July 7, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Stormy Morning Turns Into A Nightmare Flood

West Virginia Flood

RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) – Penny McClure eyed the creek swelling up behind the Go Mart as she worked her shift on the morning of June 23. It didn’t seem ominous. Just an unpleasant, rainy day in West Virginia. More...

About 1.6M Drop-outs From Health Law Coverage This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama’s health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late last Thursday. More...

Easy Grilling Ideas For Summer

(StatePoint) Summer was made for entertaining -- from casual dinner parties to impromptu get-togethers. And what’s better than centering the entertainment on the grill? More...

Md. Officials: 31 People In State Have Zika

BALTIMORE ( AP) – Maryland health officials say 31 people in the state have been infected with the Zika virus.  Health officials tell The Baltimore Sun that all the cases were travel-related and no one has contracted Zika from being bitten More...

The Key To Better Mosquito Control? Take Control Of Your Own Backyard

(StatePoint) – Warmer weather is a cue from Mother Nature to start thinking about mosquitoes. Their bites can potentially leave more than an annoying itch; and this year many Americans are taking notice. More...

A Guide To Saving Water And Your Lawn

(StatePoint) – No longer must you choose between your lawn and saving water. Experts say there are ways to save both water and money that won’t hurt your turf.  More...

Zoo Closes Tadpole Pond Because Of Swimming Children

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Nursing Homes Phasing Out Alarms To Reduce Falls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Alarms no longer go off when a resident shifts in bed or rises from a wheelchair at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge in Madison. More...

Suicide By Job: Farmers, Fisherman Top List

NEW YORK (AP) – Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often among workers in the U.S., according to a large new study that shows enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.  More...

Cigarette Tax And Other Laws Taking Effect In W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Starting Friday in West Virginia, cigarettes will be more expensive, coal and natural gas will get a tax break, a right-to-work law will kick in, and Uber can start offering rides in the state.  More...

College-Bound Students: How To Get Ready For The Next Four Years

(StatePoint) – Many college bound students and their families underestimate the cost of college. More...

Ways To Use Fresh, Summer Ingredients

(StatePoint) – In summer, the abundance of fresh ingredients can be overwhelming, especially if you stick to the same old recipes. More...

FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Dough

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a warning that’s sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses More...

Police Find New York Family’s Stolen Memorial Flag

WILLARD, Mo. (AP) – An upstate New York woman is tearfully rejoicing at the recovery in Missouri of a U.S. More...

FDA Has A Few Questions For Makers Of Hand Sanitizer

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim – and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. More...