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1 year 1 month ago

Your Healthy Family: Healthier Teens

In Your Healthy Family, there's good news regarding teenagers. They're exercising more, eating better, and there's evidence those healthier choices are paying off. All this time spent on the playing field or playground and away from the television looks like it's beginning to make a real difference in...

1 year 2 months ago

Colorado teens to pre-register to vote

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Colorado teenagers who are 16 and 17 years old will be allowed to pre-register to vote in future elections beginning Wednesday. Teen pre-registration is available in several states. In Colorado, it was approved by the Democratic-led Legislature this year, and the law takes effect Wednesday. Teens...

2 years 6 months ago

Springs Parks Dept seeks youth volunteers

The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department is looking for youth and teen volunteers to help with summer programs. Opportunities are available for youth ages 10 and up. Volunteers are needed at many facilities including Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site; Helen Hunt Falls Visitor...

2 years 7 months ago

No easy solution for child tobacco use

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General's office said in a report released Thursday. Almost one in five high school-aged teens smokes, down from earlier decades,...

3 years 2 months ago

Teaching teen dads to parent

Some men are propelled into fatherhood much earlier than expected. Sixteen-year-old Michael Gutierrez celebrates his first Father's Day. He knows he has a lot to learn. "They teach you not to shake your baby. They tell you what could happen. They try to talk to you so you...

3 years 8 months ago

Top teens sought

Mayor Lionel Rivera is asking for applicants for the Mayor's 100 Teens. Since 1998, Mayor's 100 Teens has recognized teenagers who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving others; who may have overcome adversity or unique obstacles in life; who have achieved a significant accomplishment; and who are positive role...

3 years 8 months ago

Safe 2 Tell may lose funding

Safe 2 Tell, a popular school resource designed to keep your students safe may hit the financial chopping block. The program has been in Colorado schools since 2004. Through its website, phone number and text system, students can anonymously report problems at school ranging from bullying and drug use to...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Autopsies planned today on mom, 2 teens

Autopsies are pending on a Colorado Springs woman and her 13-year-old twins who were found dead in their home. The El Paso County coroner is expected to conduct the autopsies Wednesday. Police are investigating the deaths of Rene Ogden and her two children as homicides. They say there...

4 years 2 weeks ago

New survey on sex in US

Researchers say the largest, most comprehensive national survey of Americans' sexual behavior since 1994 suggests everything looks pretty normal. Filling 130 pages of a special issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the study offers detailed findings on how often Americans have sex, with whom, and how they respond....

4 years 2 weeks ago

Dad kills 2 sons, wounds third

Authorities say a man shot his three teenage sons, two fatally, at their home in southern New Jersey before police killed him. Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, says the shootings occurred late Thursday at the home in Pennsauken, a Camden suburb. Laughlin identified...

4 years 2 months ago

NTSB investigating deadly school bus accident

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are in Missouri to look at the horrific interstate crash that killed a 15-year-old girl on a school bus and the driver of another vehicle. NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hunt said Friday that investigators will look into school bus safety and construction...

4 years 2 months ago

2 dead, 50 hurt in school bus crash

Two school buses on the way to an amusement park collided with a tractor-trailer on a Missouri interstate near St. Louis, killing two and injuring as many as 50. The buses were carrying teens from the St. James School District, members of a school band on the way to...

4 years 5 months ago

Supreme Court: Teens can't be locked up for life

The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life with no chance of parole if they haven't killed anyone. By a 6-3 vote Monday, the court says the Constitution requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release.

4 years 5 months ago

Youth Symphony Concert Sunday at Pikes Peak Center

The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association's annual marquee musical offering, Symphonie Fantastique, will be performed this Sunday at the Pikes Peak Center. The Spring Concert features the two top Association ensembles- the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Pikes Peak Wind Symphony (the "Winds" just returned from concerts at Carnegie...

4 years 6 months ago

"100 Teens" deadline extended

Colorado Springs is looking for a few good teens. The deadline to nominate teenagers for the 2010-2011 Mayor's 100 Teens has been extended until April 9. Since 1998, the Mayor's 100 Teens has recognized teenagers who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism, leadership, and academic success and who have overcome...

4 years 8 months ago

Heroin use down, not out

11:30, a bell rings... it's lunchtime at Cheyenne Mountain High School. The school is still recovering after a December 2008 police investigation showed possible use of black tar heroin by students. School Resource Officer Bill Walsh is on the front line of drug prevention. He says fortunately it's not as...

4 years 8 months ago

Bodies of three teens pulled from icy pond

Divers have found a third body in an icy western Pennsylvania pond where the bodies of two teenage volunteer firefighters had already been recovered from a submerged vehicle. Police in Zelienople say three teens were reported missing Tuesday night. They say two bodies were recovered Wednesday morning. Divers pulled...

4 years 10 months ago

Poll finds sexting common among young people

Think your kid isn't "sexting"? Think again. An Associated Press-MTV poll finds lots of young people are sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat on their cell phones or online. More than a quarter of teens and young adults say they've done it, despite sometimes grim consequences. Young people across...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Students dig in to construction fair

There are jobs to be had in construction thanks to stimulus money. According to the Governor's office, over 3,500 people went back to work last month in Colorado alone. In order to attract younger workers to their ranks, local construction companies and unions Wednesday hosted the Colorado Construction Careers...

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