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  • Medical examiner's office breaks procurement rules, audit says

    Medical examiner's office breaks procurement rules, audit says
    A new report from legislative auditors found that the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner purchased medical supplies without seeking competitive bids or written contracts during the three years ending in May 2014 and may not have gotten the best...
  • Enfield Schools Nurses Sports Paperwork Drop-Off Hours For Aug. 18-28

    Enfield Public Schools announced Tuesday a list of dates school nurses will be available to meet with parents concerning sports physical paperwork, medical health assessment paperwork and to collect student medication. Below are the dates as announced...
  • App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues

    Dave Smith hit his lowest low in March 2012. The retired Marine and Iraq combat veteran separated from his family and friends, broke up with his girlfriend and spent nights drinking himself into oblivion. One afternoon, he put a loaded shotgun in...
  • Teaching about STDs through comic books

    Teaching about STDs through comic books
    When eight high school students are commissioned to make a graphic novel about sexual health, don't be surprised if the result includes pet dragons, a troll with genital warts and a guy named Funk Master Flexin'. These comedic touches appear in a booklet...
  • Lawyer with mysterious background defends behavior in jailhouse interview

    ST. LOUIS It started as a tale of intrigue. Nobody answered the phone at a small law office in St. Peters. Clients arriving for appointments in late October found an eerie scene: door unlocked, nobody there, computers running, case files on the floor....
  • Woman repeatedly punched by CHP officer says she feared for her life

    Woman repeatedly punched by CHP officer says she feared for her life
    A woman who was punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer beside a Los Angeles freeway spoke out for the first time over the weekend, telling reporters she thought the officer was trying to kill her. Marlene Pinnock, 51, said she...
  • West Garfield Park: Chicago's highest homicide rate, lowest life expectancy

    West Garfield Park: Chicago's highest homicide rate, lowest life expectancy
    On a recent Friday night, Gary Thomas threw an outdoor party at a hotspot in his West Side neighborhood. There were no crowds or Solo cups or blaring stereos, though, on the corner of Kostner and Maypole avenues. And when a police officer arrived to say...
  • Missionaries who had contact with Ebola to be quarantined in Charlotte

    Missionaries returning from Liberia who have been in direct contact with the Ebola virus but who are not sick are heading to Charlotte and will be quarantined once they arrive, health officials said Sunday. Dr. Stephen Keener, medical director of the...
  • Misinformation, fear infiltrate marijuana debate

    When I asked my oncologist why she wasn't more familiar with alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation to treat breast cancer, she said she was too busy to learn about natural, holistic therapies. They certainly don't teach them in medical school. So...
  • New Assistant Principal Appointed At East Hartford High

    EAST HARTFORD — Joseph H. LeRoy, a former athletic coordinator at East Hartford High School, is returning to the school as an assistant principal. The board of education approved the appointment earlier this month. "As the high school continues to...
  • Indonesian legal system poses challenge in suitcase slaying

    The young couple detained by Indonesian authorities on the island of Bali this week over their suspected role in the beating death of Chicagoan Sheila von Wiese-Mack could face a legal system wholly different from that in the United States — one...