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    Neb. 'safe-haven' law allows abandonment of teens

    I'm glad this wasn't around when *I* was a teen! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080822/ap_on_re_us/children_safe_havens;_ylt=AlJ9sS5Ho1hD9NclX2bCYTSs0NUE OMAHA, Neb. - Nebraska's new "safe-haven" law allowing parents to abandon unwanted children at hospitals with no questions asked is...
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    GUILTY CO - Jasmine, 5, & Nathan Mendieta, 2, die in hot car, Castle Rock, 20 Aug 2008

    Two children found dead in car http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=98025&catid=339 Today's high was 89 degrees, which could have made it hot enough. But it just seems odd that two kids, at least one of them old enough to open the door, would end up in someone else's car long...
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    House fire kills 5 kids in Arkansas

    A fire possibly caused by a space heater swept through a home early Tuesday, killing five children on the second floor after their parents were unable reach them through the smoke and flames, authorities said. The children's parents were awakened in a downstairs bedroom by a smoke alarm...
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    CO - LoReyna Barea, 7, emaciated, dies of blunt force trauma, 9 March 2007

    Dan Partch and his girlfriend, Genevieve Barea, are charged with child abuse resulting in death after Barea's niece, 7-year-old LoReyna Barea, was found dead in Partch's Evans home last March. Her body weighed 35 pounds and was covered with bruises. Partch and Barea were the girl's guardians...
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    Sweet Proposal Story

    I thought this was a sweet story :) http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=87780 A man in Prince George, British Columbia, thought he had the perfect way to propose to his high school sweetheart. Instead of popping the question on a moonlit Caribbean beach this week, though, Aaron...
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    CO - Baby girl found dead in a basket outside Denver hospital, 26 Feb 2008

    This is so sad. I can't take any more of these dead baby stories. :( This is the hospital where my oldest was born, so it feels like it's hitting really close to home. http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=87128 "Homicide investigators responded to Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical...
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    Mimicking movie, boys end up with bleeding tongues

    http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=85210 Two fourth-grade boys mimicking a scene from the movie "A Christmas Story" wound up with their tongues stuck to a frozen flagpole. Gavin Dempsey and James Alexander were serving on flag duty at Jackson Elementary School Friday morning...
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    LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley Passed Today

    Mormon church president dies at 97 SALT LAKE CITY - Gordon B. Hinckley, the Mormon church's oldest president who presided over one of the greatest periods of expansion in its history, died Sunday. He was 97. Hinckley, the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
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    "Sam the Butcher" from Brady Bunch died

    http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=84821 The actor best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch" has died. Allan Melvin's wife says he died of cancer at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. He was 84. More at link. The headline was "Brady Bunch...
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    CO - Ardyce Jekowski, 87, strangled, Arvada, 17 Jan 2008 *Insanity*

    http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=84695 Police have arrested a 53-year-old woman after they say she strangled her 87-year-old mother.... Louise Jekowski was taken into custody and is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. Police say they...
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    Couple to ask police to pay for dead marijuana

    Couple to ask police to pay for dead marijuana A couple plans to file for compensation after they say police destroyed their medical marijuana. The 39 marijuana plants were seized from James and Lisa Masters' home in August 2006 during a raid by Fort Collins Police. Criminal charges against...
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    Couple has 1st baby of year for 2nd year in a row

    http://www.9news.com/news/watercooler/article.aspx?storyid=83838 From the article: A central Pennsylvania couple have a new tradition for ringing in the new year: spending it in the maternity ward. For the second year in a row, Kyle and Becky Armstrong welcomed the first baby of the year at...
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    Skier sues 8 year old over collision last year

    Maybe I'm reading this all wrong, but this guy sounds like a real jerk. 8-Year-Old Named In Ski Lawsuit An 8-year-old and his father are being sued by a skier who says the boy collided with him at Beaver Creek last winter. David Pfahler, 60 of Allentown, Penn., says he tore a tendon in his...
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    Roseanne Cash to undergo brain surgery

    It sounds like she's OK. I always thought she was kind of neat, I hope this all goes well for her. And, I realize I misspelled her name in the subject, I'm a dork. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071106/ap_en_ot/people_rosanne_cash NEW YORK - Rosanne Cash is facing brain surgery for a "rare...
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    Couple finds secret moldy room

    Weird, weird, weird http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=80349 GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Kerri and Jason Brown discovered a secret room behind a bookcase containing a homeowner's worst nightmare - mold. Also in the room was a handwritten note: "You found it!" What the Browns found...
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    Money found in toilets across Japan

    I thought this was kind of neat! I assuming they mean in bathrooms, and not literally IN the toilets. I hope they don't find out who's leaving the money, it's nice to think there's someone out there doing this sort of thing. :) http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=73520 Envelopes...
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    Bride hopes wedding is a touchdown

    http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=73230 On a day when tens of thousands of other brides will be taking their vows around the country, Danielle Moody is confident the reason she chose the most popular wedding date of the year is unique. "When I picked the date, I really had...
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    GUILTY IL - Cameron Smith, 4, beaten to death, Calumet City, 24 May 2007

    This just makes me so sad and angry! LINK A man beat his girlfriend's 4-year-old son to death after she left the boy in his care while she was deployed to Iraq, police said. Donell Parker, 23, was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the death of Cameron Smith. The boy was found...
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    1,000s Donate Bodies for Plastination

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070521/ap_on_he_me/apn_plastic_bodies Stace Owens has no intention of leaving this world when he dies. He plans to stick around for decades or longer, preserved in plastic and displayed in a museum or medical school. The 33-year-old real estate agent from Dallas...
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    Man Accidentally Shoots Himself Without Gun

    A young man shot himself without using a gun. Damion M. Mosher, who put bullets in a vise and whacked them with a hammer to empty the brass shell casings, was hit in the abdomen by one of the shots, authorities said. Warren County deputies said they were called to Mosher's home in Lake...
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