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Cops: Mom Caught Driving With Kids in Rooftop Pool

Jennifer Janus Yeager's arrest makes a splash in Illinois

(Newser) - She might've used rope. Instead, an Illinois mother thought it was a good idea to secure an inflatable pool on the roof of her SUV by having her two daughters sit inside of it, according to Dixon police. Jennifer Janus Yeager was arrested Tuesday on two counts of endangering... More »

Mother Charged After Child Dies in Hot Car

NJ toddler was left in vehicle for 2.5 hours

(Newser) - A 25-year-old mother in New Jersey is facing criminal charges over the death of her toddler daughter in a hot car last month. Prosecutors say Lakewood resident Chaya Shurkin has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the Asbury Park Press . Officers responding to a report of... More »

Doctor Convicted of 'Ski Rage' Attack on Boy, 12

Dr. Samuel Caruthers' attorney is looking for the verdict to be overturned

(Newser) - On Valentine's Day in 2016, a 12-year-old boy on a snowboard ran into a 10-year-old boy on the bunny slope at New Jersey's Mountain Creek ski resort. The 10-year-old's father didn't take it well—and on Wednesday, he was convicted on a host of charges in... More »

Calif. Parents of 13 Enter Plea in Torture Case

It's a guilty plea for David and Louise Turpin

(Newser) - A new development in the case of David Turpin , 57, and his wife, Louise, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive inside their home: a guilty plea on charges including torture, child endangerment, false imprisonment, and others. CNN notes Louise Turpin, 50, could be seen crying as... More »

Bad Time to Overdose: While Driving School Bus Full of Kids

Lisa Byrd facing child endangerment charges after she's revived with Narcan: cops

(Newser) - A school bus carrying a dozen special-needs children crashed into a tree in Newark on Wednesday, but police say that wasn't the worst part. Though no kids were injured, the driver of the bus, found slumped over the wheel, had overdosed on heroin and had to be revived with... More »

'This Is Top of the List of Worst Cases, as Far as Children'

4 kids found malnourished in feces-strewn home, including 2 in dog cage

(Newser) - A Texas couple faces child endangerment charges after four malnourished children were found covered in feces and urine, including a 4- and 5-year-old locked in a 3-by-3 foot dog kennel. Deputies made the discovery at a home in rural Wise County while responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday morning. While... More »

He Was Driving Around a Curve. Then He Saw a Tiny Pink Coat

Truck driver's dashcam video shows car seat, with a toddler in it, in the road after it fell out of car

(Newser) - A truck driver got "quite a shock" this week while driving in Mankato, Minn., and now his dashcam footage shows us all why. ABC News reports that the man, IDed by FOX 9 and the Washington Post as Chad "Cheddar" Mock, was about to go around a bend... More »

Cops: Girl Told by Mom to 'Hurry' Under Train Dies

'Worst thing I've ever seen in my life,' witness says of 8-year-old killed in Fresno, Calif.

(Newser) - Joy Frances Collins didn't want to miss her bus home, so the California mom asked her children to do something they'd done many times before, police say—and now her young daughter is dead. Per Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, Collins, her 9-year-old son, and 8-year-old Joyanna (spelled... More »

Couple Drove 900 Miles With Kids in the Trunk

They plead guilty to child endangerment

(Newser) - A man and woman admitted in court they drove from Arizona to Wyoming with two children in the trunk of their car, per the AP . Sixty-three-year-old Michael J. Fee and 31-year-old Amber L. Freudenstein each pleaded guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Circuit... More »

Cops: Teacher Chopped Kid's Hair While Singing Anthem

Margaret Gieszinger allegedly wouldn't take no for an answer

(Newser) - A California teacher is behind bars with bail set at $100,000 after she allegedly followed through on what students thought was a teasing offer of "free haircuts." Police were called to Visalia's University Preparatory High School on Wednesday in response to an Instagram video that appeared... More »

Cops: Ex-Teacher Posted Tape of Pre-K 'Fight Club'

