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Police: Teens in youth program were abused, given drugs

May. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Teens in eastern Kentucky were sexually abused and supplied with drugs and alcohol after joining what was advertised as a “youth support group,” authorities said. The Mount Sterling Police Department said it began investigating the youth...

Middle school teacher charged with growing marijuana in yard

May. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

LELAND, N.C. (AP) — A middle school teacher in North Carolina grew large quantities of marijuana using a greenhouse at her home, authorities said. Catherine Teague was charged Wednesday with manufacturing and trafficking marijuana and possession with intent to sell or...

Teens with substance abuse disorder get $1M boost from state

May. 13, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three organizations across the state are sharing nearly $1 million in grants to help teenagers either struggling with or at risk of developing substance abuse disorder, officials announced Thursday. The grants announced by the state Executive Office of...

Fewer renters applying for relief; pandemic rules easing

May. 11, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

Fewer renters than expected are applying for pandemic assistance in Pennsylvania, alarming state officials who urged tenants who are behind on rent to submit their applications now in light of a judge's recent decision striking down a national eviction moratorium. The...

Younger adolescents get ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine

May. 11, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Parents, schools and vaccine clinics rushed to begin inoculating younger adolescents Tuesday after U.S. regulators endorsed Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12, a decision seen as a breakthrough in allowing classroom instruction to resume safely...

Rhode Island to open vaccinations to children ages 12 to 15

May. 11, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

Rhode Island expects to start offering Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to children ages 12 to 15 later this week now that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized its use for that age group, state officials said Tuesday. The announcement came during a news conference...

RFK Children's Action Corps to honor 4 for their advocacy

May. 09, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Mass. (AP) — The Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps is honoring four people who are advocates for the nation’s most vulnerable youth. During the virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, former Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, grandson of the late...

Expansion of Madison unit for juvenile offenders approved

May. 06, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee voted unanimously Thursday to expand a mental health center in Madison to reduce the number of inmates at the state's juvenile prisons. The Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted to go along...

Arrested youth detention center worker was fired, rehired

May. 06, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former worker at a New Hampshire youth detention center recently charged with holding down a teenage boy during a rape was fired years before that, over allegations of physical and psychological abuse, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. ...

For Ojibwe, sugarbush time brings tasty food, life lessons

May. 05, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

ODANAH, Wisc. (AP) — Sugarbush time begins in the fleeting moments when winter first signals its departure, making way for spring. When the daytime temperatures rise above 40 degrees, usually about mid-March, the maple sap begins to flow. Although one can continue to...