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NEW DETAILS: MARTA plans commuter rail line for Clayton County

MARTA is close to approving a passenger rail line through Clayton County that supporters hope will transform commuting and economic development south of Atlanta. The 22-mile line would connect MARTA’s East Point station to Jonesboro and Lovejoy along the existing Norfolk Southern railroad right of way. The diesel-powered trains could be bigger and faster than MARTA’s existing electric...


Long waits for ambulances erode public confidence in DeKalb

Long waits for ambulances erode public confidence in DeKalb

The child in the grips of a severe seizure had to get to a trauma center right away. But as the minutes ticked by, a transport was nowhere in sight. With every passing moment, Shanna and Terry Tolbert watched as their 2-year-old turned a deeper shade of blue. The child wasn’t getting enough oxygen, and the seconds seemed like hours for the young Dunwoody couple.
Gwinnett one step closer to owning site once pitched as movie campus

Gwinnett one step closer to owning site once pitched as movie campus

Gwinnett County is one step closer to owning the Norcross-area property once pitched as the possible site of a sprawling movie production campus. Gwinnett’s county commissioners voted Tuesday to authorize up to $36.5 million in bonds for the purchase of 100-plus acres at the OFS Brightwave Solutions site, just off I-85 near Jimmy Carter Boulevard.
Viral video of pre-teen rapper apprehended by Cobb cop draws outrage

Viral video of pre-teen rapper apprehended by Cobb cop draws outrage

A viral video showing a Cobb County police officer arresting a young black boy at the Cumberland Mall has drawn outrage online from some who say it’s merely the latest example of white officers being too aggressive with children of color. Cobb Police Chief Mike Register said the department has launched an internal investigation into the incident, which occurred Oct.
Georgia Supreme Court declines to halt Eagle’s Landing cityhood vote

Georgia Supreme Court declines to halt Eagle’s Landing cityhood vote

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the city of Stockbridge’s request to halt the November referendum that will allow voters to decide whether to make Eagle’s Landing a city. In a 7-2 ruling, the state’s highest court denied the motion to “expedite appeal, or, in the alternative, to stay referendum election.
Three Fulton County house races could be competitive

Three Fulton County house races could be competitive

Three Fulton County state House seats that have been held by Republicans appear to be competitive in the next month’s election. But two Republican incumbents say their moderate voting records should lead to their re-elections. The candidates running for a third, vacated seat both say they would take the opportunity of an opening to move in a new direction. At stake on Nov.
Georgia Supreme Court denies Stockbridge request to stop Eagle’s Landing cityhood vote

Georgia Supreme Court denies Stockbridge request to stop Eagle’s Landing cityhood vote

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the city of Stockbridge’s request to halt the November referendum allowing voters to decide whether to make Eagle’s Landing a city. In a 7-2 ruling, the state’s highest court denied the motion to “expedite appeal, or, in the alternative, to stay referendum election.
Pride parades through Atlanta with a dose of politics

Pride parades through Atlanta with a dose of politics

To Legrand Maness Jr., the Atlanta Pride Festival is much more than a celebration. It’s a call to action. As he waited for the parade to begin on Sunday, Maness posted a video to Facebook showing the crowd along the route. He told his followers that the energy around the festival should motivate them to vote in November.
Hurricane Michael: Power will be restored across Georgia next week

Hurricane Michael: Power will be restored across Georgia next week

Nearly 250,000 Georgians were still without power Friday morning, and many should expect power outages to persist through next week. But Georgia Power representatives estimated the company would be able to restore power in some areas earlier than originally anticipated. In Savannah and on the coast, power was expected to be back by on Friday.
Henry making smooth transition to majority-minority county status

Henry making smooth transition to majority-minority county status

As a fight rages in Stockbridge over an Eagle’s Landing secession movement tinged with racial tension, Henry County is set to cross a significant political milestone next month that has barely registered a peep with voters in the fast-changing county. The county commission in metro Atlanta’s eighth largest county will become majority-minority after voters go to the polls Nov. 6.
‘Catastrophic damage’ to power grid in Georgia after Hurricane Michael

