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New Spirit of Cooperation Cheered by Knox County Officials

Knox County government officials are applauding a new spirit of cooperation between Knox County and the county’s municipal governments. Knox County Commissioner Kellie Streeter affirms the cross-government relationships in Knox County are improving… One cooperation […]

VPD Arrest Vincennes Man on Theft Charge

Vincennes Police arrested a Vincennes man last night ona single charge of theft. Officers found 35 year-old Larry Hitt in the 28-hundred block of Washington Avenue. Hitt is charged with theft of items of at […]

IL Republicans Oppose New Budget Proposal

Illinois House Republicans are opposing a new budget unveiled by Democrat Governor J-B Pritzker. The Governor calls the 39-billion dollar fiscal 2020 budget a “bridge to a stable fiscal future.” The budget contains taxes on […]

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  • U.S. FDA proposes new regulations for over-the-counter sunscreens February 22, 2019
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday two of the 16 currently used main chemical ingredients in over-the-counter sunscreen products are considered safe, as part of a proposal https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm631736.htm aimed at improving the safety and quality of sunscreen products sold without prescription in the United States.
  • U.S., Canada, Mexico work to prevent swine fever reaching region February 22, 2019
    The United States, Canada and Mexico are coordinating efforts to prevent the arrival of a highly contagious swine disease that has swept through China's hog herd and parts of Europe, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday.
  • Venezuela crisis could spark surge in infectious diseases: study February 21, 2019
    A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, Zika and other dangerous infectious diseases and threatens to jeopardize 20 years of public health gains, experts warned on Thursday.
  • Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation February 21, 2019
    Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.
  • Pharmacist follow-up calls could help curb repeat hospitalizations February 21, 2019
    (Reuters Health) - Patients sent home from the hospital and taking multiple prescription drugs may be less likely to have repeat hospitalizations when they receive follow-up calls from a pharmacist, a small experiment suggests.