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Boy Vaxxed for 12th Birthday Had a Most Compelling Reason

Gavin Roberts' wish to get vaccinated as soon as he was eligible was spurred by dad's COVID death

(Newser) - On Sunday, Gavin Roberts turned 12, and instead of requesting video games or a smartphone, he had just one big item on his birthday wish list. "I kept asking him what he wanted," mom Alice Roberts tells NBC New York . "He was always saying it's the...

Murder Suspect Grills His Own Young Son in Court

'You stabbed me,' 11-year-old tells dad acting as his own lawyer and cross-examining the boy

(Newser) - An 11-year-old witness to the murder of his mom and older sister testified this week in the trial of the first-degree murder suspect, who's also accused of stabbing the boy, dousing him in gasoline, and setting him, and the boy's home, on fire. The suspect, Ronnie Oneal III,...

Cops: Boy Shot in 'Drive-By,' With Dad Behind the Wheel

Father of 10-year-old charged with child neglect after paintball incident leads to real gun violence

(Newser) - Police say a Florida man agreed to take his son out for a "drive-by" shooting using a paintball marker, which ended with the 10-year-old boy being shot with a real gun. Michael Williams, 26, drove his van as his son leaned out, firing off paintballs into a crowd of...

Man Accused of Running Over His Kids With Backhoe

Texas father Vijender Chauhan charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - Two young children are dead in Texas, where their father is charged with killing them with a backhoe. Vijender Chauhan, 40, had been driving a John Deere backhoe close to his home near Roanoke on Saturday evening "with multiple children and adults riding on various moving parts" of the...

Dad Got Up to Speak on School Closures. It Wasn't Pretty

Brandon Michon says his 'blood started boiling' before his tirade to Loudoun County School Board

(Newser) - A Virginia dad showed up at a school board meeting this week, and a clip of his furious speech about schools that still aren't open amid the pandemic has gone viral. In a video circulating online, Brandon Michon, whose kids are 5 and 8, called the board "a...

Former Racing Mogul Becomes a Dad at 89

Leave it to Bernie Ecclestone

(Newser) - Bernie Ecclestone proved it's never too late Wednesday by becoming a dad at age 89, CNN reports. The former Formula One boss had his first son with wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, joining three daughters from Ecclestone's earlier marriages. The son's name? Ace, of course. "It was...

Anderson Cooper on New Baby: I'll Be 'Dad,' My Ex Will Be 'Papa'

CNN host explains to Howard Stern why former BF Benjamin Maisani is helping him raise little Wyatt

(Newser) - Wyatt Morgan Cooper's most famous dad is Anderson Cooper, but he's got a second one who will help raise him as well. Per Page Six , the CNN anchor dished about his new son Tuesday on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, and he told Stern that ex-boyfriend Benjamin...

Man Accused of Shoving Dad Off Cliff, Laughing as He Fell

Gerald McCants reportedly lured his elderly father to cliff's edge with talk of a rattlesnake

(Newser) - A Texas man is accused of luring his elderly father to the edge of a cliff, then shoving him off, laughing as the man fell. Per an arrest affidavit, the 78-year-old father of Gerald McCants, 49, told Austin cops his son returned to the home they share around 8:30am...

9-Year-Old Girl Who'd Just Started Hunting Is Shot Dead

Lauren Drawdy, dad Kim Drawdy, accidentally killed by another hunter in South Carolina

(Newser) - New Year's Day was the last day of deer hunting season in Colleton County, SC, which makes what happened there this week even more tragic. WCBD reports that a father and his 9-year-old daughter were accidentally shot and killed in Walterboro while hunting, just a few weeks after the...

Greta Thunberg's Dad: I Didn't Love Her Early School Strikes

Svante Thunberg says he and Greta's mom made lifestyle changes 'to save my child'

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg's dad is glad to see she's now "very happy" in her work fighting climate change—but the Swedish dad of two says the activist path wasn't one he initially wanted the teen to follow and that he was "not supportive" of her early...

