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Patients suspected of having ebola will first be isolated and treated there for up to 6 hours, while a special quarantine area is being prepared inside the hospital.
Patients will be treated by medical staff wearing special protective equipment. Critical Care Manager Ian Brown is among those training to use the suits. "I feel very well protected from any external contaminations. Everything as you can see, all the seams are taped up, he explained.
Conemaugh emergency personnel say their suits exceed even the new CDC guidelines for keeping the skin completely covered.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania kids with asthma could soon have an easier time keeping their symptoms under control. Under current state law, students with known allergies and a prescription can carry and use their own epinephrine auto-injectors, also known as EpiPens.But schools can't store epinephrine for emergency use, and school employees aren't protected against liability claims if they administer these medications in emergencies.
Now, a new law that's cleared the legislature and is headed to the governor's desk, would permit schools to maintain a supply of EpiPens and train school employees to administer the medication to people who may have a severe allergic reaction at school.
Authorities say the woman suffered stab-like wounds in her neck that were apparently caused by the exploding airbag.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it knows of six incidents involving the defective airbag.
The affected cars are made by six major auto manufacturers.
A gruesome story is unfolding in Northwestern Indiana, where police say a possible serial killer has left a trail of bodies that could stretch back two decades. The suspect is in custody, but police say their investigations are just beginning.
Police search the Gary, Indiana home of 43-year old Darren Vann, who could be responsible for at least seven deaths - potentially more - dating back to the 1990s.
Police say Vann met 19-year old escort, Afrikka Hardy, at a Motel in Hammond, Indiana. After a coworker failed to reach Hard by cell phone, she and a friend arrived to discover her body Friday. Hardy had been strangled. Police tracked down Vann using the cellphone number on file at the escort service, and arrested him at his home.
Police say Vann confused to the murder... and much more.
Chief John Doughty, Hammond, IN Police said, "During a subsequent interrogation of Mr. Vann, he admitted his involvement in the Hammond incident and had expressed an interest in notifying police of other criminal incidents he was involved with."
Vann told police about six other bodies, and where to find them.
Marvin Clinton was engaged to another alleged victim, Teaira Batey, who disappeared in January.
He said, "How she met this guy, I don't know... It's a puzzle, it's a mystery to me. I'm devastated really."
Police aren't saying how the other women died, but they are saying that Vann told them there may be other victims - possibly dating back decades.
Doughty said, "It could go back as far as 20 years based on some statements that's yet to be corroborated."
Vann was convicted of sexual assault in Texas seven years ago. He's already charged with Hardy's murder. Charges for the other six women are expected this week.
Police say all of the victims were found in abandoned homes in Gary. Three of them were found on the same block.
CBS News. Brad Edwards reports from Gary, Indiana.
New York City - It was a special night for WTAJ as Perry Sook, the chairman, president, and CEO of our parent company Nexstar Broadcasting Group, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Sook was one of 12 industry pioneers honored Monday night in New York City.
Nexstar was founded in 1996 with one station in the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania market and has grown to 80 television stations in 46 markets, including Altoona/Johnstown/State College, reaching approximately 13.1 percent of all U.S. television households.
Sook says it’s all about serving the community. "I think what we do in the community is essential. We produce local content and help local advertisers sell their wares. I think that's essential and I think there is no substitute for what we do and I think if we concentrate on our core constituency of viewers and advertisers we are always going to be in business and it will be a good business to be in."
He says Nexstar is successful because of the commitment of its more than 3,000 employees to their communities.
"When I receive an honor I feel it's an honor on behalf of all of our employees,” Sook said. “The Nexstar nation started in Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania and has grown to the company it is today. Wilkes-Barre-Scranton had always been part of our roots. So I feel this is as much a tip of the hat to our employees around the country as it is to me."
Sook and Nexstar's achievements have industry experts paying close attention.
Louis Hillelson, Vice President, Group Publishing at Broadcasting & Cable, said, "If you think about Perry, he's a leader in the broadcasting business. Each year we honor an executive who is a leader in the broadcast space. I think there's no better person to honor than Perry because of his accomplishments."
The night capped off with Sook being inducted into the hall of fame and taking the podium. In the end, Sook says it's all about serving our communities.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is marking its 11th year as a publicly traded company.
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