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  • Cupcake crusade pays off for Downstate 12-year-old

    Cupcake crusade pays off for Downstate 12-year-old
    Twelve-year-old Chloe Stirling's cupcake crusade will taste sweet success today when Gov. Pat Quinn signs a bill in her Downstate kitchen to spare home bakers from some government health and business regulations. Chloe started "Hey Cupcake!" in her...
  • Research is key to Minnesota's budding medical pot program

    MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota is not the first state to legalize marijuana, but it is the first to include medical research as a key requirement on its complicated and uncharted path to turning an illegal recreational drug into a treatment for illness. Now...
  • Salmonella cases linked to Jewel in Tinley Park

    Salmonella cases linked to Jewel in Tinley Park
    Public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to the Jewel Osco store in Tinley Park after nine people recently became ill. Amy Poore, spokeswoman for the Cook County Department of Public Health, said the county is investigating...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Middlesex Hospital Receives Grant For Community Garden

    The Middlesex Hospital Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Department has received a grant from the Middlesex United Way Women's Initiative to sponsor a 1,200 square foot community garden plot. The plot, located on Long Lane in Middletown, can provide enough...
  • High levels of bacteria found in water near Annapolis pier

    High levels of bacteria found in water near Annapolis pier
    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has advised against swimming and other water recreation at Lake Ogleton Clubhouse Pier in Annapolis after high levels of bacteria were detected this week. Water samples collected on June 9 and June 11...
  • Those with mental illness struggle to find housing, help

    Those with mental illness struggle to find housing, help
    Scott Michaud has spent much of his adulthood battling depression so profound he once tried to kill himself. Were it not for a mistake by paramedics — who went to Michaud's apartment rather than the neighbor who'd called with chest pains —...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Mobile Mammography Coming To Windsor

    The Town of Windsor Health Department and Hartford Hospital's Partnership for Breast Care will be sponsoring Hartford Hospital's Mobile Mammography Program in Windsor to provide Digital Screening Mammograms on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Windsor Town Hall,...
  • Deputies who checked on Isla Vista attacker didn't watch his videos

    Deputies who checked on Isla Vista attacker didn't watch his videos
    Sheriff's deputies who performed a welfare check on Elliot Rodger less than a month before he killed six people in Isla Vista did not view the "disturbing" videos the 22-year-old had posted online, which Rodger said were "merely a way of expressing...
  • Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children

    Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children
    Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...
  • Dr. George Woods on what went wrong in Isla Vista, and what we can do to curb such shootings

     Dr. George Woods on what went wrong in Isla Vista, and what we can do to curb such shootings
    To most of us, the mind of someone like Elliot Rodger is an opaque mystery. And there are those like Dr. George Woods, who has made it his life's work to clear away such mysteries. The Bay Area forensic and neuropsychiatrist consults in courts of law...
  • Man held without bail as Seattle campus struggles with shootings

    One young man was lauded for heroism, credited for stopping a shooting rampage before it went from horrible to worse. Another, cut down by bullets at a Christian university here, was mourned. And a third made his first appearance Friday in court,...