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May 2015 Archives

Footage Shows Woman Abusing Daycare Children

Christina Williamson was running her own daycare out of her home in Pleasant Hill, Iowa when a video showing abusive behavior was given to police. The Des Moines Register reported that the 28 year old woman had not gone through the proper certification process to have a daycare. At the time the video was recorded, there were at least 3 children at her house, and one was an infant. The images show that Williamson was participating in "child endangerment causing serious injury and substantial risk and willful injury causing bodily injury." She was taken to the Polk County Jail on these charges last Wednesday. 

Actress Granted Custody of Two Children

Newsday reported on May 25, that actress Kelly Rutherford has recently found out that California ruled she will be able to regain custody of children she had with her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch. Giersch lives in Monaco with the 5 and 8 year-old since August of 2012. The father lost his visa earlier that year during a criminal investigation, and the children were ordered to live with him abroad since he couldn't travel to the United States. According to the Los Angeles Superior Court, Monaco has no jurisdiction in this matter. Rutherford hopes that Monaco officials realize this is the right thing to do and sends the children home to her. The mother is excited not only for the children to be back with her, but in their home country also. 

Alabama Minister Attempts to Marry Same-Sex Couple

According to news from, a minister in Alabama attempted to marry a same-sex couple in Prattville. Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Alabama, which led Anne Susan DiPrizio to plead guilty to charges from the event on February 10th of this year. She was charged with "misdemeanor disorderly conduct" last Monday.

Phenix City Couple is Arrested for Child Neglect

A couple from Alabama was put in jail last week, after not allowing their foster children to get out of the hot sun, back into their hotel room. The couple took their two foster children, ages 2 and 5, on a vacation with them to Daytona Beach Shores and were staying at a Hawaiin Inn. Several people in the hotel became concerned when it appeared that the children were sunburned, and were desperately trying to go back inside to get out of the sun and heat.

Texas Continues to Fight Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, the Washington Post reported that Republican legislators in Texas are trying to pass a measure that would prevent same-sex couples from obtaining marriage licenses. This push is in response to the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling next month which could declare same-sex marriage legal.

Walking for Divorce Reform

A local California man is walking for a cause, but it's not for cancer awareness or a highly publicized political issue. Patrick Glynn wants to change divorce reform in the state of California, as told in the Daily Republic.

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