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  • Man jailed for defrauding elderly cancer patient

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who defrauded an elderly woman of roughly $279,000 while she was hospitalized for cancer treatment is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Ralph Cozzino, of North Bergen, received a 37-month sentence Monday. He pleaded...

  • Audit: Louisiana elderly office needs leadership

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision not to replace the fired head of his Office of Elderly Affairs for nearly three years has lessened the effectiveness of the agency's mission to help the elderly, according to an audit released Monday. Legislative Auditor Daryl...

  • Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker said in June was a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who needed services or housing. Cuomo said the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities keeps improving its...

  • 2 Florida children dead from flu

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials say two children have died from the flu. The Florida Department of Health reported Monday that the victims lived in Orange and Pasco counties, but the agency didn't release their names, ages or circumstances surrounding their deaths....

  • Man crawls from ravine days after fall broke legs

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A man who broke both legs when he fell into a northwestern New Mexico ravine crawled out onto a highway nearly three days later and was helped by a driver, authorities said. Forty-eight-year-old Jeffrey Darling had called authorities for help from his cellphone...

  • 2 W.Va. hospitals to collaborate on new clinic

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    GLEN DALE, W.Va. (AP) — Two Northern Panhandle hospitals are collaborating on a new specialty care clinic. Wheeling Hospital and Reynolds Memorial Hospital announced the collaboration on Monday. The clinic will open during the first week of December at Reynolds Memorial in Glen Dale....

  • Passport Health Plan to open eastern Ky. office

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Passport Health Plan says it will open a new office in eastern Kentucky by early next year that will employ about 40 people. The nonprofit company manages Medicaid plans for more than 200,000 Kentuckians. Company officials announced Monday they plan to open a...

  • New UW nursing program receives full accreditation

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program has earned full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The designation will strengthen delivery of both primary and mental health care in Wyoming. Without national...

  • Editorials from around Ohio

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Nov. 19 The brief but frightening prison escape of T.J. Lane, who was serving three consecutive life sentences for killing three fellow Chardon high school students...

  • Deputy escapes serious injury when semi hits car

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    LEON, Kan. (AP) — A Butler County sheriff's deputy escaped serious injury when a semi-trailer truck hit his patrol car in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened Monday morning near Leon on westbound U.S. 400. The westbound truck hit the patrol car...

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