‘Catastrophic damage’ to power grid in Georgia after Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael has caused “catastrophic damage” to electric infrastructure in the state, according to Georgia EMCs, and it will likely be several days before power is fully restored. “We know it’s going to be a while,” said Terri Statham, a spokesperson for the EMCs. “A couple of EMCs have lost their entire distribution network.
Voters to say if Fulton’s last unincorporated area can join a city

Voters to say if Fulton’s last unincorporated area can join a city

Fulton County voters will go to the polls Nov. 6 to decide whether to undo a state constitutional amendment that kept the Fulton Industrial area from being annexed into a city. But if they choose to lift it, it will accelerate the fight over who gets the last unincorporated part of the county.
Battery Atlanta apartments sell for $156 million

Battery Atlanta apartments sell for $156 million

The Atlanta Braves’ development arm has sold three apartment buildings in The Battery Atlanta to Cortland, an Atlanta-based multifamily real estate firm. The Battery is the mixed-use development of apartments, retail and restaurants anchored by SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.
DeKalb News: Savannah assistant chief tapped for Chamblee job

DeKalb News: Savannah assistant chief tapped for Chamblee job

Kerry Thomas, one of two assistant chiefs at the Savannah Police Department, has been recommended for the top law enforcement job in Chamblee. Chamblee city manager Jon Walker announced Wednesday that he recommended Thomas for the police chief role. The mayor and city council must approve.
Stockbridge has day in Ga. Supreme Court to stop Eagle’s Landing cityhood

Stockbridge has day in Ga. Supreme Court to stop Eagle’s Landing cityhood

With less than a month before voters go to the polls, attorneys for Stockbridge on Tuesday asked the Georgia Supreme Court to stop the upcoming referendum that threatens to tear the city in half to create a new city of Eagle’s Landing.  Their contention: That the ballot question violates the state Constitution by asking voters to approve two ballot questions simultaneously.
Cobb expands plans for first equestrian park

Cobb expands plans for first equestrian park

Cobb took a big step Tuesday toward turning Violet F. Stout Park into the county’s first public equestrian facility with the purchase of an additional 87 acres of greenspace.  The $2.6 million acquisition significantly expands the park, which is located near Powder Springs in southwest Cobb, to 304 acres.
‘The Gwinnett standard’ vs. upstart Democrat in Commission District 2

‘The Gwinnett standard’ vs. upstart Democrat in Commission District 2

The race to represent the most diverse swath of Gwinnett County pits a two-term Republican incumbent against a newcomer trying to make history. Republican Lynette Howard, a chemist by trade, is seeking her third term representing Gwinnett Commission District 2, which covers the Lilburn, Norcross and Peachtree Corners areas.
Fayette 911 director resigns amid new allegations of workplace abuse

Fayette 911 director resigns amid new allegations of workplace abuse

Fayette’s controversial 911 center director resigned Monday amid new accusations of abusive behavior, eight months after employees complained about a toxic work environment in a series of county commission meetings. County Administrator Steve Rapson said he accepted Bernard “Buster” Brown’s resignation, waiving Brown’s offer to work out a two-week notice.
DeKalb schools celebrate ‘Walk to School Day’ Oct. 10

DeKalb schools celebrate ‘Walk to School Day’ Oct. 10

Forty-nine schools in DeKalb County have registered as official participants of Walk to School Day on Oct. 10. The initiative, sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, is focused on making walking to local schools safer for students and therefore a more viable option for parents.
New I-85 lanes open in northern Gwinnett

New I-85 lanes open in northern Gwinnett

Drivers in northern Gwinnett just got a gift: a third lane has opened in each direction on an oft-congested stretch of I-85.  And they’re not even the ones you have to pay to drive in. The Georgia Department of Transportation opened over the weekend the new “general purpose” lanes on I-85 between the I-985 split and Hamilton Mill Road.
Criminal charges still possible for Atlanta public records violations

Criminal charges still possible for Atlanta public records violations

Although the city of Atlanta has agreed to reform how it handles public records requests, current and past employees could still face criminal charges for violations of Georgia’s Open Records Act, according to a Friday letter from state Attorney General Chris Carr.
Transit, finances among issues in Gwinnett Commission District 4 race

Transit, finances among issues in Gwinnett Commission District 4 race

He touts his role in guiding Gwinnett County through the aftermath of both a recession and a corruption scandal. She pitches her fresh perspective and ability to relate to everyday people. He’s a Republican vying for his third term on the County Commission.
Detainees wait in jail as Fulton solicitor steps away from cases

