All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘teen’

Affluenza Teen: Family Foots Only Fraction Of Rehab

Many were outraged when Texas teen Ethan Couch – responsible for taking the lives of four people as he drove intoxicated in his family’s company truck – was only sentenced to ten years of counseling. Recent reports from court officials now have Texas taxpayers especially upset, as they learn they will be partially footing the bill. 17-year-old Couch’s parents will …

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‘Teen Mom’ Star Amber Portwood Released From Jail

MTV’s “Teen Mom” is a show that was created to document the trials and tribulations that young mothers face. Amber Portwood was one of the original teen moms and we saw her spiral out of control throughout the three seasons. Portwood was sentenced to five years in prison after being arrested and charged with drug possession in December 2011. She …

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3.85-Carat Diamond is Found By Teen at Arkansas Park

After Oklahoma teenager Tana Clymer heard about a boy who had found a 5-carat diamond at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park in southern Arkansas earlier this year, she wanted to see if she would have any such luck. Tana, who is 14, ended up finding a whopping 3.85-carat diamond after searching for only two hours. See the diamond Tana …

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Dad Disowns Daughter After She Rejects Gay Kid: Read the Letter

While it’s not uncommon to hear of a parent disowning their kid for coming out as gay, it is unusual to hear of a grandparent disowning their adult child for rejecting a gay grandchild. This is exactly what happened, though, according to a letter that was posted online. A man wrote his daughter, identified as Christine, a scathing letter after …

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Jessica Ridgeway: Teen Guilty in Child’s Death, No Death Penalty

In October 2012 in Colorado, the parents of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway were delivered the devastating news that their daughter had been kidnapped on the way to school. Just a few days later, parts of her body were found in a field. Then 17-year-old Austin Sigg confessed to murdering Jessica and has now pleaded guilty to kidnapping, murdering, sexually assaulting and …

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Into The Wild Teen Death Leads To Family Reactions

Can passions become our downfall? The heart-breaking story of an admirable eighteen-year-old with the wide smile has left many devastated. People say that life imitates art, which unfortunately has tragic meaning to the young Johnathan Croom, who was passionate about the film Into The Wild where some are describing the interest as an obsession. David Croom, the father of the …

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Wolf Attack In Minnesota Is The State’s First

The first official reporting of a gray wolf attack in Minnesota occurred on Saturday at the West Winnie Campground located on Lake Winnibigoshish. The victim, a sixteen-year-old boy named Noah Graham, was attacked and bitten in the head by a 75 pound gray wolf, which appeared in the early morning hours close to 4 a.m. when Noah was preparing to …

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Trayvon Martin Case Won’t Be Heard By Grand Jury

Florida state appointed special prosecutor Angela Corey said Monday she will not take the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury. Under Florida law, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries. Corey said her decision to skip the grand jury shouldn’t be considered a factor in determining whether charges will be filed against George Zimmerman, the …

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Obama: “If I Had A Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon.”

President Obama spoke out during a press conference yesterday about the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, saying that the incident evokes thoughts of his own children, just like it does for many Americans. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” he said when asked about his feelings on the boy’s death and the fact that George …

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Porn Star Accepts Prom Invite From Minnesota Teen

When 18-year old Minnesota high school student Michael Stone realized that just about every girl in his class had a prom date already, he decided to pursue other avenues to find an escort; he took to Twitter. But he wasn’t after just any old girl. He figured if he had no luck at school, he might as well try to …

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Facebook Blamed For Thailand Pregnancies

According to Thaliand’s National Economic and Social Development Board, Facebook is at fault for rampant teen pregnancy in that country. Women under 20 years old accounted for 14% of all Thai moms in 2009-2010, putting Thailand on top of Unicef’s list concerning teen pregnancy in Asia, according to a report by Thailand’s National News Bureau. The study states that 18 …

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Teens: Tweeting Or Not?

While the subject is often debated, there is mounting evidence that the Internet community’s desire to pin the label of ‘early adopter’ for new technology advances on the youngest users may be misguided. Earlier this month we asked the question as to whether teens use Twitter and it looks like the answer is, for the most part, not so much.

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