could find a way to safely determine who was inside.
August 21, 2012 |
Three Delaware day-care workers are accused of urging two 3-year-old toddlers to fight each other while the adults egged them on -- and videotaped it, police said. "No pinching, only punching," one of the adults allegedly coaches the children. It's the story that is setting the Internet on fire Tuesday, along with "toddler fight club" headlines. The employees of Hands of Our Future day-care were arrested Monday after police viewed "the cellphone video of an incident that occurred in March of 2012 where the three female employees watched and encouraged two 3-year-olds to fight each other while at the day-care," according to a Dover Police Department statement posted online.
August 18, 2012 |
A new "Worst Mother in America" is crowned every week. Currently wearing the tiara of disapproval: June Shannon, mother of "Toddlers & Tiaras" breakout star Alana Thompson, a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo, whose spinoff show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," premiered Aug. 8 on TLC. The new show covers both Alana's forays into the hair-spray-lacquered pageant circuit and the rural Georgia family's decidedly less glamorous downtime activities: four-wheeling through the mud, telling fart jokes and eating cheese puffs.
August 13, 2012 |
When other toddlers fall into blissfully silent slumber, does your wee one begin a noisy night of grunting, gasping and sawing? If so, brace yourself, because the terrible twos may just be the beginning of your child's trying behavior, says a new study. The research found that children who snore persistently at 2 and 3 years of age were rated by their caregivers as more difficult, with behavior that tended toward hyperactive, inattentive, irritable and depressed. Other studies have found that as persistent snorers get older, those behavioral difficulties persist.
July 30, 2012 |
NEW-YORK--A 2-year-old girl was among six people shot when a car drove past a playground and sprayed it with bullets, the third time this month that a toddler has become a victim of a summer spate of shootings across New York City. None of the victims of Sunday evening's shooting in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn was killed, but the incident illuminated the problem of gun violence in a city where overall crime has seen a steady decline for years, but where shootings remain stubbornly resistant to the trend.
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July 7, 2012 |
A Los Angeles jury on Friday spared the life of a man convicted of killing a 2-year-old boy, his mother and his nanny, finding that the man should instead receive life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2003 murders. The panel deliberated less than a day before deciding against the death penalty for Robin Kyu Cho, 53, who was convicted last week of three counts of murder for fatally shooting the three people in the family's Miracle Mile-area apartment. The gruesomeness of the murders, in which a toddler was shot and the 30-year-old mother was bound and gagged with packaging tape, shocked Los Angeles' large Korean community.
May 26, 2012 |
Having your child get stuck in a washing machine is one thing. Not knowing about it until you see it on the news -- after a video of the incident has gone viral -- is something else. That's how a New Jersey mom learned that her son was at the heart of a national news story. Earlier this week, media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, reported that a toddler had been placed playfully into a washing machine at a Camden, N.J., Laundromat on May 11. As The Times described the incident: "After a curious toddler peers curiously through the glass door of one spinning washing machine, his father playfully picks him up and places him into the empty machine next to it, then closes the door.
May 23, 2012 |
This much is certain: The parents of a toddler in Camden, N.J., have one clean kid. But police also want to be sure the child is healthy after the boy got stuck in a washing machine -- the result of a father's attempt at good-natured fun gone awry. Despite the undisputed idiocy of the move, which was captured on a video gone viral, there are no plans to arrest the parents.