January 14th, 2014
09:38 PM ET

Police: Four-year-old boy burned, battered and starved by caretaker

For over a week now, OutFront has been following the story of that Nebraska toddler who was caught on video using foul language and slurs.

As far as we know, the 2-year-old is still in protective custody waiting to be placed in a foster home with his 17-year-old mother.

It's a story that's generated a big response from you at home and also raised serious questions about just how many other kids are living in dangerous and unhealthy situations.

A 4-year-old in New York City who was in desperate need of help, yet he slipped through cracks and was ultimately killed by a deranged caretaker, according to police.

CNN's Don Lemon reports.

Filed under: Children • Crime • Justice • News
January 14th, 2014
09:21 PM ET

Police search Justin Bieber's house after egg attack

Los Angeles County Sheriffs searched Justin Bieber's home today in connection with an attack that took place at his neighbor's home last week last week - but police allegedly ended up finding Ecstasy.

Deputies search Justin Bieber's house in egg-throwing probe

According to the Sheriff's department, investigators went to Bieber's house to search his security system to see if it could shed any light on who led an egg attack on his neighbor last Thursday. Instead, they allegedly found Ecstasy and Xanax and arrested one of Bieber's house guests.

OutFront: Rob Shuter is a host of VH1's "The Gossip Table".

Filed under: Entertainment • News
January 14th, 2014
09:05 PM ET

British police requesting interviews with three people in Madeleine McCann case

According to Scotland Yard, investigators are asking Portuguese authorities for permission to interview three people who may be connected to the 3-year-old Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

UK authorities looking into three people in Madeleine McCann disappearance

McCann was on vacation with her parents in Portugal in 2007 when she vanished and her case has generated headlines around the world.

CNN's Erin McLaughlin is in London with the latest on the unsolved mystery.

Filed under: Crime • International • Justice • News • Uncategorized
January 14th, 2014
08:27 PM ET

A bird's-eye view of Southwest wrong airport landing

Two days after landing a 737 at the wrong airport, Southwest airlines suspended the dispatcher who was sitting in the cockpit jump-seat when the error occurred.

Third person in Southwest 737 cockpit raises new questions

Both pilots were place on paid-leave Monday, while the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates how the plane with 124 passengers ended up at a small municipal airport seven miles from its intended destination.

CNN's David Mattingly is in Missouri with a birds-eye view of how it happened.

Filed under: Aviation Industry • News
January 14th, 2014
01:43 PM ET

Vermont Governor devotes annual address to state's 'full-blown heroin crisis'

Last week, Vermont's Governor Peter Shumlin, devoted his entire 34-minute State of the State address to the heroin epidemic gripping Vermont.

"In every corner of our state, heroin and opiate drug addiction threatens us. It threatens the safety that has always blessed our state. It is a crisis bubbling just beneath the surface that may be invisible to many, but is already highly visible to law enforcement, medical personnel, social service and addiction treatment providers, and too many Vermont families. It requires all of us to take action before the quality of life that we cherish so much is compromised."

State legislators estimate 2 million dollars worth of heroin and other opiates are trafficked into Vermont every week.

Since 2000, Vermont's treatment of opiate addictions is up 770 percent and nearly twice as many people died from heroin overdoses in 2013 as the year before.

What started as an Oxycontin and prescription drug addiction problem in Vermont has now grown into a 'full-blown heroin crisis.'

There's been an over 250 percent increase in people receiving  heroin treatment in Vermont since 2000, with the greatest percentage increase, nearly 40% in just the past year.

Rutland, VT Police Chief James Baker told Seven Days, an independent newspaper in Vermont, "a bag of heroin that sells for $5 in a big city can fetch as much as $30 on the streets of his city."

Shumlin, a Democrat serving his second term, spent last year's state of state address focusing on education. This year, he believes the opiate addiction poses a bigger threat to his state than hurricane Irene.

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin 7pm ET on CNN.

Filed under: Drugs • News