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Award-Winning Journalist Tamron Hall to be Honored with Ackerman Family Advocate Award

Award-Winning Journalist Tamron Hall to be Honored with Ackerman Family Advocate AwardLois Braverman, President CEO, Ackerman Institute for THE FAMILY announced today that Tamron Hall, Award-Winning Journalist will be honored with the Ackerman Family Advocate Award at the 11th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala to take place at the JW Marriott Essex House on Monday, October 23rd in New York City.

“We are delighted that Tamron is accepting our Family Advocate Award. Her efforts to raise awareness for families who have a loved one experiencing abuse and to help victims affected by domestic violence aligns with the mission of the Ackerman Institute for THE FAMILY and our daily work with children and families,” says Lois Braverman, President CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family. “Her presence and participation at our Moving Families Forward event will further educate our friends, colleagues, and supporters about what

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Family, friends celebrate missing girl’s 21st birthday

Lisa Sullivan, Katelin Akens’ mother, holds grandson Landon at a birthday gathering on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, for Katelin’s 21st birthday. Katelin Akens would have turned 21 today. She disappeared two years ago after her stepfather says he dropped her off at the Springfield Mall to later fly back to Arizona. She came home to Spotsylvania County to meet her newly born nephew and shortly later disappeared. in honor of her family and friends released balloons on her 21st birthday at River Road in Spotsylvania, Va. on Sept. 2, 2017.

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Macin Smith family gives back to volunteer in a big way

At first, TaeLynn Johnson was merely a stranger to the Smith clan.  

But after stumbling upon a Facebook page established to “Help Find Macin Smith,” Johnson observed, from afar in Idaho, the story of the missing St. George teen as it unfolded. 

Johnson watched Macin’s mother, Tracey Bratt-Smith, share photos and information about Macin, including updates regarding search efforts, and she began to feel drawn to his case. 

So drawn, in fact, that she eventually reached out to the Smith family to offer her skills and support free of charge. Since then, Johnson has become one of the page’s main administrators, controlling much of the content and interacting with its nearly 44,300 members. 

16-Under tourney: Oh Baby, player beats cancer as part of family’s journey

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16-Under National Championship: Oh Baby, player beats cancer as part of family’s journey

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Family of Elaine O’Hara hit out at TV show about her killing at the hands of Graham Dwyer

The family of Elaine O’Hara have hit out at an American TV show that documents her killing at the hands of Graham Dwyer.

Extremely graphic details of the sadistic murder have been reconstructed for a major crime network in the US.

The 2015 case which gripped the nation of Ireland was broadcast in an episode of Married With Secrets which appears on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

A screen grab from the new show

However the family of Elaine have said they were not consulted about the show at all.

A family member told The Sun: “I’m not aware of this. It certainly hasn’t trickled to me.

“It’s going to be over there in the States? Why would the States be interested? We all know it (the story), back to front and all that.

“I certainly

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Murdered Elaine O’Hara’s family blast American TV show about her horror killing by sadistic sex killer Graham Dwyer

MURDERED Elaine O’Hara’s family have blasted an American TV show about her horror killing.

Graphic details of Elaine’s slaying at the hands of sadistic sex killer Graham Dwyer have been reconstructed for a major US television crime network.

Evil killer Dwyer

The harrowing case, which shocked the country during the 2015 trial, was outlined in Yes Master, a hard-hitting episode of the Married With Secrets series on the Investigation Discovery channel.

Dramatic re-enactments of the posh killer’s sadomasochistic behaviour — along with the barrage of texts he sent his vulnerable victim — also feature in the grisly episode.

The network says it bases its docu-dramas on true events, aiming to unravel “the truth behind real mysteries”.

But Elaine’s family have revealed they were not consulted about the filming of the show or the broadcast.

Read more at: https://www.thesun.ie/news/903004/murdered-elaine-oharas-family-blast-american-tv-show-about-her-horror-killing-by-sadistic-sex-killer-graham-dwyer/

Family of El Cajon man missing nearly two years continue search

After almost two years, the family of Elijah “Bear” Diaz, who continue to search for clues in the young man’s disappearance, are hopeful that a nationally-televised program, “Disappeared,” will help them find answers and bring Bear home. True Crime Network Investigation Discovery’s Hit Series “Disappeared” will air on Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

The program will share the story of Bear, missing since August 2015 from El Cajon, who was 20 years old at the time of his disappearance and is a member of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. He has juvenile diabetes and, in the weeks prior to his disappearance, had been suffering from acute side effects of the illness, leaving him weak, immobile and vulnerable. He vanished from his home in the middle of the night along with his TV, backpack and some cash. The family has had no communication with Bear and believes

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Family of El Cajon Man Missing Nearly 2 Years Continues Search

EL CAJON, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 13, 2017) – After almost two years, the family of Elijah “Bear” Diaz, who continue to search for clues in the young man’s disappearance, are hopeful that a nationally-televised program, “Disappeared,” will help them find answers and bring Bear home. True Crime Network Investigation Discovery’s Hit Series “Disappeared” will air on Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

The program will share the story of Bear, missing since August 2015 from El Cajon, Calif., who was twenty years old at the time of his disappearance and is a member of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. He has juvenile diabetes and, in the weeks prior to his disappearance, had been suffering from acute side effects of the illness, leaving him weak, immobile and vulnerable. He vanished from his home in the middle of the night along with

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