Manitoba vaccinates 14,000 children in one week

Eleven percent of eligible children, ages five to 11, received their first dose within a week of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out in Manitoba. School vaccinations, which begin this week, will boost vaccine uptake. About 14,101 children had received their first injection on Wednesday. A total of 28,000 people had received the injection … Read more

Coastal Southland Draped In Mist; Forecasters urge caution on the road – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Parts of Los Angeles County looked a little more like merry old England on Wednesday, with heavy fog engulfing coastal areas and drastically reducing visibility during the evening rush hour. The foggy conditions also continued Wednesday morning, repeating a pattern that has been irritating many motorists in recent days. READ MORE: … Read more

LA County holds ceremony to commemorate the funeral of 1,740 unclaimed dead who died in 2018 – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County today hosted an online ceremony to mark the funeral of 1,740 people who died in 2018 but whose remains have disappearednot claimed by relatives or loved ones. The service included the Lord’s Prayer in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Ukrainian and prayers, songs and blessings by a rabbi, an … Read more

Alec Baldwin on film set shooting: ‘I didn’t pull the trigger’

A new lawsuit alleges that Alec Baldwin recklessly fired a gun when it wasn’t in the script when he shot and killed cameraman Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rest” in New Mexico. (Evan Agostini, Invision, AP) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an … Read more

SLCPD hires its first full-time officer mental health counselor

The Salt Lake City Police Department has hired its first full-time mental health psychiatrist to assist officers. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department has hired its first full-time licensed clinical mental health counselor. Jaime Welch, who has 25 years of counseling experience … Read more

New York City Safer Than Long Island? COVID-19 indicators say yes

According to state statistics and medical experts, it may now be safer to be in New York City, once a global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, than Long Island. Long Island’s COVID-19 positivity level is more than double that of New York City, though it’s mostly suburban compared to the city’s dense urban environment, state … Read more

New York City Safer Than Long Island? COVID-19 indicators say yes

According to state statistics and medical experts, it may now be safer to be in New York City, once a global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, than Long Island. Long Island’s COVID-19 positivity level is more than double that of New York City, though it’s mostly suburban compared to the city’s dense urban environment, state … Read more

dr. Aaron Glatt, Long Island infectious disease expert, at White House Menorah Lighting

A leading Long Island infectious disease expert will participate in a menorah lighting ceremony at the White House Wednesday afternoon as part of a Hanukkah celebration. dr. Aaron Glatt, chair of the department of medicine at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, who is also an associate rabbi at Young Israel of Woodmere, will attend … Read more

Monitor to Oversee Mississippi’s Mental Health System

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered an independent monitor to be established to oversee Mississippi’s controversial mental health system. The monitor will be tasked with verifying the data submitted by the state that analyzes the success of its mental health services. An important measure will be whether the state prevents unnecessary hospitalizations … Read more

Removing books limits our growth, student tells Canyons School Board

Alta High student Alisha Ruiz speaks out against picking up books from high school libraries at the Canyons Board of Education meeting Tuesday in Sandy. (Canyons School District) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SANDY — When Alta High student Alisha Ruiz saw the titles of nine books that were pulled from the shelves of four … Read more