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May 10, 2012 | By Lini S. Kadaba, For The Inquirer
The juggling act known as the Working Mom is hard enough for most of us. When you have a curious, energetic toddler, it's a challenge. When you have to wake up at 3:30 a.m. for work — an hour when you should be enjoying REM sleep — it starts to get a bit crazy. And when that job is cohost of Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia, a job under klieg lights that demands smart lifestyle reports, and perkiness, witty banter, and perkiness, and every strand of hair just so (did we mention perkiness?
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September 22, 2013 | By Dr. Daniel Taylor, For The Inquirer
'Always listen closely to mothers," wise pediatricians tell their less-experienced colleagues. I didn't follow that dictum recently when my patient's mother came into our office with a concern that her 1-year-old daughter's head was leaning more to the left side. I quickly reviewed her chart, finding no significant past medical history. The mother first noticed her daughter's head tilting to the left when she started walking about a month ago. It didn't occur all the time, the mother said, but just over the previous week, it had become worse.
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June 15, 1995 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
Landon Rogge, 3, of Freehold, N.J., displays a small, 13-star American Flag at Betsy Ross' home in Philadelphia as a show of spirit yesterday on Flag Day. He was among several hundred people who helped celebrate the 218-year history of the American Flag, which legend says was created by Ross from a design by George Washington.
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July 5, 1987 | By Lillian Micko, Special to The Inquirer
A day-long carnival to benefit a former Laurel Springs girl who needs a liver transplant was announced at Borough Council's work session last week. Councilman Joseph D. DiDonato said at Monday session that the event for 18-month-old Sherri Warner would be held Saturday, Oct. 3, under the sponsorship of Laurel Springs civic groups. He said the estimated cost of the liver transplant was $400,000. Mayor Jack Hagen added that family members were contributing toward the $200 weekly bill for the child's medication.
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October 17, 1987 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
To loud cheers and whistles from rescue workers, 18-month-old Jessica McClure was pulled alive and conscious last night from 22 feet down in the dry well that had held her captive for 58 hours. She was rushed to Midland Memorial Hospital, where she was in stable condition last night. At a news conference at the hospital, local paramedic Bill Queen said that Jessica's right foot, which had been immobilized in the narrow crevice, "has had a lack of blood" and that gangrene was possible.
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September 26, 2007 | By Barbara Boyer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities said yesterday that there is a person of interest who they believe shot a toddler and a 31-year-old man he had been arguing with at an Overbrook playground on Monday. Late yesterday afternoon, detectives continued to interview witnesses and hoped to issue a warrant soon for the gunman, said Lt. Frank Vanore of the Public Affairs Unit. Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said last night that no charges were expected overnight and that the investigation was continuing.
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October 22, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The remorseful father told police he beat and shook his 3-year-old son to death on Oct. 11 to teach him a lesson. "I was trying to teach him not to lie," said Reginald Taylor, 34, in a statement to Homicide Detective Dennis Graeber, read yesterday during a preliminary hearing. "I knew how it was when I grew up, and I didn't want Steve to be like me," Taylor told Graeber. "I used to lie all the time. I was trying to instill in him my trust. That's basically why I beat him, so he could come to me and tell me the truth without being beaten.
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March 5, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOUISVILLE, KY. - An Indiana toddler, found in a field after violent tornadoes hit the area, died yesterday after being taken off life-support, ending a hopeful tale for survivors in the Midwest and South picking through the storms' devastation. Angel Babcock, a 15-month-old old from New Pekin, Ind., was found after her family's mobile home was destroyed in Friday's storms. Her father, mother and two siblings also were killed. When Angel arrived at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville Friday night, she was opening her eyes - a hopeful sign, chief nursing officer Cis Gruebbel said.
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July 6, 2011 | By PHILLIP LUCAS, lucasp@phillynews.com 215-854-5914
When shots rang out on Ann Street near Amber, in Kensington, yesterday afternoon, some neighbors thought that they were hearing fireworks. But when they heard a helicopter and saw police vans swarm the corner, they knew it was something worse. The shooting left three people hospitalized - including a 2-year-old girl, who was hit in the right arm by a stay bullet while she splashed in a backyard pool. Neighbors said that a white car stopped on Amber Street about 5:55 p.m., and three men got out and began shooting down the street toward the victims.
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March 31, 1996 | By Suzette Parmley and Karen E. Quinones Miller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
An 18-month-old boy died in a fire that gutted a West Philadelphia rowhouse yesterday, and a 64-year-old woman was injured. A Fire Department official said the fire began in a second-floor bedroom in a two-story rowhouse in the 5700 block of Springfield Avenue. The city Medical Examiner's Office said the toddler died from severe smoke inhalation. The woman was being treated last night at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for smoke inhalation. Officials withheld their names, pending notification of relatives.
