Union Claims Bird Droppings, Mold Sickening Southeast LAPD Officers; Audio Excerpt
More than 100 LAPD police officers assigned to the Southeast Community Police Station are suffering variety of health-related issues due to mold and bird droppings in and around the South L.A. station, according to the Los Angeles Police Protective League.The union demanded Wednesday that the city take steps to remove mold and bird droppings found in and around the station on 108th Street in South L.A., and provide medical testing for personnel assigned to the facility.
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Former President George H.W. Bush & Wife Barbara Hospitalized; Audio ExcerptFormer President George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman. The 92-year-old former president was admitted to the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital to “address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. McGrath said the former first lady was hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing. McGrath said Barbara Bush, who is 91, hasn’t been feeling well in the last couple weeks, “and it finally just got to the point this morning where she said she wanted to take it out of committee and have the experts check it out.” McGrath said the move was precautionary.
Barack Obama Holds Final Press Conference As President; Audio ExcerptWith just two days left in office, President Barack Obama held his 39th and last White House press conference on Wednesday.
Stolen Calif. Hospital Laptop May Have Medical Info On Some 3,600 Kids; Audio ExcerptOfficials at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician’s car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday thousands of families whose children were treated at the hospital will receive letters this week notifying them that their personal health information may have been breached. The laptop stolen on Oct. 18 was protected with a password, but officials say it’s unclear if it was encrypted and that’s why families will be notified.
‘Kill List’ Investigation Continues At Riverside Elementary School; Audio ExcerptParents remained angry and alarmed Tuesday in response to an alleged “kill list” that was written by a fifth grade student at an elementary school in Riverside. On Thursday, a fifth-grader showed a list of student names to a number of students at Lake Matthews Elementary School, according to the Riverside Unified School District. The student was subsequently suspended, and is due to return to campus on Wednesday
Armed Suspect Fatally Shoots Gas Station Clerk In Los Feliz; Audio ExcerptHomicide detectives Tuesday investigated the shooting death of a gas station clerk in Los Feliz. The shooting was reported just before 5:30 a.m. at a Chevron station located in the 2100 block of Vermont Avenue, according to police.
Engineers Assess Safety Of Laurel Canyon Boulevard Following Landslide; Audio ExcerptEngineers Thursday assessed the safety of a section of Laurel Canyon Boulevard that links the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood. On Wednesday afternoon, a 9,000-pound slab of concrete from the foundation of a home located in the 8100 block of West Gould Avenue, perched above Laurel Canyon, tumbled down a hillside after a round of rainfall.

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