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Study: Prison Yoga Makes Incarcerated Dads Better Parents
3 years ago

Study: Prison Yoga Makes Incarcerated Dads Better Parents

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If your August edition of the Californian Journal of Health Promotion has gotten buried on your coffee table, as I know it does, then you missed an article about how prison yoga is making incarcerated fathers into better parents. Because duh. And double duh that this came from a Californian scholarly journal.

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Man Points Gun At Pregnant Smoker
6 years ago

Man Points Gun At Pregnant Smoker

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BELLINGHAM, Wash., September 12th, 2012 – A man was arrested on suspicion of taking healthcare into his own hands (literally) by pointing a firearm at a pregnant woman because she was smoking a cigarette near downtown Bellingham, single-handedly proving that happiness is, indeed, a warm gun.

According to the Bellingham Herald, the man rolled up in a blue Dodge pickup at 12:08 p.m. in the 700 block of East Holly Street, with the passenger window down. A 28-year-old woman, who later told police she’s about eight months pregnant, was walking on the sidewalk and smoking a cigarette.

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Cops Block Josh Powell From Being Buried Next to Kids
7 years ago

Cops Block Josh Powell From Being Buried Next to Kids

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Josh Powell won’t be buried next to his children, thanks to some quick-thinking Washington police. Powell, who was being investigated for his wife’s disappearance years earlier, pulled his two sons inside of his home during what was to be a supervised visitation, then murdered them with a hatchet and blew the house up, killing himself as well. His ultimate cowardice to face courts cost him his life, and unfortunately, took his children’s lives as well.

So, Detective Ed Troyer and Sheriff Paul Pastor of the Pierce County sheriff’s office did what they thought was right – they put down payments on all of the plots surrounding Powell’s boys in the cemetery. That way, Powell would not be able to be buried next to the sons that he murdered.

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Washington Coward Father Kills Kids & Self After Very Probable Murder of Wife
7 years ago

Washington Coward Father Kills Kids & Self After Very Probable Murder of Wife

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It’s always hard for us to cover unfunny news on 8BitDad, but our commitment to reporting on fatherhood compels us to share a terrible story about Josh Powell – a Washington father that has apparently set his house on fire on Sunday, killing himself and his two children. This comes years after his wife not-so-mysteriously disappeared.

This tough-to-read story starts in 2009, when Josh’s wife, Susan Cox-Powell, disappeared. Josh was a suspect in her disappearance, and immediately moved his children from their home in Utah to Washington. And even up to last month, police in Utah were still attempting to find Susan Cox-Powell.

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UPDATE: Maile Metalwala Back With Father
7 years ago

UPDATE: Maile Metalwala Back With Father

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If you haven’t been following up on the Solomon Metalwala story, here’s a TL;DR – two year old Sky and four year old Maile were driving with their mother …
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Solomon Metalwala Custody Battle Heats Up
7 years ago

Solomon Metalwala Custody Battle Heats Up

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If you need to catch up on the Solomon Metalwala story, you can do so at Fathers & Families, or we”ll give you the TL;DR.

All the madness starts after the hop.

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Father, Son & Dog Take Shelter in a Tree Trunk
8 years ago

Father, Son & Dog Take Shelter in a Tree Trunk

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A father, son and dog panning for minerals near Washington’s Sultan River had to take shelter in a tree trunk. Presumably from Saruman.

According to the small handful of …
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Washington Father Denied the Right to Attend Son’s Funeral
8 years ago

Washington Father Denied the Right to Attend Son’s Funeral

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A Washington father is being denied the right to attend his son’s funeral – even with a police escort, if that’s any indication of how this story’s going to go.

Gabriel Wilson was attending a birthday party with his son when someone began firing a gun at the party participants. Wilson watched as his son died in front of him.

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