The Charger Bulletin

Sex offender pleads guilty to murdering 2 teens

Liz De La Torre

April 16, 2010

From The Associated Press SAN DIEGO – Sex offender John Albert Gardner pleaded guilty Friday to murdering two teenage girls in San Diego County after prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. Gardner, 31, faces life in prison without parole for killing 14-year-old Amber Dubois and 17-year-old...

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...

Bail hearing for Pa. police accused of cover-up

Liz De La Torre

December 16, 2009

From The Associated Press SHENANDOAH, Pa. – After taking part in a fight that left a Mexican immigrant mortally wounded on the street, teenagers Brandon Piekarsky and Derrick Donchak fled. They didn't get very far before running into two police officers responding to a 911 call about the assault. These...

Fla. teen accused of stabbing brother in squabble

Liz De La Torre

October 29, 2009

From The Associated Press CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Two teenage brothers were home alone in their suburban neighborhood when an argument over loud music spiraled out of control, police said, leaving one brother dead from a knife to the chest and the other accused of killing him. William Gorzynski,...

Police: Celeb-obsessed teens robbed famous victims

Liz De La Torre

October 29, 2009

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – For a group of Hollywood-obsessed teens, entertainment news on the Internet offered more than a glimpse into the lives of stars. It helped them break into celebrities' homes. The teens tracked the movements of stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton...

Murder counts tossed in Texas yogurt shop slayings

Liz De La Torre

October 28, 2009

From The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – A judge on Wednesday dismissed murder charges against two men awaiting retrial in the 1991 slayings of four teens at an Austin yogurt shop, after prosecutors admitted they weren't ready to take the case to a jury. Robert Springsteen was sent to death...

9 in 10 high schoolers short on fruits, veggies

Liz De La Torre

September 29, 2009

From The Associated Press ATLANTA – Less than 10 percent of U.S. high school students are eating the combined recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, a finding that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called "poor" in a report Tuesday. The report based on 2007 data found that o...

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