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South Dakota’s new Telemedicine in Motion program mitigates a critical shortage of experienced paramedics by connecting a doctor or nurse via video and audio to the paramedic in the back of the ambulance.
Firefighters initially responded to a call about 8 a.m. regarding a vehicle in the San Marcos Creek crossing. A mother and her 5-year-old son were trying to cross a road that had been flooded.
The dispatcher came home to the aftermath of the long-running dispute between her husband and suspected shooter Matthew Rushie, 46, who turned himself in to police at the 49th Precinct stationhouse accompanied by a lawyer after six days on the run.
“We’re not going to force them. We’re not going to drag them out of their houses,” said Sgt. Juan Valencia, public information officer for the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. “But if there’s an order, we recommend people leave.”
“When I arrived in June, each shift was down seven members just to get to the minimum level needed each day,” Glynn County Fire Chief Vincent DiCristofalo said at a roundtable discussion with county officials on Tuesday.
School safety has been an important topic in education for years, but the Michigan lawmakers included new investments in school safety and student mental health in the latest School Aid budget, following the mass shooting in November 2021.

Asked for numbers, officials at many San Antonio-area school districts have declined to say how many lockdowns their campuses endured this year or what triggered them — actual threats, false rumors or outright hoaxes.
This trend is an early indicator that cases of COVID-19 in the community may be increasing. Residents should be on alert and remain vigilant in their efforts to social distance, wear face coverings, and adhere to prevention efforts.
The powerful earthquake came shortly after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, with an epicenter about 8 miles west of the small city of Ferndale, population 1,400. Dozens of aftershocks have followed.
Officials said north Georgia could see the lowest temperatures in nearly a decade and for a much longer duration than normal. There’s a possibility of flurries on Friday as temperatures plummet into the teens.
"The new Emergency Medical Service Department will report directly to the City Manager, putting an increased focus on public safety and the health and welfare of the community," said the release from Beaumont, Texas.
Overall, several central Pennsylvania hospitals said they’re not as stressed as they were a year ago. Still, they noted ongoing staffing shortages and also stressed the urgent care centers and emergency rooms are very busy.
Services have been relocated in accordance with the agency’s disaster plan, and the new locations can accommodate all the patients who were previously visiting this central location.
Johnson Early Childhood Center in the Taylor School District in Michigan had its safety measures tested on Dec. 6 when a man came to the preschool building and allegedly tried to leave with a 4-year-old boy.
FEMA, charged with administering $2.5 billion in financial aid for communities charred by the historic Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire, is looking to hire local people to fill a number of positions.