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Cops: Man Left Granddaughter, 5, in Desert With Loaded Gun

He reportedly told her to 'shoot any bad guys'

(Newser) - After downing a cheeseburger and a handful of drinks Sunday evening, Paul Rater called home and ordered his wife to come get him, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says, per the Arizona Republic . But instead of his wife showing up at the South Buckeye Equestrian Center, the cops did—... More »

Kid Swiped Grandpa's $25K, Began Giving Out $100 Bills

Cops have recovered about $7K so far

(Newser) - Police in Ohio say a middle school student took $25,000 from his grandfather and later started handing out $100 bills to his classmates. Authorities say the 13-year-old gave out thousands of dollars this week before school officials discovered what was happening. Investigators in the northeastern Ohio city of Medina... More »

Cops: Man, 85, Tried to Sneak Pot to Jailed Grandson

Grandpa faces 7 years in prison himself

(Newser) - You've got your high-tech methods of smuggling drugs into prison: via drones . You've got your imaginative methods: via a tossed football . And now you've allegedly got this: via grandpa. Police in Ohio arrested an 85-year-old man and charged him with trying to smuggle pot into the Warren... More »

Cops: NC Man Shoots Son, Is Shot Dead by Grandson

Boy, 11, now in juvenile custody

(Newser) - A family fight in a small town in North Carolina ended with 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief dead, his 49-year-old son Lloyd Peyton Woodlief hospitalized with a gunshot wound, and his 11-year-old grandson in custody. Police in Kittrell say a preliminary investigation suggests the grandfather shot and wounded his son with a... More »

4 Stars Who Were Brought Up by Grandparents

Including one who didn't realize they were his grandparents

(Newser) - The Huffington Post rounds up eight celebrities who were raised by their grandparents—and many of them credit their success to that upbringing. A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey: After her mother moved to the Midwest for a job, Winfrey was raised by her grandmother on a Mississippi farm before eventually moving
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Girl, 12, Grabs the Wheel After Grandpa Dies

Miranda Bowman steers car toward bushes

(Newser) - A story of bravery out of New Jersey, where a 12-year-old girl steered a car to safety when her grandfather died at the wheel with his foot on the accelerator. Miranda Bowman was returning home after spending the day racing go-karts with 63-year-old Paul Parker on Tuesday. Bowman told a... More »

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