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  • 2 dozen treated after truck explodes; chemical hits air, ignites

    2 dozen treated after truck explodes; chemical hits air, ignites
    More than two dozen people have gone to local hospitals after they were exposed to chemical fumes from an explosion at a water waste company in Santa Paula. At about 3:45 a.m., two workers were removing 1,200 gallons of a chemical, possibly an organic...
  • Volunteering can be good for both mind and body

    The upcoming holiday season may inspire you to volunteer your time and talent to a deserving cause or person. And it's a gift that will come right back to you. Science backs the mood-boosting benefits of being of service to others. "We grow up learning...
  • Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund open for donations

    Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund open for donations
    The Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund is marking its 86th year of giving to the region's neediest, and the second year of charitable collaboration with Ferguson Enterprises. The fund is accepting donations for this year until Jan. 31. "What is unique...
  • Evanston teen stars in opera from Nazi concentration camp

    Evanston teen stars in opera from Nazi concentration camp
    Evanston teenage opera singer Tess Dinerstein has played various characters during her young career. But she said that playing the part of "the cat" in the children's opera "Brundibar" is one of the most significant roles she has ever taken on. The...
  • Lend a helping hand

    Hampton Road felt the first snap of cold air this weekend and naturally our thoughts turned to the least among us. Our homeless population is at particular risk during times of bitter cold and relies on others to find hot meals and a warm bed. These...
  • As Hartford Building Burns, Focus Becomes Rescuing Young Girl

     As Hartford Building Burns, Focus Becomes Rescuing Young Girl
    HARTFORD — When Hamilton Street resident Jose Hernandez smelled smoke and realized his building was burning Friday night, he ran out in his bare feet, but then realized he had to go back for his 8-year-old neighbor. As he stood outside the badly...
  • Update: 9 displaced in two Newport News house fires Saturday

    Nine people were displaced in two separate house fires that ignited within a 20-minute period Saturday night, according to Newport News Fire Department A fire in the third story attic displaced a family of five at 1226 31st Street, Newport News Fire...
  • Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

    Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Lauderdale, Pompano neighborhoods to get free smoke alarms

    Lauderdale, Pompano neighborhoods to get free smoke alarms
    Free smoke alarms are coming to two fire-prone neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach thanks to the American Red Cross. The relief agency has 150 of them to give away and will canvas the Lauderdale Manor and Kendall Green neighborhoods...
  • Free memory screenings offered

    Florida Hospital Waterman Home Care Services, 3260 Waterman Way in Tavares, is offering free memory screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks and take 5-10 minutes. The event is part of National...
  • FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men

    FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...