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Conjoined McDonald Twins Photo Update: Mother Of Separated Boys Holds Son After Surgery

International Business Times

After 27 hours of surgery and a week into recovery, Nicole McDonald was finally able to hold her son Jadon for the first time since he was separated from his conjoined twin brother Anias. The boy's mother held him for two hours following the removal of his breathing tube on Friday, ABC 7 Chicago reported. "I looked down at Jadon's angelic face and saw him in a way I'd never seen him before. He whimpered for almost the whole two hours I held him because he had just been extubated, had the area under his scalp washed out and had been weaned from the good pain meds," McDonald wrote in a Facebook post Sunday. McDonald has yet to hold Anias, whose recovery is taking longer than expected.

Father, 25, left baby in unlocked, running car for 90 minutes at gym, LAPD says

Los Angeles Times

A 25-year-old father is accused of leaving his infant daughter in his running car while he went inside a North Hollywood gym for about 90 minutes, the Los Angeles Police Department said Friday. Solomon Allen was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after a passerby found the 8-month-old in a parking structure at the 5300 block of Lankershim Boulevard, which has a 24 Hour Fitness on site, police said. "The car was unlocked; citizens were able to safely remove the infant," Officer Drake Madison said. Madison said the baby was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Police were alerted to the report of an unattended child in a running, parked vehicle at 8:58 a.m.

A French mother was reunited with her missing baby after the Nice attack


A baby boy who went missing during the Thursday night attack in Nice has been safely reunited with his family. In the aftermath of the attack, the mother's friends Yohlaine Ramasitera and Rebecca Boulanger took to Facebook to appeal for help finding the boy, who was separated from his family in the confusion following the attack. "If you see this child: CONTACT ME," reads Ramasitera's post."Blue While the family were out searching for their child, Boulanger and Ramasitera quickly spread the word on social media. Their posts about the missing child were collectively shared hundreds of times across Facebook.

Teen boy accused of killing 13-year-old sister after mother finds body at home, police say

Los Angeles Times

A 14-year-old boy in Rocklin killed his younger sister Tuesday morning and left her body in her bedroom, where it was discovered by their mother, according to local media reports. The 13-year-old girl was found about 10:45 a.m., dead from blunt force trauma to the head, Rocklin Police Capt. Police believe that the boy used a weapon in the attack, but declined to say what it could be. They also have not determined a motive, Milka said. Local media outlets reported the boy was the girl's brother.

Jury convicts father of drowning his baby daughter in Pasadena

Los Angeles Times

More than four years after the tiny, lifeless body of Mo'Nayjah Jackson was found in a Pasadena apartment, jurors on Wednesday convicted the infant's killer: her father. Marquise Jackson, 26, was found guilty of first-degree murder and child abuse by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury. During the trial, jurors heard evidence that Jackson drowned the 1-year-old baby at the apartment belonging to the child's mother, located in the 100 block of West Del Mar Boulevard in Pasadena. At the time of the May 20, 2011, slaying, the mother was at work, prosecutors said. A swarm of police and paramedics had responded to the apartment after a 911 caller reported that a child was not breathing.