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    CHICAGO (CBS) — The needles will be smaller, the doses will be too. By the middle of next week COVID vaccinations for kids five to 11 could be underway in Illinois. READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers; 'This Tyrant At The Top Needs To Stop What She’s Doing'CBS 2’s Chris...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more As the autumn draws in and nature prepares for its winter dormancy, it’s easy to feel as though all foraging opportunities are gone.  But, just as the busy squirrels show us, there is still abundance out there that can be foraged away for winter if you know where to look. Of...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Civic Center Park in Denver remains closed, but it may be closer to reopening. The park was shut down over a month ago over health concerns, including rats. (credit: CBS) A total of 19 new trees have been planted in the park. The city is now working to replace lights and upgrade the existing security camera system....
    The New York Police Department (NYPD) gave in last week, after orders from Albany, and told officers to let drug addicts shoot up on the streets and share needles. “Effective immediately, members of the service should not take any enforcement action against any individual who possesses a hypodermic needle, even when it contains residue of a controlled substance,” a directive...
    A Texas fundraiser has hit out at Georgia US Senate candidate Herschel Walker's campaign after he canceled an event she was hosting for him when it was revealed her Twitter profile image was syringes shaped into a swastika. The Walker campaign had planned to attend the event Saturday in suburban Dallas at the home of film producer Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais. The...
    Strange, regularly repeating stone patterns that sometimes form in cold settings are generated by needles of ice that push soil particles and stones slowly around. This is the conclusion of an international team of researchers who used lab experiments and computer modelling to study how the striking features form. Over the course of years and numerous freeze–thaw cycles, the ice...
    CHRISTMAS is less than 100 days away and while people might moan and groan about talking festivities in October, now is the time to start your prep. Yes, really! According to expert Christmas party planner, Sajel Patel, manager at Pines and Needles, we should already by trying to beat the rush and planning our parties. 2There are some things you...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been two years since WCCO first reported on the dangerous needle littering problem in parts of south Minneapolis. At that time, Minneapolis firefighters planned to pick up the needles until the city found a better solution. But despite their efforts, the problem is arguably worse, says Assistant Minneapolis Fire Chief Melanie Rucker. READ MORE: COVID...
    Denver officials announced Tuesday they are shutting down Civic Center Park on Sept. 15 for at least two months to address growing safety and sanitary concerns, including needles and human waste. “It’s not safe to walk through the park,” Scott Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director of Parks and Recreation, told local station CBS4 during a phone interview. “We need to take...
    Denver will temporarily shut down its Civic Center Park beginning next week to address unsanitary conditions and environmental and safety concerns after the discovery of human waste, discarded needles and other items in the area, officials said Tuesday.  "The current challenges within Civic Center Park have reached a tipping point, creating conditions that put the public’s health and safety at...
    For months, the city of Needles has endured not just scorching hot weather but the possibility that its single water well could fail, a potentially life-threatening risk for this Mojave desert community of 5,000 residents. Yet over recent weeks, word arrived that state officials — flush with billions of dollars in surplus tax revenue — intend to hand over $2...
    The suspect would have contaminated food in three supermarkets in London. Photo: Mehrad Vosoughi / Pexels A man was arrested in London, England, for allegedly placing needles in foods such as meats and frozen products at three different supermarkets. This Wednesday, around 7:40 pm, London Metropolitan Police officers arrived at the scene where they...
    (CNN)A man has been arrested on suspicion of contaminating food after processed meat and microwaveable products were injected with needles at three London stores.Metropolitan Police officers were called at around 7.40 p.m. local time (2.40 p.m. ET) Wednesday following reports of a man shouting abuse at people in the street, according to a statement from the force Thursday.The man reportedly...
    PORTSMOUTH — When the COVID-19 vaccine first became available, Tanner Preston wasn’t sure if he wanted it. First of all, he’s young. Much younger than the people who were being hospitalized or dying in the early stages of the pandemic. Other people needed it more, he reasoned, so he could afford to wait. “I kept thinking, I don’t need this...
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It’s one of the stranger, lesser-known aspects of U.S. health care — the striking, milky-blue blood of horseshoe crabs is a critical component of tests to ensure injectable medications such as coronavirus vaccines aren’t contaminated. To obtain it, harvesters bring many thousands of the creatures to laboratories to be bled each year, and then return...
