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Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations jump significantly again

Jul. 23, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases again jumped significantly this week as the vaccination rate in rural counties where some of the worst outbreaks are occurring remains well below the state and national averages. About 5,300...

Kansas debate heats up over nursing homes' visitor rules

Jul. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some facilities' visiting rules need to be relaxed, though the delta variant's spread is making operators nervous. A state...

Suspect jailed after 79-year-old fatally stabbed in Winnett

Jul. 20, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in central Montana are investigating a fight between two men in a small town that left a 79-year-old man dead and a 29-year-old with a gunshot wound to his arm. Larry G. Patterson was fatally stabbed on July 15 at an...

California court upends part of law to protect gay seniors

Jul. 19, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gay rights advocates said Monday that they will seek to challenge an appeals court decision tossing out part of a California law designed to protect older LGBTQ residents in nursing homes. The 2017 law is intended to protect against...

Art connection: Project brings seniors, teens together

Jul. 18, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Making connections with others has been difficult for the last year or so, especially for those in assisted living and nursing homes. So Laney Orndorff got an idea to make connecting a little easier. Orndorff, a certified nurse...

Rural county in Nevada decides not to rename road for Trump

Jul. 16, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — Elected officials in a rural Nevada county where voters sided solidly with Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election have rejected a proposal to rename a road for him. Lyon County commissioners cited community opposition before voting...

Lawmakers urge NY to lift limits on nursing home visits

Jul. 15, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo lift remaining restrictions for visits at nursing homes, according to a letter two dozen Democratic lawmakers sent to the governor this week. The coronavirus pandemic has had a heavy toll on nursing...

Man charged in Fort Wayne dismemberment pleads guilty

Jul. 15, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — One of two men charged in the death and dismemberment of a 55-year-old man pleaded guilty to charges Thursday. Jacob Carreon-Hamilton, 20, was charged with assisting a criminal, abuse of a corpse and resisting law enforcement in the death of...

1 killed, 1 injured in cliff fall while trying to aid friend

Jul. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — Two men were seriously injured, one fatally, when they fell while climbing down a cliff to help a friend who had jumped into a creek, the Navajo County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. A 32-year-old man died and a 28-year-old man was hospitalized...

3 charged in financial crimes against vulnerable adult

Jul. 14, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three people in Alabama have been arrested on charges related to the theft of $9 million from a resident of an assisted living facility, the state attorney general said Wednesday. Lisa Daugherty, 54, of Attalla, is charged with two counts of...