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No hoax: Colorado balloon boy's father is auctioning off saucerupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 06:16:00

Richard Heene, who pulled a hoax in 2009 by saying his 6-year-old son was in peril as a stowaway in a balloon over Colorado, is now auctioning the saucer for charity.

Infamous balloon to be auctionedupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 06:16:00

The UFO-like balloon that millions of people saw fly through the air on tv is now being auctioned off. WTSP reports.

Balloon hoax dad must pay restitutionupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 19:14:00

Richard Heene, the man who pulled a hoax by saying his 6-year-old son was drifting over Colorado in a balloon, must pay $36,000 in restitution, a judge has ordered.

Father in 'Balloon boy' hoax moves from jail to home detentionupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 19:46:00

The man who pulled a hoax by saying his 6-year-old son was drifting over Colorado in a balloon is finishing his 90-day sentence with home detention, authorities said.

Heene heads to jailupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 17:30:00

Richard Heene, convicted in the "balloon boy" hoax has begun serving his 30-day jail sentence in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Heene reports for jail in 'Balloon Boy' hoaxupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 17:30:00

A man who pleaded guilty to perpetrating a hoax by saying his 6-year-old son was drifting over Colorado in a balloon began his jail sentence Monday.

Heene: 'I knew son was in balloon'updated: Thu Jan 07 2010 09:25:00

Richard Heene tells CNN's Larry King that he truly thought his son Falcon was trapped in a runaway balloon.

Balloon boy's dad says there was no hoaxupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 09:25:00

A man who pleaded guilty to perpetrating a hoax by falsely reporting that his son was drifting over eastern Colorado in a balloon maintains the incident was not part of a plan for fame in an interview with CNN's "Larry King Live."

People.com: The 12 Most Shocking Moments of 2009updated: Fri Jan 01 2010 10:07:00

Michael Jackson's death, the Hudson River miracle crash, the Balloon Boy hoax and more of the year's jaw-dropping stories

People.com: Readers: Jon Gosselin Apartment Trashing Was a Stuntupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 12:57:00

Seventy-two percent of respondents to a poll say the reality star is seeking attention

People.com: 'Balloon Boy' Parents Sentenced to Jail Timeupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 09:27:00

The couple behind the hoax get a total of 110 days behind bars and 8 years' probation

TV stokes desperate hunger for fameupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 15:51:00

All the world's a stage, Shakespeare wrote long before television came into view.

Balloon father's mom intv.updated: Fri Nov 13 2009 22:16:00

Bay News 9's Melissa Eichman interviews Richard Heene's mother, Rae Sprow.

'Balloon boy' parents plead guiltyupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 22:16:00

The Colorado couple who said their 6-year-old son was aboard an escaped balloon pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the well-publicized "balloon boy" case.

People.com: Balloon Boy's Parents Plead Guiltyupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 14:53:00

"This whole deal is designed to keep the family together," says Richard Heene's lawyer

Dad in 'balloon boy' case turns himself inupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 10:49:00

Authorities in Colorado have filed charges against the parents in last month's notorious "balloon boy" case, and the pair's lawyers say the two are expected to plead guilty on Friday.

People.com: Balloon Boy's Dad Turns Himself Inupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 18:16:00

Lawyer says Richard Heene will plead guilty to prevent Japanese wife's deportation

How the 'fame motive' makes you want to be a starupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 11:33:00

As a large silver balloon floated its way over Colorado, millions of Americans spent hours glued to their televisions wondering if 6-year-old Falcon Heene, assumed to be inside the contraption, was alive.

People.com: Affidavit: Balloon Boy's Mom Confesses to Hoaxupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 20:27:00

Mayumi Heene says the infamous flight was "intentional," but Richard Heene's criminal fate is still up in the air

Papers: Wife says 'balloon boy' was hoaxupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 16:12:00

The wife of a Colorado father at the center of the "balloon boy" saga told authorities that the giant helium balloon was specifically created for a hoax to draw media attention, according to court documents released Friday.

Balloon hoax attorneyupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 16:01:00

Attorney for Richard and Mayumi Heene David Lane discusses the possible criminal charges against the family for the balloon hoax.

Balloon boy lawyer: Sheriff is piling onupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 16:01:00

The lawyer of a Colorado father accused of carrying out a bizarre hoax involving his son and a huge balloon said Monday that official charges in the case could be filed next week.

Lifetime pulls Heene 'Wife Swap' episodeupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 12:25:00

It's just one thing after another for Richard and Mayumi Heene. They've caused such an uproar after last week's alleged balloon boy hoax that Lifetime won't air a re-run of their "Wife Swap" episode.

Documents: 'Balloon boy' dad had hoax in mind, wife saysupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 20:17:00

The wife of a Colorado father at the center of the "balloon boy" saga told authorities that the giant helium balloon was specifically created for a hoax to draw media attention, according to court documents released Friday.

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