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St. Louis police to handout candy to build trust with children

St. Louis police to handout candy to build trust with children

Breaking News
ST. LOUIS – The City of St. Louis Police Department will now have officers hand out candy from their patrol cars to the city's youth. Police Chief John Hayden announced the news on Twitter and said it's a good way to build positive relationships between police and young people in the community. The effort got underway on Monday. Chief Hayden wrote in part in the tweet, "it's the little things that often do the most good." Starting tomorrow @SLMPD Officers will begin to distribute candy from their patrol cars to build relationships with youth in our community. It's the little things that often do the most good. — John Hayden (@ChiefJohnHayden) February 18, 2018 There was mixed reaction on social media about the new effort. The St. Louis Ethical Society of Police responded to
Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

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 Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — it will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications, the startup is developing skin patches that release drugs commonly used in seasonal allergies for children. The patches can deliver a variety of drugs. Read More
Fourth Circuit: It's not okay to handcuff school children, but go ahead and do it anyway

Fourth Circuit: It's not okay to handcuff school children, but go ahead and do it anyway

Politics
Two girls got into a fight on the school bus on their way to East Salisbury Elementary School in Salisbury, Maryland. The bus driver suspended them both from the bus for three days, but the school decided more was needed. They called their school resource officer, sheriff’s deputy Rosemary Dolgos, who spoke with both girls. After determining that one girl, A.W., had slight bruising, Dolgos moved on to speak with the second, E.W., about the fight. Because E.W. didn’t seem concerned enough, Dolgos opted to teach the fourth-grader a lesson by handcuffing her. Dolgos told E.W. that she was there to discuss what took place on the bus. But, in Dolgos’s estimation, “E.W. [did not] seem to care.” J.A. 23. E.W. explained, “A.W. stepped on my shoe so I kicked her and started to hit her.” J.A. 23.
As Children Were Dying In Parkland, The White House Was Relieved That The Rob Porter Heat Was Off Them

As Children Were Dying In Parkland, The White House Was Relieved That The Rob Porter Heat Was Off Them

Politics
The White House admits that they used the Parkland school shooting as an excuse to cancel press briefings and a distraction away from the Rob Porter scandal. The Washington Post reported: Press staffers cited the tragedy as a reason to cancel on-camera briefings for the remainder of the week, allowing them to avoid questions about […] The post As Children Were Dying In Parkland, The White House Was Relieved That The Rob Porter Heat Was Off Them appeared first on Politicus USA.
Woman arrested for leaving children alone in burning Troy home

Woman arrested for leaving children alone in burning Troy home

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Troy Police have arrested a mom after a fire broke out at the home where she left her children all alone. Neighbors tell NEWS10 ABC the children are three young girls and they learned about the fire when one of them pounded on their door wearing nothing but a t-shirt. Troy Police say the fire started just after 10:00 a.m. on 4th Avenue. Upon arrival fire crews saw heavy flames in the building. They found three girls, ages 3, 8 and 9, were left alone overnight in the 1st floor apartment. None of them were injured but this led to the arrest of their mother, 27-year-old Charlyce Cherry, who police charged with 3 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. “You stand there, you feel helpless,” said neighbor. Wayne Brant. Wayne Brant wished he cou
Miami holds gun show with free admission for children under 12 just days after Parkland shooting

Miami holds gun show with free admission for children under 12 just days after Parkland shooting

Politics
Just three days after 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, one of the state’s biggest gun-expo organizers is holding a gun convention in Miami — just 46.9 miles away. The Florida Gun show has had their 600-booth convention planned for months, and despite the fact the South Florida community is still reeling from the shooting, the convention will go on. “Yes, the show is still scheduled for this weekend,” organizers confirmed to the Miami New Times. “Enjoy an enormous array of firearms, ammunition, shooting supplies, knives, and so much more!” the Florida Gun Show organizers boast in a promotional video posted on their Facebook page. The group will also host a gun show at Fort Walto
Jeannie Mai Says Not Wanting to Have Children Was a 'Big Main Factor' That Lead to Her Divorce

Jeannie Mai Says Not Wanting to Have Children Was a 'Big Main Factor' That Lead to Her Divorce

Entertainment
Jeannie Mai has opened up about what led to her split from husband Freddy Harteis. Mai, 39, spoke frankly to her fellow The Real co-hosts on Thursday saying her choice to not have children “was definitely one of the big main factors” in their decision to file for divorce. “When we were dating I was always very vocal — because I’ll never lead a man on when I know I don’t want to have children,” Mai said. “So, I was always honest about that. I think we were both so young — it was like 14 years ago — I think he also thought, ‘You know what, we’re so in love I don’t want that either.’ He could have been happy not having children with me.” Despite this, Mai said she couldn’t rest easy knowing he wanted something she couldn’t give him. “When you physically see how a man is with a child, and if t
Works of HeART: Art show and sale to benefit abused children

Works of HeART: Art show and sale to benefit abused children

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Photos courtesy Joe Carlos Photography An art show and sale set for Feb. 23 will support a local nonprofit that works with abused children and their families. The 4th annual Works of HeART Benefit at The American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Drive, will offer guests the opportunity to eat, mingle with artists, and select a piece of art from more than 100 local and international artists to raise funds for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA). “By attending Works of HeART and bidding on art you’ll have fun and benefit a very important cause,” co-chair Hilary Grotewold said. She’s been involved with the fundraiser since the beginning – first as an attendee, then as a volunteer, and as co-chair this year and last. Established in 1987, GCCA champions the needs of sexually and physically abu
NYC’s Immigration Court Erodes Accommodations for Children Without Attorneys

NYC’s Immigration Court Erodes Accommodations for Children Without Attorneys

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Adi TalwarVisitors enter 26 Federal Plaza, the building many immigration hearings take place. After her father abandoned the family and her mother traveled to the U.S. to earn money for her children, Maria struggled. At home in Honduras, gang members tried to coerce her into becoming the “girlfriend” of one their members. So three years ago, Maria fled with her younger brother. The children traveled north through Texas until they reached New York where they reunited with their mother. At 14, Maria — whose name has been changed for this story to protect her identity — joined tens of thousands of other children escaping violence and danger in their native countries. Once inside the U.S., Maria encountered a new challenge: how to persuade immigration court to let her stay in the c