    A HUGE infestation of rats have been wreaking havoc in residents gardens after large amounts of fly tipping.  Locals in Grimsby are disgusted by the amount of rubbish in the alleyways, and fear that the rodents will infiltrate their homes.  5Dave Roberts has just moved to the area and is disgusted by the flytippingCredit: MEN Media 5One woman tried to...
    by Meghan McMurtry, University of Guelph Think of the last time you were really afraid — and I mean terrified: Cold sweats, trembling, pounding heart. Now think about what it would be like to have that reaction if you saw a needle or even heard people talking about COVID-19 vaccines. For about 1 in...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Odell Brewing teamed up with Denver Trout to clean up a stretch of the South Platte River. Some 40 to 50 volunteers focused on the area around Cuernavaca Park which is near 20th and Little Raven. (credit: CBS) Odell has helped with the cleanups for the past three to four years, saying they are an important part...
    Watch your step at Needle Playground. Regular visitors to Patterson Playground in the Bronx have long complained about the rampant drug use there — and now they have data to show just how bad the situation is. Recently released records show that the city picked up more used syringes there than at any other Bronx playground in any month of...
    Two were arrested in Westchester on drug charges after being found asleep inside a parked car with alleged crack cocaine and loaded needles, police said. Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to Claremont Road at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, where there were reports of two people sleeping in the front seats of a parked vehicle....
    John Raby/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.On Tuesday, President Biden nominated Dr. Rahul Gupta, who led the response to West Virginia’s devastating overdose crisis, to direct the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The nomination comes amidst news that overdose deaths surged to a record 93,000...
    A farm worker in Australia accused of inserting sewing needles into strawberries in 2018 had all her charges dropped on Wednesday. Blaine Harrington III/Getty Images 53-year-old My Ut Trinh was due to begin a four-week trial this week in Brisbane. Prosecutors alleged she was responsible for a series of needles discovered stuck inside of strawberries.  There was a...
    Hundreds of syringes have washed up on Jersey Shore beaches since last week’s tropical rainstorm — possibly caused by sewer runoff from New York City, according to reports. FOUR SHOT DURING NEW JERSEY BACHELORETTE PARTY: REPORT The needles were causing safety concerns from Sandy Hook to Long Branch as lifeguards and other workers have worked furiously over the past several...
    More On: jersey shore How MTV stopped playing music — and lost its relevance Giant shark weighing almost 900 pounds spotted near Jersey Shore Jersey Shore cop arrested for sexually abusing juvenile The 10 best, most insane reality TV show moments of all time Hundreds of syringes have washed up on Jersey Shore beaches since last week’s tropical rainstorm —...
    Beach patrollers discovered hundreds of syringes washed up on the beaches of the Jersey Shore over the weekend, causing numerous safety closures on Sunday following days of intense storms from Tropical Storm Elsa. Beach patrollers were shocked to find hundreds of syringes on the Shore. On Sunday alone, patrollers found dozens in the sand of Monmouth Beach, according to NBC News 4. They...
    A West Virginia judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order delaying the implementation of a law signed by Gov. Jim Justice (R) that critics say would have restricted access to clean needles as the state deals with a spike in HIV cases. U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers issued the order on the measure that Justice signed in April, West...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You’ve heard of incentives some states are using to increase their vaccination rates, from lotteries to free beer to marijuana, but none of these approaches deals with one big reason people aren’t getting vaccinated — fear of needles. But as CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, there’s a little device that can help overcome needle-phobia. READ MORE:...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Frustrations continue to mount in Philadelphia as piles of garbage do the same. For the past two months, the Streets Department has been operating on delays causing residential trash to intermittently pile up. “Trash is trending at about 30% higher than normal and this is our peak season,” said Keith Warren, Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Streets...
    More On: staten island Staten Island BP candidate Fossella under fire for campaign spending claims Dead man voting! SI DA expands election-fraud probe of pol’s campaign Gunman opens fire outside Staten Island deli, new video shows Black bear cub carcass found in Staten Island She’s wrapping up her primary campaign with a bang. Staten Island Democrat Lorie Honor, a...
    An Indiana county on Wednesday voted to end a needle exchange program that health officials say has been responsible for significantly reducing the spread of HIV in the area.  The Scott County commissioners decided in a 2-1 vote that the district should phase out the program that provides access to and disposal of sterile needles and naloxone, as well as...
    PEOPLE who are afraid of needles are putting their fears to one side in order to have the coronavirus vaccine, new research has revealed. Millions of Brits have now had a first and second dose of their vaccine and even those afraid of the jab have turned up to get vaccinated. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates...
    We all have fears. Like bellybuttons, blind spots, and Steve Bannon bobbleheads (no? just me?), they’re omnipresent in our lives. Who doesn’t get clammy hands and heart palpitations at the thought or appearance of some perceived bugbear or another?  According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 9.1% of American adults had a “specific phobia” last year, and 12.5% experience one...
