A Pennsylvania woman is facing charges after police said she overdosed while seven months pregnant. >> Read more trending news Kasey Dischman, 30, overdosed in her East Butler home on Friday, days after getting out of jail for retail theft, authorities said. In order to try to save her baby, doctors had to deliver the girl by performing an emergency cesarean section. Pennsylvania State Police said they are charging Dischman, who is recovering in a hospital, with aggravated assault on an unborn child. Dischman’s baby is in critical condition and on life support. If the baby does not survive, police said they plan to charge Dischman with homicide.
A pregnant woman is still recovering from a brown recluse spider bite that happened over a month ago. Kendall Butler was woken by the bite. She killed the spider and took it to the hospital with her immediately. >> Read more trending news Doctors were able to stop the infection and keep her unborn child safe by using antibiotics. However, she does have a large area of skin on her stomach that died because of the spider’s venom. Doctors said they don’t want to fully treat the wound yet because of the baby. Originally, the plan was to evacuate the wound and then look into skin grafts once the child is born. Now, Butler’s doctors say the wound needs to be evacuated sooner. They will wait until July 10 when the baby is seven weeks from the due date. Experts believe she’ll be strong enough by then to be born early, just in case anything happens during the procedure. A Green Country entomologist said that Oklahoma’s mild winter caused more dangerous insects to come out early. Experts say people should take precautions against insects while outside, but that there isn’t much to be done indoors but have homes sprayed. The Centers for Disease Control says that even though people fear bug spray with DEET is bad for pregnant women, it’s actually recommended with the same precautions as those who are not pregnant or lactating.
An inmate was shot and killed Wednesday after authorities said he grabbed a deputy's gun and fired it at Nashville's 100 Oaks Mall, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news In a tweet around 2 p.m. local time, Vanderbilt University officials wrote that a shooting was reported at the 100 Oaks Mall campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Wow. Don’t mess with a pregnant lady or her purse. A woman in North Carolina is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon after chasing a man down with her SUV who she says stole her purse! Witnesses say they saw the man, identified as Robert Raines, rummaging through Christine Braswell’s car in a Walmart parking lot. “When I walked out of Walmart, he had her purse and was pulling all of her stuff out,” Blake Bennett tells WCMH-TV. “Then me and my friend told him to put it down and ‘What are you doing?'” Braswell showed up and the man took off running with her purse. But she wasn’t about to let him get away. “Me being five months pregnant, I chased a little ways then come back, jumped in the car, threw it in gear and come across the curb and ran him over,” said Braswell. Raines suffered minor injuries and is now charged with felony breaking and entering. (VIDEO)
A Texas community is reeling after the death of a 2-year-old boy following a severe beating over the weekend. >> Watch the news report here According to KTRK, the Houston toddler died after being beaten by a belt and burned by a hot object, authorities said. The child’s mother, Lynette Monique Gasper-Washington, and her boyfriend, Rajfik Keating, reportedly have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault injury to a child. Firefighters were called to an apartment complex on Creekbend Drive in southwest Houston about 10 p.m. Saturday, officials said. >> Read more trending news The child was found unresponsive and was taken to Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital but later died, the Houston Chronicle reported. Officials said the boy appeared to have suffered multiple injuries.
In the midst of a two week break from legislative work in Washington, D.C., most lawmakers in the Congress probably did not mark the failure of the House and Senate to approve a spending blueprint by a yearly April 15 deadline, as once again the budget work of the House and Senate is behind schedule before the leaves are fully on the trees.
“On or before April 15 of each year, the Congress shall complete action on a concurrent resolution on the budget,” it states quite clearly in the federal statute that sets out a series of deadlines for lawmakers to finish work on the budget by October 1, the start of the new fiscal year.
But this year, that budget resolution is nowhere in sight, as the Congress has made that April 15 deadline only a handful of times since it was put into law in 1974.
Just a few years ago when the GOP was in the minority in Congress, Republicans routinely mocked Democrats for failing to approve the budget resolution, which is a non-binding budget blueprint that guides the Congress on spending.
In 2015, Republicans finished work on the budget resolution in May; but in 2016, the GOP was unable to complete work on that measure until early 2017.
Now another budget resolution is needed for the 2018 budget.
April 15 is the goal for approval of the budget resolution, but won't happen again this year (true for R's & D's)
“Congress has seldom completed action on the budget resolution by the April 15 target date specified in the Budget Act,” noted the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities last year.
While the budget resolution remains on hold in 2017, there are still no public answers on another budget issue – how lawmakers will deal with funding for the U.S. Government, which runs out on April 28.
The details of that funding plan are not expected to be revealed until lawmakers return to work in Washington next week – by that time, the House and Senate will have four days to approve a final deal to avoid a government shutdown.
The White House has downplayed talk of a shutdown.
“I think we’re making significant progress,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer last week. “I feel very good about the momentum,” he added.
Lawmakers could be addressing that piece of legislative business – if they were in D.C. this week.