A mom who has garnered an online following with her blog is getting tons of support in the social media world this week after losing her 3-year-old son, Ryan Cruz Saldana, in a horrible accident. Dozens of Internet users and fans of his mom Jacqui Saladana's site, Baby Boy Bakery, took to Twitter to send supportive messages, along with the hashtag #RedBalloonsforRyan in honor of the sweet boy whose life was taken way too young.
According to a blog written by Jacqui's best friend Alissa Circle, Ryan was hit by a truck when he ran out into the road to grab a Frisbee while playing out front of a family member's home last Friday night. Now, his family and all of his loved ones are asking the Internet to share their story and send prayers their way.
Think you're a big soccer fan? I bet you have nothing on Anthony Roach, a British dad who is making headlines after bringing his baby son to an English soccer match on Saturday afternoon--just hours after he was born! Yes, I said hours.
Roach's girlfriend, Rebecca, apparently went into labor four days earlier than expected, on Friday evening--which just happened to coincide with a game involving in favorite team Torquay United. So right after the 29-hour labor (!!) and just half an hour after the couple and their baby were discharged from the hospital, he drove straight to the match, taking his newborn son, Arlo, with him. Um ... is he crazy?!
In a story that will leave any sane person flabbergasted, a pair of 10-year-old British boys reportedly tried to kill their own teacher by poisoning her coffee with a bleach-like substance. As if that wasn't scary enough, the two are apparently also members of a small gang in the school called "The Mafia." Say what?! How do 10-year-olds even know about this stuff?
According to The Sun, teacher Emma Place was mere seconds away from sipping the lethal drink when she was saved by another student. Talk about a narrow escape!
A 9-year-old boy was killed near his Virginia home while trying to defend his older sister from sexual assault.
According to police, the child and his 11-year-old sister were playing near the railroad tracks in the backyard of their home on Thursday night when a teenage male approached them and attacked the young girl. The young boy tried to intervene and that's when things took an even more tragic turn.
A North Carolina teenager was arrested for trying to kill her grandmother by poisoning her food--all be because the abuela had reportedly taken her cell phone away! Say what?! I know teens these days are absurdly attached to their cells, but this takes things to a new level of extreme.
According to reports, 17-year-old Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson poured insecticide and termiticide into a pot of collard greens her grandma, Gaylon Moody, was making for Easter Sunday. I can't believe anyone is capable of committing such a horrific act to their own grandmother ... and on a holiday, with other people potentially eating the food too, no less.Continue Reading >
In case you needed any more proof that racism in America is still alive and well, look no further than NBA owner Donald Sterling. The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is facing a firestorm of public outrage after TMZ leaked a tape recording of him going on a racist rant last Friday--and rightly so. His comments are outrageously offensive, to say the least.
In the clip, Sterling is heard yelling at his girlfriend for posting an Instagram photo of herself with Magic Johnson. "Admire him, bring him here, feed him, f**k him," he tells the woman, "but don't put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games." What. An. A-hole.Continue Reading >
An Arkansas family, including a woman, her elderly parents, and her dog, were saved from a tornado by emergency crews on Sunday and the entire rescue was captured in a dramatic cell phone video.
The clip, shot by another resident, shows the wreckage left in the town of Center Hill in the wake of the tornados that ripped through parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa and several other states. The relatives were apparently hiding in a closet at the time the powerful storm shattered their neighborhood and given the devastation left behind, it seems like a miracle they even survived. Watch the crazy rescue after the jump.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is getting lambasted by political conservatives after she harshly condemned a Court's controversial decision on affirmative action yesterday.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled to allow the state of Michigan's to uphold their ban of the use of affirmative action in college admissions and state employment. Sotomayor was so unhappy about the final decision that she broke standard protocol and read a long portion of her opposing response (which many have since called "scathing" and "blistering") from the bench.
The move apparently did not sit well with some of our nation's conservatives. So how did they respond? With intelligent debate and conversation, you say? Nope. Instead, they actually had the nerve to respond to Sotomayor's dissent by labeling her as "legally illiterate" and "emotional." Can you believe that?Continue Reading >
A South Carolina mom was arrested after she gave birth to infant baby boy and then allegedly threw him away in a bloody trashcan.
According to reports, a neighbor called authorities earlier this week after spotting an unusual amount of blood near the trash bin. When police investigated, they discovered the newborn, wrapped in a plastic grocery bag and pink blanket. Ugh, there are some incidents that are too horrible for words and this is definitely one of them.
A toddler remained miraculously uninjured after falling out a third-story window in New York early on Wednesday, police revealed this morning.
According to the NYPD, 2-year-old Jayvin Cruz fell out of a window of a building in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan at around 1:30 a.m. Luckily, there was a metal bin directly under the window, which authorities say may have helped save Cruz's life.Continue Reading >