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  • 12-year-old attacked at high school football game Play Video

    September 29, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 12-year-old boy is recovering from severe head injuries after his family said he was attacked by a group of teens at a high school football game. The incident happened at Scotlandville Magnet High School, last Friday night. "It all happened so quick and it... more »
  • Man with shotgun robs teens in Uptown New Orleans park

    September 16, 2015 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three male teenagers - a pair of 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old - were robbed at gunpoint at a park just around the corner from the 2nd District New Orleans Police Station Tuesday night. WWL-TV reports that at around 9:22 p.m., the teens were in the park... more »
  • Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

    August 18, 2015 11:45 AM

    CHICAGO - A study at 10 Los Angeles high schools links e-cigarettes with later tobacco use. University of Southern California researchers found that 14-year-olds who'd ever tried e-cigarettes were more likely than others to later try other tobacco products. The study doesn't prove that electronic cigarettes are a... more »
  • 50 rampaging teens do $2,000 in damage to Georgia Walmart

    June 30, 2015 11:36 AM

    MACON, GA - Authorities in central Georgia say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Walmart in Macon, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. Bibb County sheriff's officials say some of the young people snatched a man from a motorized shopping cart and... more »
  • Ohio River ended teens' suspected crime spree

    June 7, 2015 6:52 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- The wide Ohio River is what ended the flight of a teenage couple authorities believe engaged in a crime spree that crossed into three states. A report released Sunday by the West Virginia State Police says the 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl jumped into the river in Tyler... more »
  • Report: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

    April 16, 2015 12:48 PM

    NEW YORK - A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed. Teen use of e-cigarettes tripled in one year - to more than 13 percent. About 9 percent of high schools students said they... more »
  • US teens getting less sleep

    February 16, 2015 1:57 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A 20-year study says U.S. teens are getting sleepier. The result show many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades. The research involved nearly 300,000 teens asked in surveys since 1991 if they regularly got at least seven... more »
  • Driver in deadly wreck was veteran with PTSD, mom says

    October 31, 2014 11:21 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE- The mother of a driver implicated in a crash where two children died and a third was left in critical condition at a hospital in Baton Rouge said her son was PTSD and needed help. Jeremy Abraham , 32, hit and killed Cornasha Flugence, 15, Kylee Henry,... more »
  • Homicide charges announced in Breaux Bridge crash

    October 31, 2014 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police held a press conference Friday morning following the deaths of two Breaux Bridge teens during a Thursday morning crash. Troopers say just before 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was driving his pickup truck more than twice the speed limit before hitting... more »
  • California teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

    October 2, 2014 3:56 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Deputies in central California have arrested four people - one adult and three juveniles - who are suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club. Fresno County sheriff's officials acting on several tips Wednesday tracked down... more »
  • Disturbance at detention center where 32 escaped check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:58 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - A disturbance has broken out at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says about 20 teens - some of whom were involved in Monday night's escape - are roaming the... more »
  • Kansas City cop challenges teens to a dance-off

    August 20, 2014 9:20 PM

    KANSAS CITY - A few cops got caught on camera busting a few moves with some neighborhood kids. A group of Kansas City teens had no idea what to expect when two police cars stopped only to challenge them in a dance-off. According to the teens, the two... more »
  • Teacher sex

    July 9, 2014 7:56 PM

    NEW BRIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A high school English teacher is charged with having sex with two 18-year-old students days before the graduated. Tiffany Leiseth is accused of a crime because the encounters with the male students happened when she still had a teacher-student relationship with them. Eighteen year olds... more »
  • Obama condemns terror against teens in Mideast

    June 30, 2014 3:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls a "senseless act of terror against innocent youth" in the Mideast and offering U.S. help to find those who killed three teenagers. Obama is extending condolences to the families of the teens found by the Israeli military on Monday, two... more »
  • BRAVE holds discussion with teens check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge teens got a chance to voice their concerns about violence Monday to parish safety leaders in the BRAVE program. Mayor-President "Kip" Holden, District Attorney Hillar Moore, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III and others spoke to the teens about key issues in... more »
  • House refuses to allow surveying teen sex health

    May 20, 2014 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have killed a measure that would have allowed public high school students to be surveyed about sex-related risk behaviors. The House voted 55-38 against the proposal by Baton Rouge Rep. Pat Smith, a Democrat, after raising concerns about children being corrupted by the questions. Under the... more »
  • Teens get serious about violence after triple murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2014 10:34 PM

