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By DAVE McMILLION | October 30, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - A 17-year-old boy on Monday became the second person to die from a two-car crash Sunday night on W.Va. 9 on Blue Ridge Mountain. The boy was a passenger in a Honda CRX that skidded sideways and collided with an oncoming van about a quarter-mile west of Mission Road at 7:53 p.m. Sunday, according to officials with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. The boy, whose name was not released, died at 1:30 p.m. at Inova Fairfax (Va.) Hospital, Lt. Dave Colbert said.
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October 9, 2007
Three teenage girls have been reported missing since Saturday from their homes in the Boonsboro and Keedysville areas, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a news release. · Destiny Boccone, 13, is white with curly, shoulder-length dirty-blonde hair, blue eyes and braces. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds. · Shannon Weaver, 12, is white with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. · Hanoria Hebron, 16, is black with straight black hair and brown eyes.
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By DON AINES | September 12, 2007
ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A St. Thomas teenager was killed Tuesday afternoon when the car she was driving collided with a van on Leafmore Road, according to the Franklin County Coroner's Office. Franklin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer said Brandy L. Thomas, 17, of 9957 Lincoln Way West, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:42 p.m. The cause of death was severe head trauma, he said. The accident happened at 3:12 p.m. about 200 feet west of the Back Creek bridge on Leafmore Road, Peiffer said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | September 6, 2007
A male teenager was found guilty Wednesday in juvenile court of second-degree assault. He was acquitted of other charges, including trespassing. During a verbal dispute in July between the boy's family and the woman whose land they were living on, the boy hit the woman in the face, witnesses testified Wednesday. Bones in the woman's face were broken, her nose bled for two days and she sought treatment at the hospital, the woman testified. A contractor who was performing work on the property at the time of the incident testified that he saw the boy strike the woman.
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by EVA NEISSNER and FEDORA COPLEY/Pulse Correspondents | August 14, 2007
For Tasheena Landaker, 16, being a teen mother changed her life for the better. In a recent interview, she said, "Before I had my son, I got into a lot of trouble - I stole, I got into fights. When I had my son, I knew I would change. " The change came at a cost. "Diapers, clothes, everything is expensive," Tasheena said. "It's not easy when you don't have a job. " She and her son, Leon, who is now 2, live with her parents in Hagerstown. Tasheena said her mother helps her only when absolutely necessary.
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July 29, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Two teenagers sustained minor injuries Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident on Helman Road, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release. A 16-year-old Greencastle, Pa. boy was southbound on Helman Road in a 1993 Ford Ranger at 4:43 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, which went into the northbound lane, then back into the southbound lane, police said. The vehicle then struck an embankment, which caused it to flip onto its roof, police said.
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By MARGARITA BAUZA | July 1, 2007
DETROIT - If the teen summer-job market remains as healthy as last year's, about 8.8 million teens are heading to work this month, according to a study by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies. What makes a good impression? How do labor laws affect teens? Here's what career coach Lesley Delgado and lawyer Linda Burwell have to say. · Attitude is everything : "Smile, be punctual, make eye contact and show enthusiasm," says Delgado, owner of StaffPro America Inc., a Southfield, Mich.
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by DON AINES | May 17, 2007
FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., teenager was killed and another injured Wednesday afternoon in a one-car accident in the 2200 block of Path Valley Road, according to state police and Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. Jessica A. Wenger, 18, a resident of the Nyesville area near Chambersburg, died in the 3:54 p.m. crash, Conner said. She was a passenger in a late-model Chevrolet Cavalier and was not wearing a seat belt, he said. Pennsylvania State Police said the driver, Rachelle Marie Poper, 19, of Chambersburg, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier north when she lost control of the car. Conner said the car crossed the road, hit a small embankment and rolled onto its side.
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by ROWAN COPLEY | May 8, 2007
I recently filmed a couple of movies to submit to a contest about Teen Pregnancy. The contest, organized by the Washington County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition Inc., was geared to get teens to spread the message "sex has consequences. " Five writers for Pulse decided to work together to create a 10-minute film spot. I learned a lot from my role as director on what exactly filming a short film required. A key way of thinking about filmmaking is visual storytelling. You don't just tell the story through dialogue or narration; you show it. That's the strength of film.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | March 9, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle-Antrim Middle School student who was searching for his way to "give back" to the community has won $5,000 in supplies for his school. "I don't play sports and I am not good at math, but I wanted a way to help my school," Charlie Herrick said. Charlie, 13, won $5,000 worth of writing utensils from Sharpie by collecting 2,917 autographs from people he encountered across the region. Sharpie hosts the annual contest, which Charlie said he learned about from his mother, Terry.
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