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Well-funded Preschool Programs Reduce Crime, Report Says

Wanna keep your kids out of cuffs? Send them to preschool. Credit: banspy, Flickr
Still not sure if you want to send your kid to preschool? You might want to pay attention to this: A new study says kids who don't attend preschool are...
A new study says kids who don't attend preschool are twice as likely to be arrested for violent crimes by the time they're 40.

Teenage Hoods Knock Off Little Girls' Lemonade Stand

Michigan has seen its share of desperate criminals and vicious thugs. Notorious banker robber John Dillinger once hid out in the state. But even Public Enemy No. 1 would be embarrassed by the current class of criminals. Police in Pontiac...

Be Neighborly: Get to Know Your Local Sex Offenders

You get a flyer in your mailbox: There's a sex offender two blocks away. My God -- your kids pass his house every day! What should you do? Well, he's your neighbor. Be neighborly. Pay a call. "With another adult, go to this gentleman's home...

Sexy Craigslist Ad Allegedly Posted by Social Worker as Revenge on 9-year-old

A Long Island social worker is facing charges after she allegedly posted a sexy Craigslist ad with the name and phone number of a 9-year-old girl who argued with the social worker's daughter at school. Margery Tannenbaum of Hauppauge, N.Y.,...

Police Replace Teddy Bears With Books

A new federal law has police departments re-thinking the toys they hand out to kids. Credit: Jek In The Box, Flickr
A law designed to protect kids from harmful chemicals means that some police officers are no longer handing out...

Chinese Babies Sold Into Adoption by Corrupt Officials

Yang Shuiying and two of her daughters on the front porch of her house in Tianxi village, Guizhou province, China. Another daughter was kidnapped by officials and put up for adoption. Credit: Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times
Parents in China...

High School Secretary Changes Daughter's Grades Electronically

A mom takes her daughter's grades into her own hands. Photo: Marja Flick-Buijs/sxc.hu
How do you know when you've become a little too entangled in your teen's life? Changing her grades to improve her class standing on a school computer is...

Should Juvenile Offenders Be Sentenced to Life?

The Supreme Court will examine whether children should be sentenced to life in prison. Photo: Craig Jewell, sxc.hu
It used to be that juvenile offenders in the United States could be put to death for their crimes. That practice was outlawed in...

Nude MySpace Photos Put Teen at Risk for Sex Offender Status

In a toxic mix of social media and impulsive behavior, a teenager who posted explicit nude photographs of herself on MySpace is facing child pornography charges that could force her to register as a sex offender -- a label she would carry for the...

Chris Brown Opts Out Of Kids' Choice Awards

Chris Brown, who allegedly beat his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, has decided to withdraw his name from the list of nominees for Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. Here is what Brown's rep told TMZ on Wednesday: "Chris very much appreciates the...

Manilow Music to Scare Off Mall Teens

Barry Manilow is the latest weapon in the war on crime. The New Zealand city of Christchurch is fed up with unruly teens spreading trash, spraying graffiti, getting drunk and intimidating citizens at a local mall, so they're pulling out the big guns:...

Embarassing Names May Lead to a Life of Crime

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz aren't the only celebrity parents who gave into the temptation to name their precious newborn something cute, trendy and unusual. Bronx Mowgli, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, and Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne...

Teen Impersonates Cop

A 14-year-old boy donned a police uniform, walked into a Chicago police station, and spent five hours patrolling the city for bad guys before fellow officers figured out that he was an impostor. The boy, who was arrested Saturday on charges of...

Kids Stop Killer With Baseball Bats

A would-be killer armed with a handgun is no match for a pair of eight-year-olds with baseball bats. Listen to this one: After his girlfriend broke up with him, Charles Arby Bradley of Gainesville, FL, tried to reconcile, but she wasn't having any...

Nine-Year-Old Carries Hurt Friend to Safety

When Eric Kelley, 10, was hit on his bike by an SUV that failed to stop at a stop sign, he was lucky help nearby. Unfortunately, that help did not come from the driver of the vehicle. Yes, the driver got out of the car, but it was only to pull Eric's...

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