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4 years 6 months ago

Balloon boy family moves to Florida

The family at the center of the balloon boy hoax has moved out of the house where the fateful trip began, leaving Colorado for Florida. Richard and Mayumi Heene and their three boys have moved to Bradenton, Fla., where Richard Heene will continue working in construction. Richard Heene...

5 years 5 days ago

Balloon boy dad now on home detention

Sheriff's officials say the Colorado man who pleaded guilty to falsely influencing the sheriff by saying his son had floated off in a huge balloon is completing his sentence at home. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said Wednesday that Richard Heene finished his time in jail and with...

5 years 2 months ago

Charities hit by fake checks in Christmas hoax

Somebody mailed fake holiday checks to several South Carolina charities, and now a Salvation Army chapter may have to cut services for the needy. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Wednesday that the Salvation Army received a $25,000 check that appeared to be from an area company. Officials bought...

5 years 4 months ago

Balloon Boy parents to plead guilty

The Fort Collins parents in last month's notorious "balloon boy" case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon. Richard and Mayumi Heene are to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by...

5 years 5 months ago

FAA opens investigation into balloon boy incident

As sheriff's investigators in Colorado continue their probe of last week's alleged balloon hoax, the Federal Aviation Administration has opened its own investigation. A spokesman says the probe began either Friday or yesterday, but he didn't know how long it would take. He says the FAA investigates civil allegations, rather...

5 years 5 months ago

Balloon boy charges may not come until next week

Authorities investigating the family accused of perpetrating the balloon boy hoax to promote a reality show say they don't expect to bring possible charges until at least next week. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella says investigators don't anticipate finishing their reports and presenting them to the district attorney's office...

5 years 5 months ago

Larimer County Sheriff: "This is a hoax"

Larimer County Sheriff has announced that the "balloon boy" saga is a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax." Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters Sunday, "On the bizarre meter this rates a 10." Sheriff Alderden explains that the Heene's staged the hoax as a publicity stunt with...

5 years 5 months ago

Was the Flyaway Balloon a Hoax?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the family of the six year-old boy and the out of control balloon Thursday. Falcon Heene has had a lot of attention since the fly away balloon. However, after comments on talk shows saying the family, "did this for a show,"...

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