    President BidenJoe BidenSan Jose shooting victims, shooter identified Romney blasts political extremes in speech accepting JFK award Senate passes bill requiring declassification of information on COVID-19 origins MORE on Thursday swiped at Republican lawmakers who have bragged to constituents about the benefits of the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion relief package he signed earlier this year that didn't garner a...
    Officials plan to increase removals of homeless camps where trash, needles and other biohazards have accumulated in Portland, Oregon, a local CBS affiliate reported Wednesday. The size and number of homeless camps in the city increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to KOIN 6. Officials did not remove any camps from March to July 2020, then picked up operations in...
    A Warren County man with a history of drug possession charges was caught with heroin again and put behind bars, authorities said. Gregory Becker of Independence Township was seen behind 78 Main St. in Hackettstown and recognized as a wanted person by a local police officer around 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Becker, 34, was subsequently found with 17 used...
    An Amazon delivery driver accidentally sat on a cactus while making a home delivery and the whole thing was caught on the resident’s ring camera. The delivery took place somewhere in San Bernardino, TMZ reported Friday. WATCH: The delivery driver seemingly didn’t notice the cactus when he bent over to scan the package, and sat right on top of...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A shocking amount of feces, urine, needles and other hazardous waste was collected at Echo Park, where the clearing of a homeless encampment sparked protests. LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 25: A sanitation crew is starting to clean up around tents where homeless people had been living next to Echo Park Lake Thursday, March 25, 2021...
    Every day, as more people get their COVID-19 shots, millions of syringes, needles and tiny vials are thrown away globally. Vaccinating the entire population of the United States for example, would require so many needles they would stretch around the earth 1.8 times, according to California-based OnSite Waste Technologies. Experts warn medical waste firms risk becoming overwhelmed by the sheer...
    I am very scared of needles, is there anything I can do to prevent myself from fainting? Brian Lewis, Cardiff. Rest assured, you are not alone. Trypanophobia, to give a fear of needles its proper name, is very common and I have much experience in counselling patients who are affected by it. Up to ten per cent of the UK...
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Four people in Sonoma County will now have to have a third COVID-19 vaccine shot due to the second one leaking. Health officials say this was not human error, but rather problems with the syringes and needles supplied by the government.VACCINE TRACKER: Here's how CA is doing, when you can get a coronavirus vaccine"Sat down,...
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Four people in Sonoma County will now have to have a third COVID-19 vaccine shot due to the second one leaking. Health officials say this was not human error, but rather problems with the syringes and needles supplied by the government.VACCINE TRACKER: Here's how CA is doing, when you can get a coronavirus vaccine"Sat down,...
    Margie Garcia, the mother of an 18-year-old with autism, desperately wants her son to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But she fears that the sight of the syringe could trigger his anxiety, causing him to run away or tackle someone. So last week, her son, Niko, made a practice run at a mock clinic along with dozens of other...
    KATIE Price has been targeted by anti-vaxxers who claims he got a "fake" Covid vaccine and insist she's being paid to endorse it. The reality star, 42, received her first vaccine on Friday despite her fear of needles. 5Katie Price received her first vaccine on FridayCredit: katieprice/Instagram However, anti-vaxxers flooded the comments to insist Katie hadn't really gotten...
    KATIE Price looked terrified as she had her first coronavirus vaccine jab despite her fear of needles. The TV star grimaced in a video on Instagram tonight after getting the call up for her first dose. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 3Katie Price terrified as she has first Covid jab despite fear of needles Brave Katie, 42,...
    Three years have passed since Christina Castellanos' breast reduction surgery at Hunterdon Healthcare -- and life hasn't been the same since. The 37-year-old Bound Brook resident was not only left with botched breasts following the May 2018 procedure, but later received a letter from the hospital saying that her doctor -- Andrea L. Strauss -- breached safety protocols and may...
    Prosecutors pounced on testimony made by a former chief medical examiner called by the defense as an expert witness during the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Wednesday over his speculation about the factors that contributed to George Floyd’s death.  Under questioning by defense, the witness, David Fowler, speculated that Floyd could have been exposed to...
    A needle disposal box in Huntington, West Virginia.Ricky Carioti/Washington Post via Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.West Virginia, long an epicenter of the national opioid epidemic, is currently in the middle of an HIV outbreak. The spike in cases has...
    Mother Jones illustration; Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.It had all the trappings of a full-blown drug bust: confidential informants, undercover cops wearing wires, detectives surveilling the scene. In their report, police in Charleston, West Virginia, would describe the sting...
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