Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Thursday, August 28 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:36:59 GMT
(WMC) - A Dyer County High Student and her family are looking to a higher power, asking for a public apology and the words "bless you" allowed in the school. Kendra Turner and her family have engagedMore >>
A Dyer County High student and her family are looking to a higher power, asking for a public apology and the words "bless you" allowed in the school. More >>
The flu season is definitely here. Officials at the Toledo Lucas County Health Department report 45 recent hospitalizations due to the flu, and more are expected.
Two flu-related deaths have also been reported.
Hospital Director Larry Vasco says a 50-year-old Lambertville man diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of flu died December 28th. Vasco says 62 year-old Toledo woman also died this past Tuesday.
The cause of the flu outbreak is a mystery.
"We don't know why because a flu has a mind of its own," said Health Director Dr. David Grossman. "But it seems to be attacking across the board and causing significant illnesses in broad [age ranges]."
Most of the flu circulating in Lucas County and across Ohio is H1N1, which first occurred in 2009, spreading across the country as part of a pandemic.
There were nationwide vaccinations, but H1N1 is now included in the flu vaccine people receive every year.
"Very often we try to protect it and develop antibodies, but how effective the vaccine is is limited, and this flu virus has its own ability to mix and create its own characteristic and that appears to be what's going on," Grossman said.
Flu symptoms include fever, chills and muscle aches.
Two things you can do to avoid the flu: cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and regularly wash your hands. Dr. Grossman also says it's never too late to get a flu shot.
"We don't know whether this initial jump is the beginning of a peak that will narrow down or if this is the beginning of a wider-spread influenza," he said.
And things could get worse. Dr. Grossman says he expects more flu-related deaths in Lucas County.
The County Health Department says all hospitals in Toledo have posted warnings and are limiting hospital visitors. The health department is planning with flu shot clinics next week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly vaccine to prevent influenza. In addition to the shot, there are other things you can do to aid in the fight against flu.More >>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly vaccine to prevent influenza. In addition to the shot, there are other things that can be done to aid in the fight against flu. Check out these simple tips to boost your immunity. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:01:35 GMT
Who wouldn't feel sorry for a man that stands in front of you, nearly in tears, and talks about how his wife died eight months ago during labor.More >>
Who wouldn't feel sorry for a man that stands in front of you, nearly in tears, and talks about how his wife died eight months ago during labor, his mother just died, and now he is a single father raising a newborn all alone.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:49:29 GMT
A Jackson police officer has been hospitalized after being attacked in south Jackson. The department says it happened last night, while he was making an arrest, at the intersection of Forest Hill RoadMore >>
A Jackson police officer has been hospitalized after being attacked in south Jackson. The department says it happened Wednesday night, while he was making an arrest at the intersection of Forest Hill Road and Raymond Road.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:26:05 GMT
This is a news release from the office of Judge Hollis McGehee Special Judge Hollis McGehee has scheduled a status conference and hearing for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Circuit Court CourtroomMore >>
Special appointed Judge Hollis McGehee said he will file a scheduling order for the Chris McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran trial by the end of this week. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.