Homelessness

December 02, 2017 - 11:21 am
ATLANTA (AP) — State lawmakers say Georgia needs to target mental health and substance abuse issues in order to address the needs of the state's homeless population. A state Senate study committee has released nine recommendations that it says will improve access to mental and behavioral health...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017 photo, Edgardo de León sits in his living room with a hole in the ceiling caused by the whip of hurricane Maria, in Cataño, Puerto Rico. A newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Bronze Star LLC never delivered those urgently needed supplies, which even months later remain in demand on the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
November 28, 2017 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs. Bronze...
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In this Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Legacy Children's Foundation executive director Mary Jean Dehne, center, and Legacy student Joel Gama, left, help people pick out groceries at the foundation's food panty in Fargo, N.D. The foundation is an after-school program meant to help students graduate from high school and help in the community. The student-run pantry provided 1,500 pounds of groceries in its first two weeks of operation. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
November 26, 2017 - 10:15 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A group of students who know what it's like to go without eating has opened a food pantry in Fargo that serves the homeless and other needy people. The students are members of the Legacy Children's Foundation, an after-school program that's meant to help them earn their high...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, Justin Rey appears in Johnson County District Court in Olathe, Kan. Rey, who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing. Rey was charged Wednesday, Nov. 22 with murder in the death of Sean Ty Ferel. The Palm Springs, Calif., man disappeared in May 2016 after vacationing with Rey. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool File)
November 24, 2017 - 3:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man found sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his children and his dismembered wife's remains is now suspected of killing a California man who vanished last year. Justin Tod Rey, 35, was charged Wednesday in the death of Sean Ty Ferel, a Palm Springs resident...
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Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who represents Puerto Rico as a nonvoting member of Congress, listens as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello speaks during a news conference to urge Congress to include Puerto Rico in the Supplemental Disaster Relief Package, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is asking the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Rosello also urged Congress to adopt a tax overhaul plan that addresses the territory's specific needs to avoid an...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have obtained a murder warrant against a homeless Navy veteran charged with kidnapping a young woman from Virginia. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement late Wednesday that 45-year-old Eric Brian Brown would be charged with...
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November 07, 2017 - 7:13 am
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A man at a South Carolina emergency assistance center that helps the homeless and others in need has been shot and killed. Rock Hill Police Capt. Mark Bollinger said the shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of an organization called Renew Our Community...
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October 31, 2017 - 7:22 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A homeless man who was severely beaten by several teenagers in January has been found dead in North Carolina. Winston-Salem police told news outlets that the body of 60-year-old Bill Bloxham was found in a restroom of a Hardee's on Monday morning. Lt. Tyrone Phelps says...
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October 07, 2017 - 5:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rufus Hannah, a formerly homeless alcoholic who was paid to fight other homeless men and perform dangerous stunts in the notorious "Bumfights" videos, has died. He was 63. Hannah, who was living in the town of Adrian, Georgia, was a passenger in a car driven by his sister that...
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FILE - In this undated file photograph courtesy of Chong Kim provided by his attorney Tim Warden-Hertz, Chong Kim poses for a photo in National Guard fatigues. An immigrant rights group is asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to release an Iraq War veteran who has been detained for more than three months while waiting to learn whether he'll be deported. Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green card holder from Portland, Oregon, joined the National Guard in 2005 and served in Iraq in 2009 and 2010. Kim has a parole hearing Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (Chong Kim via AP, File)
October 04, 2017 - 9:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An immigration judge in Washington state declined to release an Iraq War veteran from custody Wednesday while he fights the government's efforts to deport him. Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green card holder from Portland, Oregon, struggled with drug addiction, homelessness...
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