mental illness

Bucks County Commissioner Diane Marseglia (left) and District Attorney Matt Weintraub (center) attend a Crisis Intervention Training course police graduation.
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
January 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Another class of police officers in Bucks County has graduated from a course that teaches them how to recognize and deal with issues stemming from mental illness. Typically, Bucks County offers two Crisis Intervention Training courses each year, but Bucks County...
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An inmate sits in the B wing for the mentally ill at the Sanislaus County Public Safety Center in Modesto, California, on Nov. 18, 2010.
Debbie Noda/Modesto Bee/MCT/Sipa USA
Pat Loeb
October 15, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania officials announced the launch of a technical assistance center Monday to help counties reduce the number people with mental illness who are incarcerated. About 20 percent of inmates nationally have a serious mental illness. Pennsylvania Department of...
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AP Photo/Steve Ruark
September 21, 2018 - 12:24 pm
ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Investigators have found evidence that the woman who killed three people and wounded others before killing herself at a Maryland drugstore warehouse was suffering from a mental illness, a law enforcement official said Friday. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told news...
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Wooden gavel in courtroom
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
September 05, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers for a West Pottsgrove man serving life for the 1993 murder of a neighbor are presenting witnesses in Montgomery County court, seeking a reduced sentence because of a Supreme Court ruling that declares life sentences for juveniles "cruel and unusual"...
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Family members of victims of Sunday's mass shooting speak at a press conference Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux
August 28, 2018 - 9:49 am
By Russ Bynum, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A California man who played video games to earn money for college and a West Virginian whose e-sports winnings helped support his young family were slain at a Florida tournament where a gunman specifically targeted fellow gamers, authorities...
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