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CINCINNATI — The parents of an Ohio infant say the girl often appeared groggy after attending a church day care where some workers are accused of giving children an over-the-counter dietary supplement at nap time.

Joseph and Andrea Coleman have filed a lawsuit against Covenant Apostolic Church near Cincinnati.

Their attorney, Alan Statman, said Wednesday that he is seeking class-action status for the lawsuit.

Messages seeking comment were left at the church. The pastor has said he learned of the allegations Sunday and later fired two staffers.

Springfield Township police are investigating allegations that melatonin was given to some children.


Kidnap-hoax mom wins early release

DOYLESTOWN — A Pennsylvania woman who falsely claimed she and her 9-year-old daughter were abducted by two men, only to be found later at Disney World, could be freed from prison in two months.

A judge Wednesday agreed to release Bonnie Sweeten, of Feasterville, on house arrest after she serves about six months of her nine- to 24-month prison term.

Sweeten, 38, has been in prison since her August guilty plea to identity theft and making false reports. The judge once called her calculating and manipulative. But Sweeten says she has changed in prison.

Bucks County District Attorney Michelle Henry says Sweeten remains a flight risk.

Federal authorities also are investigating allegations that Sweeten stole money from relatives and her employer.


Parents fight school over son’s long hair

BALCH SPRINGS — The parents of a pre-kindergarten student are battling a suburban Dallas school’s decision to segregate their son because his long locks violate the district dress code.

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