Detainees wait in jail as Fulton solicitor steps away from cases

As her fiance languished in the Fulton County Jail on misdemeanor charges for 15 days, Dorothy Freeman’s life came apart. She fell behind on her car payment, lost the boarding house room she shared with her 4-year-old son and bounced from family to friends’ homes in search of stability.
Cobb weighs foray into affordable housing program

Cobb weighs foray into affordable housing program

Cobb is considering its first affordable housing incentive amid concerns about a dearth of homes within reach of low and middle income workers. The proposal is being hailed as an important first step by affordable housing advocates who say they would like to see the county do more.
Floor & Decor to relocate headquarters to Cobb

Floor & Decor to relocate headquarters to Cobb

Flooring retailer Floor & Decor is relocating from Atlanta to Cobb County and could bring as many as 500 new jobs over the coming years, according to an announcement from Governor Nathan Deal’s office Thursday.  The jobs include administrative and customer service positions, according to the announcement.
Georgia’s system for choosing ambulance service under fire

Georgia’s system for choosing ambulance service under fire

Incident after incident has piled up, to the alarm of city officials: After being struck by a car, a pedestrian waited almost an hour for a medical transport. An ambulance never showed, so a peace officer had to transport a mentally ill patient to the hospital in his patrol car. An EMT was arrested after accusations she had assaulted a handcuffed 17-year-old patient in the ambulance.
Stockbridge names James Touchton economic development director

Stockbridge names James Touchton economic development director

James Touchton, the former director of policy and government affairs for the Council for Quality Growth, has been named economic development director for the city of Stockbridge.  Touchton, who worked with the Council for six years prior to coming to Stockbridge, also was a senior policy analyst and advisor for the Georgia Senate Research Office for five years.
ARC selects ‘genius grant’ firm to design Chattahoochee greenway

ARC selects ‘genius grant’ firm to design Chattahoochee greenway

The Atlanta Regional Commission announced Thursday that it had selected a firm to carry out a $1.5 million study aimed at creating a 100-mile greenway along the Chattahoochee River. SCAPE Landscape Architecture is a prominent New York-based company founded by Kate Orff, the first landscape architect to be awarded the MacArthur “genius” grant.
City of Atlanta agrees to settle records case with AJC and Channel 2

City of Atlanta agrees to settle records case with AJC and Channel 2

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News have agreed to drop their claims against the city of Atlanta for what the media organizations described as “systemic violations” of the Georgia Open Records Act, according to an agreement reached this week.
Atlanta mayor signs bill changing Confederate street names

Atlanta mayor signs bill changing Confederate street names

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed a bill Wednesday officially renaming three city streets with Confederate in their names. Confederate Avenue and East Confederate Avenue will be renamed United Avenue and United Avenue S.E., respectively, and a third street, Confederate Court, will be renamed Trestletree Court, after apartment buildings that are on the street.
House District 105 among the many tight contests in shifting Gwinnett

House District 105 among the many tight contests in shifting Gwinnett

District 105 isn’t the only Gwinnett County seat in the General Assembly that observers believe has the potential to flip from red to blue in this fall’s elections. But it may be the most intriguing race among them. Republican state Rep.
City of Atlanta settles abuse of open records claims with AJC, WSB-TV

City of Atlanta settles abuse of open records claims with AJC, WSB-TV

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News have agreed to drop their claims against the city of Atlanta for what the media organizations described as “systemic violations” of the Georgia Open Records Act, according to an agreement reached this week.
Judge asked to invalidate past DeKalb Board of Ethics actions

Judge asked to invalidate past DeKalb Board of Ethics actions

Now that the Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a ruling against the DeKalb County Board of Ethics, the original judge has more decisions to make. Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson is being asked to strike down the entire law that created the board, which would also eliminate the county’s ethics officer position and Code of Ethics.
Mayor Bottoms announces big pay hike for Atlanta police officers

Mayor Bottoms announces big pay hike for Atlanta police officers

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that the city will increase police pay by 30 percent over the next three years. “This is an unprecedented step to improving public safety in our city,” Bottoms said. Starting in January, the city will add $10 million toward paying officers’ salaries.
MARTA’s expansion plan for Atlanta faces hurdles

