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Report: Alcohol-related deaths in Wisconsin rose 25% in 2020

Jan. 13, 2022 02:02 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alcohol-related deaths in Wisconsin rose almost 25% in 2020, according to a report released Thursday. Data compiled by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum shows 1,077 Wisconsin residents died of alcohol-related causes in 2020, up from 865 in 2019. The data...

Groups file complaint against water utility over lead pipes

Jan. 06, 2022 16:02 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Five environmental and community groups have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging the Providence Water Supply Board's infrastructure and lead pipe replacement work disproportionately increases the risk of lead exposure for...

Tests show lead levels a problem in many Montana schools

Dec. 23, 2021 15:56 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Of the Montana schools that have met the state’s program deadline, most show high levels of lead in school drinking water. In early 2020, the state of Montana for the first time required all public schools to test their drinking water for lead. Schools were...

Authorities: Carbon monoxide caused deaths of 7 in Minnesota

Dec. 22, 2021 20:08 PM EST

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Seven members of an immigrant family from Honduras whose bodies were found inside a Minnesota home last weekend died of apparently accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Wednesday. Relatives of the family discovered the victims Saturday night...

Medical examiner says 7 people found dead in Minnesota home died of carbon monoxide poisoning

Dec. 22, 2021 17:33 PM EST
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Medical examiner says 7 people found dead in Minnesota home died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ex-fraternity member pleads guilty to hazing in teen's death

Dec. 21, 2021 18:13 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Commonwealth University student pleaded guilty Tuesday to hazing and serving alcohol to a minor in connection with a 19-year-old freshman’s death from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity party. Andrew White, 23, of Dulles pleaded guilty to...

Selah police find 3 dead in possible carbon monoxide case

Dec. 17, 2021 08:20 AM EST

SELAH, Wash. (AP) — Selah police are investigating the deaths of three people from possible carbon monoxide poisoning at a Speyers Road home. Selah police were called to the home around 1 p.m. Thursday, Chief Dan Christman said. One of the teenagers in the house called a friend and...

Officials: 22 die in Istanbul from bootleg alcohol poisoning

Dec. 17, 2021 05:37 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — At least 22 people have died in Istanbul and 16 others have been hospitalized and are in serious condition after drinking bootleg alcohol, the local governor’s office said Friday, as authorities intensified a crackdown on counterfeit drinks across Turkey ahead of New...

Man acquitted in granddaughter's carbon monoxide death

Dec. 04, 2021 15:21 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old granddaughter from carbon monoxide poisoning. A Shawnee County District Court jury on Friday acquitted Timothy Wayne Funk, 58, of murder and two counts of...

Dozens of Afghan evacuees sickened, food poisoning suspected

Nov. 23, 2021 13:37 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Six people were taken to a hospital and dozens of others were treated for suspected food poisoning at a Tucson hotel where evacuees from Afghanistan are staying. Pima County Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen says patients reported...