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State struggles to expand beds for drug treatment programs

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Roughly 40 people wait for treatment at Serenity Place in a given week, hoping for a spot in one of the program's eight beds for drug addiction treatment.

New Hampshire has been...

Pet owners warned of spreading canine virus in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials are warning dog owners that canine parvovirus is spreading around the state.

The Department of Environmental Management says there have been an unusually...

Ala hospitals promoting breastfeeding for newborns

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More than two dozen Alabama hospitals are joining an effort to promote breastfeeding.

The state Health Department says 27 of the Alabama hospitals that deliver babies have agreed to...

Cedar Falls police have open prescription drug drop-off

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Those in Cedar Falls looking to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs no longer have to wait for scheduled collection events.

The Cedar Falls Police Department says it is now taking...

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to...

Legionnaires' kills 2 Illinois veterans' home residents

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Two residents of an Illinois veterans' home have died of Legionnaires' Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday.

The health department said the two residents at the...

Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.

Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the request by...

Legionnaires' disease sends California inmate to hospital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Quentin State Prison inmate has been hospitalized with Legionnaires' Disease and about 30 others have symptoms, prompting authorities to shut off water at the facility and bring in...

'Candy Man' doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" was convicted Friday of illegally prescribing powerful painkillers, and authorities said 20 of his patients died.

Dr. Julio Diaz was found...

Man convicted of killing friend granted motion hearing

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday ordered an evidentiary hearing be held for a Lincoln man convicted of murder who says his trial attorney failed him by not objecting to jurors being allowed...