    BAKER - Parents, friends, and peers met Friday night, two weeks after three teens were murdered at the Baker Civic Club, to talk about violence in the community. "Gun play is serious nowadays," said one teen. "You have to watch you (sic) back. My parents don't let me go... more »
  • More arrests could come in Baker murders check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 1, 2014 6:16 PM

    BAKER- More arrests could happen after a boy was charged with murdering three teens at a birthday party at the Baker Civic Club on Friday. Nakeydran Williams, 16, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting. Baker Chief of... more »
  • Jetson property could be sold, smaller facility planned

    March 24, 2014 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State juvenile justice leaders pledged to return a juvenile justice facility to the state's largest parish Monday afternoon during a House Appropriations committee hearing at the capitol. The goal could be to sell all but fifty acres of the property north of the airport and use the... more »
  • Group of teens busted for boosting six cars in three weeks

    January 9, 2014 8:09 PM

    GONZALES - Police arrested a group of teens accused of stealing six cars over a three week period in Gonzales. According to Gonzales Police, two 17-year-olds and two 16-year-olds burglarized and stole multiple cars from residential neighborhoods. Detectives said the car thefts occurred from December 16, 2013 to January... more »
  • New study looks at weight in teen girls

    November 26, 2013 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New research from Pennington Biomedical Research Center revealed more information about teen obesity, and who's hit hardest by it in Louisiana. Adults in Louisiana lead the nation in obesity rates and teens aren't far behind. The Center for Disease Control says Louisiana ranks first in the... more »
  • 911 call, pictures of wild party released

    October 22, 2013 11:45 PM

    SORRENTO- A father was concerned for the safety of what he believed to be a hundred or more drunk teenagers when he called 911 to report an underage, wild party in Ascension Parish this weekend. The 911 recordings were released exclusively to the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit Tuesday,... more »
  • Wreck may have doomed 3 teens in 1970

    September 25, 2013 7:58 PM

    ELK CITY, OKLAHOMA- Oklahoma State Troopers say a car recovered from a lake last week showed signs of an accident. The wrecked car yielded three bodies, teens who disappeared in 1970. The Chevy Camaro and another car were recovered from the lake as troopers were testing sonar equipment.... more »
  • Man on a mission to end distracted driving check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Pennsylvania man on a mission to stop distracted driving made his case to Baton Rouge students today. The founder of "End Distracted Driving," Joel Feldman, spoke to students at University High about the dangers of distractive driving. Feldman's daughter was killed in 2009 after she... more »
  • Teen gets 30 years in NO abduction, rape

    September 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old boy, the youngest of three teenagers charged in the rape, abduction and robbery of a woman in New Orleans' Garden District earlier this year, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison as part of a plea deal. Sheldon Jefferson also agreed to testify against... more »
  • 5 teens booked in French Quarter attack

    September 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him. The Times-Picayune reports 18-year-old George Brown, 19-year-old O'Na Reed and three... more »
  • Two arrested after girl shot with paintball gun at high school

    August 20, 2013 10:34 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A juvenile and a teenager were arrested late Tuesday after a girl was shot with a paintball gun at the high school here. Sheriff's deputies arrested Daryl Tillman, 18, and an unidentified person for firing at the girl while she left an after school event. The unnamed... more »
  • Deputies: Teens burglarize Bayou Corne homes evacuated by owners check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2013 9:46 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Two teens got locked-up and the Assumption Parish Sheriff says they targeted the elderly. "These are two knuckleheads that really deserve to stay in jail a really long time," Sheriff Mike Waguespack said. "In this situation, neighbor should be looking out for neighbors but these neighbors... more »
  • Man allegedly supplies teens with drugs at party

    July 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a 31-year-old Houma man opened his home and drug supply to a group of teens looking for a party spot. Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier deputies received a tip that there was underage drinking at the party about 1 a.m. Monday and... more »
  • Teen gang member won't face jail time check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge decided that a 15-year old gang member could have a second chance to straighten out his life, instead of what could've been a 3 year juvenile detention sentence. The teen was one of four members of the "Get Off Boys" convicted of criminal street gang... more »
  • Three teens arrested after school vandalism

    June 5, 2013 5:25 PM

    WATSON - Sheriff's deputies arrested three Livingston Parish teens today after they said they broke into the old Live Oak High School fieldhouse and started a fire. Investigators said the teens, two of which were 13 and one of which was 14, are all students in the Live Oak... more »
  • Baton Rouge teens arrested in Houma ice cream theft

    June 4, 2013 11:25 AM

    HOUMA - Police say three Baton Rouge teens and a Houma 10-year-old were arrested for allegedly stealing ice cream from a Houma school. The Courier reports the trio persuaded a 10-year-old boy to climb through a Lisa Park Elementary window Sunday and take the treats from the school's concession stand.... more »
  • Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter

