A Texas woman accused of killing a mother and abducting her newborn son last year avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty Tuesday and accepting a sentence of life without parole.
Audrey Carreno has been in a North Texas NICU since she was born, 53 days ago. She was born with her major organs outside her body. The family has had to wait an extra long time because Audrey needed a special car seat to protect her.
Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in an American baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.
We know an infant in Dallas County died in what is expected to be the worst whooping cough outbreak in more than 50 years. So far this year, there have been more than 1,100 reported cases in North Texas, with nearly half of them in Tarrant County.
Along with ‘protect and serve’, a veteran Carrollton police officer added another duty this week: midwife.
Normally firefighters go to where help is needed. Last week, the person needing help came to the firefighters stationed on the 6100 block of S. Hulen in Fort Worth.
There is a major shift happening inside North Texas hospitals. Some medical facilities are closing their nurseries and pacifiers are disappearing from the maternity wards.
An Arlington man has been sentenced to life prison for beating his girlfriend’s infant daughter to death because she would not stop crying.
Houston police are trying to determine why a man fatally shot himself while in his wife’s hospital room just hours after she gave birth.
A baby’s first few breaths of life were so difficult that he almost died. But a Dallas medical team was able to diagnose the problem quickly, and perform open heart surgery the day after his birth.
A 40-year old man was sentenced by a Tarrant County jury to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 10-week-old daughter in July 2012.