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A young woman who worked at a daycare center located in Bryant, Arkansas, has been brought up on charges after a video was captured allegedly depicting her administering abusive behavior toward two young children.

19-year-old McKenzie Howell had worked with youngsters at the Kid’s Academy Daycare in Bryant for over a year when another employee, who is also the mother of a 2-year-old boy enrolled at the center, had concerns that her son was being mistreated when he was in Howell’s care. Upon reviewing a security video recorded at the facility showing a woman that is believed to be Howell acting in a manner that alarmed her, she notified the Child Abuse Hotline and the authorities.

The police watched the video footage and saw a woman that they suspect is Howell being forceful with the way she handled a little boy and little girl who were said to be about two-years-old. After viewing what one of the officers described as content that was difficult to watch, a warrant for Howell’s arrest was issued for the allegations.

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A man who provided services as a Lyft driver was in an altercation with two passengers early Sunday morning leading to allegations that he threatened the pair and wielded a metal pipe with intent to assault them.

A Boston man and his girlfriend were given a ride by a Lyft driver and arrived at their destination just before 1:00am on Sunday. After they paid the driver and he had departed the woman noticed that she left her cell phone inside of the car. The man called the driver back explaining the situation and requested he return the phone to them at the location he had dropped them off. The couple offered the driver $30 for his trouble.

The Lyft driver, identified as Jesse Colon, agreed to bring the phone back to the couple for the agreed upon fee. According to police, when Colon arrived to return the phone and collect his payment the three engaged in a disagreement concerning payment.

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A New Jersey judge was scolded by his peers for ruling that an Essex County mom was guilty of child abuse and neglect because she occasionally smoked marijuana.

On Thursday the Essex County mother was cleared of her charges almost three years after the birth of her son, who was born with some marijuana in his system because the mom smoked occasionally during her pregnancy to help with her appetite and anxiety.

After giving birth, the hospital notified Child Protection. As a result of the report, the agency was supervising her parenting of the children and required that she attend drug counseling.