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  • LifeLine contracts received little scrutiny at Board of Public Works

    LifeLine contracts received little scrutiny at Board of Public Works
    Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died...
  • Clermont woman guilty in $4M scam bought luxury cars, cosmetic surgery, feds say

    Clermont woman guilty in $4M scam bought luxury cars, cosmetic surgery, feds say
    A Clermont woman was found guilty this week of using $4 million in fraudulent income-tax returns to pay for luxury cars and cosmetic surgeries — all by using information that prosecutors say was provided by two Orange County health-department...
  • Seminole Health Dept. ends 30 years of pediatric care

    Seminole Health Dept. ends 30 years of pediatric care
    After 30 years of providing pediatric services to the community, the Seminole County health department will stop providing those services as of Aug. 1, health officials announced. The officials cited budgetary shortfalls as well as an abundance of...
  • Rabies alert issued in Seminole County

    Rabies alert issued in Seminole County
    A rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding the Big Tree Park, in Longwood, has been issued by Seminole County health department. A feral cat tested positive for rabies in a neighborhood near the park last week, health officials said. The cat...
  • Department will offer free immunizations in August

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will offer free required immunizations for students in August. All children attending public or private school must have proof of immunizations — a Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680) &#...
  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab
    A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day. Jesse...
  • Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste

    Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste
    Every weekday, about a dozen large garbage trucks peel away from the oil boom that has spread through western North Dakota to bump along a gravel road to the McKenzie County landfill. The trucks drive up to a scale flanked by something seldom found in...
  • Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years. A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
  • Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park

    Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park
    It could be a scene from a faraway land — women in long, colorful skirts harvesting mustard leaves, a man with a weathered face and a traditional salwar kameez beneath his suit jacket squeezing between rows — chopped, fermented daikon spread...
  • Sex education needs to start sooner, not later, study finds

    Sex education needs to start sooner, not later, study finds
    To significantly decrease unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and sexually transmitted diseases globally, we should start talking to boys and girls about their sexual and reproductive health as young as age 10, says a new study out...
  • Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say

    Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say
    Morgan Lane Arnold said she was "glad" her father was dead and wished her boyfriend had also killed her father's girlfriend, a forensic psychiatrist testified in court Wednesday. The Howard County teenager was in a state of active psychosis when she...