While Dorney Park may be advertised as an amazing place to visit, some may argue that the amusement park is also dangerous. At the end of January 2019, a Pennsylvania mother, Shannon Sacco, filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of her daughter, against the Lehigh Valley, PA based Dorney Park and the parent company, Cedar Fair. According to court documents, the young girl attended the park, with friends, for the Halloween Haunt festivities in September 2017. She was scared so intensely by an employee, that she fell to the ground, causing serious injuries. Continue reading
As Halloween approaches children become frightened of urban legends and old murder stories. Kids could never imagine that an old murder story could have involved their teacher’s aide, but in a school in Conrad, Iowa, that is exactly the case. Paula Pace, formerly known as Paula Baniszewski, has been fired from her teacher’s aide position after the school discovered she was directly involved in the beating and killing of Sylvia Likens, 47 years ago. The death of Sylvia Likens is recognized as, “the most terrible crime committed in the state of Indiana,” and her story was also made a movie in 2007, “An American Crime.” Paula, her mother, her brother, and neighborhood children had beaten and tortured Sylvia, taking turns burning her and throwing her down the stairs. Even going so far as to stick Coke bottles in her privates. She was found dead in the basement of the Baniszewski home. Paula was arrested alongside her mother, brother, and neighbor. She was sentenced to only 7 years in prison and was released in 1972. She eventually moved to Iowa and changed her last name to Pace where she started a new life working in a school.