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    By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JOHN HANNA, Associated Press MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas hospital had to throw away 570 doses of a coronavirus vaccine because of a refrigeration mistake, officials say. Lawrence Memorial Hospital said in a news release that city and county health officials transferred the doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the hospital on Wednesday....
    RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — After getting the cold shoulder from Elk Grove, California Northstate University is now looking at Rancho Cordova as a possible site for a new teaching hospital. On Wednesday, Rancho Cordova officials announced that they had started negotiations with the school. READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In Car In North Highlands, Homicide Investigation Underway No specific...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmacy technician stole more than $8.2 million worth of prescription HIV medication from a Veterans Affairs hospital in northern New Jersey, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Lisa Hoffman, 48, of Orange, is charged with theft of medical products, She was due to make her initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon, and it wasn't known if she's...
    The roof of a middle school in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale partially collapsed Friday morning. No one was injured, but twelve people were so rattled — including nine kids — they had to be taken to the hospital for anxiety. The roof had been under construction at the James S. Rickards Middle School in Oakland Park, according to local...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 30-year-old woman was shot in the back early Friday morning in southwest Baltimore. Officers were called to an area hospital around 3:30 a.m., when a shooting victim just arrived seeking treatment. READ MORE: A Year Ago, Maryland Reported Its First COVID Cases. Today Gov. Hogan Will Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives To The Virus She...
    At least 15 people were killed in a collision involving a semitruck and a SUV in Southern California, hospital officials said. Officials at El Centro Regional Medical Center said in a video posted to social media that 27 people were believed to be in the SUV. Fourteen people were found dead at the scene of the collision, the managing director...
    EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — Hospital officials: SUV believed to be carrying 27 people crashes into semitruck in Southern California, killing 15. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia police officer and detective are being treated at the hospital after, officials say, they were injured by a man high on narcotics. This happened just before 2:30 p.m. Monday at on the 7500 block of Castor Avenue. (credit: CBS3) Police say officers responded to the scene in response to a disturbance where a man who...
    Eleven people were injured on a pileup on the Prospect Expressway in Windsor Terrace Friday, officials said. The multi-car crash happened just before 2 p.m. on the expressway near 8th Avenue, fire officials said. Five people were rushed to Methodist Hospital, four were taken to Maimonides Hospital and two to Kings County Hospital, according to the FDNY....
    Eleven people were injured on a pileup on the Prospect Expressway in Windsor Terrace Friday, officials said. The multi-car crash happened just before 2 p.m. on the expressway near 8th Avenue, fire officials said. Five people were rushed to Methodist Hospital, four were taken to Maimonides Hospital and two to Kings County Hospital, according to the FDNY. ...
    By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — A 33-year-old Italian man was convicted Friday of attempted extortion for threatening to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ($13.2 million) in crypto currency. Defendant Emil A., a resident of Berlin whose last name wasn't given in line with German privacy...
    BERLIN (AP) — A 33-year-old Italian man was convicted Friday of attempted extortion for threatening to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ($13.2 million) in crypto currency. Defendant Emil A., a resident of Berlin whose last name wasn’t given in line with German privacy laws, was sentenced to three...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to a vaccination clinic in Garden City Thursday to see the collaboration and work being done to achieve the governor’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Michiganders, who are 16 years and older, as quickly as possible. “As I travel across the state, I am continually impressed with the partnerships happening at these vaccination sites. Our...
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and a teen boy was injured after they slipped through an icy lake in Ohio — and a police officer died during the rescue attempt, officials said. The drowning was reported just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near a private dock on the north side of Rocky Fork Lake, according to news station WCPO. The boy, who...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A woman found critically injured in a fire that consumed an abandoned commercial building in Topeka has died from her injuries, fire officials said. Rashawn Brooks, 29, died Wednesday in a hospital where she was being treated, the Topeka fire Department said in a news release. Fire crews were called around 8:30 p.m. Sunday to a...
    A carbon monoxide leak in Queens left eight people sick and nearly two dozen residents forced into the frigid cold, officials said. FDNY firefighters responded to a 911 call for a gas odor at a dwelling on 81st Street near 31st Avenue in Jackson Heights just before midnight Friday, a department spokesman said. The FDNY determined there was “a...
