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Don Horsley  A program to deploy mental health clinicians on emergency calls related to mental distress received approval from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, advancing a monthslong effort to reimagine local policing.  “It’s not the end all be all. It is a growing and adaptive program,” said Supervisor Don Horsley, a former …

Texas’ top health official said Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccine providers who have received doses must give them out as quickly as possible to qualified patients and not hold any in reserve, as the state deals with record-breaking numbers of virus patients in hospitals and new cases. “All providers that have received COVID-19 vaccine must immediately …

MARTINSBURG, W.VA. — Bill Kearns, head of the Berkeley and Morgan County Health Department is urging citizens in his district and around the state to be cautious with Christmas gatherings as COVID-19 cases surge. Kearns told the Panhandle News Network that the holidays are not the time to be complacent regarding COVID-19. “Our infection rate …

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – Greenville County deputies are investigating a possible break-in Wednesday night. We were first tipped off to a scene along Old Saluda Dam Road by a viewer. When we called dispatch for information, they confirmed they were called to the area for a break-in call and had a scene still …

LINCOLN — Nebraska drivers will start the new year with a tax break. Starting Jan. 1, the state motor fuels tax will drop to 28.7 cents per gallon, according to the Nebraska Department of Revenue. That’s down 4.5 cents per gallon from the record high level of the last six months. The drop reflects a …

Dr. Kathleen Toomey will receive the vaccine this afternoon at Grady Memorial Hospital, along with a Grady ICU nurse. ATLANTA — Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, will be vaccinated today at Grady Memorial Hospital as the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrive around Atlanta. Dr. Toomey will …

Samsung’s next flagship phones the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra are widely expected to arrive this January (alongside some new buds), but we haven’t had a true glimpse at them yet. That may be changing today, as Android Police has just published three brief teaser videos that it says come directly from Samsung, …

Sacramento’s top health official is resigning as the COVID-19 pandemic’s grip on California tightens, with new cases reaching unprecedented numbers this week. Dr. Peter Beilenson, who has helped lead Sacramento County’s coronavirus response, says his decision to resign has “nothing to do with the stress of the job.” “We have two overlapping family emergencies that …

NOTE: Watch the press conference live beginning at 9 a.m. in the player above Chicago’s mayor and top doctor plan to deliver an update Wednesday on the city’s coronavirus response ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, which officials and medical professionals have warned may lead to a spike in cases. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department …

BOSTON – It’s not too late to rethink your Thanksgiving plans. That’s one message public health commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel wants to get out ahead of the Thursday holiday, as Massachusetts continues to confront a surge in COVID-19 cases and as data indicate many travelers are still hitting the road and the skies. “We are …