WATCH LIVE: President-elect Joe Biden introduces key foreign policy & national security nominees

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Joe Biden AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Florida minimum wage could increase to $15 even sooner once Biden takes office January 19, 2021 Here’s a schedule of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration Day events January 20, 2021 Advertisement Security increases around the state in preparation for the Biden Inauguration January 20, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. from Wilmington, DE., to introduce key foreign policy and national security nominees.WATCH LIVE: WATCH LIVE: 2021 Presidential Inauguration Day Coverage January 20, 2021last_img read more

Father of kids killed in Cape canal crash wanted in Michigan

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Cape Coralcrashmichigan LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The father involved in a deadly Cape Coral canal crash is wanted in Michigan on 14 felony charges, according to Chief Michael Veach at Mt. Morris Township Police Department.Kenneth Wayne Lawson is wanted for domestic violence, assault, and weapons offenses. Court documents show the charges stem from a June 2020 incident. The night before Thanksgiving, Lawson was involved in a crash where a car became submerged in a canal. Two of his sons were in the car, 7-year-old Titus Lawson and 10-year-old John Lawson. Titus was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and John later died in the hospital from his injuries.The car was driving eastbound on NE 31st Street approaching the intersection of NE 5th Place, then drove through an empty lot, hit a canal bank, went airborne, then ended up in the canal. Cape Coral canal levels remain low even after recent rains June 17, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS 27 Cape Coral bridges up for repairs after minor cracks found June 17, 2021 Lawson and Julia Drudy were in the car when it crashed but police have not said who was driving. Drudy told NBC2 she kicked out the windshield to get out of the car and was not driving. She claimed she wanted to go to police, but Lawson stopped her, stating he didn’t want to go to jail.Lawson’s family said he was not driving the car. Investigators confirmed drugs and/or alcohol are factors of the crash. Advertisement Cape Coral police said they can not arrest Lawson based on the warrant out of Michigan, stating it is not extraditable. Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 Driver slams parked cars into Lehigh Acres home June 17, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments No arrests have been made for the deadly canal crash case. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Man who plotted to eat children asks for prison release due to coronavirus risk

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementChild pornography was reportedly found on Portway’s computer, reported WFLA. He had built a dungeon with torture devices in his basement for the purpose of raping, torturing, murdering and cannabalizing young children, authorities said. He was sentenced to almost 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to solicitation of child kidnapping and charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.Portway is being held in a federal prison in Virginia. Advertisement A former Massachusetts resident who built a dungeon in his home and plotted to torture and eat children has requested to be released from prison because he is at high risk of contracting the coronavirus.Geoffrey Portway filed a motion for compassionate release, according to NBC affiliate WFLA, citing more than 40 cases of coronavirus in his prison. Portway claimed he was at higher risk of contracting coronavirus because he is obese and asked to be sent back to England, where he is from.In 2012, Portway was one of 60 people arrested in a far-reaching international child pornography probe. During the operation, authorities said 167 children were identified as victims and rescued. New toothpaste tube lined with slippery coating to let you use every last drop April 30, 2021 AdvertisementTags: cannabalismCoronavirusMassachusetts NBC2 Anchor Kellie Burns shares her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine March 24, 2021center_img Pregnancy & COVID-19: New study shows increased risk of negative outcomes April 24, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments More scientists think COVID-19 spreads primarily through the air April 24, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Tanglewood Elementary classroom under quarantine

first_imgThief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid-19Fort Myers Advertisement WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. – A classroom at Tanglewood Elementary in Fort Myers is now under quarantine.According to the Lee County School District, the students who previously occupied the room will switch to Lee Home Connect until winter break begins on Friday, Dec. 18.It’s unclear at this time what grade the kids are in and how many people are impacted. Japan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 Dealer found guilty for selling drugs in Fort Myers June 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Florida to receive nearly 550,000 doses of COVID vaccines

