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Over 1K get meningitis B vaccinations at Princeton

Monday, 09 December 2013 17:25 Published in National News

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says more than 1,200 people were vaccinated midway through the first day of a mass vaccination against type B meningitis.

 

   The Ivy League school in New Jersey is looking to vaccinate nearly 6,000 students and some employees.

 

   Seven students and one prospective student who was visiting campus have been stricken by potentially life-threatening type B meningococcal disease since March. None of the cases has been fatal.

 

   With the approval and recommendation of federal agencies, the university is using a vaccine that is not yet approved for general use in the United States.

 

   Students and some workers are being offered a first dose Monday through Thursday. A second dose is to be given in February.

 

Collinsville man missing for two weeks

Monday, 09 December 2013 17:23 Published in Local News

A 22-year-old Collinsville man has been missing for two weeks.

Police say Joseph Hartsoe was last seen on November 25. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, dark blue jacket and dark gray coat. Police say Hartsoe has a history of substance abuse.  

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call (618) 301-4444. 

 

Mother sentenced for child's methadone overdose death

Monday, 09 December 2013 17:22 Published in Local News

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A 34-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty in the methadone overdose death of her 22-month-old son.

Elizabeth Farnam, of Granby, pleaded guilty in September to second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the June 2012 death of Logan Crow.

A toxicology report showed the toddler died from an overdose of methadone, which is prescribed mainly to treat heroin addiction. Investigators said Farnam had obtained the drug illegally.

Farnam told police at the time that she dropped a methadone pill while Logan was sitting on her lap during a church meeting. The toddler began sweating profusely on the drive home and was put down for an afternoon nap, but wasn't checked until the next morning.

KOAM-TV reports Farnam was sentenced Monday in Newton County.

 

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