MARTA’s expansion plan for Atlanta faces hurdles

One day, an Atlantan might be able to catch a train from Greenbriar Mall in the southwest part of the city to a job at Emory University. Young professionals bound for Midtown might catch a rapid bus, avoiding the traffic hassles. Families living along the Atlanta Beltline might be able to take trains to parks and restaurants.
Fulton County will use officers to escort voting cards for tallying

Fulton County will use officers to escort voting cards for tallying

To ensure the security of votes on election night, Fulton County will use police escorts to bring completed electronic voting cards to a central warehouse to compute the results, the county’s elections director said Thursday. Richard Barron said he was making the change at the request of state officials.
Stonecrest mayor wants time off from some, not all, duties

Stonecrest mayor wants time off from some, not all, duties

Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary leaned on a podium as he told a shocked audience he has cancer and needed some time away. He said the stress of the job — increased by bickering with City Council members that again left Lary on the losing end of a 4-2 vote just a few minutes before — was becoming more than he should handle.
Floyd Mayweather reportedly drops $2,000 on Mega Millions tickets

Floyd Mayweather reportedly drops $2,000 on Mega Millions tickets

Don’t feel bad if you spent $2 on a Mega Millions ticket Friday and did not win the jackpot. Feel good. Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather reportedly spent $2,000 Thursday trying to win the $1 billion jackpot, and he didn’t win, either.
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. » RELATED: Mega Millions jackpot hits record $1B Tuesday night's Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1.6 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. It would be the largest lottery prize in U.S.
Inflatable colon stolen in Kansas City

Inflatable colon stolen in Kansas City

This might be a little tough to digest. >> Read more trending news  A 10-foot, 150-pound inflatable colon used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer was stolen from the University of Kansas Cancer Center, KMBC reported. The colon, valued at $4,000, was stolen from the bed of a parked pickup truck in Kansas City, KMBC reported.
Report: South Florida candidate compares Parkland activists to Hitler

Report: South Florida candidate compares Parkland activists to Hitler

A South Florida City Council candidate used Facebook posts to compare two teen activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Adolf Hitler, communists and actors, the Sun-Sentinel reported. >> Read more trending news  Ximena Hommel is running for a seat on the Plantation City Council.
Doctor accused of working while drunk suspended in Kentucky

Doctor accused of working while drunk suspended in Kentucky

A doctor who raised concerns that he might have been drunk while working at a Kentucky hospital has been suspended by the state’s medical licensing board, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. >> Read more trending news  The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure released an emergency suspension order against Thomas Paul Splan on Friday, the newspaper reported.
Arizona man rescued after falling into 100-foot mine

Arizona man rescued after falling into 100-foot mine

An Arizona man who fell into a 100-foot mine Monday was rescued after a 48-hour ordeal that saw him break both of his legs and kill three rattlesnakes, KNXV reported. >> Read more trending news  Crews from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office rescued John Waddell, 62, on Wednesday, KSAZ reported.
Southwest Airlines diverts flight after passenger's 'footsie' game

Southwest Airlines diverts flight after passenger's 'footsie' game

A Texas man is accused of “playing footsies” with a female passenger while on a Southwest Airlines flight this week, and then interfering with flight attendants when the woman changed her seat, causing the flight to be diverted, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Police: Virginia couple rode on moped with 5-month-old child wedged between them

Police: Virginia couple rode on moped with 5-month-old child wedged between them

A Virginia couple is accused of riding on a moped with their 5-month-old child wedged between them, WTVR reported. Athena Colon, 24, and Cane Hartwick Jr., 26, of Spotsylvania County, were arrested and charged with two counts of felony child neglect, the television station reported. Authorities said they began receiving multiple calls about 4:45 p.m.
Alabama woman finds stranger in home doing laundry, cooking meal

Alabama woman finds stranger in home doing laundry, cooking meal

An Alabama woman was not feeling the love when a man allegedly broke into her house, did his laundry, took a bath, shaved and scrambled some eggs for a meal, WAAY reported. >> Read more trending news  Tyler Love, 31, was charged with burglary by Limestone County authorities.  “I can’t believe this happened,” homeowner Mary Royster told WAAY.
UK woman who delayed chemo to give birth dies of cancer

