ATLANTA (AP) - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.
CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama and NATO allies declared Sunday that the end of the long and unpopular Afghanistan war is in sight even as they struggled to hold their fighting force together in the face of dwindling patience and shaky unity.
Veteran Manteca Police officer Stephen Dowswell has been given $1,000 by the city refuse workers' Jeff J.B. Burkhardt Memorial Fund to help with his incidental needs as he recovers from a bone marrow transplant some 12 weeks ago in San Francisco.
Manteca is working to leverage 417 acres of farmland the city bought along Hays Road into a way to generate revenue, reduce future wastewater treatment costs, and increasing the market value of another 100 acres the city owns by at least 500 percent.
LATHROP - Lathrop and Manteca firefighters responded to a reported structure and grass fire Friday afternoon at the end of Park Avenue in Lathrop – north of Louise Avenue and just east of McKinley Avenue.
A strong chemical odor inside the Leslie Pools store brought firefighters to air out the building after two employees evacuated the store shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. A chemical fire started an hour later inside the front door.