first_imgPeople who were scheduled to get a Johnson & Johnson shot before the pause could be offered a two-dose shot depending on where their appointment was.Center Pharmacy in Cape Coral sent an email to people that said they would be offering the two-shot Moderna vaccine until further notice. CVS did something similar and sent emails and texts to people who actually got the Johnson & Johnson shot and informing them about the possible side effects. They also are helping people who planned on getting the J&J shot to reschedule.NBC2’S Vax FactsIf you are interested in getting vaccinated, as of Wednesday, there are thousands of appointments for next week still available at the Lee County vaccine site at the Edison Mall. You can register online or by calling 1-866-200-3468. RELATEDTOPICS Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid-19covid-19 vaccineJohnson & Johnson Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 AdvertisementIt’s possible that the FDA could pull its emergency use authorization that the Johnson & Johnson shot already has, but heath experts said that a final decision will be made in the coming weeks. Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021center_img FORT MYERS, Fla.– Florida is expected to receive a bigger shipment of COVID-19 vaccines next week, even though there is a pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson shot. The state is expecting nearly 550,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer combined. “Overwhelmingly, our vaccine supply with Moderna and Pfizer, I think it’s looking really good regardless of what happens with J&J,” said Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi with University of Florida Health. “I think it can affect vaccine hesitancy and that’s what we should address.”Some people said they are beginning to think twice about getting vaccinated after the CDC and FDA announced they were investigating the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. However, medical experts said the risks are minimal and the other vaccines are safe.  Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Why People Living With Uncontrolled Seizures Should Get a Specific Diagnosis

first_img[ Close ] Helping your doctor to uncover a more specific diagnosis can make a difference. You’ll know what you’re up against, what to expect in the future, and what treatment options may end up working well.However, there are challenges to finding a specific diagnosis. No two people living with specific epilepsy syndromes have the same initial signs and symptoms. Also, signs and symptoms can change over time, confounding diagnosis. For example, up to 3 out of 4 people with a rare and severe form of epilepsy may no longer have the same seizure types as when the seizures first started.1  Misdiagnosis and under-recognition are common problems for rare and severe epilepsies, including Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), Dravet syndrome and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). In one study, nearly 30% of patients with LGS were previously misdiagnosed.2 In another study, the time from onset to an accurate diagnosis of Dravet syndrome was ≈4.8 years.3Here are four reasons why a specific diagnosis could make a real difference for people living with refractory epilepsy:1. You’ll know what you’re up against.It’s fairly common for people to reach adulthood before receiving a specific diagnosis. But knowing earlier could mean all the difference—it can unlock treatment options, access to foundations and grants or financial assistance, connect you with a supportive community of others who can share their experience, and much more.One of the benefits of finding your specific diagnosis is the opportunity to connect with advocacy groups. They are a community of support that brings families together to share advice, support, participate in events, learn about grant opportunities, or simply feel at ease in each other’s presence. For many, finding their support group made a world of difference.2. You’ll get to connect with a community of people who understand exactly what you’re going through.If you learn that you or your loved one is living with LGS, Dravet and TSC there are many resources available where you can find invaluable information, take advantage of support programs, and have opportunities to connect with others with similar experiences. See how one mother looked to her community for information. “Lili was 6 months old when she was diagnosed with seizures. She was first diagnosed with infantile spasms syndrome, and then it was around the age of 3 or 4 that it transitioned into LGS… Close to her turning 6 months old and all of a sudden I remember like we would go into her crib and we would be like hi Lili, and she would make this jumping movement… And so we called the pediatrician, and it’s ironic now because we remember saying to him… “She’s doing this weird behavior where it’s almost like a seizure and she’s like jumping and she’s doing it several times and we don’t know what it is.”We sort of always thought, well, she’s going to grow out of this, or it’s going to get better, or the next medication we try is going to just stop all of these seizures… There was such little information.There’s nothing wrong with getting a second opinion and seeking out other doctors. I think the research component and doctors who are on sort of a cutting edge of different treatments and willing to try other treatments and have experience trying other treatments, is important.” -Natalie, Lili’s mom3. You’ll get information about clinical trials and treatments that might helpHaving a specific diagnosis can open the door to treatment options that may help, and help your doctor identify new treatment options. Without a specific diagnosis, a tailored treatment can be challenging.2,5 Treatment plans and management can be personalized to particular conditions.2,34. You’ll know more information to help you prepare for what may happen in the futureMany families advocate for a specific diagnosis in order to get access to the best possible treatment plan, additional resources, and a community of support. Finding a specific diagnosis is possible—and it starts with filling in the gaps before you talk to your doctor.Talk to Your DoctorLiving with uncontrolled seizures can be scary, and seizures often vary from person to person—that’s why it’s so important to know what to tell your doctor to help fill in the gaps that may lead to a more specific diagnosis. This assessment was created based on extensive research to help you and your doctor begin the conversation and gain valuable insights toward finding a more specific diagnosis or simply learning more about what may be behind the uncontrolled seizures.References 1. Kerr M, Kluger G, Philip, S. Evolution and management of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome through adolescence and into adulthood: are seizures always the primary issue? Epileptic Disord 2011; 13 (Suppl. 1): S15-S26. 2. Bourgeois B, Douglass L, Sankan R. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: A consensus approach to differential diagnosis. Epilepsia, 55 (Suppl. 4):4–9, 2014 doi:10.1111/epi.125673. Wirrell EC, Laux L, Donner E, et al. Optimizing diagnosis and management of Dravet syndrome: recommendations from a North American Consensus Panel. Pediatr Neurol. 2017;68:18-34. 4. Arzimanoglou A, Resnick T. All children who experience epileptic falls do not necessarily have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome…but many do. Epileptic Disord. 2011; (suppl 1):S3-S13.5. Piña-Garza JE, Boyce D, Tworek DM, et al. The refractory epilepsy screening tool for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (REST-LGS). Epilepsy Behav. 2019;90:148-153.last_img read more