UK woman who delayed chemo to give birth dies of cancer

A British woman who delayed chemotherapy so she could save her unborn baby’s life died Sunday after a nearly five-year battle with ovarian cancer, the Daily Mail reported.
Photographer seeks couple captured in marriage proposal shot 

Photographer seeks couple captured in marriage proposal shot 

A Michigan photographer took a breathtaking photo of a marriage proposal at Yosemite National Park last week. Now, he’s trying to find that couple and is asking for help on social media, WOOD-TV reported.
Cancer-stricken toddler Brody Allen, who got an early Christmas, dies

Cancer-stricken toddler Brody Allen, who got an early Christmas, dies

A 2-year-old Ohio boy suffering from inoperable brain cancer, whose town and family gave him an early Christmas, died Friday morning, the Journal-News reported. >> Read more trending news  Brody Allen passed away around 6 a.m. Friday, his father, Todd Allen, posted on Facebook.  "This morning at 6 a.m.
There are 107 days until Super Bowl LIII: Is Atlanta prepared?

There are 107 days until Super Bowl LIII: Is Atlanta prepared?

There are 107 days left before Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts Super Bowl LIII, and massive preparations are ongoing in Atlanta. >> Read more trending news  Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman of Operations Brett Daniels is one of an army of local leaders who have spent more than two years preparing for the big game, which will be played Feb. 3.
How to practice mindfulness exercises

How to practice mindfulness exercises

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Low-dose aspirin offers no overall benefit for healthy older people

A regimen of low-dose aspirin offers healthy, older people no benefit in staving off cardiovascular disease, dementia or disability and increases their risk of bleeding in the digestive tract and brain, according to a large study recently released. Millions of healthy people take small doses of aspirin regularly in the belief that the drug will prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Long-suffering patient becomes a cyborg to find pain relief

“I became a cyborg to manage my chronic pain” Popular Science —- Janet Jay is a cyborg. No, she’s not RoboCop or Darth Vader. But she shares a similarity with those characters: Her all-too-human body has been upgraded with a machine.
Replacing carbs with wrong thing could shorten life

Replacing carbs with wrong thing could shorten life

Have you been living a low-carb life? Diets that swap out carbs for protein or fat - think Atkins, South Beach, paleo, keto - are popular largely based on claims that they lead to weight loss and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.
1960 student test could be groundbreaking in fight against Alzheimer’s

1960 student test could be groundbreaking in fight against Alzheimer’s

In 1960, Joan Levin, 15, took a test that turned out to be the largest survey of American teenagers ever conducted. It took two and a half days to administer, and included 440,000 students from 1,353 public, private and parochial high schools around the country - including Parkville Senior High School in Parkville, Maryland, where she was a student.
Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

President Donald Trump praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a reporter on the eve of a special election last year, joking Thursday night that “he’s my kind of guy,” the Great Falls Tribune reported. >> Read more trending news  Speaking at a rally in Missoula, Trump mentioned Rep.
The witch is back: Bette Midler announces she’s part of ‘Hocus Pocus’ celebration

The witch is back: Bette Midler announces she’s part of ‘Hocus Pocus’ celebration

What’s an anniversary and reunion without the main Sanderson sister? Fans of the film “Hocus Pocus” worry not. It may be 25 years, but the witch is back! Bette Midler joined her on-screen sisters, Kathy Najimi and Sarah Jessica Parker, on Freeform’s “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Reunion Bash.
Houston museum apologizes for questionable email subject line

Houston museum apologizes for questionable email subject line

A Houston museum issued a public apology for using a subject line that could be construed as racially offensive, the Houston Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news  The Houston Museum of Natural Science used the term “Party with spooks” in the subject line of its bi-weekly electronic newsletter, the newspaper reported.
Manhattan condo strips Trump name from building

Manhattan condo strips Trump name from building

A 46-story condominium in New York City has stripped the Trump name off its entrance, WABC reported. >> Read more trending news  Trump Place, located between 69th and 70th streets on Riverside Boulevard in Manhattan, will now be known as 200 Riverside Boulevard, The New York Times reported.
Illinois dad designs Beetlejuice costume for son with cerebral palsy

