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Community leaders speak out following shooting of 9-year-old child

Community leaders speak out following shooting of 9-year-old child

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ST. LOUIS - “Have we gotten so low that we’re shooting our own children?” Reverend Earl Nance, Jr. said. That’s the question the reverend wants answered after a 9-year-old is shot in North City. “It’s alarming because it used to be we protected our young people from situations like that,” he said. “The last thing we want to do is see a child hurt like that but it’s happening too many times!” The reverend points to this latest shooting on North Grand and Montgomery Street as another clear reminder that there needs to be action. St. Louis Police say the 9-year-old child was shot in the buttocks shortly before 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday. We’re told when police arrived they found the child conscious and breathing. Witnesses on scene say they were stunned. “Anybody else could’ve got
Man accused of distributing child pornography

Man accused of distributing child pornography

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A local man is facing charges after police say he distributed child pornography. Police say an officer assigned to the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force received downloads from Jonathon Bratton, 37, containing children engaging in sexual activity. Bratton was charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child. He was arraigned and released. Police say additional charges are possible.
Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

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The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report. Those deaths bring the total number of childrend reported to have died to 84 since October when the current flu season began. Three out of four children who died from the flu had not gotten a flu vaccine, the acting director of the CDC said in a Thursday news conference. “We continue to recommend parents get their children vaccinated even though it’s late in the season,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat. The season may continue for several more weeks, she added. Caused by viruses, flu is a contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death. The vaccine’s performance in chil
A Baby Girl! Step Up Star Drew Sidora Welcomes Second Child with Husband Ralph Pittman

A Baby Girl! Step Up Star Drew Sidora Welcomes Second Child with Husband Ralph Pittman

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Drew Sidora welcomes home her first daughter – and second child with husband Ralph Pittman. The Step Up actress, 32, gave birth to Aniya Grace in Chicago on Wednesday, Feb. 14, PEOPLE confirms. Sidora is already a mom to 2-year-old son Machai with Pittman and 6-year-old son Josiah from a previous relationship. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe_form = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-5d5f36170e695fc93a337a8a8afd535e-5a86613f1e47f'); var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-5d5f36170e695fc93a337a8a8afd535e-5a86613f1e47f'); if ( iframe_form && iframe ) { iframe_form.submit(); if
Haylie Duff Reveals Sex of Second Child: 'The Family Is So Excited for the New Baby'

Haylie Duff Reveals Sex of Second Child: 'The Family Is So Excited for the New Baby'

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Haylie Duff is expecting a girl! PEOPLE confirms the singer, actress and Real Girl’s Kitchen food blogger, 32, will be welcoming her second daughter with fiancé Matt Rosenberg. The couple is already parents to Ryan Ava Erhard, 2½, who was born in March 2015. “Ryan is thrilled!! She really wanted a baby sister,” a source says. “The whole family is so excited for the new baby to arrive.” Haylie, who is the older sister of actress Hilary Duff, announced her pregnancy in January with a cute photo of Ryan pointing at her own belly. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. The parents to be have been together for five years and got engaged in 2012 when the T-shirt entrepreneur popped the que
Mother, small child hurt when car and school bus collide in Florissant

Mother, small child hurt when car and school bus collide in Florissant

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FLORISSANT, Mo. – A mother and her 4-year-old daughter are fighting for their lives following a crash with a Ferguson-Florissant school bus with children onboard. Police said the school bus was turning left from Parker Spur onto New Halls Ferry and a white car was going straight on New Halls Ferry when the crash occurred. “Our investigators…really do a thorough job. They have to shut the road down to investigate in case the worst-case scenario comes out of this, you know, obviously we’re hoping for the best,” said Officer Steve Michael, Florissant Police Department. Both the mother and four-year-old remain in critical condition. “There’s significant damage to both vehicles. There were kids on the school bus. I don’t know how many, but there were so
‘I’m sick:’ man flagged down police to tell them he sexually assaulted a child

‘I’m sick:’ man flagged down police to tell them he sexually assaulted a child

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CLEVELAND - Video from an Ohio police officer's body camera shows a man surrendering to police after he sexually assaulted a child in July. Police say he flagged down an officer with the young child in the backseat of his vehicle. On the video, you can hear the officers saying, "I pulled in here and stopped. He pulled in here and said take me to jail. I did something really bad." You also hear Fry interacting with police. He said, "I'm sick. I'm sick.” An officer then asked, "I understand you're sick. But what'd you do?" Fry, at one point, said, "I hurt her. In a way somebody should never be hurt.” Cuyahoga County prosecutors handled the court case since it began in Cleveland. Prosecutors rarely see someone surrender as Fry did. But they have noticed an increase in sex assault cases leadi
Natalie Portman Reveals Ellen DeGeneres Won a $1,000 Bet for Guessing the Sex of Her Second Child

Natalie Portman Reveals Ellen DeGeneres Won a $1,000 Bet for Guessing the Sex of Her Second Child

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Ellen DeGeneres has a good track record when it comes to guessing details about celebrities’ yet-to-be-born babies – and so was the case with Natalie Portman‘s second pregnancy. It’s been over a year since the Annihilation actress, 36, made her last appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2016, and since then Portman has welcomed another child with husband Benjamin Millepied. Recalling her pregnant body as “enormous” during Wednesday’s episode of the NBC daytime show, the Oscar winner congratulates host Ellen DeGeneres on correctly guessing the gender of daughter Amalia, who was born in February 2017. And DeGeneres had even put money on it. “You wouldn’t tell anybody what the sex was and I guessed. And you really didn’t know,” she reminds Portman, who reveals: “I maybe did but I