An mom tries to discipline her teen son by taking his cellphone away and ends up dead. It sounds unbelievable, but sadly, it's true. A 16-year-old has been arrested and faces charges of first degree murder, aggravated assault, concealment of a dead body, and tampering with evidence in the death of her mother Tina Helms Spencer who was found dead in the shed behind her home in Mesa, Arizona early Saturday morning.
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Four despicable teens were arrested and charged with the murder of an 87-year-old World War II veteran. Lawrence "Shine" Thorton of Greenville, Mississippi had been walking into his home as he crossed his driveway when he was mugged by the thugs.
The abuelo known as the "Tamale King" in his town later died from the injuries he received during the attack. Neighbors and loved ones were left saddened over their tragic loss.Continue Reading >
The whole point of having uniforms is that it equalizes everyone and school officials don't have to worry about students wearing anything inappropriate, right? Well, apparently not. A Chinese high school is now enforcing a dress code in what's underneath the uniform as well. Sigh ... just when you think school restrictions couldn't possibly get any weirder.
Apparently, Zhongshan Technical Secondary School has banned girls from wearing "anything but flesh-colored bras and underwear." Why? They say colorful or patterned delicates show through the school uniforms and cause distractions. Um, are there uniforms completely sheer or something?! I don't get it!Continue Reading >
It seems like parents who leave their two teenage daughters home alone for the weekend are just asking for trouble ... and that's exactly what one Connecticut mom and dad recently got!
In a scene straight out of a bad teen movie, two sisters, ages 15 and 16, took advantage of their empty house and lack of supervision by throwing three back-to-back parties--one for every night of the weekend. They were in the middle of the one on Sunday when their parents came home early and were (predictably) none too pleased to see what was going on.Continue Reading >
A mother and daughter took to the media to plead for the return of a 15-year-old girl who went missing on October 9. Abigail Hernandez was last seen walking home from Kennett High School in North Conway, New Hampshire, around 2:30 p.m. that Wednesday. It's believed that she did make it home, but when her mother Zenya Hernandez arrived home from work that day, Abigail was not there, and has not been seen since. "Abi," as her mother affectionately calls her turned 15 on Monday -- just a few days after her disappearance.
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Getting a tattoo comes with its risks and for one 16-year-old Dominican girl, it sadly led to death. The unnamed girl went to a tattoo shop in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to get the tattoo done, and was given a bottle of rum to drink to numb the pain.There are rumors that she also took an unknown pill in addition to the booze.
Although paramedics tried saving her, she had no pulse upon arriving to the hospital and died. How sad!Continue Reading >
I tend to have sympathy for troubled children, but 17-year-old Joda Cain deserves a harsh punishment after he was accused of killing his 71-year-old great-grandmother. Jacqueline Bell of Oregon had taken in her great-grandson this July to help him steer clear of trouble.
Instead Cain and his 19-year-old cousin Micus Ward killed the generous woman, who is said to have spoiled the teen. Both accused teens were caught when they took police on a high speed chase after stealing the woman's car.Continue Reading >
Recently, I watched Comedian Louis C.K. discussing children today and the effects of technology. You would think that with the advancement of technology, society would be evolving into a better place, but instead, too much technology has become a crutch and is hurting more than helping our children. Technology is castrating our children's humanity.Continue Reading >
Jordan Morlan loved playing pranks on his family, especially during Halloween. But his latest joke ended in tragedy Sunday, and I don't see how his mother will manage to get the gruesome image of her dead son out of her head. Apparently, Jordan's intentions were to frighten his younger sister using a noose they had just put up as part of their Halloween decorations. Although he achieved his goal, it was for all the wrong reasons…Continue Reading >
Now that the first few weeks of school have flown by and your family has likely settled into a manageable routine, you're probably starting to receive memos about the various clubs, sports, etc., that your children can be a part of throughout the school year. It's important to encourage even elementary- and middle-schoolers to get involved outside the classroom, especially since extracurricular activities have become such an important part of the college admissions and scholarship process, but making the right choices can be overwhelming for your and your child. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when helping your child choose after-school activities:Continue Reading >