Latest Welfare of the mentally ill News

State worker, consultant plead guilty in bribery scheme

Aug. 03, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former state child welfare worker and a substance abuse consultant pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in a bribery scheme in South Florida. Alexandra Alia Cadet, 31, of West Palm Beach, and Shannel Simone Escoffery, 34, of Coral Springs,...

California court overturns 3 deputies' murder conviction

Aug. 02, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An appellate court has reversed the murder convictions of the three Northern California deputies convicted in the 2015 jail beating death of a mentally ill inmate after a judge ruled that the primary legal theory prosecutors cited was invalidated by recent changes in state...

Boy wounded in parade attack moves to rehab-focused hospital

Aug. 02, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-year-old boy whose spine was severed in the shooting at a parade on July 4 has moved to a rehabilitation-focused hospital after spending nearly a month in a Chicago pediatric intensive care unit. Cooper Roberts' family said the boy was moved Sunday to the...

Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

Aug. 01, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation. Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta John and...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 01, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. July 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas abortion law has made miscarriages more dangerous and more devastating Our state’s misguided rules show why we need a federal standard that limits but does not prohibit abortions. Some of us have...

Woman strangled her 3 children, took own life, say police

Jul. 28, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A mother strangled her three young children to death in their Connecticut home before taking her own life, according to an initial investigation by police Thursday. Officers found the bodies of 12-year-old Junior Panjon, 10-year-old Joselyn Panjon and...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 28, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. July 24, 2022. Editorial: Be wary of candidates who hide their views We’ve often written in this space about the importance of voter participation in making our nation’s democracy most effective, but lately we’ve been thinking about the other...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 26, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. July 22, 2022. Editorial: Abortion debate should be open, vigorous and respectful process As the Legislature prepares to consider further restrictions on abortion, our hope is that lawmakers and the public at large can conduct themselves...

Mistrust lingers in Black communities amid 988 launch

Jul. 21, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — On a few occasions, Sitaniel Wimbley’s mother grew manic in her front yard. When neighbors were met with screaming and cursing on their street in Natchez, Mississippi, they would dial 911. An officer would arrive to collect Wimbley’s mother, who battled...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 21, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

Brunswick News. July 15, 2022. Editorial: State should continue Hogan’s quest to improve mental health care When State Rep. Don Hogan, R-St. Simons Island, pinch hit for former state Rep. Alex Atwood on Monday at the Golden Isles Republican Women’s Club meeting,...