Latest Juvenile crime News

Prosecutors: No charges for teen who deputies slammed down

Apr. 23, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors aren't filing charges against a Florida teen arrested after deputies pepper-sprayed him and slammed his head into the ground. The Broward County State Attorney's Office released a statement Tuesday that no charges would be filed against the 15-year-old following...

3 teens plead not guilty to torching Connecticut theater

Apr. 23, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Three teenagers charged with setting the fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre in Connecticut have pleaded not guilty. The Connecticut Post reports that 17-year-old Logan Caraballo, of Shelton, and 18-year-olds Michael Keller and Christopher Sakowicz, of...

Teen charged with assault leaps from courthouse balcony

Apr. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a teenager was severely injured when he apparently jumped from a Boston courthouse's interior balcony. The teenager was facing domestic assault charges in juvenile court but was not in custody. He had been released after his arrest and came to court Monday...

Northern Ireland police free 2 men held in reporter's death

Apr. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two teenagers who were arrested in the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Northern Ireland have been released from police custody without being charged. Police let the 18- and 19-year-old men go Sunday night and appealed to anyone with information about whoever killed Lyra McKee to...

Sheriff's Office: 3 arrested in 3 killings in New Mexico

Apr. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The Valencia County Sheriff's Office says three suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of three men at a home near Los Lunas early Saturday. Sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Rowland says 18-year-old Brandon Dowdy, 19-year-old Robert Wilson and a male 17-year-old were arrested on three...

Police: 'New breed' of terrorists in Northern Ireland

Apr. 20, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a "new breed" of terrorists threatening the peace. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism...

Former Arkansas youth jailer sentenced to 7 years in prison

Apr. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former youth detention officer in northeastern Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for what a judge called "sadistic and completely unjustified" actions in punishing disorderly juveniles. This comes nearly two years after Peggy Kendrick admitted to...

DeVos brings more money after shooting in Kentucky school

Apr. 18, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school district where two students were fatally shot last year has been awarded a second federal grant to help recover from the tragedy. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos traveled to Marshall County with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday to announce the Project School...

More than 30 teens arrested for disrupting downtown Chicago

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say more than 30 teenagers have been arrested after large groups of high school students caused disruptions and started fights in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Chief of Patrol Fred Waller says hundreds of teens were moving through the city Wednesday night and...

Denmark: Man suspected of placing grenade in Copenhagen

Apr. 17, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been jailed for 27 days on suspicion of placing a functioning hand grenade on a square a neighborhood in Copenhagen with a large population of immigrants. The grenade didn't explode. The man, who was not identified, also allegedly issued a death threat...