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Archive for May 26th, 2013

President surveying damage

Posted by wlpo on May 26, 2013

He’s already offered prayers for those affected, but President Barack Obama will head to Oklahoma today to get an in-person look at the damage and relief efforts. He’ll meet with families and thanks first responders. The storm killed 24 people.

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Groin shooter being sought

Posted by wlpo on May 26, 2013

 A man has undergone surgery after being shot in the groin during an argument. Police tell the Des Moines Register that the man was shot in the groin during an argument Friday night on the east side of town. Police say the shooter drove away after the shooting and has not yet been found.

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What did the camera see?

Posted by wlpo on May 26, 2013

A cellphone video appears to show a security guard at a Chicago high school shoving a student down a flight of stairs. The video was recorded by another student and released by an attorney for 16-year-old Lauren Goodlow’s mother. It appears to show the guard striking Goodlow on a stairwell landing, pushing her against a wall and then shoving her down a lower flight of stairs. The guard has been suspended while Chicago Public Schools investigates.

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Princeton’s Womens Healthcare Center closing

Posted by wlpo on May 26, 2013

Delivering babies is among the critical services provided by a hospital. It seems a “perfect storm” had developed forcing Perry Memorial Hospital to announce the closure of their women’s healthcare unit by January 1. Perry Memorial CEO Rex Conger issued the announcement  Friday. With medical reimbursement losses of 500 thousand last year and a shrinking pool of Bureau County women of child-bearing age, Conger said Perry was forced to close the Princeton hospital’s women’s healthcare unit. A dozen employees will get top consideration for other openings at the hospital and be given the rest of the year to upgrade their medical training. Those who don’t find another job at Perry by 2014 will be eligible for unemployment. Conger says no severance packages will be available.

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