WAMU 88.5 : News

Tougher Punishment For Assaulting Emergency Room Workers

Play associated audio

The legislation is now headed to Gov. Bob McDonnell's desk for his signature. The measure would make it a class-one misdemeanor to assault any emergency health care provider. The punishment is more strict than for a regular assault.

Similar protections already exist for judges, law enforcement officers, firefighters and teachers.

Twenty-six states already allow for tougher penalties for assaulting health care workers. The bill's sponser, Delegate Christopher Stolle says emergency room employees are more likely to be assaulted than the average U.S. worker.

NPR

Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
NPR

More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
WAMU 88.5

Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

WAMU 88.5

How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.