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Alleged killers talked about corpse on Facebook?

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

April 19th, 2012
05:20 PM ET

Our Trip to the Georgia Aquarium!

This week we took Lucy & John David to the Georgia Aquarium. We saw a dolphin show (which the twins are still talking about) AND we saw a white crocodile! Incredible! I wanted to share some of the photos with you.

xx NG

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April 19th, 2012
04:51 PM ET

Cops: Mom starts fire burning pics of boyfriend, kills 4 kids

Police say a mother of six is responsible for igniting the deadly flames that engulfed her family’s Rochester, NY home, killing four of her children.

31-year-old Bobbi Kugler entered a not guilty plea Wednesday in a Monroe County court where she was arraigned on four counts of manslaughter and four counts of arson.

The children who died in the blaze were Gage Reavey, 14; Greg Kugler, 13; Kandee Kugler, 12 and Kaiden Kugler, 6.

Kugler’s attorney reportedly claims his client is not responsible for the deaths, but the city’s Arson Task Force concluded otherwise. The Task Force, along with Rochester police, say Kugler started the fire in her downstairs bedroom.

Investigators claim Kugler admitted she started the fire by burning pictures of her boyfriend, then throwing the photographs on a dresser. A felony complaint says the dresser was filled with “combustible materials.”

A neighbor who witnessed the fire said Kugler’s children were trapped in an upstairs bedroom and could be seen screaming and pounding on the windows for help. Two teenagers, Waltquaries Evans, 15, and Giovanni Delorm, 13, survived by jumping out the second story window along with 25-year-old James Austin.

“Kandee was screaming in the window for help. The brother is deaf so he was just pounding on the window. It was a horrible sight,” said neighbor Laurie Ramos.

“I saw firefighters trying to get in but flames were too strong,” Ramos said.

Firefighters were able to rescue Kugler and her 2-year-old son from the first floor.

“She was screaming outside about her furniture, her TV, her sofa and not once did she scream about her kids, Ramos said.

Prosecutors say more charges could be filed. The case is still under grand jury investigation.

“I can tell you the parents of the other kids were in court today and we did have a discussion with them and we’re looking into that also, but ultimately it’s a grand jury decision,” said Brian Green, Monroe County Asst. State’s Attorney.

Prosecutors say the grand jury has issued an indictment on at least one felony count. The grand jury’s final decision on charges is expected within the next two weeks. FULL POST

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New Etan Patz search focuses on basement near home
April 19th, 2012
04:19 PM ET

New Etan Patz search focuses on basement near home

Federal agents and NYPD officers descended on a building in lower Manhattan Thursday morning in a new search for evidence in the case of a 6-year-old boy missing for more than 30 years.

The property is on Prince Street in SoHo, the same street where Etan Patz was last seen on May 25, 1979. An NYPD spokesman told CNN that authorities are looking for “human remains, clothing or other personal effects.” The search effort is focused on the basement, a currently-unoccupied 13’ x 62’ space with a cement floor.

CNN’s Susan Candiotti reported that FBI evidence recovery teams plan to use jackhammers to dig through the floor and they expect to continue the search there for five days. Candiotti told HLN’s Nancy Grace investigators believe Patz may have been killed or disposed of in that basement.
Patz vanished after leaving his family’s Prince Street home to walk to his school bus stop two blocks away. His disappearance spurred a nationwide search and the development of new ways to look for missing children, including posting their pictures on milk cartons.

A man who has been identified as a suspect in the case, Jose Antonio Ramos, is in prison in Pennsylvania for unrelated child molestation charges. A Department of Corrections spokeswoman confirmed to HLN Thursday that Ramos is scheduled to be released on November 7, 2012.

For the latest developments in the Etan Patz case, go to: HLNtv.com

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7-year-old Batman patrols Texas city
April 19th, 2012
02:50 PM ET

7-year-old Batman patrols Texas city

A young boy with leukemia became Batman last weekend, thanks to the police and fire departments in Arlington, Texas.

Armed with a batarang and flanked by his own Robin and Batgirl, 7-year-old boy Kye Sapp foiled a bank robbery and an attempted car bombing in an elaborate adventure staged by Arlington officials and a Wish with Wings, a charity organization devoted to granting wishes to Texas children with life-threatening conditions. While wearing the cape and cowl on Saturday, Kye took down the Joker and the Riddler and was even given a key to the city in a ceremony at City Hall.

After the Arlington Police Department posted photos and video of Kye’s crime fighting efforts online, grateful mother Tina Sapp wrote on their Facebook page:

“My family and I tremendously appreciate all of the men and women of APD & AFD, not only for the gr8 lengths you went thru to grant Kye's wish but for what u do for the community continuously! May your lives be filled with blessings beyond ur imagination! It was a magnificent day! THANK YOU! And many thanks to Worthington Bank and City Hall for ur contribution it is amazing how everyone came together to make Kye's dream real!”

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