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Lemonade Ladies Poetry Night…betrayed
Rhonda Julian was a beautiful teenage girl. She loved writing poetry, but her mother wanted her to be on stage, so she could say, “Look at what a beautiful daughter, I have.” Her mom could take the credit...
Man arraigned in death of 9-year-old found in dumpster
Jerrod Metsker, 24 of Smithville, OH has been been arraigned on aggravated murder charges Monday in the death of Reann Murphy, 9, also from Smithville.Bond was set at $1 million and Metsker was assigned a public defender.Reann was...
New resource for domestic violence victims
There is now a critical piece of the safety planning puzzle available to people who are trying to escape domestic violence with limited resources. A new website www.domesticshelters.org offers a listing of help available in your area...
Dealing with a victim of past abuse
Many of us have been the victim of major traumatic events or abuse in our lives. It's difficult for people who've not experienced this devastating way of life to relate to a victim. They don'...
Heather Mack cries 'racism' over KFC in jail
Heather Mack, the pregnant teen accused of killing her mother and stuffing her body in a suitcase, has made numerous allegations against the jail where she's currently being held. This Monday night report confirms that the 19-year...
Abusive handling
Most of us think of poor conditions, starving and/or hitting or causing pain and punishment as abuse. But the little things we do can make a lasting effect too.I'm a people watcher. I love watching people...
When the Narcissist is married to his Son
Dating men in your 40s and 50s is not only complicated by the so-called baggage they bring from previous relationships, but can also be complicated by a Disney land fatherhood situation when the man's kids are still...
Provocation Does Not Equal Abuse
Recently there has been a media frenzy regarding Ray Rice’s allegations of abuse, his two game suspension and the infamous comments by Stephen A. Smith concerning the element of provocation.In my opinion, here is where the concern...
Defining alcoholism
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 88,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States. This makes alcohol use the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in...
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