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Balloon boy’s dad dashes into jail without a word

Liz De La Torre January 11, 2010

From The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. – There was no last second proclamation of innocence or even a statement to the handful of reporters waiting in the freezing cold for the man who pleaded...

Father in Colorado balloon boy saga denies hoax

Liz De La Torre January 6, 2010

From The Associated Press DENVER – The Colorado father who pleaded guilty to a felony in the runaway balloon saga insisted in an interview set to air Friday that the event wasn't a hoax. In his...

Balloon boy parents are sent to jail for hoax

Liz De La Torre December 23, 2009

From The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The parents who pulled the balloon boy hoax in hopes of landing a reality TV show were sentenced to jail Wednesday — 90 days for him, 20 days for...

Lawyer: Colo. balloon boy parents to plead guilty

Liz De La Torre November 12, 2009

From The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting that their 6-year-old son had floated away aboard a helium balloon have agreed to plead...

Balloon boy charges may not come until next week

Liz De La Torre October 19, 2009

From The Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Investigators pored over e-mails, phone records and financial documents from the home of Richard Heene on Monday as they weighed felony charges and...

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