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THURSDAY, March 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide mortality increased from 2000 to 2018, then decreased from 2018 to 2020, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Writer Brian K. Vaughan’s collaboration with Pia Guerra hews most closely to “Sweet Tooth,” set after a mysterious pandemic that has destroyed males in every species. The series follows the two last males alive, a boy and his pet monkey, as they try and find out what happened and whether humanity can survive without men. Dig in now before watching the TV adaptation starring Diane Lane, Amber Tamblyn and Ben Schnetzer.

Health officials continue to urge kindness and "good behavior" amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. PPHD officials report coronavirus patients receiving threats and other issues as safety measures are taken in the community. “We don’t want our kiddos to see this behavior."

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Three new cases of Covid-19 were announced on Friday, along with the results of a recent broadband survey conducted by Unified Command.

Two cases, a man in his 30s in Cheyenne County and a teenage male in Scotts Bluff County were determined to be close contacts. A teen male who tested positive in Dawes County was determined to be a case of community spread.

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Panhandle Public Health District reports 18 new COVID-19 cases in Scotts Bluff county since Friday, with five cases reported on Monday, including four positive cases located in Scotts Bluff County and one positive case in Garden County. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Panhandle is 141.

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Authorities were called to the Rebecca Winters crossing on Highway 26 and South Beltline at 7:34 a.m. to a report of a semi vs. train collision. According to a Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office press release, the driver of asemi, Bill Searle, 68, of Ft. Laramie, Wyoming, was northbound on South Beltline. As Searle approached Highway 26, his brakes failed and he swerved into another lane to avoid hitting vehicles that were stopped for a westbound train. The semi struck the crossing arm and the train.

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