Purported father told police he was ill the day toddler walked outside with a handgun

CNN — The alleged father of a toddler seen in the entrance of an Indiana apartment complex waving a handgun said he was sick and unaware the boy had left the residence. Shane Osborne “explained he had been sick all day and didn’t know (the toddler had) left the apartment,” an officer said in a … Read more

Indiana man arrested after toddler shown on live TV with handgun

CNN — A man has been arrested in Beech Grove, Indiana, after livestreamed video of a toddler, believed to be the man’s son, waving and pulling the trigger on a gun fist. The video was released by the Reelz series “On Patrol: Live,” during the TV show’s live broadcast on Saturday, Jan. 14, according to … Read more

Nurses strike: Mount Sinai NICU mom stays by her son’s side in hospital after his primary nurses leave to strike

New York CNN — Lora Ribas has not left her son’s bedside for four days. Her one-year-old baby, Logan, has been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) since birth. For three and a half months, he has been cared for by Mount Sinai Hospital where thousands of nurses are currently on strike. Logan was … Read more

Connecticut police find man charged with killing his 11-month-old daughter

CNN — A fugitive accused of the “heinous” murder of his 11-month-old daughter last month was found and arrested on Friday, Connecticut police said. In November, authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Christopher Francisquini, 31, charging him with murder under special circumstances and risk of harm to a minor after the dismembered remains of his … Read more

Texas woman almost dies because she couldn’t get an abortion

CNN — Another woman offered the harrowing details of how the Supreme Court’s decision four months ago to overturn Roe v. Wade put his life in danger. CNN told the stories of several women — including one from Houston, one from central Texas and one from Cleveland — and what they had to do to … Read more

Rate of babies born preterm in US climbs to 10.5%, March of Dimes report says

CNN — The rate of premature births in the United States is on the rise, according to March of Dimes, a nonprofit child and maternal health organization. On Tuesday, the organization released its annual “checkup” on maternal and child health, which involves a newly updated counting system. Taking an in-depth look at premature births, the … Read more

RSV in children: Symptoms, treatment and what parents should know

CNN — In September an 8 month old baby walked into Dr. Juanita Mora’s office in Chicago with an infection the doctor didn’t expect to see for two months: RSV. Like his peers across the country, the allergist and immunologist treated the little ones with the cold-like virus long before the season started. “We are … Read more

Georgia authorities and FBI believe they will find a missing toddler’s remains in a landfill

CNN — Dozens of law enforcement personnel search a large landfill in Chatham County, Georgia, where authorities believe they will find the remains of 20-month-old Quinton Simon, who has been missing for about two weeks. “We, along with our law enforcement partners, are entering this process with a heavy heart,” said Will Clarke, senior resident … Read more

Flu ‘gathering speed’ across US as health officials prepare for potentially rough season

CNN — US health officials are growing increasingly concerned about this year’s flu season – and are already seeing signs of the virus spreading. As the 2022-2023 flu season begins, a California high school is dealing with a “high number of absences” among students due to possible cases of the flu. Influenza activity in the … Read more

Search underway for toddler who disappeared from his home in Savannah, Georgia

CNN — Authorities are scrambling to locate a toddler who was last seen Wednesday morning at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to Facebook posts from the Chatham County Police Department. Police said they were working 18-20 hour days in the hope of finding 20-month-old Quinton Simon alive. The FBI is also participating in the … Read more