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10-year-old's bus stealing 'prank'

When school officials in Dumas, Arkansas spotted lights coming from the school bus yard around 11 pm, they figured they had a bus thief on their hands. They were right and ultimately officers from three counties, four towns and the Arkansas State...

Jaywalking is a naughty thing

When I was a kid, nobody ever thought twice about jaywalking. You checked for cars, made sure they couldn't get you, and crossed. In the middle of the block, against the light, whatever. Then I got "pulled over," if you will, over in a smaller town...

Boy misses bus, claims he was kidnapped

One summer when my brother Steve was about 12 years old, he began sneaking out his bedroom window at night to hang out with his buddies on the street corner. I don't know what they did out there, but whatever it was made risking the wrath of my...

Madeleine McCann's mother to be named a suspect

Last night, as my husband and I watched the news, I saw the tail end of a report concerning Madeleine McCann's parents. Madeleine is the little girl who disappeared in Portugal last May after being left alone with her siblings in a holiday apartment...

7-year-old girl chases armed robber

Apparently, 7-year-old Alisha works at a convenience store in Reidsville, North Carolina. Well, her mother works there and I guess Alisha was just hanging out when a robber came in. She says this robber had a shirt over his face and began to push...

Teens charged with sex abuse for slapping bottoms

Next month, two 13-year-old boys from Oregon will go on trial, facing charges of five counts of sex abuse and five counts of harassment . If convicted, these two could possibly receive 10 years in jail and the distinction of being labeled as sex...

VIDEO: Toddler's "ecstasy trip" posted online

The above video shows a toddler, sitting on the floor of a moving minivan, apparently high on ecstasy. It's been circulating around the Internet ever since it first appeared on YouTube (it has since been removed), and was eventually covered...

11-year-old charged with DUI

When I was 11, I rode my bike. I drank Kool-aid. I had a healthy respect for police officers, and the law in general. Times have changed, apparently. At least that's how it seems, given the recent news about this 11-year-old girl from Alabama, who...

The ice cream man diversifies

The sounds of the ice cream truck in our neighborhood never fails to send hordes of children running from their homes clutching dollar bills. We might have boxes of frozen treats in our own freezer, but nothing beats a Popsicle from the ice cream man...

4-year-old calls 911 nearly 300 times in June

I'm always worried about letting my kid play with my cell phone -- because I know that, sooner or later, she's bound to call a number I'd rather she didn't. Like 911 for instance. That's the number a 4-year-old girl from suburban Chicago called 287...

Cop puts 13yo girl in headlock for skateboarding (VIDEO)

If you or your child is into skateboarding, you're probably aware of Go Skateboarding Day -- a worldwide event in which participants host fundraisers, contests, demos, and, of course, skate. But because skateboarding isn't allowed in many public...

When a school faces lockdown

I came across this story out of Florida about a couple who came home to find three armed men and a third roommate tied up. Even after being given the man's wallet and four hundred dollars, the intruders proceeded to beat him with their pistol. When...

Girl calls 911 to report card cheating grandpa

A 7-year-old Wisconsin girl committed the ultimate act of tattling when she recently called 911 to report that her grandfather was cheating at cards. According to the girl's grandmother, she had recently learned how to dial 911 and felt it was...

Student jailed after reporting rape, refused contraceptive by religious jail worker

A 21-year-old went to police, saying she'd been raped. The college student was then thrown in jail, after officers found an old warrant stating she'd neglected to pay restitution for a 2003 theft arrest. While imprisoned, a worker at the jail refused...

Cop makes teen do topless jumping jacks, teen gets $35K in lawsuit

Officer Shawn Patrick Shields found a 16 year-old girl making out with her 19 year-old boyfriend in a parked car. His next move was to force the teenage minor to perform topless jumping jacks, while he watched with the aid of his flashlight....

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