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    Northridge Hospital Medical Center violated county rules when it provided COVID-19 immunizations to teachers and other staff at the private Wesley School in North Hollywood and elsewhere, county officials said this week. The hospital has acknowledged the mistake and said it would not be repeated, but the episode raised concerns anew about equitable distribution of the potentially lifesaving vaccine, which...
    Then-President TrumpDonald TrumpHillary Clinton: Trump acquittal 'will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators' Former Republican officials in talks to form center-right anti-Trump party: report Gaetz hits back at Kinzinger PAC targeting 'Trumpism' MORE was sicker than previously reported when he was rushed to Walter Reed Hospital for treatment for the coronavirus last fall, The New York Times reported Thursday. At...
    (CNN)Hospitals across Washington state thought they were receiving authentic N95 masks, but it turns out that hundreds of thousands may be counterfeit, according to officials. The Department of Homeland Security issued a fraud alert Friday to the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), stating that 40 hospitals across the state may have received fake masks as part of a shipment of...
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    One firefighter was significantly burned and another was hospitalized while responding to a house fire in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon. Prince George’s County Fire said they responded to the fire around 2:45 p.m. on the 5200 block of 57th Avenue in East Riverdale. When fire crews responded, officials said they found a one-story, single-family home engulfed in...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A demonstration was held Thursday night as dozens of protesters and Los Angeles City Council members were urging Olympia Medical Center to stay open during the pandemic.The owners of the Mid-Wilshire facility are selling it to UCLA Health.The deal prevents the hospital from providing care beyond March 31. But council members want the hospital to delay...
    SMYRNA, Del. (AP) – A Delaware prison inmate has died of an apparent drug overdose after he and another offender were found unresponsive at the state’s maximum-security prison, authorities said Thursday. Travis M. Jones from Newark and the other inmate, both 35, were found unresponsive Monday night in their housing unit at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Department...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nine of the 11 Fort Bliss soldiers sickened last week after drinking a component commonly found in antifreeze have been released from a Texas hospital, Army officials said Monday. Two soldiers remained hospitalized at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, including one who is in intensive care, Fort Bliss officials said in a statement....
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nine of the 11 Fort Bliss soldiers sickened last week after drinking a component commonly found in antifreeze have been released from a Texas hospital, Army officials said Monday. Two soldiers remained hospitalized at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, including one who is in intensive care, Fort Bliss officials said in a statement....
    A top executive at a San Jose hospital will be disciplined for his role in offering the coronavirus vaccine to teachers before they were eligible. County officials cut off Good Samaritan Hospital’s vaccine supply last week after learning that teachers from a nearby school district were allowed to join the line, which should have only included healthcare workers and senior...
    MULTIPLE people were rushed to the hospital following a chemical explosion at a food processing plant in Gainesville, Georgia. Hall County officials have confirmed at least 10 people were injured and taken to the hospital following a blast at a Prime Pak Foods in Gainesville. 1The Prime Pak Food in Gainesville, Georgia where a blast occurred on January 28 How...
    Just weeks ago, Los Angeles County’s hospitals were overwhelmed and on the brink of a worst-case catastrophic scenario, with plans ready if doctors needed to ration healthcare. But with the region now in its fourth week of declining hospitalizations, it was clear Wednesday that the county was decisively on its way out of its third surge of the...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A patient who was admitted more than a month ago and in the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland has been identified. “Thanks to our efforts, the patient and family has been identified,” a spokesperson from the Alameda Health System told KPIX 5 in an email on Friday, a day after hospital officials asked...
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    A California hospital will possibly be fined $43,000 from county health officials for potentially inciting a COVID-19 superspreader event that's been traced back to an inflatable Christmas tree costume. Health officials at the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health said they counted 77 staff and 15 patient cases and one staff member death connected to the event at San...
    COVID-19 is continuing to put immense strain on healthcare systems throughout California, pushing some hospitals perilously close to a tipping point where officials may have to decide which patients should receive scarce resources, and which shouldn’t. This bleak outcome, referred to as crisis care, has yet to occur and is “a last-resort environment,” according to Carmela Coyle, president and chief...
    Los Angeles County is fast approaching 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, a massive milestone that means one out of every 10 Angelenos has been infected at some point during the pandemic. That L.A. County, by far the nation’s most populous, has such a high case count is not a shock, but the rapidity with which infections have grown is...
