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  • DNR closes Pigeon Lake islands

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says islands in Meeker County's Pigeon Lake are off limits to the public because of a bird virus. The DNR says about 30 cormorants and several pelicans were recently found dead in nesting colonies on the islands. The...

  • 2nd rabid cat euthanized after Md. camper attacked

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Health officials say a second cat tested positive for rabies and was euthanized following an attack on a camper in Maryland's Eastern Shore. Worcester County health officials said Thursday that the calico cat was part of a "free-roaming colony" living on an...

  • Funding to boost training for Alzheimer's care

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Training for family caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will be getting a boost thanks to $100,000 in state funding. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the funding Wednesday. She says the investment will triple the number of Alzheimer's...

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Williston Herald, Williston, Sept. 6, 2014 Housing: The unfair impact It's a cruel irony to see Barbara Vondell walk away from the Senate race, forced out by the very issue she sought to correct. Williston's foremost voice on the shocking and ridiculous...

  • LSU at odds with hospital manager over contracts

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has rejected financial proposals from the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals that would govern the sharing of computer services, utilities and security. University system health care adviser Jerry Phillips said the documents submitted by the...

  • Stamford resident contracts west Nile virus

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Department of Public Health has confirmed that a Stamford resident contracted West Nile virus and has been treated and released from the hospital. The unidentified resident is the second person in Connecticut this season to test positive for the...

  • Parents suing center for deaf, autistic children

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The families of three children who spent time at a school for deaf and autistic students are suing the facility after they say their children experienced neglect and various forms of abuse at the hands of the facilities' employees. Three separate lawsuits were...

  • Groundbreaking set in Troy for children's hospital

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TROY, Mich. (AP) — Groundbreaking is scheduled for a pediatric specialty care hospital in Oakland County. An invitation-only ceremony will be held Thursday morning at the site for the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Troy, about 14 miles north of Detroit. Officials say the...

  • Missouri wants help testing for fatal deer disease

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State officials are asking hunters to collect tissue from deer killed in north-central Missouri to help track a deadly disease. The Missouri Department of Conservation is requesting the samples to test for chronic wasting disease. The disease is always...

  • Penrose-St. Francis offering free flu vaccinations throughout Pikes Peak region

    By lisa walton -

    Free flu shots will be available at eight community clinics held throughout Colorado Springs beginning this month. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has partnered with Walgreens, the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and several local organizations to offer the clinics, where...