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  • Fifth Graders Suspended for Putting Rat Poison in Teacher’s Coffee

    Fifth Graders Suspended for Putting Rat Poison in Teacher’s Coffee

    (FRESNO, Calif.) — A group of three California elementary school students are facing expulsion for attempting to poison their fifth-grade teacher with rat poison. The students at Balderas Elementary, ages 10 and 11, put rat poison in their teacher’s cup of coffee last December. Before the teacher drank any, the student who put the poison in had a change of heart, knocking over the coffee during class, Fresno Unified School District PIO Susan Bedi told ABC News. At home that day, that student told his parents that he had saved a teacher’s life, leaving out the details, Bedi said. This […]

  • Women Sentenced in Baby Selling Case

    Women Sentenced in Baby Selling Case

    (SAN DIEGO) — A prominent San Diego, Calif., reproductive rights attorney was sentenced to prison Friday for her role in an international baby-selling scheme that fraudulently placed a dozen babies in homes. Theresa Erickson, 43, was sentenced to five months in prison, followed by nine more to be spent in home confinement. She was also fined $70,000. Her two partners in the scheme, Hilary Neiman, 32, a Maryland attorney, and Carla Chambers, 51, of Las Vegas, were given one year sentences. The women will spend five months in prison and the remainder in home confinement. Neiman was sentenced in December. […]

  • Thompson Square’s Shawna Thompson Loses Her Father; Duo Cancels Concert Dates

    Thompson Square’s Shawna Thompson Loses Her Father; Duo Cancels Concert Dates

    Condolences to Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square on the death of her father George Michael “Mickey” Mcilwain Thursday.  He had been ill for a few months, and the duo has canceled its weekend concert appearances on Lady Antebellum‘s Own the Night tour to be with Shawna’s family.  David Nail will fill in.  A message posted at ThompsonSquare.com says, “Please be thinking about and say a prayer for Shawna, Keifer and their family in this difficult and sad time.” Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Taylor Swift Can’t Make Teen’s Prom, but Asks Him to the ACM Awards

    Taylor Swift Can’t Make Teen’s Prom, but Asks Him to the ACM Awards

    What’s better than taking Taylor Swift to your prom?  Having her take you to the Academy of Country Music Awards.  Taylor has finally responded to Kevin McGuire, the 18-year-old New Jersey guy who’s battling leukemia, and whose big sister launched a Facebook page urging the singer to go to prom with her brother.  More than 23,000 people have “liked” the Facebook page so far.   Now, in a posting on her own Facebook page, Taylor writes, “Kevin, I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom.  But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up…would […]

  • Lily Tomlin to Play Reba’s Mother in Sitcom Pilot "Malibu Country"

    Lily Tomlin to Play Reba’s Mother in Sitcom Pilot "Malibu Country"

    Lily Tomlin has signed on to play Reba‘s mother in the ABC comedy pilot Malibu Country.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reba will play a woman who divorces her cheating, rock star husband and moves her mother and three kids from Nashville to Malibu. Reba and company will shoot the Malibu Country pilot in April.  She posted a message on Facebook saying,”Can’t wait! I’m such a huge fan of Lily’s!!! Whoohoooo!!!” Reba starred in the long running sitcom Reba on the WB and then the CW.  Lily Tomlin has appeared on Damages, Will & Grace, The West Wing and Murphy […]

  • Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Perform Marriage Ceremonies

    Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Perform Marriage Ceremonies

    (DALLAS) — Texas Judge Tonya Parker cannot legally marry a woman in her state, so she refuses to perform any marriage ceremonies until there is equality. She finds it “oxymoronic” to perform a ceremony that cannot be performed for her. Parker, an openly gay judge, told a group at a Stonewall Democrats of Dallas meeting Tuesday that when she turns a couple away, she uses it as an opportunity to teach them a lesson about marriage equality. “I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality and until it does, I’m not […]

  • Michael Jackson’s Former Doctor Denied Bail

    Michael Jackson’s Former Doctor Denied Bail

    (LOS ANGELES) — Dr. Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, will have to remain behind bars while he appeals his conviction, a judge said Friday. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor denied the request of Murray’s attorneys to release him on bail while he appeals his four year sentence. Pastor called Murray a flight risk and a danger to society if he ever practiced medicine again, the Associated Press reported. Murray, 59, was not present at the hearing. The former doctor of the King of Pop has been serving his four year sentence […]