Thousands of Oklahoma children go untested for lead
Although little data is available, the data that Oklahoma does have on lead provides a striking picture:
Of the 316 ZIP codes where a sufficient number of children were tested for lead and the results reported to the health department, 106 of those ZIP codes have percentages of children tested for elevated blood... Read More
Mom furious after daycare worker breastfed her son
CARRBORO, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A mother is hoping police press charges against a daycare worker she says was caught on surveillance video breastfeeding her child without her permission.
Kaycee Oxendine recorded video from the security footage inside Carrboro Early School on Friday that shows a woman adjusting... Read More
Man, Adopted Son Denied Entry into Movie Theater
STOCKTON -- Reuben Lee grew up in the south and is all too familiar with racism, but he says what he and his 17-year-old adopted son dealt with on Sunday was heartbreaking.
"We’re this far along in life and, you know, you’re stuck as a parent trying to figure out how you’re going to explain to this man that I... Read More
Father quits smoking to see his daughter grow up
When his daughter was only six months old, Bryce Barfield decided to quit smoking. After more than 25 years of smoking, the Shawnee resident was done with cigarettes. If he continued to smoke, Bryce knew that could mean a shorter life and less time to spend with his baby girl. It also meant, she... Read More
Oklahoma Man Ordered To Pay Child Support Despite Not Being Father
TULSA, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma man is hoping to change the law after he was ordered to pay child support for a baby that’s not his.
Thomas said he wants to change the Oklahoma law in hopes of helping other men in the same situation.
When Thomas' high school girlfriend got pregnant, he married her. Five months... Read More
Police: 12-year-old boy locked in bathroom for at least a year
TOQUERVILLE, Washington County — Using words such as "torture chamber" and "prison" to describe the conditions, Washington County Sheriff's Lt. David Crouse said Tuesday it was the worst case of child abuse he's ever seen.
"I've seen the pictures. They're horrific," he said. "I've seen other horrible things, but... Read More
Autism Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy
The study, which was published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, discovered that pregnant women who had low vitamin D levels when they were 20 weeks pregnant were more likely to have a child who displayed autistic traits by the age of 6. For the study, researchers analyzed approximately 4,200 blood samples from... Read More