Homelessness

January 27, 2018 - 2:07 pm
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina coroner says that if the body of a homeless veteran isn't claimed, then she will help get him cremated and buried. The body of 69-year-old Dennis Reidy was found Tuesday in a corner of a park in Lexington. Coroner Margaret Fisher tells WYFF-TV that Reidy was...
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Ava DuVernay poses in the press room with the award for the entertainer of the year at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at the NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such...
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Ava DuVernay accepts the award for the entertainer of the year at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 16, 2018 - 6:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such...
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This Nov. 20, 2017 photo shows the dining area during the grand opening of an Olive Garden in Spanish Fork, Utah. Health officials say thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego. Authorities said Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 that infected workers may have exposed customers at three restaurants and convenience stores spread across the Salt Lake City area. The Utah outbreak began in August among the homeless population and illicit drug users, and tests connected to San Diego outbreak that killed 20 people. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a...
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Signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Orange County has long announced plans to clear the area of tents and tarps and officials say they will start doing so on Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
January 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California on Monday notified hundreds of homeless people camped out along a dusty riverbed near a baseball stadium that they must move starting in two weeks. Formal notices were posted at the encampment near the stadium of the Los Angeles Angels team...
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This photo provided by Shelburne police shows Abukar Ibrahim. Police say Ibrahim used a machete to attack a woman in her 70s, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, as she delivered meals to a motel being used as emergency housing for the homeless. The woman was sent to a hospital with multiple injuries and later released. Police say Ibrahim barricaded himself in a room for 2½ hours after the attack before coming out. He was being held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. (Shelburne Police via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 12:12 pm
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man in Vermont has used a machete to attack a woman in her 70s as she delivered meals to a motel being used as emergency housing for the homeless. WCAX-TV reports 32-year-old Burlington resident Abukar Ibrahim is accused of attacking the 73-year-old Meals on...
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Icicles form on the tritons in the Forsyth Park Fountain Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. Savannah is shivering through a rare bout with icy weather, with the National Weather Service predicting that up to 2 inches of snow and sleet could fall Wednesday on the typically balmy coastal city. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 9:00 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather: (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Mississippi's largest city says record cold is breaking water mains, leaving some customers with little or no water flow. Jackson city spokeswoman Kai Williams said Wednesday that the city knew of 37 separate water main...
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December 31, 2017 - 6:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures spreading across the Deep South will be potentially deadly, as freezing weather will likely last for several days in a region more accustomed to brief bursts of arctic air than night after night below zero. Frozen pipes and dead car batteries were concerns...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 6:39 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a deep freeze across the country. (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Brutally cold weather has iced plans for scores of events in the Northeast from New Year's Eve through New Year's Day, but the show will go on in New York City, where people will start gathering in Times...
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A large homeless encampment is formed in the Santa Ana Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Santa Ana, Calif. The number of homeless living in Orange County has climbed 8 percent over the last two years. The increase is driven by soaring housing costs, though a drug addiction crisis and need for mental health services are also factors. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 28, 2017 - 3:09 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Goodhearted neighbors heartbroken over the rising number of homeless in their communities are feeding and showering those in need, hoping to make a difference. But some question whether they're doing more harm than good by helping the homeless get some of their most basic...
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