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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.

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.

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

'Balloon boy' parents sentencedupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 15:27:00

Richard and Mayumi Heene are sentenced for their part in staging a hoax that claimed a 6-year-old was aloft in a balloon.

'Balloon boy' parents sentenced for hoaxupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 15:27:00

A contrite Richard Heene, whose plan for fame went awry after he and his wife falsely reported that their son was drifting over eastern Colorado in a balloon, apologized Wednesday to a judge.

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.

Ex: Heene used 'mental warfare'updated: Wed Oct 28 2009 11:33:00

The former wife of Richard Heene tells HLN's Nancy Grace that she divorced Heene out of fear for her children.

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.

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.

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.

People.com: VIDEO: Ex-Colleague Says Heene Planned Balloon Hoaxupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 14:50:00

A former business associate calls Falcon Heene's dad an unrepentant self-promoter

'They are presumed innocent.'updated: Mon Oct 19 2009 11:16:00

The defense attorney for the Heene family speaks out on the charges filed against the Heenes.

Authorities: 'Balloon boy' incident was a hoaxupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 11:16:00

Three days after the world watched a giant balloon fly through the air as a tearful family expressed fears that their 6-year-old boy could be inside, authorities announced what millions suspected: The whole thing was staged.

Balloon 'not capable of lifting off' with the boy, Colorado police sayupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 18:55:00

As authorities confirmed the "balloon boy" saga was a hoax, they checked the vessel created by Richard Heene to see whether it could have actually carried his 6-year-old son Falcon.

Balloon father makes statementupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 23:25:00

Richard Heene offers a cardboard box Saturday to receive questions about his son and about his famous balloon.

Charges expected in Colorado balloon caseupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 23:25:00

Authorities in Colorado say criminal charges are expected to be filed against Richard Heene, a storm-chasing father whose giant Mylar balloon ascended into the sky earlier this week, sparking fears that his 6-year-old was aboard.

Balloon boy timelineupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 20:14:00

Follow the sequence of events from the initial reports of a six-year-old believed to be flying in a weather balloon.

Balloon boy incident raises more questions, officials sayupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 20:14:00

Authorities plan to ask new questions of the family at the center of the balloon drama that captured the world's attention Thursday, as a comment in a CNN interview and other concerns raised speculation that the incident may have been staged.

Experts fear effects of media spotlight on 'balloon boy'updated: Fri Oct 16 2009 18:50:00

The young child known as the "balloon boy" appeared sickly on NBC's "Today" show Friday morning. With his eyes adrift, 6-year-old Falcon Heene leaned his tiny head against his father before he vomited -- right in front of the cameras.

World watches odyssey of 'Balloon Boy' in real timeupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 15:17:00

The whole world watched Thursday as a lighter-than-air craft set loose by a 6-year-old boy floated above eastern Colorado.

Runaway balloon built by family known for extreme scienceupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 06:55:00

The family of a boy who is believed to have set adrift a balloon in Colorado is known for storm chasing and conducting extreme science experiments together, according to the father's MySpace page.

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Family describes fear, elation as balloon saga unfoldedupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 00:29:00

Six-year-old Falcon Heene was cowering inside the attic above his family's garage.

Family believed son was in balloonupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 00:29:00

The Henne family explains why they thought their son might have gone up in the balloon and what they did after it took off.

Boy found hiding in boxupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 22:56:00

A six-year-old boy thought to have been aboard a runaway balloon has been found alive hiding in a box.

6-year-old Colorado boy found alive in attic after balloon landsupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 22:56:00

After scouring northern Colorado by foot and air, frantically chasing a Mylar balloon for miles and repeatedly interviewing his big brother, authorities ended the search for 6-year-old Falcon Heene where it began -- at his house.

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