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Richard Gamache is charged with first-degree child abuse and Cheyenne Cook is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Richard Gamache is charged with first-degree child abuse and Cheyenne Cook is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

Couple charged in 2-year-old's death following 'wrestling moves' Video included

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Police have charged 24-year-old Richard Gamache with first-degree child abuse for severly injuring a 2-year-old after performing wrestling moves on the child.

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Teen killed by fallen tree during camping trip to be laid to rest Thursday

Source: Cobb County Schools Source: Cobb County Schools
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The funeral for a teen who died after sustaining injuries due to a fallen tree during a camping trip with friends will be held Thursday evening.

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Employees involved in fight at Stone Mountain Middle School arrested, to be terminated

Milan Ethridge and Brittany Randolph-Johnson were arrested for their involvement in a fight during a class at Stone Mountain Middle School. Milan Ethridge and Brittany Randolph-Johnson were arrested for their involvement in a fight during a class at Stone Mountain Middle School.
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The teacher and paraprofessional involved in a fight in front of students at Stone Mountain Middle School have been arrested and will be terminated by the district.

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Tensing wore Confederate flag T-shirt under police uniform when he killed DuBose

Ray Tensing was wearing this Confederate Flag t-shirt under his UC police uniform when he fatally shot Samuel DuBose. (FOX19 NOW) Ray Tensing was wearing this Confederate Flag t-shirt under his UC police uniform when he fatally shot Samuel DuBose. (FOX19 NOW)
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More witnesses for the prosecution will take the stand Friday in the Ray Tensing murder trial. 

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Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism Video included

KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens) KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)
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A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

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Police: Parents force 5-year-old to drink mouthwash because he was thirsty

Albuquerque dad, step-mom arrested after 5-year-old shows up drunk at hospital Albuquerque dad, step-mom arrested after 5-year-old shows up drunk at hospital
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A 5-year-old boy showed up at a New Mexico hospital with a .2 blood alcohol level, after his parents allegedly forced him to drink mouthwash.

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Ahwatukee mom asks Facebook community to help punish her daughter

Anni Lacasse, left, got in trouble for vandalism so her mother, Jeanene Lacasse, right, asked Facebook for help on how to punish her. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Anni Lacasse, left, got in trouble for vandalism so her mother, Jeanene Lacasse, right, asked Facebook for help on how to punish her. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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An Ahwatukee mother is appealing to neighbors on Facebook to help teach her daughter a lesson.

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Graco child seat parts recalled

(MGN photo) (MGN photo)
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Parts for a car seat made by a popular brand have been recalled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Do's, don'ts of rainbow fire experiment

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A do-it-yourself science experiment promises an array of colorful flames using household chemicals.

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Father turns in his son after finding stolen weapons, homemade explosives Video included

Tristan Blasius is charged with possession of stolen guns and materials to make homemade explosives after his father turned him in. (Credit: St. Charles Police) Tristan Blasius is charged with possession of stolen guns and materials to make homemade explosives after his father turned him in. (Credit: St. Charles Police)
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A St. Charles County teenager is charged with possession of stolen guns and materials to make homemade explosives after his father turned him in.

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More than 100 needles found on popular walking path near Holyoke school

(photo courtesy Radames Lopez) (photo courtesy Radames Lopez)
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Now to a story you’ll only see on Western Mass News...

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Stray bullet injures 6-year-old girl in Atlanta

Princess Jackson, who's 6 years old, was eating cereal on her bed with her siblings while watching television when a bullet came through the wall, hitting her in the neck and coming out of her back.  (Photo: Princess' mother) Princess Jackson, who's 6 years old, was eating cereal on her bed with her siblings while watching television when a bullet came through the wall, hitting her in the neck and coming out of her back. (Photo: Princess' mother)
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Atlanta police are investigating after a 6-year-old girl was struck by a bullet inside her home.

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'Cash me outside' girl gets talk show, starts national tour

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Entertainment website TMZ reports that the Florida teenager infamous for her comments on a talk show segment is now getting a national tour.

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Eastern Oregon mother shares warning about tick paralysis

(Courtesy: Amanda Lewis) (Courtesy: Amanda Lewis)
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There were some terrifying moments for a family in eastern Oregon when their 3-year-old daughter couldn’t use her legs after she was bitten by a tick. 