Illinois dad designs Beetlejuice costume for son with cerebral palsy

An Illinois boy with cerebral palsy is unable to dress himself, but that won’t prevent him from having fun on Halloween. >> Read more trending news  Anthony Alfano, 9, of Melrose Park, will be dressed in a costume his father makes from scratch, WLS reported. This year, Anthony's costume will showcase the waiting room scene from the movie “Beetlejuice.
Indiana woman accused of giving infant overdose of narcotic

Indiana woman accused of giving infant overdose of narcotic

An Indiana woman is accused of giving her month-old baby an overdose of a  narcotic, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  Janelle Norman, 24, is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury, the television station reported. The incident took place in Madison County in August, but charges were filed this week.
Texas business offering free tattoos for toy donations

Texas business offering free tattoos for toy donations

Toys for tattoos is catching on in South Texas. >> Read more trending news  Residents looking for a bargain on tattoos can find a good deal in San Antonio while helping flood victims, WOAI reported. Platinum Tattoos & Body Piercings is running a promotion called “Toy4Tats,” the television station reported.
Banksy's shredding prank was supposed to totally destroy artwork

Banksy's shredding prank was supposed to totally destroy artwork

The director’s cut did not quite follow the plan. >> Read more trending news  The British street artist whose “Girl With Balloon” artwork self-shredded after being sold for $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Oct. 5, suggested that the painting was supposed to be totally destroyed, and that the machine jammed, the BBC reported.
Canadian Girl Guide, 9, sells out of cookies in front of cannabis store

Canadian Girl Guide, 9, sells out of cookies in front of cannabis store

On the first day of legal sales of cannabis from Canadian retail stores, a 9-year-old Girl Guide saw her chance to cash in.  >> Read more trending news  Elina Childs of Edmonton and her father showed up at Nova Cannabis on Wednesday, pulling a wagon full of cookies, CBC reported. Elina sold all 30 boxes in less than 45 minutes, earning $120.
7 of the spookiest places to celebrate Halloween in America

7 of the spookiest places to celebrate Halloween in America

Bone-chilling buildings, eerie trails and even stranger worlds are guaranteed situations for horrifying fun this fall. Across the nation, major cities and whistle-stop towns take All Hallows' Eve to astronomical extremes to give the masses iconic, horror movie-like scares and amusement.  424 Market St. San Diego, California 92101 Once ranked as the No.
Babysitter charged after 2 children found in neighborhood at night

Babysitter charged after 2 children found in neighborhood at night

Two children were returned to their home after a woman said they showed up at her front door, according to Middletown, Ohio, police. The children, ages 1 and 2, were found at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, not properly clothed and barefoot, when the temperature was about 50 degrees and windy, according to a police report.
Ready-to-eat salad recalled for possible salmonella, listeria 

Ready-to-eat salad recalled for possible salmonella, listeria 

Ready-to-eat salad with meat products that contain a corn ingredient have been recalled due to possible salmonella and listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.  More than 700 pounds of salad products were recalled by a Green Cove Springs, Florida, establishment known as GHSE LLC.
Acute flaccid myelitis: CDC sees rise in cases, seasonal pattern to polio-like illness

Acute flaccid myelitis: CDC sees rise in cases, seasonal pattern to polio-like illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting an increase in cases of a rare polio-like illness affecting kids. So far this year, the CDC has confirmed 62 cases acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 22 states, and has received reports of 127 patients who are under investigation. >> Read more trending news  The CDC started detecting the increases in 2014.
Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken sickens 92 people nationwide, CDC says

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken sickens 92 people nationwide, CDC says

Salmonella linked to raw chicken has made dozens of people sick across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.  In total, 92 people from 29 states have been sickened in the outbreak.  The CDC said 21 people have been hospitalized, but no one has died.
Hillary Clinton unhurt in Jersey City parking garage crash

Hillary Clinton unhurt in Jersey City parking garage crash

Hillary Clinton apparently suffered no injuries when the Secret Service vehicle she was riding in Monday night was involved in a crash, NJ.com reported. >> Read more trending news  Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, was traveling to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in Jersey City, where she was the featured speaker.
Tennessee angler's catch certified as world record

Tennessee angler's catch certified as world record

A Tennessee man who reeled in a big fish learned that his catch was a world record, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. >> Read more trending news  Lionel Ferguson, of Philadelphia, Tennessee, hauled in a black crappie weighing 5 pounds, 7 ounces, on May 15, the newspaper reported.
Indiana couple finds drunk man sleeping on downstairs couch 

