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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
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November 16, 1996 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The future is looking brighter for "Baby Doe," the hours-old infant boy found dropped in the parking lot of Lower Bucks Hospital, in Bristol Township. The baby's condition was upgraded yesterday from critical to guarded. Calls continued to pour in from people interested in making the boy part of their family. In the meantime, police continued to search for the baby's mother. They returned to the hospital's emergency room parking lot at 9:30 p.m. Thursday to ask workers and patients whether they had been in the area the night before and had seen anything suspicious.
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October 4, 1996 | by Barbara Laker, Daily News Staff Writer
After almost 24 hours without her, a North Philadelphia mother was reunited with her 7-week-old daughter yesterday after the infant was taken from a health center Wednesday by a teen-ager. Ruth Allen, of Harper Street near 30th, went with her daughter, Shavonna, to the city public health center in Strawberry Mansion, at 29th and Dauphin streets, Wednesday afternoon. She handed her daughter over to a 15-year-old girl who was in the waiting room with her, police said, while she went inside for a medical check.
NEWS
January 12, 2016
A seven-month-old Ventnor girl, who had been hospitalized since last Sunday after being discovered unconscious in her home, died Friday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. On Jan. 3 emergency rescuers responded to a home on the 5700 block of Monmouth Avenue where they found the unresponsive infant. They performed CPR and transported the baby to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center-City Division. She was transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia where she died.
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January 15, 1988 | By JOE O'DOWD, Daily News Staff Writer
A Southwest Philadelphia father was arrested early today after police accused him of punching his 8-month-old daughter and hurling her down a stairway because she was crying. The infant, Patience Barrett, suffered a fractured skull and severe brain hemorrhaging yesterday afternoon at her family's home on 71st Street near Paschall Avenue. She was reported in critical condition today at Children's Hospital, where she was being kept alive on life-support equipment. Her father, Michael Barrett, 23, was to be arraigned later today on charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of a child.
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January 25, 2006 | By Barbara Boyer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An infant found dead Monday afternoon in his East Frankford home was beaten to death and did not drown as initially suspected, authorities said yesterday. Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office, said 3-month-old Marrieon Currie had multiple injuries, but he did not elaborate on the injuries or exact cause of death. Had the child died as a result of drowning, the autopsy report would have specified that, Moran said. The child's mother, Lea Currie, 24, of the 4900 block of Charles Street, was charged with murder Monday night.
NEWS
May 2, 1989 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
A 33-year-old Bensalem man has been charged with assaulting his 10-week-old son in what the Bucks County district attorney called "probably the worst case of child abuse we have ever seen. " The infant was in critical condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia yesterday with multiple fractures, facial cuts and bruises, a torn rectum, a second-degree burn on his left buttock, and brain and retinal hemorrhaging that doctors said might have been caused by violent shaking, said District Attorney Alan M. Rubenstein.
NEWS
August 2, 1986 | By KIT KONOLIGE, Daily News Staff Writer
It's happened before - a child falls out of a window at the Cambridge Apartments high-rise - and Walter Colclough wouldn't be surprised if it happens again. "We have a window that's just about ready to fall on somebody's head," said Colclough, who lives two floors above the ninth-floor apartment in the building at 11th and Poplar streets. It was that ninth-floor window from which 17-month-old Carl McCollum tumbled to his death yesterday morning in what police have classified as an accident.
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November 6, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Collingdale Police are investigating the death of a five-week-old infant girl. The baby's 21-year-old mother called 911 around 11:10 a.m. on Sunday and said she thought the child was dead. Paramedics performed CPR at the family's duplex and transported the infant to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where she was pronounced dead, said Robert Adams, Collingdale chief of police. An autopsy was expected to be completed on Monday, said Adams. "It is an active investigation at this point," said Adams.
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August 16, 2016
Two women were charged Sunday with child endangerment after they left an infant in the backseat of a sweltering car while they shopped at a Bensalem Target. Authorities said the 1-year-old spent about 15 minutes inside the vehicle, where temperatures had reached more than 115 degrees, before an off-duty Philadelphia police officer spotted the child and using a tool managed to pry the door open. He was tending to the child when police arrived at the store on Rockhill Drive about 3:30 p.m. Katia Hernandez, the child's aunt, and Patricia Diaz, the child's grandmother, said they forgot the infant, police said.
