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3 years 1 month ago

Balloon Boy's balloon for sale

Balloon Boy's famous aircraft if now for sale. Balloon Boy's father, who is serving his jail sentence is now auctioning off his famous balloon. Money made from the sale will be donated to Japan's relief efforts because the judge barred him from making money from the incident. ...

3 years 9 months ago

One year anniversary of Balloon Boy saga

It's been a year since the world watched a runaway silver balloon flying over Colorado, fearing for the little boy thought to be inside. On Oct. 15, 2009, Richard and Mayumi Heene reported that their 6-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a UFO-shaped balloon, touching off a furious...

3 years 10 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...

4 years 2 months ago

Balloon-boy parents get balloon back

The runaway UFO-like balloon that the world thought was carrying a 6-year-old boy is back in the hands of the parents who pleaded guilty to the hoax. The Larimer County Sheriff's office says Richard Heene asked to measure the balloon to make sure it was the same one he...

4 years 4 months 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...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado balloon boy father plead guilty

The Fort Collins father accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting his son was aboard a runaway balloon has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant. Richard and Mayumi Heene appeared in court Friday. Richard Heene entered a guilty plea, and Mayumi Heene...

4 years 8 months ago

Charges filed against Balloon Boy parents

Colorado prosecutors say they've filed criminal charges against the parents accused of staging a hoax when they reported their 6-year-old son floated away aboard a helium balloon. Prosecutors said Thursday that Richard Heene was charged with attempting to influence a public servant, a felony. They charged Mayumi Heene with false...

4 years 8 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...

4 years 8 months ago

No decision on charges in Colorado balloon case

Prosecutors say they haven't decided whether to file charges against the Colorado parents accused of falsely reporting their son was in a runaway balloon. Prosecutors said Tuesday they're waiting for more information from the sheriff. Sheriff Jim Alderden says Richard and Mayumi Heene were lying when they reported their 6-year-old...

4 years 8 months ago

Sheriff's blog recounts balloonacy

Some suggested fishing hooks. Others, skydivers. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden says spectators sent him plenty of real-time suggestions last week on how to capture the large helium balloon that a Fort Collins couple said was carrying their 6-year-old son, Falcon Heene. The boy was found at home. In his...

4 years 9 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...

4 years 9 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...

4 years 9 months ago

Man who sold story sought in balloon boy case

Colorado authorities now say a Denver man is wanted for questioning in the alleged hoax involving a boy trapped in a runaway balloon. Investigators say they want to interview Robert Thomas, an associate of the father who allegedly carried out the hoax. Official interest in Thomas arose after e-mails surfaced...

4 years 9 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...

4 years 9 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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