An Oct. 23 hearing was scheduled Tuesday for a 16-year-old boy Peoria County prosecutors want to try as an adult for allegedly threatening a witness with a gun. The stakes are high as a move to adult court could mean a possible prison sentence of up to seven years. Staying in the juvenile system means [...]

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TTAPR on October 23rd, 2012

Three Stagg High School students face charges after participating in two different fights on Oct. 9, police said. Two girls were charged with disorderly conduct after fighting in the school lunch room around 11 a.m., police said. School employees told police the two students started throwing punches after some name-calling took place. Keep up on [...]

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TTAPR on October 23rd, 2012

A 16-year-old boy described as the “main bad guy” in the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old student at Hartford Public High School earlier this year was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. Demond Harper had pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree unlawful restraint. His full sentence was three years suspended and three [...]

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When it comes to bullying, Lara Fominoff has always preached the same message to her young son: Never bully or be mean to the other kids. And never start a fight. But if someone starts a fight with you, you have the right to defend yourself. It was this right that Fominoff says her six-year-old [...]

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5 youth escape Augusta’s Youth Development Center. The five escapees stole a car on Tobacco Road and led police on a chase Friday night. The car was abandoned and three youths were caught immediately. Two others fled. One of the runners was caught quickly by the Department of Corrections canine team. Wayne Johnson, 18, remained [...]

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Authorities say a teenager accused of killing a fellow inmate at the Augusta Youth Development Campus has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. 18-year-old Michael Everidge, who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, was given the sentence Friday. An autopsy determined that 19-year-old Jade Holder of Sylvester died Nov. 8 of head trauma. Assistant District [...]

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TTAPR on October 15th, 2012

More details are emerging about last week’s brawl that led to gunfire at a Lebanon playground. The Oct. 5 fight at Southeast Park was a prearranged confrontation between two people that escalated. In the initial aftermath, police were told that the fight had occurred over a dispute in a basketball game. On Monday, Mayor Sherry [...]

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WFTV talked to two teenagers accused of violently beating a girl in a middle school fight that was captured on cellphone video in Orange County. WFTV learned on Friday that three girls and a boy were charged with felony battery in the fight, which erupted near Robinswood Middle School. Julia Slaughter, 14, said she was [...]

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A Barringer High School student who was stabbed following an after-school altercation with another teen earlier this month has died and his suspected assailant has been arrested, authorities said this afternoon. Stanley Francois, a 17-year-old junior, died Thursday of wounds he suffered about 3 p.m. on Oct. 3, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Francois [...]

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A South Side Chicago grandmother learned one of her grandsons was shot to death. Florine Monroe said she received the call Saturday that her 17-year-old grandson, Richard Modell, was killed. The news came six months after Monroe buried another grandchild, who also was killed by gunfire. Police said Modell and his 18-year-old friend were on [...]

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