How to Weather the Storm

In sheer size and scope, a hurricane is considered the most devastating storm man can face. The combination of rains, winds and flooding, over an extended period of time, leads to large-scale destruction. Hurricane Sandy serves as an unprecedented example of how these destructive storms can impact a large area of …

 

 

 

 

School Bus Safety Week Reminds Young and Old to Stay Alert Around the Bus

Or maybe a motorist will spot a state trooper aboard a school bus and remember to brake for a stopped bus. This week thousands of school districts kicked off School Bus Safety Week, which runs from Oct. 22 to 26, though others started celebrating last week. The national event is scheduled each fall to …

 

 

 

 

KEYC – Mankato News, Weather, Sports -2 toddlers, mother found dead in Calif …

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A woman and her two toddler children were found dead Tuesday in a violent and horrific scene that authorities said has shocked even veteran law enforcement. …

 

 

 

 

Your Legal Corner: Maximizing nursing home safety – Gloucester County Times

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Victoria DaltonView full sizeToday Your Legal Corner will discuss “Maximizing Nursing Home Safety While Minimizing Abuse.” Informal advocacy on behalf of a nursing home resident by a family member, friend or even a professional can be productive. Advocacy opens up the lines of communication and addresses a present need or problem before any formal …

 

 

 

 

After federal criticism, Safety Harbor to revisit group home law

SAFETY HARBORafter criticism, city to revisit group home lawAfter recent criticism from the U.S. Department of Justice, the city is moving toward amending a controversial code. City commissioners agreed Monday to examine the local law that mandates 1,000 feet between group homes for six or fewer disabled people unless conditional use approval is sought. Issues [...]

 

 

 

 

Residents protest, but Safety Harbor officials approve group home and …

SAFETY HARBOR — It was extortion, residents shouted. It was cowardly. It was unfair.It was, the City Commission countered in a vote Wednesday night, the best thing to do.To abide by the federal Fair Housing Act, the city agreed to a settlement that allows a new group home for six mentally disabled men to open [...]

 

 

 

 

AP: Review says Sandusky fits sex predator status

By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been recommended for designation as a sexually violent predator, a legal status that would require lifetime registration with authorities, according to …

 

 

 

 

Study: Safety-net hospitals at risk

Hospitals that primarily serve low-income patients and underserved areas are facing a major financial risk from the sluggish economy and President Obama’s healthcare law, a new study says.The research, conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, says safety-net hospitals need to adjust their business practices to avoid taking a big financial hit.”To overcome declining government subsidies, safety-net [...]

 

 

 

 

Lone gunmen always a law enforcement challenge

By EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The lone gunman keeps law enforcement officers across the country awake at night. He’s …