4 ex-Minneapolis cops indicted on civil rights charges in George Floyd’s death

first_imgFirst juror in Derek Chauvin trial speaks out: “It felt like every day was a funeral” April 29, 2021 AdvertisementChauvin was also charged in a second indictment, stemming from a 2017 arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy.Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Kueng appeared via video conference in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Chauvin was not part of the court appearance.Chauvin was convicted last month on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death and is in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison as he awaits sentencing.  AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Derek Chauvin’s attorney files motion for new trial alleging jury misconduct May 6, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Civil RightsDerek ChauvinGeorge Floyd Festival honoring George Floyd to be held on street where he took his last breaths May 26, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS / AP — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers in the death of George Floyd, accusing them of violating Floyd’s rights as he was pinned face-down on the ground and gasping for air, court records show.The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force, the Associated Press reported.Floyd, 46, died May 25 after Chauvin pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck for 9 and a half minutes, even as Floyd, who was handcuffed, repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe.All four were charged for not providing medical care to Floyd. RELATEDTOPICS The three former officers face a state trial in August, and they are free on bond. They were allowed to remain free after Friday’s federal court appearance.Floyd’s arrest and death, which a bystander captured on cellphone video, sparked protests nationwide and widespread calls for an end to police brutality and racial inequities. DOJ to investigate Minneapolis policing practices after ex-officer convicted of murder April 22, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Several hospitalized after shooting stemming from fight at Florida mall

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementAventura Police closed down the mall until further notice. There is no active shooter threat.Several people on Twitter reported crowds of shoppers leaving the mall as well as customers and employees having to lock down inside stores.shooting at aventura mall.. pic.twitter.com/Yhel1RVoXJ— Naty Denegri (@natydenegri) May 8, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 AVENTURA, Fla. (WTVJ) – Several people were hospitalized and shoppers were caught in the chaos after a shooting stemming from a fight Saturday afternoon at Aventura Mall.Aventura Police said two groups of people got into a fight near the Hugo Boss store at the luxury mall, located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard. Someone brought out a gun, but another man drew his gun and started shooting, NBC affiliate WTVJ reports.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said they transported five people to local hospitals — one of them was taken to a trauma center — but Aventura Police reported three people were injured.Several people were detained in connection to the fight, Aventura Police said. The person who fired their weapon ran away from the mall and is at large. AdvertisementTags: aventurashootingcenter_img Deputies investigate overnight shooting in Golden Gate June 10, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement Two teens arrested in Cape Coral shooting investigation June 16, 2021 Ex-wife of Palm Beach Publix killer responds to sheriff’s criticism June 16, 2021last_img read more

Woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine

first_imgAn internal investigation has been opened, said Gianelli, saying that it was “maybe just human error, definitively not on purpose.”The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementTags: PfizerVaccine A 23-year-old woman was mistakenly given six doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.The woman was administered the vaccine at the Noa hospital in Tuscany, central Italy, on Sunday. She has since been discharged from the hospital where she was being monitored for any adverse reaction, reported CNN.The patient, who is in “good health” with no underlying conditions, was kept in the hospital under strict observation for 24 hours and was discharged Monday, said hospital spokeswoman Daniella Gianelli.A health worker accidentally filled a syringe with an entire bottle of the vaccine, containing a total of six doses, and only realized her mistake shortly after the shot was administered. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement“She saw five empty syringes and realized her mistake,” Gianelli said.Doctors will be monitoring the woman’s immune response to the “massive dose of vaccine,” Gianelli said.The woman was able to get the vaccine before other people in her age group because she is an intern in the hospital’s psychology department, the spokeswoman added.center_img Charlotte County public school vaccine event on Saturday May 24, 2021 FDA: Pfizer vaccine can be stored at standard fridge temperatures up to 1 month May 21, 2021 Half of Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 May 26, 2021 Moderna trial showing promise for expanding age requirement next month May 26, 2021last_img read more

‘Dirty’ diesels: EPA warns of widespread illegal truck tampering

first_imgWhy prices are rising – and when they could go back down June 13, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Can the world eradicate COVID-19? May 17, 2021 NBC2 Investigates: Who pays for healthcare for the homeless? May 28, 2021 AdvertisementTags: investigators FORT MYERS, Fla. (WBBH) — If you don’t see them coming, you might hear them — those large, loud diesel pickup trucks that spew thick, black exhaust into the air. People in North Fort Myers had a mix of opinions when asked about the ‘dirty’ diesels. “I’ve been behind them and I don’t like them at all. They smell really bad,” Harriet Gault said. “It concerns me,” Leon Smith said. “Exhaust anywhere concerns me.” Advertisement How nature can help SWFL fight back against sea-level rise May 26, 2021 Regarding air pollution, EPA officials said the excess emissions are the equivalent of adding more than 9 million more diesel pickup trucks to the roads.  Epa a Ed Letter Report on Tampered Diesel Pickups by Olivia Hyde on Scribd“If they get rid of the emissions, it does make the truck ‘dirty’,’’ Jason LaBonte of Legendary Automotive and Truck Service in Fort Myers said. LaBonte said some truck owners delete emissions controls to save money on work vehicles, while others do it just to show off. Either way, his shop simply won’t do it. He said the fines could be substantial. “I mean, we could lose everything. Really,” LaBonte explained. LaBonte said truck owners can buy devices online and delete emissions controls themselves, though he warns against it. He said that can make it harder to trade-in a truck, and added that the EPA is cracking down on the illegal activity. “If you’re buying delete parts, you’re deleting your truck, and you’re posting on your favorite social media platform. Don’t be surprised if the EPA sends you a letter or approaches you with some kind of a fine. Because it has happened,” LaBonte said. Harriet Gault had another reason to deter truck owners. “We only have one earth to live on,” Gault said. “So let’s take care of it.”  AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement“I think they’re just young guys, they’ve got a lot of money invested and they’re just having fun,” Tony Swire said. But that fun can actually be unlawful and also awful for air quality. In a 2020 report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that, over the past decade, emissions controls have been illegally removed from more than half a million diesel pickups. That includes nearly 25,000 trucks in Florida alone, which is more than every state but Texas.  AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more