West Virginia bridge to be rebuilt along tourism train route

Cass, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Department of Transportation will replace Trout Run Bridge, destroyed by floodwaters 37 years ago to enable tourism trains to resume trips through the area. The Trout Run Bridge was part of the Cass Scenic Railroad when it opened in 1963, and the...
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Norwalk hires former LAPD sergeant as public safety director

NORWALK — The City of Norwalk has announced former Los Angeles Police Department sergeant Osbaldo “Ozzie” Ramos as its new permanent director of public safety. Ramos took over from Interim Director Dennis Kato - who had been in the position since May 13, 2021 – on Nov. 7.
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Board selects new Dubuque County Public Health Director

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - The Dubuque County Board of Health has selected Allie M. White as the Director of the Dubuque County Health Department. The Department is set to embark on a new strategic planning process in the hopes of protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of all people and the environment in Dubuque County.

One more thing: Estate Sale

If you love estate sales and Department 56 collectables then you don’t want to miss this sale this weekend. At 4928 Rainbow Ridge in Rockford Estates by Holly is hosting an estate sale with hundreds of Department 56 collectables.

Souza-Baranowski in Lancaster to start guard body cam pilot program

BOSTON — About 50 corrections officers are now wearing body cameras as they go about their regular duties at the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, part of a pilot program that could lead to greater use of the devices across the Department of Correction. When the pilot program was first announced in January, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security officials said it would start in the summer. But the Department of Correction said Monday that training for...

Lynnwood Police Officers honored with Letter of Commendation for heroic work

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 29, 2022—Ten Lynnwood Police Department Officers received a Letter of Commendation, November 1, for action or performance above their normal duties. Sgt. Chris Breault told the Lynnwood Times the Letter of Commendation was a system the Department used to offer but has since fizzled out. Chief...

ND Health and Human Services invites North Dakotans to disability care meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — During the first half of 2022, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) stated that their Disability Resource Link was contacted by 6,839 individuals specifically seeking information about in-home and community-based support services — that’s almost as many people as the entire population of Watford City. In response to the outcry, […]
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Wilmington Police Department hands out turkeys, canned food to community

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department recently came together to help out the community. Members of the Department spent time handing out numerous turkeys and canned food items to local residents in need ahead of the Holiday season. The food items came through a partnership with Pinnacle...

In a 1st for Massachusetts, some correction officers at this max security prison wear body cameras

Some correction officers are now wearing body cameras at a Massachusetts maximum security prison. Fifty officers of the 450-member correctional staff at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster have been outfitted with the devices for the first phase of a $1 million program designed to increase transparency and improve safety in the prison.
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School Enrollment Numbers In Wyoming Decrease For 2022-23 School Year

New numbers from the Wyoming Department of Education, show that state-wide enrollment numbers for this school year are down compared to last year. The Department reports that as of October 1st, overall enrollment in Wyoming schools are down by 352 students for the 2022-23 school year. Kindergarten, 3rd, as well...

NY man indicted on ‘grandparents scam’

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (KT) – A New York man was arraigned at U.S. District Court in Louisville on Monday after he was indicted for his role in a “Grandparents Scam” that had victims across the country, including one in Meade County where a person lost tens of thousands of dollars.

Chapman Named Deputy Secretary of Child and Adult Services

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), today announces the appointment of Cammie Chapman as his Deputy Secretary of Child and Adult Services. This appointment is effective immediately and is part of DHHR’s restructuring effort. As Deputy Secretary of Child and Adult Services, Chapman will oversee DHHR’s Bureau for Child Support Enforcement and Bureau for Social Services. DHHR’s Bureau for Child Support Enforcement establishes paternity and child support, enforces support from a child’s parent, and enforces court orders for spousal support. DHHR’s Bureau for Social Services promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, supporting individuals to succeed and strengthening families.

125th COVID-Related Death Confirmed by Department of Health

The Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed the territory’s 125th death related to COVID-19 Tuesday. The deceased is an 84-year-old male on St. Thomas. The Department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourages the public to become fully vaccinated and boosted. Residents are also urged to remember to follow all precautionary measures by practicing social distancing around persons with whom they do not reside, wearing a mask in crowded public areas, washing their hands often with soap and warm water, and cleaning frequently used areas thoroughly.

Justice Department intervenes for struggling water system

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Justice Department made a rare intervention Tuesday to try to bring improvements in the beleaguered water system in Mississippi's capital city, which nearly collapsed in late summer and continues to struggle. The department filed a proposal to appoint a third-party manager for the Jackson...