Chavay Williams is accused of egging on preschoolers in her charge

(Newser) - What happens in pre-K fight club, stays in pre-K fight club—except if the (now former) teacher posts video of it online. Ohio police say 30-year-old Chavay Williams did just that with her young charges at Columbus' Playtime Preschool, where she's accused of allowing her students to fight and... More »

Cops: Tennessee Grandma Put Kids in Kennels in Trunk

Leimome Cheeks reportedly drove her grandchildren around like that for 40 minutes

(Newser) - The children are OK, according to police, but the same can't be said for Leimome Cheeks. The Tennessee grandmother was arrested this weekend after allegedly driving around the Memphis area on Saturday with two grandkids in dog kennels in the back of her Ford Explorer. Police were alerted by... More »

DA: 10 Kids Removed From Home Were Waterboarded

Calif. kids were also shot at with crossbows, she alleges

(Newser) - The 10 children rescued from a filthy, abusive California home were strangled, punched, shot with crossbows, and subjected to waterboarding by their father, Jonathan Allen, and their mother did nothing to stop it, prosecutors say. The details of alleged abuse were included in a motion to increase the bail of... More »

Firefighter Accused of Setting His Kids on Fire

He allegedly posted video to social media

(Newser) - A Vermont firefighter is charged with lighting his children's hands on fire in what he told police was an attempt to teach them about poor decision-making, the AP reports. Levi Dykema, 28, of Ferrisburgh, is facing three counts of reckless endangerment after police say he covered the hands of... More »

Cops: Calif. Parents Shackled Their 13 Kids, Ages 2 to 29

A bizarre and disturbing story out of California

(Newser) - An ordinary house in a California subdivision concealed a bizarre and disturbing case of torture and child abuse, police say. In a press release , the Riverside County Sheriff's Office says a 17-year-old girl called 911 early Sunday morning after escaping a home in Perris and told police her 12... More »

Danish Mom Who Infamously Left Baby Outside Eatery Speaks

Anette Sorensen says American parents 'live in fear'

(Newser) - A Danish mother whose 1997 arrest for leaving her baby outside a New York eatery sparked an international debate about parenting styles says she still feels she was unjustly vilified. My "case that happened 20 years ago is even more relevant today," Anette Sorensen tells the New York ... More »

Parents Charged in Death of Baby Found Rotting in Swing

4-month-old had maggots in clothing, skin

(Newser) - Authorities have charged an Iowa couple with murder in the death of their 4-month-old son, whose maggot-infested body was found in a baby swing in the family's home, the AP reports. Twenty-year-old Cheyanne Harris and 28-year-old Zachary Koehn were arrested Wednesday on charges of child endangerment and first-degree murder... More »

Body Found in Search for Girl Who Was Put Outside at 3am

Sherin Mathews, 3, was told to stand outside on Oct. 7 for not finishing her milk

(Newser) - Police in a Dallas suburb say they've found the body of a small child not far from the home of a 3-year-old girl who's been missing since earlier this month. Richardson police say the child's body was discovered in a culvert as authorities using dogs searched for... More »

Cops: Mom Left 4 Kids Home, Went to Europe

Iowa's Erin Macke charged with child endangerment

(Newser) - An Iowa woman departed on a European vacation on Sept. 20 but allegedly left some rather important articles behind: her four kids. Erin Macke, 30, is accused of child endangerment after she allegedly left her kids home alone while she traveled to Germany. After receiving a call from the father... More »

Prosecutor: Mom Told Stylist 'No Rush' as Kid Died in 129-Degree Car

Georgia denies bail for Dijanelle Fowler in death of 1-year-old daughter

(Newser) - The woman accused of second-degree murder in the hot-car death of her 1-year-old daughter has been denied bail in Georgia, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Prosecutors say Dijanelle Fowler, who is 25, spent more than five hours getting her hair braided at a salon on June 19 while Skylar Fowler died... More »

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