    May 21, 2013 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They're also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook. In the Pew Research Center poll, 94 percent of teens who are social media users have... more »
  • 10-year-old dies when unlicensed driver crashes car

    May 20, 2013 11:43 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- A car full of juveniles, driven by an unlicensed 15-year-old, crashed on a Tangipahoa Parish highway Monday afternoon, killing a ten-year-old. State Police did not release the names of those involved in the wreck on Highway 1054. State Police said the driver lost control, overcorrected and ran... more »
  • Parish approves stiffer underage drinking laws check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 16, 2013 4:44 PM

    GONZALES - Tonight council members in Ascension Parish approved an ordinance making it illegal for anyone under 18 to drink alcohol in private homes, unless they are with their parents or guardians. It's currently against state law for anyone under 21 to buy alcohol. However, Council Chairman Chris Loar... more »
  • Man beaten with skateboards

    May 13, 2013 7:44 PM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA- A man remains in critical condition after a group of teens beat him with their skateboards when he intervened in an altercation. He has life-threatening head injuries and four teenagers could face attempted-murder charges. Police say the man and his girlfriend intervened in a fight between two... more »
  • Two teens arrested for school vandalism

    May 10, 2013 11:51 AM

    COVINGTON - Police arrested two teens in connection with vandalism at St. Paul's School. Covington Police Capt. Jack West tells The Times-Picayune a 17-year-old from Folsom and 18-year-old Carter Norman Hall of Covington were booked with felony criminal damage to property over $500. They were booked into the St. Tammany... more »
  • LSU Police arrest three teens after armed robbery

    April 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police arrested three juveniles after an armed robbery this weekend. Sgt. Kevin Scott said police arrested two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old after they found them with the stolen property shortly after the crime was reported Saturday night. Scott said LSU Police responded to Dalrymple... more »
  • Teens die in WBR crash

    April 16, 2013 7:07 AM

    ERWINVILLE - Two teenagers are dead this morning after a single car crash in West Baton Rouge Parish. It happened just after 9:30 p.m. Monday on Hwy. 413, north of US 190. State police say 18-year-old Nikki Nolen of Erwinville was driving southbound when her SUV suddenly ran... more »
  • Gang activity cited in Gardere check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 22, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After four teens associated with the Gardere area gang known as the "Get Off Boys," pleaded to burglary and battery charges in Juvenile Court on Thursday, the District Attorney's office is taking a tough stance on gang violence. "We shouldn't hide the fact that there are gangs,... more »
  • Health stories for March 4, 2013 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2013 6:33 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 4, 2013 - A long-suspected side effect of pregnancy, may have been confirmed. A new study shows pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of women's feet. Flat feet are a common problem for pregnant women.... more »
  • Teens sentenced for Baton Rouge crime spree check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 8, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two teens received "juvenile life sentences," which will keep them in jail until they turn 21, for taking part in a city-wide crime spree. A judge handed down the sentences for Jacobi Spears, 16, and Zachariah Dorsey, 15. A ten-year-old who was with them was given immunity... more »
  • Man sought for deadly Baton Rouge shooting

    January 17, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting this morning in Baton Rouge. Police said Deaundre Williams, 20, is wanted for murder and attempted murder after the shooting in the 1800 block of 71st Street just before 2 a.m. ... more »
  • Juveniles convicted after EBR crime spree check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Prosecutors say three boys ranging from 11 to 15 years old were responsible for a week-long crime spree in September. Jacobi Spears, 14, was found guilty this afternoon on charges including four counts of armed robbery. Zachariah Dorsey, 15, also pleaded guilty to numerous charges stemming from... more »
  • 3 accused "Christmas Vandals" busted

    December 13, 2012 5:27 PM

    DUTCHTOWN- Three teenagers have been arrested, accused of destroying thousands of dollars worth of Christmas displays in Ascension Parish. The trio has been nicknamed the "Christmas Vandals" by deputies. A tip led to the break in the case. Roarke Dunn, Rendell Reid and Adam Dellucci face charges in... more »
  • Minnesota man says he fired more shots than needed

    November 26, 2012 2:36 PM

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Authorities say a Minnesota man admits firing more shots than necessary at two teenagers he said had broken into his home. He's charged with murder in the shooting deaths of the 18-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, who was the girl's cousin. They were shot on Thanksgiving... more »
  • Man accused of exposing himself to teens at school

