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'The real danger on Halloween': Kids hit by cars

Halloween

Safety experts have long warned that Halloween is the most dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians. But new data suggest teens face at least as much Halloween danger as little costumed superheroes and princesses do.

 

Halloween campaign seeks to scare off tooth decay

The scariest thing about Halloween isn't the spooky costumes or gruesome monster makeup — it's the damage that sticky caramels, chewy taffy and hard candies do to kids' teeth, dentists say.

 

Mother, kidnapped son back together after 5 years

A mother and her 7-year-old son have been reunited five years after the boy was kidnapped by his father and taken to Mexico, authorities said.

 

Should children be taught that porn is not real?

XXX

Many teenagers regularly view porn. But does this give them a distorted view of sex and relationships, and is there anything that can be done? For many parents, the idea of their child seeking out, or stumbling across, online porn is the stuff of nightmares.

 

Social media sensation dies of cancer at 13

Lane Goodwin, the 13-year-old Western Kentucky boy who gained national attention in his fight against cancer, died Wednesday at his home in Beech Grove.

 

Boy Scout files reveal long history of child sex abuse cases

Boy Scouts

A popular Colorado Boy Scout leader named Floyd Slusher allegedly had a strategy when it came to molesting boys: He first plied his victims with alcohol, then abused them and threatened to kill anyone who talked.

 

Cops: Two held over tot's drive-by shooting

Two people have been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting of 16-month-old boy last week, New Haven police said. A stray bullet hit Tramire Miller in the abdomen while he was sitting with family on the front stoop of a home on Kensington St. on October 10. He was rushed to surgery and has since been released from the hospital.

 

Mom who glued tot's hands to wall could get life

Elizabeth Escalona

Police say Escalona was so mad that her daughter soiled her pants that, as punishment, she super glued the girl’s hands to the wall then beat her in front of her other siblings... Escalona’s kids told investigators their mother kicked the girl in the stomach and repeatedly hit her.

 

Infertile after rape at age 8, she’s now miracle mom-to-be

Left infertile after being abducted and raped as an 8-year-old back in 1990, Jennifer Schuett despaired of ever having a normal life – and a baby of her own. Schuett’s fallopian tubes had become blocked as a result of an infection she caught from her rapist, and her only hope was very expensive in-vitro fertilization.

 

Mom who glued toddler to wall over ‘potty training issue’ has sentencing hearing today

A mother who admitted that she glued her toddler’s hands to a wall faces a sentencing hearing today in a Dallas courtroom. Elizabeth Escalona, 23, pleaded guilty to injury to a child in July. She faces up to life in prison for her crimes but is also eligible for deferred adjudication probation.

 

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