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Penn State fraternity suspended after 17-year-old’s mysterious death

iStock(UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.) — Officials at Penn State University suspended the Chi Phi fraternity on Tuesday after a teenager was found dead in an off-campus house reportedly occupied by frat members.The Alpha Delta chapter of the Chi Phi fraternity was placed under an interim suspension as the school investigates the mysterious death of a 17-year-old…read more »

New Jersey school district bans students with lunch debt from participating in extracurricular activities

iStock(CHERRY HILL, N.J.) — A New Jersey school district is banning students with school lunch debt from attending extracurricular activities, including prom and field trips.The Cherry Hill school district passed a policy that prohibits high school students who owe $75 or more in meal payments from “participating in extracurricular activities, purchasing tickets for school dances…read more »

California residents bracing for possibility of more blackouts due to high winds

iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Hundreds of thousands of Northern California residents are bracing for another round of widespread, deliberate blackouts after Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said it may need to proactively shut off power due to high winds.The power company’s emergency operations center has been monitoring a dry, offshore wind event and may turn off…read more »

New ‘Varsity Blues’ charges affect 11 parents, including Lori Loughlin

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A grand jury in Boston on Tuesday returned additional charges against 18 people tied to the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal.The new charges affect 11 of 15 previously charged parents, including actress Lori Loughlin, and seven university officials. Mossimo Giannuli, Loughlin’s husband, is also included in those facing additional charges.The jury in…read more »

Shooting reported ‘just outside’ California high school, 1 hurt: Police

bmcent1/iStock(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) — A shooting was reported near Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., Tuesday morning, leaving one person injured, authorities said.Santa Rosa police described the incident as an “isolated shooting just outside” of the school.”There is one known victim already receiving medical treatment,” said police.Police said they were launching a search for…read more »

1 teenager shot ‘just outside’ California high school

bmcent1/iStock(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) — One teenager is injured after a shooting near Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa, California, Tuesday morning, authorities said.A possible suspect is in custody, authorities said.Santa Rosa police described the incident as an “isolated shooting just outside” of the school.An “altercation occurred” at an intersection off of campus just before 8:56…read more »

Teenager allegedly shoots classmate near California high school; suspect in custody

bmcent1/iStock(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) — One teenager was shot, allegedly by another student, near a Northern California high school Tuesday morning, authorities said.The sole suspect — a 17-year-old who was not named — is in custody, Santa Rosa Police Capt. John Cregan said.Cregan described the incident as an “isolated act of violence” just outside of Ridgway…read more »