Latest Youth violence News

Judge: No bail for man charged in 2 Chicago teens' slayings

Nov. 26, 2021 11:02 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has rejected bail for an 18-year-old man who allegedly opened fire on a group of Chicago teenagers last summer, killing two of them. A Cook County judge denied bail for Detrevion Williams during a Thursday court hearing. He faces two counts of...

Chicago mother fatally shot days after teen son's slaying

Nov. 24, 2021 19:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman was shot to death on Wednesday, just steps away from a memorial to her 14-year-old son who was fatally shot over the weekend on the same sidewalk where his mother was found. Delisa Tucker was shot in the chest on the same street where...

Inmate who was key to juvenile life debate is up for parole

Nov. 19, 2021 12:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In recent years, hundreds of people once destined to spend the rest of their lives in prison after being convicted of crimes as juveniles have gone free after Supreme Court decisions ruling that young people are capable of change and should be given a second chance. ...

Youths caught in middle of Milwaukee violent crime increase

Nov. 13, 2021 01:04 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Last month, a 47-year-old Oshkosh woman tried to stop four teenagers from stealing a car at a Holiday Inn Express in Wauwatosa. The woman, Sunita Balogun-Olayiwola, was killed when one of the boys got into her car, pushed her out and ran her over several times. ...

Traverse City area struggles with housing teen offenders

Oct. 31, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new Michigan law that prevents authorities from locking up teens under 18 near adults is causing challenges for communities that don't have a separate place to keep young offenders. Traverse City police recently had to make arrangements...

With windfall, city tries to reach kids trapped in violence

Oct. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The teenagers were arrested so many times that Deputy Chief Kurt Whisenand knew them by name. Accused of shootings, carjackings and armed robberies, they had become some of the most violent young offenders in Rockford, Illinois — a city with no shortage of them. ...

Pittsburgh confronts wave of gun violence; more teens killed

Sep. 25, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Winnie Evans, the spate of gun violence that has swept Pittsburgh in recent months struck close to home and shattered a generation of her family. The 79-year-old woman lost two great-grandsons, both 18, within one day of each other to shootings —...

Group says youth center continues to use dangerous restraint

Sep. 12, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s center for youth offenders is continuing to use dangerous tactics to restrain detainees even after being warned about it four years ago, according to Disability Rights Maine. Experts previously warned the Long Creek Youth...

Palestinian teen describes brutal attack by Israeli settlers

Sep. 10, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

SILAT Al-DHAHR, West Bank (AP) — More than two weeks after the attack, Tareq Zubeidi still spends most of his time in bed, too scared to leave home even if the wounds on his feet allowed him to walk normally. The 15-year-old is haunted by the memory of what he describes...

Man convicted in transgender teen's murder sentenced

Sep. 09, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Washington, man convicted of killing transgender teen Nikki Kuhnhausen was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison. A jury found David Bogdanov, 27, guilty in late August of second-degree murder and malicious harassment, which is a...