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
When the twin girls arrived at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in March, just two months after they were born, both had broken legs. One also had a fractured rib and an injury of the spine - indicative of shaking. Both were malnourished. Some injuries were new, others old. Both girls, Bucks County authorities allege, were hurt at the hands of their mother and father. In court documents filed Sunday, investigators described a pattern of abuse inflicted by a Tullytown couple on their infant daughters - at times so severe that investigators say the injuries could have resulted in death.
NEWS
May 12, 2016
ISSUE | HEALTH Lay babies down to sleep safely I applaud Temple University Hospital for educating new families on how to create a safe sleep environment for their infants by giving them "baby boxes" ("Getting out of bed to sleep," Friday). This is a vital message, as Philadelphia has about 45 sleep-related infant deaths per year, one of the highest rates of any major city in the country. Tragically, most of these deaths are preventable, occurring when the infant is sleeping with another person on an adult bed or couch, or has been placed on its stomach to sleep.
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May 7, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
The mother played with her toddler just a few feet from the stroller holding her 7-week-old infant at the King of Prussia Mall. Cherie Amoore walked by, noticed the family, and stopped to talk. The meeting on March 31, replayed through mall surveillance footage in a courtroom Thursday, appeared friendly at first. But the interaction turned sinister when Amoore took the baby and fled, prosecutors alleged during a preliminary hearing for Amoore on kidnapping and other charges. "She waited for [the mother]
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April 2, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A woman is in custody in the abduction of a baby boy who was taken from the King of Prussia Mall and later found safe after an Amber Alert set off cell phones throughout the region. Her name has not been released yet and no charges have been announced. The infant, Ahsir Simmons, was reunited with his tearful mother more than five hours he was taken from the mall Thursday afternoon. Upper Merion Police Chief Thomas Nolan said the woman befriended the infant's family and spent some time with them in the mall before they went to the food court.
NEWS
March 16, 2016
A minivan with a baby in the backseat was stolen Monday in West Philadelphia, but the infant was found safe a half-hour later, police said. Police said the infant was dropped off on the steps of a home at Penn and Greene streets in the Penn-Knox section of Germantown. The baby appeared to be uninjured but was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for evaluation. The thief provided the information about where he had deposited the baby, police said, but it wasn't immediately clear how he delivered that information.
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January 22, 2016 | BY JOSEPH A. SLOBODZIAN, Staff Writer
DONTE JENKINS WAS 12 when he fathered his first child, 16 for the second, and 18 at the birth of his third, whereupon he married the mother of all three. On Wednesday, the 19-year-old North Philadelphia man was ordered to stand trial on a murder charge in last summer's shaking death of his 4-month-old daughter, Dior. The death happened while Jenkins' wife was at the dentist's. Municipal Judge James DeLeon seemed stunned by Jenkins' personal history. Part of it, he said, was that Jenkins had never been accused of abusing his children until now, despite getting no parenting advice or help from social-service agencies.
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January 22, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Donte Jenkins was 12 when he fathered his first child, 16 for the second, and 18 at the birth of his third, whereupon he married the mother of all three. On Wednesday, the 19-year-old North Philadelphia man was ordered to stand trial on a murder charge in last summer's shaking death of his 4-month-old daughter, Dior. The death happened while Jenkins' wife was at the dentist's. Municipal Court Judge James M. DeLeon seemed stunned by Jenkins' personal history. Part of it, he said, was that Jenkins had never been accused of abusing his children until now, despite getting no parenting advice or help from social service agencies.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
THERE IS a school of thought that love and boxing don't mix, that a fighter needs to remains tough and just a little bit mean to bring his most effective self to the task at hand. Former WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, proud father of a 5-month-old baby girl, clearly doesn't subscribe to that theory. Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) takes on another former world champ, onetime IBF super featherweight titlist Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) Saturday night for the vacant WBC welterweight crown at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the first prime-time main event to be televised by Premier Boxing Champions on Fox. The co-feature pits Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (22-1-1, 16 KOs)
NEWS
January 12, 2016
A seven-month-old Ventnor girl, who had been hospitalized since last Sunday after being discovered unconscious in her home, died Friday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. On Jan. 3 emergency rescuers responded to a home on the 5700 block of Monmouth Avenue where they found the unresponsive infant. They performed CPR and transported the baby to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center-City Division. She was transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia where she died.
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