Officials: Drug court admissions on the rise in NJ

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A series of changes in state law led to a sharp increase in the second half of last year in the number of offenders voluntarily signing up for drug c……

Missing Farmington teen with autism found

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington teenager with autism who was reported missing by his family has been found. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1f0WMCc ) aut……

Bats found in dorm at San Antonio Air Force base

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — More than 200 trainees at a San Antonio Air Force base will be given rabies shots as a precaution after bats were discovered in a basic training dormito……

Ohio county sees 4 flu deaths, 3 others nearby

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The number of flu deaths in northwestern Ohio’s Lucas County is on pace to surpass such deaths over the past five years. Four Lucas County resi……

Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn’t peaked

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cases of the flu spiked in Alaska at the end of December and into January with the state-recorded count triple the number at the beginning of the……

Hinds names center for physician

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hinds Community College has named its new Nursing Simulation Center in Jackson for retired physician Dr. George Ball. The building was donated t……

Patterson brings perspective to UConn staff

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn’s Bob Diaco insists he didn’t hire Don Patterson to be his mentor. The 40-year-old Diaco, who is taking on his first head coachi……

Orthopedists opt for independent group

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Denny Tritinger has some advice for anyone who wants to know what going to the doctor will be like in the future: “If anyone tells you they know……