Indiana woman, girlfriend used marijuana as incentive for boy’s behavior, court records show

An Indiana woman and her girlfriend gave her son marijuana dozens of times in the last three months as a reward for the boy’s good behavior, court records stated.

Susan Glascock and Melissa Burton, both 36, were charged with child neglect after the boy told police he was being rewarded with marijuana for his good behavior and had the drug taken away when he was behaving badly, FOX59 reported.

Police began investigating the family on June 25 when officers responded to a disturbance at the home in Greenfield. Glascock was upset about the amount of money the boy and his mother, Burton, was receiving by selling video games, court documents stated.


The boy attempted to intervene during an argument between the two women when Glascock pushed him to the ground and pinned him down.

The boy escaped and punched Glascock before running away, according to the report.

The boy’s grandfather later spoke to police and said his grandson was “in a terrible living condition and needed to be removed.” He added the boy had drugs given to him.

The boy told police he was given marijuana when he “did something good” or “ground him from marijuana” when he misbehaved. The couple also taught him out to roll a joint, court documents stated.

Burton’s son said he was given marijuana at least 50 times in the last three months. The women also admitted to giving the boy marijuana.

The women were arrest and later released on $1,000 bond each. Glascock also faces a battery charge.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

California mom found after fleeing hospital with baby when child tested positive for drugs, police say

A California mother was found Friday night after she fled a hospital with her baby when the child tested positive for drugs, police said.

Tina Baiz, 38, and her two children were found near a motel in Linda, Calif., FOX40 reported. The Yuba City mother went missing on July 4 after bringing her 11-month-old baby Zeke to the Hideout Hospital because of a medical emergency.

“We believe Tina may have overheard a conversation outside of the room discussing the positive result the child had for drugs in his system,” Yuba City police spokeswoman Shawna Pavey told FOX40.

Baiz had left the hospital while the baby still had an IV inserted. It’s unclear what type of drug was found in Zeke’s body.

Baiz was questioned by police and will likely face charges.

“We need to know exactly what has happened with Zeke and Zoe since the time she left Rideout Hospital until we found her this afternoon,” Pavey said, who also thanked the public’s help for locating Baiz and the two children.

It’s unclear what the children’s condition were when authorities located them.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

Major Chicago freeway shut down by anti-violence protesters

Thousands of anti-violence protesters have shut down lanes on a major Chicago highway as part of a movement to increase pressure on public officials to address the gun violence that has claimed hundreds of lives in the city.

The Dan Ryan Expressway — a freeway that incorporates portions of Interstates 90 and 94 — was chosen for its historical significance, having been a symbol of racial segregation in the 1960s. ABC 7 Chicago reported that workers closed lanes on the highway but kept the left lanes open while the protesters marched. Video showed traffic moving slowly on the highway.

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office said in a statement that a marcher who ignored the boundaries would be arrested and face prosecution.

Chicago police said the city saw 252 homicides and 1,100 shootings in the first six months of this year, a decrease from the same period last year. But those crimes have been heavily concentrated in predominantly black, low-income neighborhoods.

“When people keep ignoring you, you take it up a notch. … We are going to continue to take it up a notch until we get responses.”

– The Rev. Michael Pfleger


The Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Roman Catholic priest and anti-violence activist on the city’s South Side who will lead Saturday’s march, said the protesters will carry a banner with a list of demands. They include: more resources, jobs, better schools and stronger gun laws — things Pfleger says they’ve been seeking for years.

“When people keep ignoring you, you take it up a notch,” Pfleger said. “We are going to continue to take it up a notch until we get responses.”

Pfleger and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who’s also leading the protest, argue they’ve already tried marching through neighborhood streets, outside churches and along downtown’s Michigan Avenue, and that nothing has changed.

Jackson said the city still has “ghetto borders” — real or imagined — designed to keep “guns and drugs in and jobs and schools out.”


Katherine Pisabaj told ABC 7 Chicago she was victim of gun violence and was marching in the protest.

“Everybody is affected and it shouldn’t be. That’s why I am glad that we’re all here, that we’re all trying to make a difference and that’s what matters. Hopefully the people in power listen to us so that everything can change and my nephews can grow up in a world that they don’t have to worry about experiencing a pain that I did,” she said.

Officers from Illinois State police and the Chicago Police Department would be at the scene to ensure safety.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

Firefighters battle to contain wildfires sweeping through California

Firefighters in California battled Saturday to contain wildfires that have torched hundreds of homes and forced evacuations amid a record-setting heat wave.

The latest destructive fire burned at least 20 homes and threatened hundreds more in the hills above Goleta in Santa Barbara County.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for about 3,000 people as the fire edged into residential areas.

In this photo released Friday, July 6, 2018, by the California Highway Patrol, the Klamathon Fire burns in Hornbrook, Calif. A local California official says a deadly blaze burning near the Oregon border moved swiftly through the rural area that is home to many retirees. Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors chair Ray Haupt says the blaze moved so fast it quickly reached Hornbrook, a community of about 250 people about 14 miles (22 kilometers) south of the Oregon border. Authorities said one person was killed in the fire. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

Photo released Friday, the Klamathon Fire burns in Hornbrook, California.