    MOSCOW (AP) — At least four Russian soldiers died and about 20 others were injured Monday in a traffic accident near Moscow, officials said. The Defense Ministry said that a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a convoy of military buses on a highway just northwest of the capital. Two of the victims were killed on...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, got his first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Friday.Many in the healthcare community hope the image of Rev. Jackson receiving the shot will encourage more people in black and brown communities to follow his lead."Take the vaccination now. Keep hope alive," Rev. Jackson said."It's absolutely, symbolically, massively important to show one of the...
    President-elect Joe Biden will accelerate the release of COVID-19 vaccines and send out most of the federal government’s available supply, his transition team said Friday, after states clamored for more help in battling a coronavirus surge that is toppling records daily. The promise from Biden — who is set to take office Jan. 20 — would reverse a current Trump...
    The intensity of the pandemic continues to worsen, with the rising COVID-19 death toll overwhelming funeral homes and causing state officials to send refrigerated trucks across California to hold corpses. The National Guard has been called to Los Angeles County to help with the temporary storage of bodies at the county medical examiner-coroner’s office, relieving pressure on hospital morgues...
    Worried Los Angeles County health leaders said Wednesday that the region was rapidly losing its battle against COVID-19 as the virus spread unchecked, adding that only immediate and decisive changes in behavior can prevent a steep rise in deaths as a post-holiday surge hits and hospitals can’t treat all who are sick. “Today, I’m more troubled than ever before,” said...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California hospitals struggling with a skyrocketing coronavirus surge are trying to prepare for the possibility that they may have to ration care for lack of staff and beds — and hoping they don’t have to make that choice. The state avoided surging cases for months, but now the virus is raging out of control there and...
    Hospitals across Los Angeles County were fighting a losing fight Tuesday to stay ahead of the coronavirus surge as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients topped 8,000 and the countywide coronavirus death toll rose by nearly 1,300 in the last week. L.A. County hit another distressing milestone, surpassing 11,000 deaths Tuesday since the beginning of the pandemic. Officials warned that...
    (CNN)When a freezer that was used to store the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a Northern California hospital broke, officials soon realized they only had about two hours to administer the more than 800 doses that were inside. And they took on the challenge. The executive team at Mendocino County's Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Medical Center was notified during a safety...
    Paramedics in Southern California have been told not to transport patients to the hospital who are less likely to survive and to ration oxygen supplies as the coronavirus pandemic continues. In a directive issued on Monday, Emergency Medical Services Agency Director Marianne Gausche-Hill instructed paramedics not to transfer adult patients "in blunt traumatic and nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest" if...
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- The historic Community Hospital Long Beach was granted a license to reopen, and it will begin receiving transfer patients Monday to free up other hospitals to care for COVID-19 patients.The hospital, which opened in 1924 and closed in 2018, will have 11 intensive care unit beds and space for 40 other patients, but coronavirus patients...
    A well-intentioned holiday pick-me-up has reportedly turned fatal after an employee at Kaiser Permanente’s San Jose hospital died from a case of COVID-19 traced back to a visitor in a blow-up Christmas tree costume. Hospital officials initially reported an outbreak of 44 infections traced back to the Christmas gathering, but according to initial reports, this would be the first fatality...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- UPDATE, Jan. 3, 2021: Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center has determined that 44 staff members in the emergency department have tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, the hospital reported 43 cases. The case count has changed in the text below.44 staff members at Kaiser's San Jose emergency department have tested positive for COVID-19 between...
    Instead of spreading Christmas cheer, an inflatable holiday costume may have helped spread COVID-19 to dozens of staffers at a California hospital, according to a report. Forty-three employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center contracted the virus between Dec. 27 and New Year’s Day, and officials say the outbreak may be tied to an employee who entered...
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    A HOSPITAL worker's prank involving an inflatable Christmas costume may have infected dozens of his co-workers with coronavirus at a California health center over the holidays. Between December 27 and January 1, 43 emergency staff members at Kaiser Pemanente in San Jose tested positive for Covid, Kaiser hospital officials announced on Saturday. 343 employees at this hospital in San Jose...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- 43 staff members at Kaiser's San Jose emergency department have tested positive for COVID-19 between Dec. 27 and Jan. 1, Irene Chavez, senior vice president and area manager of the hospital said in a statement. The hospital is investigating the outbreak and told ABC7 News in an email that the spread "may" have been connected...