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July 28, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Faye Corman was leading the little boy with the deep brown eyes across the train platform when all of a sudden he stopped, planted his feet, and refused to move. "Come on, Jon Paul," she urged him. No luck. She and her husband had adopted the 3-year-old from China a few months before, and communication was still tricky. There was the language barrier, sure, but also the boy was blind - and always had been, as far as anyone knew. He'd just had a second surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, but the doctors did not hold out much hope that he would see. Suddenly, Jon Paul leaned forward, almost as though he were looking at something - looking?
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May 2, 2014 | BY DANA DIFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
POLICE ARRESTED a Kingsessing man on assault charges Wednesday night after he allegedly beat and burned his girlfriend's 3-year-old son. Matthew Montgomery, 27, of Conestoga Street near Woodland Avenue, was watching the toddler while his girlfriend was at work when the injuries occurred shortly after 7 p.m., said Officer Leeloni Palmiero, a police spokeswoman. Paramedics rushed the boy to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where doctors found that he had severe burns to his face, shoulder and back, swollen hands and legs, multiple bruises around his body and a concussion, Palmiero said.
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April 19, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The mother of a 2-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old sister with a gun found under their mother's bed turned herself in to police Thursday. Tiffany Goldwire, 31, of West Philadelphia, was being charged with involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of children, and weapons offenses, police said. Goldwire's daughter, Jamara Stevens, died April 5 after she and her siblings found a cocked and loaded .357-caliber revolver in Goldwire's bedroom.
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April 3, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
JOSEPH ZYSK was taken to jail in handcuffs yesterday upon being convicted by a Philadelphia jury of involuntary manslaughter for the fatal beating of his ex-girlfriend's 3-year-old son in 2011. But that wasn't enough for the family of Jason Larkin Jr., who died of blunt-force trauma and internal bleeding after suffering body punches from Zysk in the Roxborough home he shared with the boy's mother. A third-degree murder conviction could've kept Zysk, 30, in state prison for 20 to 40 years.
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March 29, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The question of whether Joseph Zysk beat his girlfriend's crying 3-year-old son to death out of malice or during a sleep-deprived moment of lost control is in the hands of a Philadelphia jury. The jury's answer, third-degree murder or involuntary manslaughter, could mean a decade's difference in prison time for the Roxborough man. The Common Pleas Court jury of seven women and five men got the case late Thursday after a long day in which Zysk testified, defense and prosecution lawyers made their closing arguments, and Judge Linda Carpenter instructed jurors in the law. The jury resumes its review of the case Friday.
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December 20, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A West Philadelphia woman was sentenced Wednesday to 281/2 to 57 years in prison for the brutal beating death of her 3-year-old godson. Common Pleas Court Judge Barbara McDermott imposed the sentence on Nadera Batson, 25, who severely beat the boy daily and burned him with hot liquid and a blowtorch over three months in 2011. In August, a jury found Batson guilty of third-degree murder in the death of the boy, Jaquinn Brewton, and also convicted her of conspiracy to commit murder and endangering the welfare of a child.
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December 18, 2013 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A TODDLER WHO was critically injured after falling from a Frankford apartment has died of his injuries, police said. The 3-year-old boy fell from an open window of an apartment on Foulkrod Street near Frankford Avenue about 6 p.m. Sunday. He was revived at the scene and taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He was pronounced dead sometime late Sunday, according to Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. Investigators said the toddler fell 24 feet, from the third floor.
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September 22, 2013 | By Dr. Daniel Taylor, For The Inquirer
'Always listen closely to mothers," wise pediatricians tell their less-experienced colleagues. I didn't follow that dictum recently when my patient's mother came into our office with a concern that her 1-year-old daughter's head was leaning more to the left side. I quickly reviewed her chart, finding no significant past medical history. The mother first noticed her daughter's head tilting to the left when she started walking about a month ago. It didn't occur all the time, the mother said, but just over the previous week, it had become worse.
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August 9, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE MONTH before Jaquinn Brewton died, his left foot was too swollen to fit into a shoe, he had a mark on his arm and his bushy hair was a sight, police officer Teresa Sanchious told a jury yesterday. After the officer spotted the boy and Nadera Batson, his godmother, in a drugstore parking lot, the woman was "evasive" when she asked about the boy's foot, Sanchious said. She took Batson's name and phone number, told her where to get Jaquinn a free haircut and later called the Department of Human Services.
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