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Mother drops children off at fire station saying she doesn't want them

Published: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 @ 7:43 AM
Updated: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 @ 1:59 PM

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Houston's Child Protective Services were called in after a mother said she didn't want her two children anymore and dropped them off at a fire station. 

The children are 9 months and 2 years old, the Houston Fire Department said in a press release.

>> UPDATE: Woman accused of leaving children at fire station claims allegations are 'made up'

Firefighters said the mother told them that she got into a fight with the father of one of the boys. He told her he didn't want them, KTRK reported.

Firefighers called police and CPS as they tried to comfort the children left behind by the woman who has not yet been identified.

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"You take any child out of a mother's arms or grasp and they're going to lose it. That's why they did. So in true firefighter form, we found some teddy bears in the fire station to make it as easy as possible considering the situation," Kenyatta Parker told KTRK.

They also gave the children snacks and water.

"It was a traumatic experience for the kids." Two little boys, abandoned by their mom at a Houston fire station. Firefighters stepped up to help comfort the kids as much as they could--with some teddy bears they found.FULL STORY -->

Posted by ABC 13 Houston on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The children are too old to be considered for Texas' Safe Haven law. Under the law, parents are permitted to drop off a baby 2 months old and younger without legal penalties.

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The mother was not charged and it is unclear if she will face charges. 

The two boys are in CPS custody as authorities try to find other relatives, KTRK reported.

A custody hearing was underway Tuesday afternoon.

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Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 9:18 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 11:23 AM

Miami Bridge Collapse: At Least Six Dead

A recently installed pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University with the City of Sweetwater collapsed Thursday, killing six people, the Miami-Dade Police Department said Friday morning.


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Man steals Jeep from dealership during test drive, police say

Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 9:17 PM

Police: Man Steals Jeep from Dealership During Test Drive

Authorities are looking for a man who stole a Jeep on Thursday from a dealership during a test drive, police said. 

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The suspect walked into Philly Auto dealership around 7 p.m. and expressed interest in a red Jeep Cherokee on the lot, according to WPVI

The man and a salesman went on a test drive. During the drive, the man started driving erratically and the salesman asked him to pull over, according to WPVI. The salesman started to switch seats with the man when the thief pulled out a gun and drove off, leaving the salesman on the side of the road. 

No shots were fired and there were no injuries. The man has not been seen since the incident.

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Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:44 AM

Continuing to attack the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and any links to his campaign, President Donald Trump on Sunday went on Twitter to attack the veracity of former top officials of the FBI, accusing them of lying, and making up information to use against him in the Special Counsel’s investigation.

As he attacked former FBI Director James Comey, and recently fired top FBI official Andrew McCabe, Mr. Trump appeared to be watching television on Sunday morning, citing one of his favorite Fox News programs, Fox and Friends.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath,” the President tweeted at one point, moving on to take more jabs at McCabe, who was fired on Friday.

“I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at later date,” the President wrote. “Can we call them the fake memos?”

On Twitter in recent days, Mr. Trump has again focused his ire on the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, once more making the argument that the FBI went easy on Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, and showed bias on the Trump-Russia probe.

“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” the President tweeted, ending with a familiar line: “WITCH HUNT!”

Mueller’s probe has already netted a series of guilty pleas from people who worked for the President’s campaign, with two specifically pleading guilty to lying about contacts involving Russia.

As the President used Twitter as his bully pulpit, one of the President’s lawyers also stirred the pot by saying it was time to end the Mueller investigation, which many in Washington believe is far from being complete.

Democrats in Congress again warned the President not to try to end that probe.

“What, Mr. President, are you hiding from the American people?” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA).

“Thou doth protest too much, methinks,” said Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).

“This shows how scared the Trump Administration is about what Mueller will find,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). “This investigation must continue.”

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Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 8:05 AM

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Do you live in Pennsylvania? You might be $457 million richer.

According to the Powerball lottery, a single ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all five numbers and the Powerball to win Saturday's massive jackpot, a $273.9 million cash value. 

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The winning numbers were 22-57-59-60-66 with Powerball 7.

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