Thursday, April 22

Month: April 2016

World

Four Orphaned Bear Cubs Found Under Lake Tahoe Deck

It is estimated that 100,000 black bears live in Alaska, but that's not the only place these creatures roam. Four orphaned black bear cubs were found shivering and cold underneath the deck of a Nevada house this week. They were rescued and taken to an animal sanctuary. The owner of the house in Stateline, on Lake Tahoe, said that she had first seen the cubs with their mother under the deck in March. But the four adorable fur balls are without parents after their mother, an 18 year old sow, was found dead from unknown causes. It is thought that the cubs weigh only seven pounds -- officials think they were born sometime in January. Four cubs at once is something of an anomaly. "Twins are fairly common," says Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy, "three is like wow, bu...
Hudson Falls Man Steals Thousands From Elderly Man, Faces Charges in Three Cities
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Hudson Falls Man Steals Thousands From Elderly Man, Faces Charges in Three Cities

A Hudson Falls man faces numerous felony charges for criminal possession of a forged instrument as well as misdemeanor petit larceny for cashing checks that had been stolen from an 80-year-old Hudson resident during his hospitalization. Police say Allen R. Cox, 40, faces four counts of criminal possession in total. Cox made out roughly $2,000 worth of checks to himself in the victim’s name and cashed them at banks in Queensbury, Glens Falls, and South Glens Falls. All three municipalities are cooperating in the investigation and charging Cox separately, according to the Post Star. The checkbook had been stolen from the victim’s home some weeks earlier, while he was admitted to the hospital for emergency care. The theft comes at a time when attacks on the elderly are skyrocketin...
Authorities Believe Cooling Tower at Australia Hospital the Cause of Recent Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak
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Authorities Believe Cooling Tower at Australia Hospital the Cause of Recent Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak

One of Sydney's biggest public hospitals is the site of the city's second Legionnaire's disease outbreak in a month and health authorities believe the hospital's cooling tower could be the source. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the country's Department of Health reported that at least three people have been infected with the bacterial lung infection after spending time in or near St. George Hospital in Kogarah. The three victims of the most recent outbreak are two men, ages 64 and 76, and one 85-year-old woman. They are currently under treatment at St. George and all are reportedly recovering. All three of them had been in the area of St. George Hospital before coming down with the illness. "We are investigating the source of the contamination of the three cases and we ca...
Why are Americans So Anti-Vacation?
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Why are Americans So Anti-Vacation?

Americans work hard. So hard, in fact, that fewer and fewer people in the American workforce are inclined to take a vacation. Take the Volk family, for example. For the past five years, Briana and her husband Andrew have accomplished a lot. Not only have they opened a successful cocktail bar in Portland, ME, but Briana has also given birth to a child and launched her own marketing firm. Yet despite all of this success, the two hadn't found the time to take a vacation -- a hard-earned one, at that. “We’re good at getting into the trap of working all the time. So stepping away from that felt a little selfish. We both felt we always needed to be working,” Volk said in an interview with the Boston Globe. And even when the Volks finally managed to get away to Palm Springs in February...
New Business Empowers Women in North Dakota
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New Business Empowers Women in North Dakota

A woman in North Dakota recently launched a new business that offers workshops for women in car and home repair. The idea for the company, Misfix, was conceived while Amanda McKinnon was at the Women's Startup Weekend in Fargo last April. An entrepreneur with her own marketing company, she was originally there to discuss her work and inspire other women. Little did she know that inspiration would come to her. While discussing how her father had taught her plumbing and other handy repair skills, she realized that not many women had been offered the opportunity to learn these things at a young age. It was then that she decided to create a business to help women become self-sufficient in these male-dominated, but entirely necessary, areas. McKinnon will be offering workshops througho...