The Charger Bulletin

Would you Jump off a Bridge?

Liana Teixeira

March 27, 2013

Popularity. It’s something I’m sure everyone has dealt with since middle school. Our social existence was defined by this simple term, and it separated us into groups of similar status. There are many reasons why newly-graduated seniors become so overwhelmingly excited about the prospect of going...

Train kills 3 teen girls crossing Florida bridge

Liz De La Torre

February 21, 2010

From The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Fla. – Three teenage girls were joking around and taking pictures on a narrow bridge when they were hit by a train, killing them as a friend watched helplessly, police and a witness said Sunday. The girls and the fourth teenager, a boy, had been hanging out...

NJ man tells police he tossed baby off bridge

Liz De La Torre

February 17, 2010

From The Associated Press WOODBRIDGE, N.J. – A man who snatched his infant daughter from the arms of her maternal grandmother while the child's mother was in court getting a restraining order against him told police he threw the baby off a bridge and into a frigid New Jersey river, prompting a massive...

‘Star Trek Online’ to beam gamers to the bridge

Joshua Van Hoesen

November 13, 2009

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - The most iconic setting in "Star Trek" almost didn't make it into the series' online video game. The developers at Cryptic Studios were focusing on recreating the sci-fi franchise's universe for "Star Trek Online," the upcoming massively multiplayer ...

Bay Bridge reopens after nearly weeklong closure

Liz De La Torre

November 2, 2009

From The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Nearly a week of frustration ended for commuters when the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reopened Monday following emergency repairs. Traffic began moving across the span after two rods and a crossbar were replaced and passed vibration and other te...

Tough commute likely after Bay Bridge rod snaps

Liz De La Torre

October 28, 2009

From The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been closed indefinitely after a rod installed during last month's emergency repairs snapped, causing a traffic nightmare for the 280,000 motorists who cross the landmark span every day. Engineers on Wednesday...

Crack could keep Bay Bridge closed 1 more workday

Liz De La Torre

September 6, 2009

From The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is likely to remain closed at least a day longer than expected as crews race to repair a significant crack in a steel link that holds up part of the span, a state transportation official said Sunday. A team of work...

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