An 8-year-old Michigan boy described as "special needs" by his stepfather is now facing two felony counts after an altercation with police in Allegan County, during which he broke a camera and caused other damage.
His stepfather, Robert Bluhm, has argued that he doesn't believe the boy should be facing any charges because he has special needs.
"I don't even think he did anything wrong in this case," said Bluhm. "He's special need[s]." more >>
A group of New Jersey churches held a Stations of the Cross procession with each stop being put at a scene of a violent crime.
Last week, the churches held the processional with about 80 people participating in Jersey City on Good Friday.
Grace Church Rector the Rev. Laurie Wurm told The Christian Post that a major reason for the procession was the parallel drawn between the condition of the streets of Jersey City and the passion of Good Friday. more >>
A popular Gospel song titled "Every Praise" written by Hezekiah Walker recently became a weapon for a kidnapped 10-year-old boy who refused to stop singing it until his kidnapper was forced to let him go unharmed.
Police told 11 Alive that earlier this month young Willie Myrick, who was 9-years-old at the time, was kidnapped from his driveway in southwest Atlanta, Ga. He then reportedly dropped little Willie off unharmed in East Point after driving him around for three hours.
"He opened the door and threw me out," said Willie of his ordeal. "He told me not to tell anyone." more >>
In a rare and powerful act of forgiveness, an Iranian mother and her husband forgave the man who killed their 18-year-old son during a street brawl seven years ago, then spared his life just moments before he was to be publicly executed for his crime.
Photographs taken by Arash Khamooshi of the Iranian Students' News Agency captured the emotional moments when the parents of Abdollah Hosseinzadeh forgave Balal Abdullah, who is now in his 20s according to The Guardian.
The victim's parents were supposed to push a chair on which Balal stood with a noose hanging around his neck to effect qisas, the sharia law of retribution. more >>
A construction worker from North Charleston, S.C., is jobless and saddled with a $525 federal citation for mistakenly taking a $0.89 soda refill he thought was free at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston.
The construction worker, Christopher Lewis, told WISTV that that the Wednesday incident was an honest mistake for which he tried to make amends by offering to pay the $0.89 for the soda refill when he was confronted by the Federal Police Force.
"Every time I look at the ticket, it's unbelievable to me," Lewis, told WISTV. "I can't fathom the fact that I made a $0.89 mistake that cost me $525." more >>
Lewis G. Clinton Jr., the CFO of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his own church, the powerful and prestigious Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, Calif.
The revelation has shocked both his church and professional family who learned that he bilked money meant for the poor to pay personal expenses, including golf club memberships, a luxury car, his mortgage and private school for his children, according to CBS San Francisco.
"Extreme surprise," said AC Transit's board president Greg Harper. "Never has there been any thought from any board member or any staff member that he might not be completely ethical." more >>