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Achievement center aims to help at-risk youth

Sep. 24, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The Timbrook Achievement Center — TAC for short — is working hard to help at-risk youth in Winchester and Frederick County. Since its opening in October 2019, TAC has had 56 participants (it was closed from March 2020 to October 2020 because of the...

Indiana abortion clinics see patients amid legal changes

Sep. 23, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dr. Jeanne Corwin traveled about two hours on Friday from her hometown of Cincinnati to an Indianapolis abortion clinic, where she saw the clinic's first 12 patients the day after an Indiana judge blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced. It's a trip...

US adults should get routine anxiety screening, panel says

Sep. 20, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

U.S. doctors should regularly screen all adults under 65 for anxiety, an influential health guidelines group proposed Tuesday. It’s the first time the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended anxiety screening in primary care for adults without symptoms. The proposal is...

25 years after Kentucky school shooting, a chance at parole

Sep. 17, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

When 14-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on his fellow students during a before-school prayer meeting in 1997, school shootings were not yet a part of the national consciousness. The carnage that left three students dead and five more injured at Heath High School, near Paducah, Kentucky, ended...

Officials eye new close date for New Hampshire youth center

Sep. 16, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lawmaker on Friday proposed extending the March deadline to close the state’s troubled youth detention center amid concerns that the current timeline would endanger public safety. Debate over the future of the Sununu Youth Services Center in...

Woman charged with bomb threat against children's hospital

Sep. 15, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities on Thursday arrested a woman accused of calling in a fake bomb threat at Boston Children's Hospital amid a barrage of harassment and threats of violence over its surgical program for transgender youths. Catherine Leavy, 37, was arrested at her...

Board: Florida sheriff maybe lied about killing in his teens

Sep. 14, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A major Florida sheriff who was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis after a high school massacre appears to have lied when he didn't disclose in his job application that he fatally shot another teenager when he was 14 and that he had used LSD, the state ethics commission...

Mom gets probation in jail scuffle, driving into schoolgirls

Sep. 13, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mother who was sentenced Monday to probation and mental health treatment for intentionally striking two schoolgirls with her SUV near a Las Vegas-area high school pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery for scuffling with a jail guard while in custody. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 09, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Plenty of blame on CT health insurance increases In the end, the insurance rate increases approved by the state Insurance Department were not as high as had been feared. They will still take a toll on struggling...

Kentucky Ed Department seeks Senate Youth applicants

Sep. 06, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Education will oversee selection of two high school students from the state to serve as delegates to the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Students from around the U.S. chosen for the merit-based program will study the federal government...