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  • 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...
  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who managed to escape from custody earlier this month is due back in court next week for a fitness status hearing, a judge ordered Monday. Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in court records as Jesse Ortiz, was...
  • Mother who killed child seeks release from clinic

     Mother who killed child seeks release from clinic
    On a November day four years ago, inside a Bloomingdale townhouse, Marci Webber killed her 4-year-old daughter, an act a court-appointed psychologist later said happened while Webber had lost touch with reality. Just two years ago, Webber, a New York...
  • Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus

    Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus
    A 60-year-old Evanston man has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, making his the first confirmed case of the potentially deadly disease in the north suburb this year, authorities said today. In a Friday release, Evanston’s Health Department said...
  • Health Inspectors Find Infection-Control Gaps At Busy Hartford Clinic

    Health Inspectors Find Infection-Control Gaps At Busy Hartford Clinic
    State health inspectors have found a string of infection-control problems at Community Health Services in north Hartford, including inadequate handling of patients who arrive with a cough, fever or rash; unsanitary conditions; and poor sterilization...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness
    Virginia is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group, which will be responsible for coordinating resources and personnel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday in a...
  • We can do better on these health hazards

    Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
  • Virginia receives more home visit funds

    Virginia receives more home visit funds
    The state's Home Visiting Program for pregnant women and those with children up to 5 years old received almost $2 million from Health and Human Services, the agency announced Monday. "It's a renewal. We applied for the competitive funding," said Linda...
  • Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police

    Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police
    Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force. The...
  • Mohney family killings: Dad was getting mental health help, attorney said

    Mohney family killings: Dad was getting mental health help, attorney said
    The 52-year-old father who shot his three children, killing two of them before turning a gun on himself, was getting mental-health treatment before the rampage, his attorney said Monday. Attorney Douglas Kneller, who represented David Mohney in his...
  • State Targets Fragmented Child Mental-Health System

    HARTFORD – Child protection officials have staked out a tall order for themselves – reforming Connecticut's fragmented, inefficient children's mental health system, one that parents say is difficult to navigate and weakest when it comes to...