Melrose mother facing child abuse charges

A Melrose woman who called 911 to report her infant daughter was crying when touched and couldn’t use her arms to hold a bottle is now facing child abuse charges along with the baby’s father. A warrant was filed Friday for the arrest of Crystal Broeder on a felony charge of child abuse, according to […]

Mommy Guilt, Anyone?

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave.

Crying in shower can be therapeutic

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I was crying in the shower the other night after a bad day. I needed a good cry. But as I watched my tears dissolve into the water around me, I thought, “Why am I crying?” I really didn’t know. When I was a little girl, I would often cry […]

Report says teen gave baby Tylenol

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The 16-year-old charged Monday in connection with the death of an infant boy told police he gave the crying baby Tylenol to calm him down. Police found 4-month-old Christopher Valdez dead at 901 E. Brady Ave. on Saturday. The baby’s 19-year-old mother told police the infant fell from her […]

Former CEO invests in laughs

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David Zacarte and his puppet Benito squabble about girls and politics Monday evening during the first show at the Curry County Fairgrounds. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Mike Linn Twenty years ago, when David Zacarte said he was making half a million dollars a year as the chief executive officer of an investment firm […]