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Stepmom of boy found in basement arrested

Stepmom of boy found in basement arrested

11 days after 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell vanished from his father's Detroit, Michigan home, he was found--in the basement of that very home!  And his stepmother was just arrested on an unrelated probation violation.According to CNN affiliate WXYZ, Charlie was last seen by his stepmom.  Once she realized Charlie was missing, she notified the boy's father, who then called 911 to report him missing.  WXYZ reports that the boy's father, Charlie Bothuell Sr., told police his son was working out, stopped for a bathroom break and never came back.  Over the weekend, Bothuell went door-to-door in neighborhoods around Detroit, hoping someone saw his son.

The FBI and police searched the family's home and neighborhood, as well as computers in the family home, but found no trace of Charlie.  Then, a mysterious tip on Wednesday led cops to his father's basement, where they found the boy hiding behind boxes, a dresser, and a large, heavy barrel, wearing the same clothes he was last seen in, with a supply of food and soda.

Is dad in hot car death telling the truth?

Is dad in hot car death telling the truth?

Controversy erupts in the death investigation of Cooper Harris, the 22-month-old who was found dead in his car seat last week.

Cooper's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris said he forgot to drop his toddler off at day care, accidentally leaving the boy in the hot car all day.

Where is 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell?

Where is 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell?

The father of a missing 12-year-old boy in Detroit, Michigan, is taking matters into his own hands in the desperate search for his son.

Charlie Bothuell vanished from his father's home in Detroit 10 days ago and has not been seen since.

Stevie J(oint?): More woes for 'Love & Hip Hop’ star

It seems Steven Jordan, better known as "Stevie J" in his role on VH1's reality TV show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," has a little more to worry about lately than whether or not his contract for next season will be renewed.

New reports allege the reality star tested positive for cocaine and marijuana during an arrest on June 9 for charges that he owes more than $1 million in back child support payments.

Did a mom use salt to kill her 5-year-old son?

Did a mom use salt to kill her 5-year-old son?

Mommy blogger Lacey Spears, who pled not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges in the death investigation of her 5-year-old son, is now on suicide watch at the Westchester County Jail.

Cops say the 26-year-old mother was fueled by attention on social media and her son Garnett's death was the final act of a deranged mother who medically tortured him for years.

Was toddler's death an accident or intentional?

Was toddler's death an accident or intentional?

Georgia police are investigating the death of Cooper Harris, the toddler who was found dead in his car seat last week.

Cooper's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris said he forgot to drop his 22-month-old son off at day care, accidentally leaving the boy in the hot car all day. He has now been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children.

Hope Solo pleads not guilty to domestic violence

Hope Solo pleads not guilty to domestic violence

Soccer superstar Hope Solo made her first court appearance Monday, pleading not guilty to domestic violence charges at Kirkland Municipal Court in Washington.

Solo, who was wearing a white blouse, jeans and her hair in a ponytail, spoke briefly with the judge before pleading not guilty to two counts of domestic violence assault in the fourth-degree.

Poll: Do you think Cooper Harris' death was an accident?

Poll: Do you think Cooper Harris' death was an accident?

Cops are investigating the death of Cooper Harris, the toddler who was found dead in his car seat last week.

Cooper's father, Justin Ross Harris said he forgot to drop his 22-month-old son off at daycare, accidentally leaving the boy in the hot car all day. He has now been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children.

Do you think it was an accident or foul play?

updated 3:12 PM EDT, Mon June 23, 2014
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38% Accident
62% Foul Play
Dog found, firefighter still missing in national forest

Dog found, firefighter still missing in national forest

The dog belonging to a missing firefighter was found over the weekend; however, there are still no signs of Mike Herdman, who vanished June 13 during a weekend camping trip and has not been seen since.

The Venture Sheriff's Office tweeted that the dog, Duke, was in relatively good condition despite the long journey.

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