Special Reports

Special Reports

Moms to monsters

Unraveling the secrets and lies of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, the most diabolical form of child abuse that is not treated lightly in Tarrant County.

Special Reports

Munchausen past and present

The idea of Munchausen syndrome was first noted in 1951 in The Lancet, when British physician Richard Asher described a condition in which “someone invents or exaggerates medical symptoms, sometimes engaging in self-harm, to gain attention or sympathy.”

Videos

At the piano with Cliburn Amateur competitor Clark Vann Griffith

Clark Vann Griffith, the only Fort Worth competitor in the 2016 Cliburn Amateur, previews his competition performance
Joyce Marshall jlmarshall@star-telegram.com
At the piano with Cliburn Amateur competitor Clark Vann Griffith 1:55

At the piano with Cliburn Amateur competitor Clark Vann Griffith

Why is this spotted skunk doing a handstand? 0:12

Why is this spotted skunk doing a handstand?

1,300 sheep invade city after shepherd falls asleep 0:15

1,300 sheep invade city after shepherd falls asleep

Vadym Kholodenko returns to a standing ovation 0:34

Vadym Kholodenko returns to a standing ovation