Tag : Connecticut

Murder in Connecticut

Issues  28 April '17

How Fitbit Helped Investigators Solve A 2015 Connecticut Murder Case

The Connecticut police just solved a 2015 murder case using the victim's Fitbit.

Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Utah

Health/Nutrition  6 April '17

Utah Students Pushing For Medical Cannabis Usage; Connecticut Lawmakers Do Not Support Recreational Marijuana

Two bills related to medical marijuana were passed in Utah while lawmakers decided they will not support recreational marijuana legalization in Connecticut.

Caitlin Nelson

School  5 April '17

Pancake Eating Contest Turns Deadly After Female Student Chokes And Dies Days Later

A student from Connecticut died of choking after taking part of a pancake-eating contest.

Holiday DUI Checkpoints Yield Hundreds Of Arrests In Northern California

Health  6 February '17

Dad Arrested For Allegedly Burning 2-Year-Old Son, Police Pursues Case After Family Member Brought Child To Hospital

Michael Shamel Davis, 27, has been charged with risk of injury to a minor.

Path To Closure Of US Detention Center At Guantanamo Bay Still Uncertain

School  23 December '16

School-To-Prison Prevention: Connecticut Program To Reduce Student Arrests And Behavioral Incidents Expands

The state's School-Based Diversion Initiative (SBDI) was established since 2008 and covers at least 31 districts, including the latest additions.

Father kills wife and abandons child

Family Life  21 November '16

Police Arrests Father Who Allegedly Killed Wife, Took Daughter And Left Her At NY Terminal

The man alleged of killing his wife and abandoning his daughter at a terminal in New York has been arrested.

Austistic Boy with Cerebral Palsy Undergoes Horse Therapy

Autism  3 August '16

Treatment & Therapy For Children with Autism : Autism-Friendly Gyms & Centers Make A Great Difference

Autism-friendly centers and spaces in the United States aim to improve autistic children's motor skills and more. These kids' coordination and physical movements are improved thanks to the therapy and treatments provided by those centers.

Los Angeles School Tries To Fight Campus Violence

School  27 July '16

Student Desegregation In America: Diverse Schools Also Pose Problems

Desegregated schools provide important benefits to children such as drop in prejudice, better analytical thinking, increased civic commitment, and improved learning outcomes. But If children aren't exposed to diversity early on in their lives, how are they going to excel in diverse schools and environments?

Toyota Issues Prius Recall Over Cooling Pump Issue

Family Life  18 July '16

Vehicular Accidents and Road Rage In The US: Nearly 8 Million American Drivers Display Anger & Aggression On The Road

Around 8 million American drivers displayed angry and aggressive acts on the road. This includes intentionally hitting another vehicle or getting out of their cars to confront another driver.

Hawaiian Kindergardeners Practice Lockdown Drills

Toddler  13 July '16

Mom Bursts In Tears After 3-Year-Old Toddler Practiced School Lockdown Drill At Home

The little girl stood on a toilet seat at home to reenact a lockdown drill they were taught at school as preparation if there's a shooter in the vicinity. Despite the lockdown drills' purpose, the fact that U.S. schools need that kind of preparedness breaks the hearts of parents everywhere.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health  2 June '16

US Sees Third Case Of Baby Affected With Zika Virus; Baby Girl Born With Microcephaly & Abnormal Eyes

The baby girl has microcephaly and abnormal eyes. Zika is transmitted by Aedes species mosquito carriers, and can be acquired through sex as well.

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Holds News Conference At A Brooklyn School

Bilingual  30 May '16

Bilingual Education In The US: How The Benefits Of Teaching Two Languages Extend Beyond Schools

The U.S. is seeing the benefits of dual-language programs. Learning English and other languages side-by-side can benefit students in the future, serving as their advantage in the work force.

Birmingham Women's Hospital Offers Technological Advances In Its Care

Body  29 April '16

Better Cancer Screening Apparatus Checks Dense Breasts For Cancer With Accuracy

For some women, having dense breasts can lead to cancer. The automated whole breast ultrasound, or ABUS, helps to accurately find cancer lesions in women who have dense breasts.

USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship

Parenting  28 March '16

Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt Turns Into Bloody Shove Fest For Parents

Greedy parents were the ones hunting for Easter eggs during Pez Candy's third annual children's Easter egg hunt in Orange, Connecticut. The event quickly descended into chaos as parents started collecting eggs even before organizers said go.

Cindymae and Sushan Meehan

News  17 March '16

Marijuana News Update: Teen With Severe Epilepsy Who Sought Medical Marijuana Died

Cyndimae Meehan died while battling for medical marijuana legalization for pediatric patients.

Iconic New York Landmark Tavern On The Green Restaurant Reopens

News  24 February '16

Connecticut Couple Honors Deceased Son By Initiating Pay-It-Forward Chain

First & Last Tavern restaurant in in Glastonbury, Connecticut has launched a pay-it-forward program following Shane and MaryJo Dunn's act of random kindness over the weekend.

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