    October 31, 2012 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man today and accused him of exposing himself to two teens at a parish school earlier this month. Police arrested Zachary Townley, 20, after they said he was spotted again today at Parkview Baptist School, the same campus as the earlier... more »
  • 2 teens arrested with stolen ATV

    October 26, 2012 3:12 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Two teenagers face charges after a Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputy noticed they were driving an ATV that did not have a key in the ignition, indicating that it may have been stolen. 18-year-old Jacob McMorris was booked Thursday on a charge of possession of stolen property and driving... more »
  • Deputies capture teen burglars in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2012 3:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Three teenagers are in custody following a series of burglaries in the Denham Springs area overnight. The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says it received several reports about the suspects entering people's homes between midnight and 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The suspects fled the scene after deputies... more »
  • Teens learn dangers of drinking and driving check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2012 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Area teens learned first hand about the dangers of drinking and driving and texting behind the wheel at "Celebrate My Drive," an annual event sponsored by State Farm and observed around the country. Sponsors celebrate a big milestone in a teens life - getting a drivers... more »
  • Penn State to renovate areas where boys abused

    July 13, 2012 5:27 PM

    STATE COLLEGE - Penn State plans to renovate the building where Jerry Sandusky sexually molested boys. University spokesman David La Torre said Friday that Penn State plans to remodel the football shower and locker room area as a direct result of Sandusky's crimes. The former defensive coordinator was convicted of... more »
  • APSO connects teens to school burglaries

    July 11, 2012 5:47 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Sheriff's deputies arrested three teens today in connection with vandalism and thefts from Ascension Parish schools over the last couple of weeks. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Dutchtown High School around 3:15 a.m. and saw the teens on the campus.... more »
  • Community relieved after teen inmate capture check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 8, 2012 8:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four day taste of freedom comes to an end for two teens who escaped the Jetson Correctional Facility last week. Authorities arrested 18-year-old Clarence Mcwilliams and 15- year old Damonte Washington at a house on America Street Saturday night after they broke out of the facility on... more »
  • Local church helping area teens find jobs

    June 29, 2012 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- With the help of a local church, area teens are finding summer jobs. Elm Grove Baptist Church is placing teens with businesses, and reimbursing them for their work. Coming up at 6 p.m., News 2's Adrian Pittman, shows you why the church is getting involved, and... more »
  • More than seven in 10 US teens jobless in summer

    June 12, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs such as running cash registers, mowing lawns or busing restaurant tables from June to August. Employment for 16-to-19-year olds has fallen to the lowest level... more »
  • CDC: Half of overweight teens have heart risk

    May 21, 2012 7:22 AM

    ATLANTA - New federal research is revealing alarming new statistics about heart risks in the nation's overweight teens. The study in the journal, Pediatrics, says half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future cardiac problems. One expert... more »
  • More teens taking hits as pot use climbs

    May 2, 2012 7:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - More teens are smoking pot. A new survey of young people by The Partnership at Drugfree.org says nearly 1 in 10 teens light up at least 20 or more times a month. The group also says abuse of prescription medicine may be easing a bit among young people... more »
  • Burglars busted by "armed" granny

    May 1, 2012 4:42 PM

    MARION - An elderly Ohio woman says a hidden medical alert device saved her from a violent home break-in. Police say two teens broke into 93-year-old Ruby Snyder's Marion home early this morning. They reportedly tied her up and threatened to kill her. Snyder had a medical... more »
  • New Warning for Obese Teenagers

    April 30, 2012 8:25 AM

    A new life-threatening warning for obese teenagers. IF you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough, difficult time keeping it under control. A Major study tested several way to control diabetes and nearly half of teens failed within a few years. One in five teens suffered serious complications that... more »
  • Man gets 80 years for killing 5 teens

    April 25, 2012 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A judge who overturned a gang leader's earlier conviction and death sentence for a quintuple killing in 2006 has given him 80 years for manslaughter. Orleans Parish Criminal District Judge Lynda Van Davis said her earlier ruling troubled her but was forced by prosecutors' failure to turn over... more »
  • Naked run inspired by "American Pie"

    March 29, 2012 7:35 PM

    Four teens in Utah got a warning for running naked through a neighborhood armed with a BB gun in case they were attacked by deer during their jaunt. They say they were inspired by a scene from the movie "American Pie: The Naked Mile". Authorities say the kids were spotted... more »
  • Teen fight leaves one dead, another charged with 2nd degree murder

    March 9, 2012 8:42 AM

    BELLE ROSE - A fight between two teenagers left one dead, and another charged with 2nd degree murder. Yesterday around 6 p.m., Assumption Parish Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference to a boy lying in the middle of Dorseyville Lane with a stab wound to his side.... more »
  • Teen stabbed to death; juvenile arrested

