February 14, 2014 |
YESTERDAY MORNING was a mixed bag of emotions for Bernadette Lamberto. She sat in a courtroom in the Criminal Justice Center, surrounded by friends and family, as the teen who she says accidentally killed her son faced a judge. A teen whom she forgives, and for whom she holds no malice. "It doesn't matter if people don't understand my mourning process," she said yesterday. "This is how I'm going to get through this, and that's all that matters. " Hector Echevarria, 18, waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and now faces a formal arraignment March 5 on charges of third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and related offenses in the death of William Hopkins, his best friend, on Jan. 21. Echevarria told the Daily News that he was showing Hopkins a shotgun belonging to his brother when it accidentally discharged, hitting Hopkins once in the chest.
December 17, 2013 |
One of the stars of MTV's Teen Mom 2 has been arrested in South Carolina and charged with breaching the peace. Jail records show 21-year-old Jenelle Lauren Evans was booked into the Horry County jail just after 5 p.m. Saturday. She was released an hour later. Police say they were called Saturday afternoon about a man and woman yelling outside a North Myrtle Beach home. Evans' boyfriend told police she locked him out. He agreed to go for a walk and cool off, so officers left.
October 2, 2013 |
JOANNA OTERO-CRUZ was 16 years old when she got pregnant with her daughter Raychal. She still remembers the judgmental stares. No one had to say a word for her to know what they were thinking: Another baby with a baby. Another disgraceful example of youthful irresponsibility. Another drain on taxpayers. What did it matter to them that Cruz, now the executive director of Concilio, the oldest Latino social-service organization in the city, was raising her daughter with the baby's father?
September 25, 2013 |
KAILYN LOWRY, star of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom 2," and Javi Marroquin tied the knot at Camden's Adventure Aquarium this past weekend. Lowry, 21, Instagrammed a pic of herself and Marroquin after swimming with the sharks before their ceremony. Lowry, who hails from Whitehall Township, and Marroquin got engaged last year and are expecting their first child together. Lowry walked down the aisle with her three-year-old son, Isaac , from a previous relationship with Jo Rivera . The couple had their first dance to Christina Perri 's "A Thousand Years.
February 8, 2013
DEAR ABBY: Thank you for the compassion you showed "Wants to Be a Mom," the 15-year-old girl considering motherhood with her almost-18-year-old boyfriend. Losing her dad at an early age and having a mother who prefers drugs over her daughter must have made this young lady feel very unwanted. I understand why she might think a baby would give her the love she's missing. I applaud you for not judging her, but instead kindly helping her to understand the consequences of her potential actions.
January 12, 2012 |
THERE'S ALWAYS been bad behavior on television, but the advent of "reality" TV has really lowered the bar. Nonscripted shows used to strive to bring the best and the brightest into our living rooms, but they now bring the worst and the dumbest. Jennelle Evans , the North Carolina woman from MTV's "Teen Mom 2," has been charged with making harassing phone calls and communicating threats - just another day at the office if Jennelle had a job. She was released on $1,000 bond shortly after her arrest Tuesday.
January 6, 2012
DEAR READERS: Yesterday I printed a letter from an adult in response to a letter from "Emotionally Abused in California," the 15-year-old who felt her mother was treating her unfairly. Today we'll hear from teenage readers: DEAR ABBY: I'm a 14-year-old girl. My mom showed me the letter from "Emotionally Abused" and I almost died! Her mom sounds just like mine. I am not allowed to wear clothing that shows too much skin or get into a car with a teenage boy. I don't have cable TV. I have to do my own laundry, clean my room, cook dinner and hem my own jeans.
July 14, 2011 |
NEW YORK - People tend to stare at 19-year-old Maci Bookout. "If I go grocery shopping or something it's not that bad, but on the weekends that Bentley's dad has him and me and my friends go out . . . to a club or something, I can tell that people are like watching to see how I'm going to act or what I'm going to do," said Bookout, of Chattanooga, Tenn., mother of a 2-year-old named Bentley and one of the stars of MTV's "Teen Mom," a reality show...
July 14, 2011 |
NEW YORK - People tend to stare at 19-year-old Maci Bookout. "If I go grocery shopping or something it's not that bad, but on the weekends that Bentley's dad has him, and me and my friends go out ... to a club or something I can tell that people are like watching to see how I'm going to act or what I'm going to do," says Bookout, of Chattanooga, Tenn., mother of 2-year-old Bentley and a star of MTV's Teen Mom , a reality show about kids with...
October 4, 2010 |
A 19-year-old woman and two daughters - one eight months old, the other 3 years old - died in a morning fire in Delaware City, New Castle County. Shortly before 6 a.m., firefighters rushed to the 100 block of Clinton Street, where heavy flames were coming from the rear of an end rowhouse, according to Dave Carpenter Jr., spokesman for the Delaware City Fire Co. Firefighters managed to get to the third floor and remove the mother and girls. Their hearts had stopped so attempts to resuscitate were begun and continued as the three were rushed to Christiana Hospital, but their lives could not be saved, said Richard Crett, assistant chief with New Castle County paramedics.