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Cynthia Trowbridge

Citizen based in Michigan, United States. Joined on Dec 23, 2006



Op-Ed: The quiet epidemic of elder abuse by caregivers

When we think of abuse we think of child abuse and domestic abuse usually abuse of women. There is another abuse that is not thought of or talked about very often. That is the abuse of the elderly.

Abortion Dr. K. Gosnell on trial for the murder of seven babies

Abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial for the first degree murder of seven babies who were born alive during abortions and then killed, for the third-degree murder of a patient and for other charges.

George Beverly Shea part of Graham Evangelistic Team dead at 104

George Beverly Shea , a part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association died April 16 following a brief illness. He was a soloist for the Billy Graham ministries.

Boy, 6, sets house on fire after left alone for being naughty

A six-year-old boy was left home alone while his mother went to a supermarket. The mother didn't take him with her because she was punishing him for being "naughty."

Bullied teen ends up being honored at her school's homecoming

Some of Whitney Kropp's classmates played a cruel joke on her by electing her to the high school's homecoming court in West Branch Michigan.

In the latest search for Jimmy Hoffa no body was found

Roseville - After a tip about where the body of Jimmy Hoffa could have been buried investigators drilled under the concrete floor of a shed in Michigan

Biden gets Detroit welcome: Secret Service U-Haul truck stolen

Detroit - The Secret Service brought a U-Haul truck on Saturday with equipment ahead of Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Detroit for a Labor Day speech. When the Secret Service checked on it Sunday morning it was gone.

Son charged with murder in baseball bat attack of his family

Two young men on probation for drug possession have been charged with first degree murder in the baseball bat attack on the 19-year-old's family where the father was killed. Both young men have a history of drug problems.

QR code coasters in Michigan bars to cut down on drunk drivers

More than 500 bars and restaurants in Michigan now have coasters with a QR (quick response) code. The purpose is to cut down on drivers who are too drunk to get behind the wheel.

Three tornadoes hit Michigan leaving extensive damage

As three tornadoes hit Michigan Thursday evening over 100 homes were damaged or destroyed with at least 200 residents displaced. The slow moving storm produced large hail, heavy rain and high winds.

2 young children found living in abandoned bus in Texas

Splendora, Texas - An 11-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother were found living in an old abandoned school bus. The children were dirty and unkempt.

Canadian skier Sarah Burke dies from skiing accident

Sarah Burke, a freestyle skier from Canada, is dead at the age of 29. She was critically injured during practice at Park City Mountain Resort in Utah on January 10. She was 29.

NY students to wear electronic monitors in anti-obesity drive

New York - A group of students from Bay Shore, New York, will be wearing electronic monitors so school officials can track their physical activity around the clock.

Kaye Stevens, singer, actress dead at 79

Kaye Stevens is dead at the age of 79. She had been a performer with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop with what was known as the Rat Pack.

Photo essay: Frankenmuth all decorated for a wondrous Christmas Special

Frankenmuth is known as Michigan's Little Bavaria, a great place to visit for just about any reason or anytime in the year. They are well known for their chicken dinners and the home of Bronners, the largest Christmas store in the world.

Detroit police to end free funeral escorts

Detroit - The long tradition of the Detroit Police Department providing a police escort for funerals is coming to an end. "Giving free escorts is something we just can't afford to continue," the police chief said.

Evangelist Billy Graham released from hospital after six days

The Rev. Billy Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville North Carolina on Wed. Nov. 30 for observation and treatment. He was suffering from congestion and a cough with a slight fever.

Wife of megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long files for divorce

Vanessa Long, wife of Bishop Eddie Long, filed for divorce on Friday, Dec 2. Within hours she changed her mind about getting the divorce. Then within hours she changed her mind again and decided to go ahead with the divorce.

20 students injured when school bus is hit by 18-wheeler

Winona, Miss. - A school bus driver blinded by the sun around 7 a.m. Friday morning pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler.

Michigan cheerleader falls face first during game

East Lansing, Mich. - Cheerleader Taylor Young, 20, fell face first during a timeout in the first half of a basketball game between Michigan State and Florida State.
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