Vacationing Man Dies Trying to Save 3 Sons

Kentucky's Stephone Ritchie got caught in a rip current in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

(Newser) - "We thought we hit the jackpot." That's how one member of Stephone Ritchie Sr.'s family felt as they made the drive from the Orlando area to Cocoa Beach during their Florida vacation last week. But, as WDRB notes of that Oct. 24 daytrip, their fun...

An Abuse Allegation, Then a Move on Britney's Conservator

Dad Jamie Spears steps down from conservatorship for now

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father has served as her conservator for more than a decade , but that just changed, at least for the short term. Billboard reports a Los Angeles judge has approved, at dad Jamie Spears' own request, that he temporarily step down as the official watcher over his 37-year-old daughter'...

Toddler Found Drifting in Boat: My Dad Went Swimming

Oscar Monjaras Robledo's body found in Texas' Lake Granbury; 3-year-old in 'good condition'

(Newser) - She told her rescuers her dad had gone swimming. Those were the heartbreaking words of a toddler found drifting in a boat in Texas' Lake Granbury on Friday morning, about 16 hours after she and her father had set off for a boat ride. Per NBC Los Angeles , local deputies...

Wife Pleads for Mercy for Husband After Twins' Hot-Car Deaths

Marissa Rodriguez: Husband Juan Rodriguez is 'great father,' babies' deaths a 'horrific accident'

(Newser) - The mother of the twin babies who died in a hot car in the Bronx on Friday says she's living her "absolute worst nightmare"—but she's sticking by her husband, calling the deaths of little Mariza and Phoenix a "horrific accident." "Though I...

He Went to Work for 8 Hours. He Left His Babies in the Car

1-year-old Phoenix and Mariza died as temps soared; dad says he forgot they were in car

(Newser) - A terrible story out of the Bronx, where twin babies have died after being left in a hot car. Juan Rodriguez, 39, has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after police say he left his infant son and daughter, said to be either 11 months or a year...

Dad's Drone Captured Good Old Beach Fun. Then, a 'Shadow'
Dad's Drone Captured Good Old
Beach Fun. Then, a 'Shadow'
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Dad's Drone Captured Good Old Beach Fun. Then, a 'Shadow'

Dan Watson says his drone picked up a shark swimming near 5 kids

(Newser) - Dan Watson hadn't originally planned to bring his drone to the beach, but he's now thankful he made the potentially lifesaving choice to do so. CBS News reports the professional photographer and dad of three was at Florida's New Smyrna Beach on June 23 with family and...

New Dad Shot After Visiting Hospitalized Twins Has Died

Tyrese Garvin's newborn son and daughter visited him before he was taken off life support

(Newser) - A tragic story out of Louisville, Kentucky, where a father died in the very hospital where his newborn twins were being cared for. The Courier Journal reports Tyrese Garvin went to visit the roughly week-old twins, who had arrived prematurely, at the University of Louisville Hospital last Sunday. After leaving...

A Shark Grabbed His Daughter. Then, 5 Punches

Paige Winter, 17, is alive thanks to her dad after shark attack off North Carolina

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after a shark attack off North Carolina—and it looks like she has her dad to thank. Per the BBC , officials say Paige Winter, who was ambushed by the shark Sunday at Atlantic Beach, lost some fingers and her left leg all...

Handwritten Will by Aretha Reveals a Surprise

The father of her first child wasn't who everyone thought

(Newser) - When Aretha Franklin died, the initial word was that she didn't leave a will . That changed in a big way with the discovery of not one, not two, but three handwritten wills in her home. The big questions now are whether they're real and, if so, whether they'...

They Shot a Bear, 2 Cubs on Tape: 'They'll Never Link It to Us'

Andrew and Owen Renner didn't know they were being filmed as they illegally slaughtered bears

(Newser) - What Alaskan prosecutors called the "most egregious bear cub poaching case" they'd ever encountered now has video that's made its way to the public to show just how egregious it was. Andrew Renner, 41, and his 18-year-old son, Owen, were sentenced in January for illegally killing a...

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