Toddler dies after near-drowning in Pleasant Farms

first_img Mexican shrimp cocktail is one of the shrimp dishes that will be served to people at the sponsor tables for Shrimpfest. A 2-year-old boy died late Wednesday afternoon after he reportedly fell into a pool Monday in Pleasant Farms.Officials said the boy’s name will not be released at this time pending further investigation.Deputies and EMS were first called around 3:50 p.m. Monday to the 16500 block of South Windmill Avenue, where the mother told them she found her son in the pool, pulled him out, called 911, and began performing CPR on her child, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release stated.The child was taken to Medical Center Hospital for treatment, the release stated, but was later taken by life flight to Lubbock for additional care before passing away Wednesday.An autopsy will be performed at South Plains Forensic Center in Lubbock, the release detailed. By admin – May 10, 2018 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Local News Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Toddler dies after near-drowning in Pleasant Farms Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 10Next articleHIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Wink’s Jonnah Smith qualifies for state in two sports adminlast_img read more

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Sanders touts “Medicare for All” plan during Mason City stop

first_imgMASON CITY — Healthcare was the main topic addressed by Bernie Sanders during a stop in Mason City on Saturday night.Sanders says his “Medicare for All” plan would cover a number of things that aren’t even covered with the current Medicare plan. “Its limitations are that it does not cover dental care, it does not cover hearing aids, it does not cover eyeglasses and it does not cover home healthcare. Under our Medicare for All plan and legislation that I wrote, we cover all of those needs.”Sanders says Medicare for All would help people who want to retire but can’t because of the need for affordable healthcare coverage. “There are millions of workers in this country who are staying on their job, not because they enjoy the job, not because they want to stay, they stay because they have decent health insurance for their families. That is pretty pathetic. When we talk about Medicare for All, it means you don’t have to stay on a job you don’t want. If it’s time for you to retire, you retire. If you would like to start your own small business, you can do it because you and your family will continue to have health coverage.”Sanders says under his plan, individuals and employers would no longer be paying insurance premiums, co-payments, or other out-of-pocket expenses while getting comprehensive healthcare.  “What we propose is a 4% tax on income, exempting the first $29,000. That means if you’re $29,000 or less, you don’t have to pay anything. If you are that average family in the middle of the economy, $60,000 a year, you’re paying 4% of $31,000, that’s a little over $1,200 a year for comprehensive healthcare.”When asked by a man in the crowd about the current tensions between the United States and Iran, Sanders replied that President Trump is showing that he is not a quality world leader.  “Trump campaigned on ending endless wars, and yet I feel very much that his actions right now are going get us into another war, trillions more dollars perhaps, loss of more lives of Americans and other people. It is not sexy, it does not make the front pages of the papers, but what a good president does is tries to bring Iran and Saudi Arabia together, tries to bring Israel and the Palestinians together.”According to a CBS/YouGov poll released on Sunday, Sanders along with Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg were tied at 23% by Iowa Democrats’ asked who was first choice for their nominee.last_img read more

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State says over 58,000 seek jobless aid amid virus response

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 58,000 people filed unemployment claims in Iowa last week as efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus took a toll on the state’s economy, according to figures released Thursday.Iowa Workforce Development reported there were 58,453 claims for unemployment insurance filed last week. The figures came after a surge of nearly 42,000 claims last week. Before the virus hit Iowa’s job market, jobless claims typically were around 2,200 a week.Nationally, more than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department.The largest number of Iowa claims were from workers in accommodation and food service businesses, which saw 12,519 people seek benefits.Like governors across the country, Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered the closure of many retail establishments and recommended the closure of schools.last_img read more

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