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Driver trapped after van ends up in hole nearly 15 feet deep

The driver was trapped inside the van after it went into the deep hole. (KCTV/Nathan Vickers) The driver was trapped inside the van after it went into the deep hole. (KCTV/Nathan Vickers)
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On Saturday, a van ended up in a hole 15 feet deep that had been covered with plywood, trapping the driver inside.

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Teacher with cancer says she will die without insurance Video included

Joyce Hagar is battling cancer. (WSMV) Joyce Hagar is battling cancer. (WSMV)
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A special needs assistant teacher was let go after 17 years on the job. Joyce Hagar said losing her job could end up costing her her life.

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Traffic stop leads to rape charges against Spalding County teacher

Source: Griffin-Spalding County Sheriff's Office Source: Griffin-Spalding County Sheriff's Office
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A former Spalding County teacher is facing several sexual related charges after she was caught with some of her students inside her vehicle when she was pulled over by police.

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Wanted: Man throwing bodily fluid on women at grocery stores in Portland area

Surveillance image of wanted suspect. (Portland Police Bureau) Surveillance image of wanted suspect. (Portland Police Bureau)
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The Portland Police Bureau said there have been two incidents at southwest Portland grocery stores and investigators are working with police in Beaverton and Milwaukie on similar cases.

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Fashion brand launches $425 detachable jeans that turn into shorts

Detachable jeans and garter jeans sold created by Y/Project. (Opening Ceremony) Detachable jeans and garter jeans sold created by Y/Project. (Opening Ceremony)
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Denim creations appear to be getting out of hand.

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Man who said rabbi sexually abused him awarded $15 million Video included

Rabbi Daniel Greer. (New Haven Independent photo) Rabbi Daniel Greer. (New Haven Independent photo)

A federal jury has awarded $15 million to a New Jersey man who accused a prominent Connecticut rabbi of repeatedly raping and molesting him when he was a teenager.

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Police officer resigns after allegedly shoplifting by stuffing meat in his pants Video included

Sgt Matthew Barthelmass. Credit: St. John PD Facebook Sgt Matthew Barthelmass. Credit: St. John PD Facebook
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A St. John police sergeant is off of the force after police arrested him for shoplifting hamburger meat at a Des Peres grocery store.

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VIDEO: Man bludgeons mannequin disguised as a homeless person

Police used a decoy disguised as a homeless man to catch a man attacking it on camera. (LVMPD) Police used a decoy disguised as a homeless man to catch a man attacking it on camera. (LVMPD)
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Newly released surveillance video showed a man bludgeon a decoy disguised as a homeless person.

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Police: Woman poses as employee, steals $11,000 worth of iPhones

(Source: Dunwoody Police Department) (Source: Dunwoody Police Department)
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Police say they're looking for a woman who is accused of posing as an employee and stealing more than $11,000 worth of iPhones from a metro Atlanta Target.

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Poston Butte HS yearbooks printed with inappropriate comments

Parents are upset about what they saw in a high school yearbook in San Tan Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Parents are upset about what they saw in a high school yearbook in San Tan Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The Florence Unified School District is apologizing after hundreds of Poston Butte High School yearbooks went out with inappropriate messages inside 

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Coca-Cola quietly reducing sugar in several beverages

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Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Corporation is quietly reducing the amount of sugar added to some of its popular sodas and added artificial sweeteners to maintain the same taste.

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Officer helps family after girl caught trying to steal $2 shoes for young sister

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Everyone loves a good cop story and we've got a doozy for you. 

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Father charged with murder after allegedly drowning adopted son

Source: DeKalb County Police Source: DeKalb County Police
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A DeKalb County man is charged with murder after police say he drowned his 10 year-old adopted son.

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3 year-old dead after toddler brother hits him in head with toy truck

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A three year-old Troup County boy is dead after he was struck on the head with a toy truck by his 1 year-old brother.

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Police: Upstate woman arrested after egging neighbor's car during parking dispute

Mary McKinney. (Spartanburg PD) Mary McKinney. (Spartanburg PD)
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A Spartanburg woman was arrested on Monday after police say she egged her neighbor’s car over a parking dispute.

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Shriners Hospital shares warning after boy loses foot in lawnmower accident

Dominic after accident (Source: Greenville Shriners Hospital) Dominic after accident (Source: Greenville Shriners Hospital)
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Nearly a decade after a little boy was seriously injured in a lawnmower accident, the Greenville Shriner's Hospital is hoping to keep other children safe.

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