 (California Highway Patrol via AP)

The blaze, fueled by gusty winds, started with a house fire.

Several other wildfires are burning in Southern California.

In the foothills not far from San Diego, hundreds of residents fled the West Willows community near Alpine, The Los Angeles Times reported. Some of those who fled said they didn’t know whether their homes were still standing

East of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino National Forest, authorities ordered the evacuation of the community of Forest Falls, which has about 700 homes, as a quick-moving wildfire swelled to 1,000 acres.

In San Diego County, several fires erupted including one that burned at least five homes and perhaps many more in Alpine, in foothills not far from San Diego. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the county.

At a Red Cross shelter, Ben Stanfill told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he and other relatives helped evacuate his mother’s house, even though it wasn’t in a mandatory evacuation area.

“We just grabbed everything you can’t replace or re-buy,” Stanfill said. “My grandma’s photographs, the cat, my sister’s Mickey Mouse teddy bear she’s had since she was little.”

The fire was only 5 percent contained Friday night, but crews had virtually stopped its growth and were focusing on knocking down hotspots that continue to threatened houses and mobile homes, state fire officials said.

Another fire on the Camp Pendleton Marine base prompted the evacuation of 750 homes.

Firefighters battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a widfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

Firefighters battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday in Alpine, California.

 (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

The fires burned as temperatures in some places in California hit triple-digits.

Downtown Los Angeles set a record for July 6 when temperatures reached 95 degrees in the morning and then climbed to 106 degrees shortly before 3 p.m., Reuters reported.

Authorities said that crews fighting a fast-moving Northern California wildfire on Friday discovered the charred remains of a person apparently caught in the flames, Reuters reported.

“We don’t even have an address because of the devastation around the area,” Siskiyou County sheriff’s Lt. Jeremiah LaRue told the San Francisco Chronicle.

He said authorites aren’t expecting to find any more bodies.

“We’re actually pretty hopeful everyone got out,” LaRue said. “We’ve been talking to people who evacuated, and no one’s missing right now, so that’s good.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tom Shillue: What being a Toys R Us kid really means

Americans are sadly saying goodbye to Geoffrey the Giraffe and Toys R Us, because the retailer has just finished closing its 735 stores across the country and has gone out of business.

The photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe walking an empty aisle with a suitcase in tow heading off to a “very long vacation” touched the hearts of many.

The photo has gone viral and was passed from one mobile device to another, ironically using the very technology that has made life so difficult for many traditional retailers like Toys R Us. These days, people can buy a toy with one click on their phone and have it on their doorstep in 48 hours or less.

I remember the Toys R Us TV jingle from the 1980s, but I was not really a “Toys R Us kid.” I was from the generation before – we had the Sears Wish Book, a telephone-directory-sized colorful catalogue of everything under the sun.

While it may be sad to see this company close its doors, the magic of childhood will live on…

I would pour over its pages full of photos of happy kids playing with toys, games and sports equipment and circle item after item in red marker. “Wish” was the right word for it – I don’t remember my parents ever buying anything from that catalogue.

Sometimes on Christmas Eve I would leave a page open as a hint for Santa, which I knew was a long shot, because I think at that late hour Santa had already made up his mind about what I was going to get.

Along with the heart-wrenching photo of Geoffrey, the company posted this message on its website:

“Thanks to each of you who shared your amazing journey to (and through) parenthood with us, and to every grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother and sister who’s built a couch-cushion rocket ship, made up a hero adventure, or invented something gooey. Promise us just this one thing: Don’t ever grow up. Play on!”

A great message – and very true – because kids don’t really need toy stores to have fun and create their own adventures. And while it may be sad to see this company close its doors, the magic of childhood will live on, whether you shop in a store, or on the Internet, or even if you just make your own fun out of a bunch of couch cushions. Play on!

Tom Shillue is host of The Tom Shillue Show, live Monday-Friday 3 to 6 PM ET, featuring comedic insight and analysis on the days trending topics as well as interviews with special guests. Shillue is a stand-up comedian and former host of FNC’s Red Eye, he joined FOX News Channel in 2015 and remains a contributor to the network.

Milwaukee Brewers honor military veterans with Fourth of July ceremony

The Milwaukee Brewers honored military veterans in a Fourth of July ceremony Wednesday ahead of a win over the Minnesota Twins.

The Brewers, in association with the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight organization, gave 25 veterans a “Tour of Honor,” complete with special Brewers jerseys with the vets’ names on the back.

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The veterans were part of the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight organization.

 (Dani Mejchar)

“The Milwaukee Brewers are committed to honoring those who sacrificed so much to defend our country through their service,” Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger said in a statement.

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A veteran stands next to Brewers player Nate Orf.

 (Dani Mejchar)

The honor flight takes World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington to see the memorials, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Veterans from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force all participated in the ceremony. The full list of participants can be seen here.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.