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4 hospitalized after Christmas tree catches fire

4 hospitalized after Christmas tree catches fire

Four people, including a child, were hospitalized with injuries from smoke inhalation from a fire caused by the child lighting a candle too close to a Christmas tree in an apartment building in the Webster neighborhood, authorities said. The patients were taken to UC San Diego Medical Center, but their conditions were not immediately available.…MORE

Slidell Police capture suspect accused of robbing 92-year-old WWII vet at gunpoint

Slidell Police capture suspect accused of robbing 92-year-old WWII vet at gunpoint

Police have captured the man they say robbed a 92-year-old WWII veteran at gunpoint inside the veteran’s apartment at a retirement community. The armed robbery occurred around 5:45 p.m. on December 13 at the Lafitte’s Landing retirement community on Gause Boulevard, according to the Slidell Police Department. The assailant, later identified as 41-year-old Jonathan Gabriel,…MORE

How Congress will fail to do its most basic job (again)

How Congress will fail to do its most basic job (again)

If Congress does, literally, nothing else every year, the two chambers are supposed to pass a series of appropriations bills that appropriate — eh! — money to the various parts of the federal government to keep it all up, operating and open. And yet, as of this evening, it looks virtually certain that Congress will…MORE

Trump frets the economy will be his political Achilles heel

Trump frets the economy will be his political Achilles heel

Never shy about taking credit for the stock market when it soared, President Donald Trump has been characteristically quick to assign blame as Wall Street sputters. Whipsaw markets and a string of steep dives have spawned a pervasive anxiety in the White House, according to senior officials, where for the past two years the strength…MORE

Copper helps hospitals drop infection rates by 60%, study says

Copper helps hospitals drop infection rates by 60%, study says

If you or someone you love is staying in a Sentara run hospital, then you might want to keep an eye on some pretty important copper. Results published within The Journal of Hospital Infection shows results that Cupron infused copper in patient gowns, pillowcases, fitted and flat sheets, washcloths, bath towels, bath blankets and thermal…MORE

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