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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.

This day has gone to the dogs!

This day has gone to the dogs!

Dog owner: 'If he killed a 7-year-old child wouldn't he go to jail?'

Dog owner: 'If he killed a 7-year-old child wouldn't he go to jail?'

A Baltimore police officer faces felony animal cruelty charges after cops say he slit a dog's throat even though, other officers had the dog restrained. And now, a second officer, Officer Thomas Schmidt has been suspended as police investigate his possible role in the slaying.

Police said 49-year-old Jeffrey Bolger responded to a call about a dog biting a woman. That dog was Nala, a 7-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei who, unbeknownst to the owner, had gotten out of her backyard.

Chronic DWI offender kills 4-year-old, gets 5 years in jail

Chronic DWI offender kills 4-year-old, gets 5 years in jail

Critics are outraged after a chronic DWI offender hit and killed a 4-year-old boy and walked away with a 5-year prison sentence.

The Missouri highway patrol said Ricky R. Weeden Sr. killed 4-year-old Traye-Shon and injured his brother Jay'shard after hitting them with his pick-up truck in St. Louis, Missouri in 2012.

This hamster has big, big plans but he needs your help first!

This hamster has big, big plans but he needs your help first!

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

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