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3 months 3 weeks ago

Teen accused of poisoning Grandmother

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a North Carolina teenager tried to kill her grandmother by dumping insecticide and termite killer into a pot of collard greens. Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West said Friday that 17-year-old Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson of Fayetteville was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree...

11 months 2 weeks ago

E-cigarette use doubles among U.S. teens

The number of children trying electronic cigarettes is rising. That's the latest from the Centers for Disease Control. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the percentage of middle and high school students who use e-cigarettes more than doubled from 2011 to 2012. Overall last year, almost two...

11 months 2 weeks ago

Teen gets scholarship for cancer work

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) - Caring is in A.J Salmon's nature. It is obvious to his family, friends and community. The 13-year-old Pekin boy started the "I Hate Cancer Club" that has helped raise roughly $20,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over the past five years. He also received a...

11 months 4 weeks ago

How serious is app privacy to teens?

Parents may be relieved to find out that a new survey suggests teens are taking steps to protect their mobile privacy. According to a new report, teens are concerned about which apps they are downloading. Half of teen app users have avoided certain apps due to privacy concerns, and...

1 year 1 month ago

Remains of teen girl found near Fort Morgan

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) - Fort Morgan police say that human remains found last week are that of missing teenager Kayla Chadwick. The girl had been missing since March of last year, when she was 17, KMGH-TV reported. Police have said that Chadwick disappeared after an argument with her 19-year-old...

1 year 3 months ago

Teach teens to drive safe during holidays

Memorial Day through Labor Day is the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers. The Insurance Information Institute reports an average of eight teens killed in car accidents "every single day" during that period over the past five years. Keep your teen safe by enrolling them in both drivers...

1 year 4 months ago

Exercise could help teen smokers

Getting more exercise could help teen smokers light up less often. Researchers tracked over 200 teens who either exercised or didn't. Those who increased the number of days they got just 20 minutes of exercise were able to significantly cut back on their smoking, and those who got even more...

1 year 6 months ago

Teen wounded in Ga. school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta fire official says a 14-year-old has been shot in the head at a middle school and has been taken to a hospital. Atlanta Fire Cpt. Marian McDaniel also says a teacher suffered minor cuts and bruises but was treated on the scene at Price Middle...

1 year 8 months ago

Teen dies in head-on collision

A teen is dead after a crash on southbound I-25 early this morning. It happened just before 4:30 near mile marker 125. That's just south of Fountain. All lanes are now open. State Patrol reports a driver in a Toyota Camry was going northbound in the southbound...

1 year 8 months ago

Family prays for Dylan Redwine's safe return

Nearly two weeks after his disappearance, the search continues for Dylan Redwine, the 13-year-old boy who vanished from his father's home in La Plata county in southwestern Colorado. Redwine was visiting for Thanksgiving when he vanished. Now as Christmas approaches and time slips away without any progress in his...

2 years 1 week ago

New texting champ in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) - The reigning 16-year-old champion of cellphone texting has reclaimed the title of fastest texter in America. Austin Weirschke of Rhinelander, Wis., won after eight rounds at the texting competition Wednesday in New York's Times Square. He gets $50,000 in prize money. Eleven contestants from around the...

2 years 1 week ago

Teen girl missing, rescued in Fremont County

Runaway cases are filed every day, some more serious than others. Sunday, deputies in Fremont County felt one runaway case required pulling out multiple resources to search for a missing teen girl. It was a worrisome situation early Sunday morning in Fremont County. Cynthia, a 14-year-old girl staying with...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Police say deadly force on teen justified

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Buena Vista police officer was justified in fatally shooting an 18-year-old Leadville man who led officers on an 80-mile chase and had a gun. Investigators later learned Jacob VanderBeek's gun was a replica pellet gun, and a grenade he had was inert....

2 years 4 weeks ago

Twilight saga takes over Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Twilight Saga" will need a bigger garage. It was announced at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards that the supernatural film series has won 41 surfboard-shaped trophies since it launched in 2008, including awards earned this year for the penultimate installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 1." "Twilight"...

2 years 3 months ago

Teen dies in hit and run

A 14 year old boy has died in a hit and run crash. It happened on Circle Drive, near the intersection of Circle and Airport near 8:30 Thursday night. Colorado Springs police say the boy was running on the sidewalk on Circle, tripped and fell, then ran across...

2 years 3 months ago

Texas teen accused of faking cancer

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas teenager accused of faking cancer to steal $17,000 in donations has been released from jail on bond. Court records show a status hearing has been scheduled May 31 in El Paso for 19-year-old Angie Gomez of Horizon City. Gomez on Tuesday night...

