April 28, 2016 |
Authorities are investigating the death on Monday of a 2-year-old Bucks County girl who was flown to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with serious injuries the night before. Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Tuesday that the child, Athena Wolfe, of Falls Township, had been taken to a local hospital on Sunday "in very bad shape" with "respiratory distress" and suspected bleeding of the brain. She was flown by helicopter to CHOP, where doctors tried to save her. But the toddler was pronounced dead at 6:57 a.m. Monday, he said.
April 24, 2016
A 20-month-old boy was in stable condition after being struck by a hit-and-run van Friday evening in South Philadelphia, police said. Just before 6:15 p.m., the toddler darted out into the roadway of the 1500 block of Ritner Street and was hit by a green work van with New Jersey tags, police said. The boy was taken by medics to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The van was last seen heading west on Ritner from 18th Street, police said. - Robert Moran
February 3, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Lately, my toddler son has shown a very strong preference for my husband. This affects everything from our morning routine (he wants Dada to get him dressed) to meals (he wants to play with my husband, not me, so I am always stuck cooking, lest we endure an hour-long temper tantrum) to playtime. If I do try to spend time with my son while my husband is around, my son immediately starts crying for my husband. This is (I hope) a normal part of child development, but it is still hard on me. I miss spending one-on-one time with my son, and it seems the only way this can happen is when my husband is not there.
January 23, 2016 |
A Burlington County man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison in the 2013 beating death of a 1-year-old child. Steven Donaldson, 32, of Shamong, must serve at least 17 years before he will be eligible for parole, county Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said. Donaldson was convicted in November of killing Claudia Nunes while caring for her in the Cinnaminson Township home of his girlfriend on Feb. 12, 2013. His girlfriend, who was serving as the girl's foster mother, was at work at the time.
January 15, 2016
SCUM IS the mild word for the front of the Daily News. I live in New Jersey right near Haddon Township. I knew David Creato killed his son Brendan when it was first reported. But to find out that his 17-year-old girlfriend didn't like kids - so-o-o-o-o he kills his son for her? Just tell the mother he doesn't want to bother with his son anymore, but he didn't have to kill him. That romance wouldn't have lasted, and he would be back with his son again. Now the girlfriend can find another boyfriend, because Creato ain't never gonna see the light of day again!
January 8, 2016 |
The parents of a Washington state toddler who died after being pinned beneath a toppled Ikea dresser have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the furniture giant, claiming Ikea sold the dresser despite knowing it was unstable. Filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, the lawsuit by the parents of 2-year-old Camden Ellis of Bothell is the second in less than a year against Ikea stemming from a fatal tip-over of a Malm dresser. A similar suit was filed by the mother of Curren Collas, a West Chester 2-year-old, who died in February 2014 when a dresser tipped onto him. Ikea cited the deaths of both boys when the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission in July jointly announced a "repair program" involving 27 million dressers.
December 6, 2015 |
For nearly two months, since a 3-year-old boy's body was found in the woods in Haddon Township - without a word from authorities on how he died or got there - John Potter has tried to keep his 10-year-old daughter indoors. "Nobody goes out of the house now," said Potter, 51, who has lived for 16 years in the Westmont neighborhood. "It's permanent. Life has changed in the neighborhood. " The uneasy feelings among residents - and the rumors - have only grown since Oct. 13, when a K-9 unit led police to Brendan Link Creato's body in the woods near South Park Drive and Cooper Street around 9 a.m. That was three hours after his father had reported him missing from their apartment a half-mile away.
October 23, 2015 |
ONE MOMENT, 2-year-old David Alicea Jr. was by his mom's side as she was putting his sweater in the car before they were to get in and go out to eat. The next moment, the toddler rushed out into the street. "Do not cross the street," the mom, Josephine Rivera, 20, testified yesterday that she told her son. Rivera said she saw a white Infiniti moving fast down her block, on Mascher Street near Lehigh Avenue, in Fairhill. "I [moved] so the car could hit me, not him," Rivera testified forlornly of her only child.
October 22, 2015 |
THE FAMILY of the toddler found wandering in LOVE Park last week will have to wait a little longer to be permanently reunited with the boy. A Family Court judge continued the case of little Jeremiyah and his 4-year-old sister, Malaysia, until Oct. 29. In the meantime, their parents, Michael Jones and Angelique Roland, will be granted visitation rights twice a week in two-hour stints. "The court in these cases, in general, has a tendency to err on the side of caution," said Brian Jenkins, the executive director of Chosen 300, a Christian ministry that helped raise $12,000 for the family.
October 15, 2015 |
The automated call from Haddon Township police to residents Tuesday morning was ominous: A 3-year-old boy had disappeared from his home, still in pajamas, and authorities needed help finding him. The alert caused residents to search backyards, porches, cars, even inside large plastic Halloween pumpkins. "We all started looking, but instantly had that bad feeling from the beginning," said Brian Hueber, 44, a father of two boys who searched his garage, "because it doesn't make sense.