A fun Saturday afternoon turned into a horrific nightmare for a mother from South Sacramento, California and her three kids when a man suddenly snatched the woman's 7-year-old daughter, threw her in his trunk, and then quickly drove away. Keep in mind this all happened during broad daylight. Isn't this the scariest thing ever? But the courage of this little girl will surprise you!Continue Reading >
As if we needed any more tragedies in the U.S., a huge explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked the small Texas town of Waco on Wednesday night. The blast caused huge flames and caused serious damage to many buildings and other structures in a five-block radius around the plant (including a school and a nursing home). First reports say there were hundreds hurt, up to 160 according to current counts, and 5 to 15 dead. The blast was so strong that it was heard 40 miles to the north, reports The Washington Post, and registered 2.1 on the richter scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
But nothing that I'm saying right now will prepare you for the chilling video of the explosion that was captured by a man who, it seems, was recording the fire from his car a distance away when the blast occurred.
A tragic story coming from Union City, New Jersey, after police found an emaciated 4-year-old boy living with his deceased mother for five days. Authorities weren't notified until Tuesday morning when a maintenance worker smelled a pungent odor coming out of the apartment.
It's unclear what happened to the unidentified mother, but the county medical examiner suspects no foul play. How sad!
If there ever was an emergency does your child know to call 911? If not, you might want to consider teaching them how. A 10-year-old boy wound up taking care of his father for days after he slipped and hit his head, when the dad was finally taken to the hospital he died.
If the poor boy would have known to call 911, there's a chance his father could have lived. How terribly sad!Continue Reading >
I've been hearing a whole lot of stories lately about irresponsible and suspicious teachers, and while this one may not be the worst it certainly didn't leave me any less disappointed. A California high school student decided to play detective by staging an undercover video sting operation in hopes of catching a thief who had allegedly been stealing money from students' backpacks. But Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti was shocked at what she found!Continue Reading >
A Missouri mother, Tammie Jackson, was outraged when she phoned her daughter's school district to report that her 13-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, was constantly being sexually harassed because of her large breasts. But the alleged response from an employee at the Riverview Gardens School District horrified the already worried mom.
An employee at Gabrielle Jackson's middle school allegedly said that the girl should undergo surgery if she wanted to stop being bullied. The woman on the phone told Tammie Jackson that she could transfer Gabrielle to another school but to stop the lewd and insensitive remarks that were being made to her by her bullies, Gabrielle should get a breast reduction.
There are no words that can describe the utter sadness that I saw in the eyes of late Banda singer Jenni Rivera's youngest son, 11-year-old Johnny Angel Lopez, when he spoke during her memorial service held today at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
I doubt there is anyone whose heart didn't break as they listened to the young boy talk about his mom--and I know I just wanted to reach out through the TV and give him a huge hug. He is so, so sad, as we all were as we listened to his emotional words.Continue Reading >
This morning I woke up and I contemplated keeping my girls home from school because the alternative just seems too dangerous. In the wake of what has happened at Sandy Hook elementary school, I am left feeling much like I did after 9/11; defeated, vulnerable and terrified. I am afraid to leave my children at school.
School is supposed to be a place of sanctuary, some place that is supposed to be safe. This is what we tell ourselves when we drop our hearts off every single morning. I found myself trying to explain to my children the events that transpired with Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary school last Friday. But how do you explain a senseless massacre to children who are still coming to terms with understanding death? How do we explain to our children what happened to inform them of how to protect themselves and stay safe but not scare them to death?Continue Reading >
I love ending my work week with such an uplifting and utterly amazing story. Adalynn Willett, a Latina toddler from Texas who was born with her intestines and her liver outside her body, spent the first 850 days--which is a bit more than 2 years--of her life at the hospital. In that time, the little girl had almost 30 surgeries, but on Tuesday she was finally discharged from Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth and got to go home with her parents.
"I just didn't think this day would ever come," her mom, Serafina Sevallos, told KHOU. All you have to do is take a look at her beautiful smile and know that miracles do exist. Little Adalynn is living proof of that!Continue Reading >
Okay, I think this girl deserves the medal for Bravest Girl EVER, after 12-year-old Kendra St. Clair shot a man who broke into her home.
Hiding inside of the bathroom closet of her Calera, Oklahoma, home, sixth grader Kendra was terrified after calling her mom, who told her where the gun was, and 911 when she heard the man reportedly ringing the doorbell, banging on the door and then trying to break in through the back.Continue Reading >