2 years 4 months ago

Teen shot in leg

Colorado Springs police are searching for a man they think shot a teenager in the leg. The teen's injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Officers say they were called to Memorial Hospital a little after 11:00 p.m. Monday night. The victim says he was walking on...

2 years 5 months ago

Teen job fair

There's a job fair for teens in El Paso and Teller County. The Youth Zone at the Pikes Peak Workforce center is specifically geared towards people age 16 to 21 who are looking for a part or full-time summer job. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

2 years 5 months ago

Teen who killed uncle won't be charged

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have decided against filing charges against a teen who fatally stabbed his uncle, mistakenly thinking the uncle was an intruder. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Dylan Jones was staying at his grandmother's trailer home in Littleton on Jan. 14 when his uncle, John Jones, unexpectedly stopped by...

2 years 5 months ago

Second student dies from shooting at Ohio school

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, the second reported fatality. Hugh Shannon, administrator at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, says officials received the word early this morning about Russell King Jr. Shannon says the office is...

2 years 6 months ago

Youth job fair planned

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will host a Summer Job Hunt on March 8. This is for young people, ages 16 to 21 looking for full or part-time employment. WHEN: Thursday, March 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Stargazer's Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado...

2 years 9 months ago

Missing teen, child found

A missing teen and child are back home this morning, after going missing yesterday afternoon. Colorado Springs police found 19 year-old Corey Beck, and 12 year-old Lyndsay Turnbloom at at Northern Colorado Springs last night around 10 p.m. Both suffer from illnesses that made it urgent to locate...

2 years 10 months ago

Pueblo teen killed on Beulah Highway

An 18 year old from Pueblo was killed in a car accident on Colorado Highway 78, the Beulah Highway, about 10 west of Pueblo early Saturday morning. State troopers report that Carlos Torres was driving in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee when, at around 4:50 a.m., he lost control at a...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Colorado teen in "good condition" after bear attack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Four teens among wilderness survival students who survived a grizzly attack in Alaska have left the state to return to their hometowns. Bruce Palmer, a spokesman for Wyoming-based National Outdoor Leadership School, says the students who departed are 16-year-old Sam Boas of Westport, Conn., 17-year-old...

3 years 4 months ago

Teen charged with arson in Douglas County

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - Officials have filed second-degree arson charges against a 15-year-old male suspected of starting several fires in a Douglas County subdivision. Authorities at South Metro Fire Rescue said Thursday they've responded to three fires in the Pinery Subdivision over the past few weeks. Charges were filed...

3 years 7 months ago

Vasquez convicted in deaths of two teens

A Colorado Springs jury has convicted 21-year-old Juan Vasquez in the shooting deaths of two teens during a fight. The jury deliberated for two days, finally convicting Vasquez of two counts of 2nd Degree Murder and three counts of committing a violent crime. Luis Burciaga, 17, and Uriel...

3 years 7 months ago

Teen driving class offered

The Pueblo Health Department will offer a free teen driving class later this month. "For several decades driver's education was offered through the school system, which lead to a uniform understanding of road rules and safety," stated Marti Borden, Program Manager for Community Outreach in Community Health Services at...

3 years 8 months ago

Amazing teens show off work

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two high school students inspired by the science fiction movie "I, Robot" have won a $100,000 grand prize in a competition honoring the nation's top math and science students. The Siemens Competition announced the winners of its college scholarships Monday during a ceremony at George Washington...

3 years 8 months ago

Teen arrested in weekend homicide

Police have arrested a teenager for a shooting over the weekend that killed one man in Colorado Springs at a late-night party. Police responded to a fight Sunday morning around two. They found a man, later identified as 19-year-old Jack Smith of Colorado Springs, lying in the road on...

3 years 9 months ago

Teen shot in Colorado Springs home

Colorado Springs Police are investigating a shooting at a home in the 7900 block of Telegraph. That's near Research and Austin Bluffs. Police are looking into whether the 15 year old accidentally shot himself. His wound was in his leg. We're told it's not life-threatening. The teen is at...

3 years 9 months ago

Fewer teen drivers die in accidents

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years. The number of teen deaths dropped dramatically from about 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several factors might explain...

3 years 10 months ago

Surfer teen survives shark attack

A Virginia Beach teenager has an incredible story to tell after surviving a terrifying encounter with a shark. Caleb Kauchak, 18, and his buddies were hanging out at the beach. "We were down at a place called Porters Island," Kauchak said. "Me and my friends go surfing down there...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Colorado teen drowns in river

A 16-year-old boy who was swimming with friends in the Yampa River drowned Saturday. Moffat County authorities identified the boy as Shannon Wenger of Craig. A sheriff's investigator says the boy was swimming with friends when the river's current swept him under the water. The boy's friends called...

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