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  • Wisconsin man admitted kidnapping teen, killing parents, police say

    The Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, after killing her parents, and holding her hostage for months, sometimes under his bed, told police he had picked his victim at random, prosecutors said on Monday. Wisconsin authorities said Jake Patterson, 21, had confessed to killing Jayme Closs’ father with a shotgun while the teen and her mother hid in a bathtub, and then killing the mother after forcing her to help duct-tape her daughter’s

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  • South Euclid police say teen called police on father for taking her phone away

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – South Euclid police officers responded to a theft report only to find the complaint wasn’t what it seemed. According to officers, a 16-year-old told them her father stole her cell phone. Police say the dad had taken the teen’s phone away for disciplinary reasons. South Euclid officers say they suggested the teen follow her father’s rules. The story also serves as a reminder to call police for serious purposes only.
  • Brimfield police issue alert for missing teen

    BRIMFIELD, Ohio - Brimfield police have put out an alert for a missing teen. 17-year-old Samantha Hawkins was last seen on January 15 at the Brimfield Speedway gas station. She is 5'2", 115 lbs. If you've seen her, call Brimfield police at (330)677-1234. More missing cases here.
  • Parents often don't know when teens have suicidal thoughts

    (Reuters Health) - Three in four parents are unaware when their teens have recurrent thoughts about suicide, and a big part of the problem may be that adolescents often deny feeling this way, a U.S. study suggests.

  • Teen boy shot in Miami, police say

    A teen boy was hospitalized after he was shot in the leg on Thursday night, according to the Miami Police Department. The boy was shot on Northwest 18th Street in Miami, police said.  The boy was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center, where he is in stable condition, police said. He was transported to the hospital by his family.

  • Smartphone addiction affects teens and parents alike

    Tech addiction is a growing issue that's often centered around children and teens, but adults are plenty susceptible to problematic behaviors and overuse when it comes to smartphone and social media use. Pew Research Center surveyed teens ages 13 to 17 and their parents. It found that both groups have plenty of trouble unplugging. Of the teens surveyed, 54 percent said they spend too much time on their smartphones, compared with 36 percent of parents. An even higher percentage of teens, 72...

  • Teens Arrested in Brutal Beating of Dog Walker in DC

    Two teenagers were arrested Saturday and charged for beating a 69-year-old dog walker in Northwest D.C. while trying to steal her car, police say. The two suspects, 16-year-old Kaveyon Andrews of Northeast D.C., and 17-year-old Thadduse Hartridge of Southeast D.C., were both arrested and charged as adults with assault with intent to rob while armed and armed carjacking. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App Police say Andrews and Hartridge beat the victim with a pipe in broad...