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Boy drives to Grandma's house - alone

File this one away in the 'scary but true' annals. Recently, a nine-year-old boy drove to his grandma's house unattended (not that attended would be much better!). The boy, of Gifu in Japan, claimed he learned how to drive from watching his father a...

Braving the voting lines with your kids

I voted today -- yay! I may have just moved and had a baby less than a month ago, but I actually left the house and voted -- wouldn't have missed it for the world. Even better than proudly taking part in the Democratic process, my family went with m...

Christie Brinkley - Concerned mom or interfering ex?

Knowing that his recent 20/20 interview discussing his divorce would hurt their kids, Peter Cook and Christie Brinkley did the smart thing and got their kids out of town the night it aired. (Though one could argue that it isn't smart to air your dirt...

What to do with old concert T-shirts

When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of time listening to music, and perhaps even more money on t-shirts from the concerts I attended. I've kept them faithfully over the years. In fact, they've traveled from Kentucky to New York several times and h...

Tasers in the classroom?

Tasers have gotten a lot of bad press lately, what with over-zealous use by some members of the law enforcement community. In fact, I'm not sure there really could be anything but bad press about the devices which use electricity to shock a target in...

Dad chooses Batman over son

File this in the list of the stupidest things people do, you know, that list that makes you wonder how it's possible for some loser to be a parent when there are so many great people out there who can't have kids? Some jerk decided it was a good ide...

Radar gun toting boy aims to stop speeders

Lots of little boys dream of careers in law enforcement. In preparation, they spend hours playing cop, arresting their little friends and writing tickets. But this sort of pretend police work is just child's play for Landon Wilburn of Louisville, Ken...

Ramsey family cleared in JonBenet case

The news came along to late for mother Patsy Ramsey, who died of ovarian cancer in 2006. But new DNA technology has proved that there was an "unexplained third party" who was involved in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, essentially clearing her family ...

Fast thinking moms stop crimes with kindness

When you have a guest in your home, Miss Manners says that the polite thing to do is to offer them a refreshment. And though she never said anything about being polite to intruders, two moms recently thwarted intruders by offering their attackers som...

Chinese police officer promoted for nursing quake babies

Leaving her own baby with her parents, thirty-year-old policewoman Jiang Xiaojuan went to work helping with the disaster relief after the big earthquake that struck China last month. She picked up the nickname "the police mum" after breastfeeding nin...

San Francisco Police take on school shootings

We were all in the car, taking Jared to school when we spotted the police cars at the high school a couple of blocks away. A dozen of them, perhaps more. We would have been concerned, had we not seen the large highway signs saying "Police Training in...

Boy scout finds wallet, returns $800

In what could be seen as a karmic turn of events, an eleven-year-old boy scout returned a wallet containing $800 and then had his own returned to him. Hailing from Michigan, J.R. Bouterse, got his own wallet back after publicity arose from his kin...

Code Blankie - call for backup

Don't get between a kid and his blanket. Not unless you want the cops raining down on your day care center. Okay, not really. But, police did respond to an emergency call at the Willows Child Learning Center when a parent and a teacher got into an ar...

Mother of two found 33 years after escaping from prison

Life must be tough when you're on the lamb -- always concealing your identity, always looking over your shoulder. But Deborah Gavin had plenty of time to get used to the fugitive lifestyle, having escaped from the Georgia Women's Correctional Institu...

Cop saves baby, sues family

When Joey Cosmillo fell into the family's pool in January, he was rescued and resuscitated by emergency workers in Casselberry, Florida. Sadly, the child suffered brain damage and now cannot walk, talk, sit up or swallow. The 22-month-old lives in a ...

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