Indiana couple finds drunk man sleeping on downstairs couch 

An Indiana couple found an unwelcome visitor sleeping on their living room couch when they came downstairs one morning earlier this month, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  The couple, from Lebanon, called 911 around 6:30 a.m. Oct. 3 and waited upstairs for police to arrive, the television station reported.
Christmas 2018: Target to offer cheese Advent calendar this season

Christmas 2018: Target to offer cheese Advent calendar this season

Target has the perfect holiday gift for the cheese lovers in your life -- a cheese Advent calendar.  The store has teamed up with a company called So Wrong It’s Nom, KYW reported.  Officials with the company said the calendar will be available in 247 Target stores in the U.S., and can also be found in stores in the UK, France, Denmark and Portugal.
Florida toddler fighting polio-like disease in Jacksonville ICU, mom says

Florida toddler fighting polio-like disease in Jacksonville ICU, mom says

A 3-year-old Florida girl is being treated at a Jacksonville children's hospital for a polio-like virus that's been spreading in states across the country. >> Read more trending news  Since Sunday, little Aamira has been in the Intensive Care Unit. “It’s nerve-wracking. It’s stressful. She can’t understand.
Georgia boy, 12, dies when he touches fence electrified by live wire

Georgia boy, 12, dies when he touches fence electrified by live wire

A 12-year-old Georgia boy died Monday when he touched a fence at an athletic complex that had been electrified by a live wire, The Augusta Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news  Melquan Kwame Robinson, of Augusta, was at football practice when he climbed over a chain-link fence, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen told the newspaper.
Earthquake hits Montana town while students conduct earthquake drill

Earthquake hits Montana town while students conduct earthquake drill

Talk about being prepared. >> Read more trending news  An earthquake rumbled through a Montana county Tuesday morning while students were practicing for such an event, KULR reported. Belgrade High School Principal Paul Lamb said all schools in the district were conducting earthquake drills when a 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit Gallatin County, the television station reported.
Montana waitress parlays tip into $70,000 lottery jackpot

Montana waitress parlays tip into $70,000 lottery jackpot

A generous tip from a customer became even more lucrative for a Montana waitress, who parlayed it into a $70,000 payday, KRTV reported. >> Read more trending news  According to a Montana Lottery news release, Roselea Hunts Along was finishing her shift at the Kirby Saloon in Busby when a customer won $500.
Mountain Mints are champions for landscape or backyard habitat

Mountain Mints are champions for landscape or backyard habitat

A couple of weeks ago I was walking a trail and had one of those OMG moments as I spotted a plant 20 feet away and could tell it was a champion of pollinators. At the risk of being a plant geek, I will tell you it was amazing to watch the bees, swallowtails, and hairstreaks all on a frenzy to get to the flowers.
A happily ever after living room

A happily ever after living room

The story of Leslie and Dan’s house could have ended so differently. This charming family home could have been reduced to a pile of rubble, wiped out to make room for a sparkling new house. But after sitting vacant for nine long years, the house has been lovingly brought back to life, room by room, by this visionary pair.
How to talk to your contractor

How to talk to your contractor

Bad communication is the downfall of any relationship, especially the one between homeowners and their contractor. Besides causing friction and frustration, the lack of communication can lead to lousy end results — a new kitchen you don’t really love, for example, or a seemingly simple home repair that winds up costing way more than expected.
How to use fabulous fall colors in your decor

How to use fabulous fall colors in your decor

When you think of fall colors, what comes to mind? Red, yellow, green, orange? While there are certainly a number of fabulous fall colors, for many the challenge lies in how to use these colors purposefully in decor. BROWN Brown is a great foundation color and to many, a softer alternative to black.
Living in a glass house lets couple view four seasons from every room

Living in a glass house lets couple view four seasons from every room

LAKE MINNETONKA, Minn. — Two extraordinary homes laid the groundwork for the see-through glass house that David and Kathleen Daniels built. One was Philip Johnson’s iconic 1949 rectangular Glass House. The couple admired the way the historic Connecticut dwelling disappears into the landscape. “I wanted to experience the outdoors like I did in that house,” said David.
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