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Judge Rules Girl Charged in Slender Man Case Not Competent to Stand Trial

Judge Rules Morgan Geyser Incompetent to Stand Trial

Originally posted 08/01/2014 04:00PM

After two experts testified about Morgan Geyser's psychological evaluations, a Wisconsin county court judge ruled the 12-year-old girl is not mentally competent to stand trial – at least for now.

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Abigail Hernandez, Missing for 9 Months, Says She's 'Better Every Day'

Abigail Hernandez, Missing for 9 Months, Says She's 'Better Every Day'

Originally posted 08/01/2014 11:00AM

In her first public words since returning home July 20 after a mysterious nine-month disappearance, Abigail "Abby" Hernandez says, "I'm taking it a little bit at a time, but I'm feeling a lot better every day."

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Police Arrest Mom for Letting Son Walk to Park Alone

Police Arrest Florida Mom for Letting 7-Year-Old Son Walk to Park Alone

Originally posted 08/01/2014 10:05AM

A Florida woman who let her 7-year-old son walk alone to a park has been charged with felony child neglect.

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Girl Killed After Reportedly Texting, 'I Think I'm Being Kidnapped'

Murdered Teen Reportedly Texted Boyfriend, 'I Think I'm Being Kidnapped'

Originally posted 07/30/2014 07:00PM

Police are searching for a suspect in the slaying of a Michigan teen who was killed while walking her dog.

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Lawyer Drops Accuser in Bryan Singer Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Lawyer Drops Accuser in Bryan Singer Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Originally posted 07/30/2014 04:15PM

Michael Egan, the man who accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of abusing him when he was a teenager, refused to sign a $100,000 lawsuit settlement, and Egan's attorney, Jeff Herman, is dropping him as a client.

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Which Modern Family Star Discovered a Murder in His Family Tree?

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Discovers a Dark Crime While Tracing His Family Tree

Originally posted 07/30/2014 11:40AM

When two different celeb friends told Jesse Tyler Ferguson that he should appear on Who Do You Think You Are? to learn more about his family ancestry, the actor was sold on the idea.

Except Ferguson never would have guessed what he ended up discovering about his family.

"We followed my great-grandfather's line, and I had no information about him at all," Ferguson tells PEOPLE. "He passed away before my dad was even born."

But only one day into researching his great-grandfather's life, the Modern Family star was stunned at the findings.

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Marine's Missing Pregnant Wife May Have Hidden Many Secrets

Marine's Missing Pregnant Wife May Have Hidden Many Secrets

Originally posted 07/30/2014 08:00AM

Since 19-year-old Erin Corwin went missing more than four weeks ago, mystery continues to surround her disappearance – even as secrets she may have been keeping from her family are revealed.

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Was Missing New Hampshire Teen Abigail Hernandez Held in a Shipping Container?

Was Missing New Hampshire Teen Abigail Hernandez Held in a Shipping Container for 9 Months?

Originally posted 07/29/2014 06:30PM

Abigail "Abby" Hernandez, the New Hampshire teen who returned home last week after disappearing in October, sat in the front row of a courtroom on Tuesday as her accused kidnapper, Nathaniel Kibby, appeared before a judge.

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Man Charged in Missing Teen's 9-Month Disappearance

Man Arrested and Charged in Abigail Hernandez's 9-Month Disappearance

Originally posted 07/28/2014 07:00PM

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago.

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