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When Gertrude writes her book, hoping to change the future, she never imagines the repercussions that will come from it. Loki, the Norse trickster god, is sending her messages over YouTube, calling her a witch and causing her fans to turn away. But in the background of one of these posts a familiar face grabs Gertrude’s attention – a child who bears a striking resemblance to her own baby who died years before.
(BPT) - Whether snuggling in for the night or just trying to catch a few quick winks, your environment plays an important role in determining if you’re counting sheep or counting Zzzs. From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.
A flash flood warning will go into effect for Tucson, tomorrow at 2 a.m. due to potential heavy rainfall from hurricane Odile.
Drowning Impact Awareness Month (DIAM) began in August 2004 through the efforts of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Today, DIAM is the largest collaborative water safety effort in the state of Arizona. Governor Brewer, Drexel Heights Fire District Governing Board and Mayors across the state have signed proclamations designating August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month.Why August for DIAM?
A 16-month old child was still hospitalized late last week after a near-drowning incident that took place in Oro Valley on July 22.
(NAPSI)—More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if you and their other caregivers learn a few skills that could save a child’s life.
On July 22, 2014 at approximately 6 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) and Golder Ranch Fire Department responded to the 300 block of West Sacaton Canyon in reference to a near drowning. Initial reports are that a mother found her 16 month old child at the bottom of the pool. The mother removed the child and began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The child was transported by Golder Ranch Fire Department to University of Arizona Medical Center. The child is in critical condition, and the investigation is ongoing.
During the summer months, many Pima County residents find relief from the heat by enjoying their pools. Most gatherings revolve around community and backyard pools. The following may help heighten your awareness around water and keep you and your loved ones safe while swimming.
In 1891, Dr. James Naismith was in search of a physical indoor game that could be played by athletes during the cold winter months in Springfield, Mo. At the YMCA’s Springfield College, Naismith hung two peach baskets on either side of a room and the game of basketball was invented. This may be a fact that a lot of basketball fans already know, but do they also know that the sports of volleyball and racquetball were also invented at the YMCA?
In a time of controversy at home and war on foreign soils, Marana resident Tom Hayden didn’t have to receive a draft notice to go into the military. Right out of high school, Hayden joined the U.S. Army and began a 28-year career that involved two tours in Vietnam, military intelligence, managing security for a four-star general and serving as a teacher to many soldiers.
Joshua Erwin was getting ready to go to a wedding on May 17 when he heard the screaming coming from the backyard.
(Family Features) Summer is a time of playground fun, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities. When kids are outdoors, their sense of adventure and curiosity soars, which can, unfortunately, lead to a higher risk of injuries.
(StatePoint) Juggling work, family, friends and hobbies can be a great challenge. After all, there are only 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week.
(Family Features) Warmer weather brings leisurely days spent poolside with friends and family. As you get ready to dive in to another season of fun in the sun, remember that safety comes first.
(BPT) - As families start heading to local pools, lakes and beaches for warm weather fun, the staggering statistics around drowning risks take on renewed importance. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for infants and young kids between the ages of one and 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s also the fifth leading cause for Americans of all ages.
The moment your new infant rests gently in your arms for the first time, it becomes clear your life has changed forever. In the midst of your awe at this tiny little miracle, you realize that this person is completely reliant on you, your decisions, and all of the choices you will make on their behalf in the future. In this moment you become a parent.
(BPT) - Swimming is a popular summer activity and if you have a pool or spa, your backyard just may be this summer’s most popular retreat for friends, neighbors and all of the children that come with them. Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safer and fun experience this summer.
While the summer months are commonly thought of as a time for poolside fun, local fire officials want to remind the public of the dangers that arise as people take to the water to keep cool.
Despite that fact that we are in the year 2014, one of the issues that continues to be debated is abortion. While I understand the moral debate, believe me I have my thoughts on it, I don’t understand why it continues to be discussed and debated by lawmakers.
A US appeals court on Friday upheld a federal occupational safety agency's finding against SeaWorld Entertainment Inc, following the workplace death of one of its killer whale trainers.
While there seems to be more talk about the 2016 presidential election than the 2014 mid-term elections, make no mistake this year’s races are very important.
On Nov. 2, 2013, the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the 9000 block of north Oracle Road in reference to an unresponsive child. The investigation revealed that a one-year-old child, Michael Martinez, was placed in the bathtub along with his four-year-old sibling by their father, Jesse Martinez, a 30-year-old male.
A lifetime of bitterness poisons the spirit of an Oklahoma family’s matriarch and she in turn contaminates the lives of her children with vitriol and meanness. August: Osage County is a dark film about a seriously dysfunctional family, but it somehow still manages to be very funny as well.