Land donation moves 9/11 trail network closer to connecting Garrett, Berlin
Somerset County has acquired one of the final remaining segments of land needed to extend the September 11th National Memorial Trail from Garrett to Berlin. The donation is being made in memory of a Somerset County historian who spent much of her life dedicated to sharing Somerset County’s stories. More.
What gun violence does to mental health: Fort Worth health providers scrambling to help
Dr. Daniel Guzman wouldn’t be surprised if he treats more patients experiencing trauma from gun violence in the coming months. The July 3 shooting in Fort Worth’s Como neighborhood showed Guzman, a physician at Cook Children’s, that more resources are needed to prevent gun violence and help residents’ mental health in the aftermath. More.
Como community leaders address mass shooting, gun violence, mental health
In the wake of a mass shooting in Fort Worth's neighborhood of Como on July 3, religious and community leaders gathered at Como First Baptist Church. More.
A Piece of 9/11 in Wellington
The Wellington Police Fire/EMS complex houses a special piece of steel in the front lobby. It’s a piece of I-beam recovered from the Twin Tower wreckage site just a few months after the 9/11 tragedy. More.
CNU professor looks at gun violence’s toll on our mental health
There have been more than 340 mass shooting in the U.S. this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Dr. Sherman Lee, an associate professor at Christopher Newport University, spent multiple years examining the link between anxiety and mass shootings. More.
Construction of 9/11 memorial in Shamokin underway
Work is now underway next to City Hall on the 9/11 memorial that will house a piece of steel crafted from the World Trade Center. A concrete footer has been poured along the sidewalk of Lincoln Street that will support the 12 feet wide and 8 feet high stone memorial. More.
July has already seen 11 mass shootings. The emotional scars won't heal easily
Monday night, a gunman wearing a bulletproof vest killed five people in a southwest Philadelphia neighborhood. Two children — ages 2 and 13 — were injured. Another shooting occurred the same night at a street festival in Fort Worth, Texas, killing three people and wounding eight. More.
NYS expanding awareness of 9/11 compensation program
The health impacts from the devastating events that unfolded on 9/11 are still with us 22 years later. Experts say those who were near the twin towers were subjected to harmful particles and debris that caused various cancers and a slew of other health issues. More.