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Washington trooper dies after contracting COVID-19 on trip

Sep. 26, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper who helped develop the agency's use of drones has died after a battle with COVID-19 contracted on duty, the state patrol said Sunday. Detective Eric Gunderson died Sunday surrounded by his family and friends, the patrol...

LA police, fire agencies had over 200 COVID-19 outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The 211 outbreaks, accounting...

Connecticut schools brace for potential driver shortage

Sep. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — School districts around Connecticut are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus driver could walk off the job in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. That could worsen an already problematic driver shortage...

Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Sep. 26, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 36 more COVID-19 cases and three more deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,780 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death...

Ex-Northwestern professor to stand trial in fatal stabbing

Sep. 26, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Northwestern University professor is set to stand trial in the stabbing death of his boyfriend as part of what prosecutors said was a sexual fantasy he shared with another man who was charged in the case. Jury selection, opening statements and...

Arizona reports 2,579 more COVID-19 case and 6 more deaths

Sep. 26, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 2,579 more COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals to 1,804,369 cases and 19,812 known deaths since the pandemic began. On Saturday,...

UMass Lowell professor gets $2.7M Alzheimer's research grant

Sep. 26, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher has received a $2.7 million federal grant to continue her research into the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The National Institutes of Health grant will help engineering associate professor...

Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care

Sep. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Coronavirus-related developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Activists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 million of about $5.1 billion in federal pandemic relief...

Pima County jail inmate dies; Was hospitalized with COVID-19

Sep. 26, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the Pima County jail in Tucson has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19, according to authorities. County sheriff’s officials said the inmate was taken to a hospital on Sept. 6 after testing positive for the virus. ...

Struggling Mississippi hospital seeks financial turnaround

Sep. 26, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been losing millions of dollars a year, and its CEO said the problems are exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic as nurses, laboratory technicians and respiratory therapists are being hired by out-of-state hospitals for...