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8 Kids Killed in Alabama Crash Tied to Same Youth Home
Driver Pulled From Alabama
Crash Lost Own Kids, Nephews
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Driver Pulled From Alabama Crash Lost Own Kids, Nephews

Candice Gully is director of the Tallapoosa Girls Ranch

(Newser) - It was a jarring headline: 10 people killed in a Saturday afternoon car crash on I-65 in Alabama, eight of them tied to a home for abandoned, abused, and neglected children. Now, more details on the accident and the victims are emerging. It happened around 2:30pm in Butler County...

CDC Chief 'Deeply Concerned' on Teen COVID Cases

Rochelle Walensky cites rising hospitalization rates in plea to parents to get their kids vaccinated

(Newser) - The head of the CDC made a plea to parents of teens this week, imploring them to get their kids vaccinated against COVID and citing a study showing increased hospitalization rates of adolescents. "I am deeply concerned," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Friday, the same day new research showed...

13-Year-Old Pleads Guilty in Death of Uber Eats Driver

Cops: DC carjacking by teen, 15-year-old accomplice led to crash that killed 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar

(Newser) - A 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the DC death of an Uber Eats driver who was killed during a carjacking in the spring. NBC Washington reports that the teen's accomplice, a 15-year-old girl, pleaded guilty last month to felony murder after the March 23 incident...

New Report Details Possible Rare Side Effect of COVID Vaccine

Teens are showing heart inflammation after 2nd dose, CDC says there's still no definite link

(Newser) - Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens and young adults after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. An article on seven US teen boys in several states, published online in...

Moneyball Author on Daughter's Death: 'Our Hearts Are So Broken'

Dixie Lewis, 19, daughter of Michael Lewis and ex-MTV reporter Tabitha Soren dies in car crash

(Newser) - Michael Lewis has been making the rounds promoting The Premonition, his new book about the pandemic. Now, that good news has been shattered after tragedy struck the Berkeley financial journalist and author of Moneyball and The Big Short: Dixie Lewis, his 19-year-old daughter with photographer and former MTV reporter Tabitha...

She Was Almost at Bat. Then: 'Does Anyone Have Scissors?'

Black teen softball player Nicole Pyles cut her hair rather than remove hair beads as umps asked

(Newser) - A Black teen softball player from Durham, North Carolina, says she was humiliated at a game last month in an incident she says led to a discriminatory ask and an impromptu haircut. In an interview with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice cited by the New York Times , 16-year-old Nicole...

Tenn. Kid Shot Dead by Police Didn't Fire Bullet That Hit Cop

Anthony Thompson Jr., 17, didn't injure cop in confrontation at Knoxville high school: TBI

(Newser) - After a student was fatally shot at a Tennessee high school on Monday during an altercation with police, authorities initially said the teen had fired upon and wounded a school resource officer. Now, a revised story from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which in a Wednesday statement identified the student...

He Saw a Boy Crash His ATV on TikTok. He Was 800 Miles Away

NH teen Caden Cotnoir helped 12-year-old Trent Jarrett's parents find the trapped boy in W. Va.

(Newser) - Many parents may wish their kids didn't spend so much time on social media, but one West Virginia family is grateful for the TikTok penchant of a teen 800 miles away. On Sunday, 13-year-old Caden Cotnoir of Gilmanton, NH, was watching a livestream of Trent Jarrett, a 12-year-old Caden...

For Younger Teens, This COVID Vaccine Is Looking Good

Pfizer says its vaccine has been shown to be safe, very protective in kids as young as 12

(Newser) - Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. Most COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out are for adults, at higher risk from...

Suit: For Months, Cop Gained Teen's Trust. Then He Raped Her

Complaint filed by mom says Rodney Vicknair was officer originally sent to take girl for a rape exam

(Newser) - A New Orleans cop is now a former one after accusations that he groomed and raped a 14-year-old girl he'd taken for a rape evaluation. The allegations against Rodney Vicknair are detailed in a lawsuit by the teen's mother, which says that Vicknair was the police officer dispatched...

