Flint water decision shows legal complexities of disaster

U.S. 06/14/19, 16:01

A surprise decision by Michigan prosecutors to drop all pending charges in the Flint water crisis and restart a three-year investigation is a reminder of the legal complexities surrounding the disaster.Seven of 15 people had taken plea deals with no ...

Charges dropped against 8 people in Flint water scandal

U.S. 06/13/19, 13:27

Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch.The defendants include Michigan's former health director, Nick Lyon, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was accused ...

Inspectors pan California prison built to boost inmate care

Health 04/25/19, 17:29

A flagship California prison medical facility built to improve the state's substandard care is itself providing poor treatment including botched diagnoses and haphazard distribution of medications, California's inspector general reported Thursday.Corrections Department Inspector General Roy Wesley on Thursday gave an ...

Legionnaires’ disease found in adjacent California prisons

Health 04/17/19, 20:27

Legionnaires' disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing new test results.Preliminary results found the bacteria in the water supply at a prison medical facility ...

California inmate dies after getting Legionnaires’ disease

U.S. 03/27/19, 21:09

A California prison inmate has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease and a second inmate has tested positive for the disease, which is considered a severe type of pneumonia, authorities said Wednesday. Officials said Wednesday that they are taking precautions at a ...

Judge: Give me weeks for decision in big Flint water case

Health 02/06/19, 18:43

A judge said Wednesday it will likely take weeks for him to decide whether Michigan's former health director will continue to face involuntary manslaughter charges arising from the Flint water crisis.The issue for Genesee County Judge Joseph Farah is whether ...

15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

U.S. 01/18/19, 14:14

Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without ...

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

U.S. 01/18/19, 13:43

Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public.Yet three years later, no one ...

Michigan’s new attorney general seeks review of Flint cases

U.S. 01/04/19, 19:12

A Detroit-area prosecutor will review a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis and decide whether to take over the cases, Michigan's new attorney general announced Friday.During her run for office, Attorney General Dana Nessel criticized the cost and scope ...

Michigan’s medical chief to stand trial on Flint charges

Health 12/07/18, 13:21

Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday.Dr. Eden Wells is among five people facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection to ...

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