Social services

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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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, members of the homeless community are served meals by advocates in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Volunteers who feed the homeless in public places say they're providing a needed service. But city governments and some advocates say their well-meaning efforts can hinder long-term solutions and raise sanitation concerns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 25, 2017 - 4:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving...
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December 17, 2017 - 12:01 pm
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Advocates of domestic violence victims in one South Carolina county say they need a shelter because clients now must travel to another county for a place to stay. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that domestic violence victims in Horry County typically travel south to...
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December 13, 2017 - 8:59 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A once-homeless man has published a book about homeless shelters and his five-year experience with homelessness. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports Leroy F. Bennett, originally from New Jersey, was homeless for more than five years in various cities before moving to...
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A man who identified himself just as Vincent, sorts his belongings outside his tent Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. Vincent said he thought he was bulletproof and never had to worry about getting a job as a young man. "Things ain't the way they were anymore." The U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development release of the 2017 homeless numbers are expected to show a dramatic increase in the number of people lacking shelter along the West Coast. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 06, 2017 - 1:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time...
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December 05, 2017 - 10:45 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A state review of the case of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl who was killed in 2009 shows authorities who were concerned about her family never contacted social services officials. Multiple media outlets report law enforcement and school officials dealt with Shaniya...
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A protestor shouts slogans during a demonstration for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2017 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Turkish police haven't intervened in a banned march that attracted more than 1,000 protesters to highlight the issue of violence against women and girls. The demonstration...
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FILE - In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. Under the leadership of Jane Whaley, the controversial church has grown to about 750 congregants in Spindale and a total of nearly 2,000 members worldwide. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2017 - 7:43 pm
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — Former members of a controversial North Carolina-based church want the state to take legal action to overturn a court-ordered compromise they say has crippled child abuse investigations involving the sect. The former congregants of Word of Faith Fellowship also want...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017 photo, a man sits quietly in a warm room inside the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in Atlanta. For decades, as many as 1,000 people with nowhere else to turn could come off the street at Peachtree and Pine, no questions asked. But years of litigation wore down the shelter’s operators. After epic battles against the city, tuberculosis, bed bugs and other hazards, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless settled out of court and sold its enormous industrial building to Central Atlanta Progress, a downtown business group. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
August 25, 2017 - 3:50 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Cities across the U.S. are trying to help the homeless find beds of their own, rather than just cots for the night. In Atlanta, this approach will be put to the test this month with the closing of the city's shelter of last resort, an enormous downtown building where as many as 1,000...
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FILE- In this May 16, 2013 file photo, Malcolm LaVergne, O.J. Simpson's attorney on appeals to Nevada Supreme Court, testifies during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. On Thursday, July 20, 2017, O.J. Simpson faces a parole board hearing in Nevada. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)
July 20, 2017 - 3:06 am
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. Others involved in Thursday's hearing have varying ties to the former football, TV and movie star who was acquitted...
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