Teen Dies From Jellyfish Sting After Rare Attack

Tommy Johnson, 17, was swimming off Australia's Queensland coast when the box jellyfish struck

(Newser) - The signs usually posted around coastal communities in Australia warn swimmers not to dive in during "stinger season," but those warnings weren't enough to save a 17-year-old boy who died Monday, a week after a rare attack from an extremely poisonous jellyfish in Queensland. Authorities say the...

Girl With Rapunzel Syndrome Ends Up Needing Surgery

Teen had 19-inch-long hairball that burst through her stomach

(Newser) - A teen with two rare conditions ended up in the hospital after passing out twice, and she left one huge hairball lighter. Live Science reports on the case out of the UK, where a 17-year-old girl showed up at the hospital after her fainting spells, her face and head bruised...

Indianapolis Teen Accused of Killing His Family

Raymond Childs III suspected of shooting 5, including pregnant GF of his brother

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Indianapolis boy has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting his parents, two teen siblings, and his 18-year-old brother's pregnant girlfriend in the family's home, a prosecutor announced Thursday. Raymond Ronald Lee Childs III, who was arrested Monday, was charged as an adult with six...

After Months of No Progress, Arrests in 'Heinous' Denver Case

3 teen boys face murder charges after house fire that killed family of 5

(Newser) - Three teenage boys have been arrested in the Denver house fire that killed a family of five in August, after months without progress . Authorities say the two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old face 28 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, attempted murder with extreme indifference, arson, and burglary, per the New York ...

Police: Teens Threw Bricks at Cars, With Grave Consequences

Emanuel Oliveras was seriously injured

(Newser) - Massachusetts police say four teens hurled bricks at 19 cars while driving about the streets of Worcester on Saturday afternoon—with serious consequences. Police say Emanuel Oliveras suffered a number of broken facial bones and "very serious, permanent injuries" after a brick shattered the windshield of the car he...

Dad: Pandemic Isolation Drove My Teen to Kill Himself

Jay Smith says 16-year-old Spencer struggled with isolation, urges parents to talk to their kids

(Newser) - A high school sophomore and football player took his own life Friday in Maine, and his dad is now warning other parents to keep an eye on their kids' mental health during the pandemic. Jay Smith tells WMTW that his 16-year-old son, Spencer, whom he describes as a "fun-loving...

Cops: Man Gunned Down Teen Worker at McDonald's Drive-Thru

Justin Michael Mullis, 24, charged after apparently random shooting of Kylee Leniz, 16, in Nevada

(Newser) - In what appears to be a random crime, a Nevada man is in custody and accused of fatally shooting a teen worker at McDonald's over the weekend. Police say that 16-year-old Kylee Leniz died after being shot at the restaurant in Elko on Sunday night, and 24-year-old Justin Michael...

7 Years After His Death, Teen's Song Is Back at No. 1

Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' is tops on iTunes thanks to new movie

(Newser) - Seven years after he died of cancer at age 18, a Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes chart with his inspirational tune, per the AP . The Star Tribune reports that "Clouds" by Zach Sobiech took over iTunes' No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber on Sunday,...

Mom, Sisters of Black Teen Killed by Cop Arrested

Tracy Cole, mother of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, was detained, then hospitalized after protest

(Newser) - The mother and sisters of a Black teen who was killed by a suburban Milwaukee cop have been arrested by police cracking down on protesters out after a curfew, per the AP . Alvin Cole's mother, Tracy Cole, and his sisters, Taleavia and Tristiana Cole, were arrested about 8:30pm...

Parents Sent Teen to School Knowing He Had COVID
Parents Sent Teen to School
Knowing He Had COVID
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Parents Sent Teen to School Knowing He Had COVID

Now, about 30 students have to quarantine for 2 weeks in Massachusetts

(Newser) - High school students in Attleboro, Mass., returned to school this week with the usual precautions in place for the pandemic. But already, about 30 students have been forced to quarantine for two weeks, though it's not because of a lapse in school protocol. Instead, it's because of what...

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