The Roberts Gazette

Teen causes fatal car accident

19-year-old now being charged after an accident that took the life of a Father and Son. Ryleigh Johnson was behind the wheel of a truck December 2nd and ran a red light at an intersection. David Dunham and his 9-year-old son was on their way home from a soccer game when Johnson slammed into their car. "From what I knew of David he was a great guy." his Neighbor Collins said. Collins added, "You shouldn't be texting and driving. That's just something that should not happen." Investigators now have a good picture of what caused the terrible crash. Johnson was texting and driving and blew right through the red light. She even ignored caution lights of the signal change ahead. According to the complaint, Johnson's 2 passengers told her multiple times to stop using her cell phone but she refused. They even yelled "red light! red light!" The 19-year-old driver is now being charged with criminal vehicular homicide, using a phone while in motion and driving without a valid license. "This is a very horrific trauma to go through, even as the driver you have to live with that the rest of your life." says Officer Haas. At first Johnson's boyfriend said he was behind the wheel because she didn't have a valid license. It eventually come out and was confirmed that Johnson was the driver. She had posted a tweet on twitter just seconds before the horrible accident.

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Bullying cause teen to commit suicide

There are many cases of cyber bullying. Some even make people turn to suicide. Jeni was a blonde-haired blue-eyed High School student who committed suicide shortly after sending a nude to her boyfriend at the time. when Jeni and her boyfriend broke up he sent the picture of her out to everyone. She was then bullied and harassed by girls at her high school for months. Her grades started dropping and she stopped coming to school as much. When she would come to school she would hide in the bathroom just so she wouldn't get teased and harassed. She decided to tell her story on television. She wanted to get her story out so it wouldn't happen to anybody else because its a terrible thing to go through. Shortly after being on television she attended a young boys funeral. After she returned home she committed suicide herself. Her mother found her hanging in her closet later that day.

Another teen under the influence

Teens drinking and driving is very common. According to statistics car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Usually caused by a driver that is under age and has been drinking. Teen alcohol use kills approximately 4,700 people a year. The most recent story is a 17 year old teenager that was in a fatal car crash killing himself and his 2 best friends. The 3 friends was coming from a high school party Friday, December 4th around 2 in the morning when the driver which was under the influence ran the car into a huge tree. The boys instantly died when they hit the tree. The parents had no idea that the 3 teenagers were going to a party. The parents are now mourning the loss of their children. The boys funeral arrangements will be held on December 10th from 12 P.M. until 3 P.M.

Gay marriage legalized nationwide!

Gay marriage has always been an argument all around. Gay marriage is now legalized nationwide. The supreme court ruled 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same sex marriage. Kennedy written the opinion in significant gay rights cases. When he said that same sex couples should be able to marry the people in the courts public gallery broke into tears and smiles. The U.S. is now the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, including territories. Married same-sex couples will now enjoy the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples nationwide and will be recognized on official documents such as birth and death certificates. Legalizing gay marriage has started many fights but it has also brought many couples closer.
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Opinion Section

Sagging your pants has been against the law in Delcambre, La. The style carries a fine of as much as $500 or up to a six-month sentence. I interviewed Cathy Bell about her open on sagging your pants. Cathy says "Sagging your pants should be against the law." "If they want to go to jail just because they don't want to pull their pants up then so be it," she added.