The Ebola virus and important facts

The Ebola virus and important facts

Texas – Ebola can infect humans and animals, and spreads through bodily fluids. Scientists believe that fruit bats are the natural carriers of the virus. According to the World Health Organization, African pig farms often play host to bats, allowing the disease to spread from the bats to pork. Eating “bushmeat”—or the meat from wild […]

Walmart selling health insurance after dropping health coverage

Walmart selling health insurance after dropping health coverage

Walmart is taking heavy fire from critics and employees after announcing they are dropping health coverage. In the same week, Walmart announced they are dropping health benefits for 30,000 of its employees, they also announced it will start selling health insurance policies to customers by teaming up with Directhealth.com. Only Medicare members will be able […]

Walmart dropping health benefits

Walmart dropping health benefits

Walmart is dropping health benefits at a time when sickness is at an all-time high. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Walmart announced it is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising healthcare costs. Part-time employees who work less than 30 hours per week will no longer be eligible for benefits. Walmart […]

COPS grants to fund 215 law enforcement agencies

COPS grants to fund 215 law enforcement agencies

Attorney General Eric Holder and Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced the department’s latest effort to strengthen community policing through hiring grants that will fund nearly 950 officers at 215 law enforcement agencies in cities and communities across the country. This year’s $124 million in awards place […]

Man arrested for mobile app that would spy on your spouse

Man arrested for mobile app that would spy on your spouse

Virginia — A Pakistani man has been indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to advertise and sell StealthGenie, a spyware application (app) that could monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on mobile phones without detection. This marks the first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device […]

Flood watch extended to October 1, 2014

Flood watch extended to October 1, 2014

  The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a flood watch for portions of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia in effect until 10 p.m. Rain and thunderstorms will spread along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida and eventually to the Carolinas Monday into Tuesday. A low pressure will track across Northeast Florida today […]

Remembering 9/11 in 2014

Remembering 9/11 in 2014

  On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The cowardly hijackers deliberately flew three of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and another into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth flight crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pa. In total, almost 3,000 people died […]

Hydrocodone moves from a schedule III to schedule II

Hydrocodone moves from a schedule III to schedule II

  Washington –On Friday the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will publish in the Federal Register the Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II, as recommended by the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as supported by […]

Dog saved woman from being hit by train

Dog saved woman from being hit by train

  Shirley, Massachusetts — It has been two years and four months since a dog named Lilly saved her drunken owner’s life after she passed out on top of railroad tracks just moments before impact. Christine Spain, 54, of Shirley, Massachusetts, is an alcoholic and says she also suffers from depression. Her son, Boston Police […]

Pit bull saves boys life from bees

Pit bull saves boys life from bees

  Oregon City, Oregon — A child, who was stung at least 24 times by a swarm of bees, says his dog is a hero. Jesse-Cole Shaver, 8, along with his older sister Jasmine and some friends were playing in the woods behind their home when one of the children stepped on a hollowed log. […]

FBI hopes plans for real life purges are a hoax

FBI hopes plans for real life purges are a hoax

  Residents across America are being warned of possible real life purges (inspired by the movie “The Purge”) rumored to commence over the next few weekends. In Louisville, police are warning residents of a potential purge after fliers began to pop up around the city. While authorities are hoping this is a hoax, the FBI […]

Many mourn the loss of Robin Williams

Many mourn the loss of Robin Williams

Robin Williams was found unresponsive in his California home around noon on Monday, August 11, 2014, sheriff’s officials said. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said he appears to have committed suicide. “Williams has been battling severe depression,” said publicist Mara Buxbaum. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family is asking for privacy as […]

Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Ferguson, Missouri — Late Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, causing a violent protest. Over 20 police vehicles have been damaged, a gas station was looted, and additional police units were called for backup. A witness, and friend of Brown, claimed that Brown had his hands […]

Controversial sign removed after dozens of complaints

Controversial sign removed after dozens of complaints

A contractor supply store removed a sign after multiple complaints from women in the area. Joe Rents & Contractors Supply store manager Curtis Renner said, “I meant the sign as a joke, but realized it wasn’t after my phone began ringing off the hook.” The business is located in North Dakota. One of the phone […]

Doctor saved lives, with a gun

Doctor saved lives, with a gun

Darby, Pennsylvania — A suspect who was in critical condition after being shot by his doctor, has now been charged with murder after he awoke from sedation on Saturday. On July 24, 2014, Richard Plotts, 49, shot and killed case worker Theresa Hunt, of Philadelphia, at the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center on the Mercy […]

Truck driver leads deputies on chase

Truck driver leads deputies on chase

Ocala, Florida — Leonardo Reyes-Ning, 49, of Miami, was arrested in Marion County today, July 28, 2014, after he led Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high speed chase. Reyes-Ning was driving a stolen tractor-trailer that was being tracked by GPS. The tractor-trailer was reported stolen out of Port Wentworth, GA. According to the Marion […]