    March 8, 2012 8:23 PM

    BELLE ROSE- A 15-year-old was stabbed to death, another juvenile arrested for the murder Thursday evening. Few details are available, but News2 has learned the victim was found in the street and died at a hospital. Names have not been released. more »
  • Deputies: trio busted for burglaries after getting stuck in mud twice

    February 24, 2012 12:46 AM

    PONCHATOULA- Three teens were arrested, charged with a string of burglaries after their get-away vehicle got stuck in the mud. Brandon Herring, 18 and Michael Pierson and Travis Troxler- both 17- were busted and deputies say they're connected to crimes in Tangipahoa and maybe Livingston. In a news... more »
  • 6 teens shot in Jefferson Parish

    February 21, 2012 6:34 AM

    MARRERO - Jefferson Parish deputies are hunting for whoever shot six teenagers, including a 13-year-old and two 16-year-olds, in Marrero. Sheriff Newell Normand says none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, although the 13-year-old was shot multiple times. Deputies collected spent casings from AK-47, .45-caliber and .9mm guns. So far,... more »
  • 2 teens arrested in kidnapping of boy

    December 11, 2011 11:10 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Two teenage girls were arrested following a kidnapping that involved a 5-year-old. Shreveport police responded after learning the toddler had been checked out without authorization from Werner Park Elementary School. The 5-year-old's estranged sister, along with her friend were responsible for taking the child out of... more »
  • 3 teens back in custody after escape

    November 1, 2011 5:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Three teenagers who escaped from the Bridge City Center for Youth are back in custody. Jerel Giarrusso, a spokeswoman for the state's Office of Juvenile Justice, says Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies on Tuesday arrested the teenagers in Denham Springs. Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for... more »
  • 2 teens charged in triple shooting

    October 22, 2011 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two teens Saturday morning in connection with a triple shooting that happened Friday morning on Elm Street. Seventeen-year-old Reginald Taylor and 19-year-old Cassey Feast were charged with five counts of attempted first degree murder. According to police, two girls and a boy were... more »
  • Four teens arrested in drive-by shooting

    August 2, 2011 2:09 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies have arrested four teens they believe were responsible for a recent drive-by shooting in Livingston Parish. Chief Deputy Jason Ard said investigators arrested Seth Murray, 17, and Lane Kinchen, 17, as well as two other juveniles in connection with the incident. Deputies were called... more »
  • Amusement fair accident investigation complete

    May 15, 2011 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning says it was simple human error that caused an amusement ride accident in Greensburg, Louisiana last Saturday. Investigators say the operator accidentally activated the "on" switch at the ride control panel while two teenage riders were exiting the car. ... more »
  • Four teens accused of numerous burglaries

    March 30, 2011 10:24 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Four teenagers were arrested and charged after burglaries in the Denham Springs area. A deputy recognized the car in connection with the crimes from a surveillance picture taken from a local convenience store, where several young men tried to use a stolen credit card, which they obtained... more »
  • No warning signs where 6 teens drowned in August

    March 13, 2011 11:43 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- Shreveport officials have decided not to post warning signs about a sudden drop off at the Red River sandbar, where six teenagers drowned in August. The teens from two families, ages 14 to 18, were in a group playing in shallow water at the river when they... more »
  • New Orleans police: 5 teens shot in bar, 1 dead

    March 13, 2011 9:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say a gunman apparently opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, leaving one 18-year-old man dead and four other teens wounded. Police said early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was in critical condition and two other girls ages 14 and... more »
  • Teens arrested for robbing motorists stuck in snow

    January 23, 2011 9:40 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Three teens accused of robbing motorists stuck in the snow have been caught after - you guessed it - they got stuck in the snow themselves. Prosecutors announced robbery and armed criminal action charges Friday against 18-year-old Darion O. Page of Kansas City, a 17-year-old and... more »
  • Fake Photo Leads to Cyberbullying Charge

    January 14, 2011 7:27 PM

    Two teen girls in Estero, Florida are charged under that state's law against cyberbullying. Authorities say they created a bogus Facebook page in a classmate's name and posted a faked nude photo of her. They face a felony charge of aggravated stalking under a law that took effect in 2008.... more »
  • New laws target teens

    January 2, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With every new year comes new laws and this year is no exception. One of the most significant of the new laws targets teens looking to get their driver's license. Before this year, teen drivers needed only 8 hours of supervised driving time before getting their license, now... more »

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