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Hagedorn’s Fate Remains Uncertain

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The State Mental Health Facilities Task Force sent a report to the State recommending that Trenton Psychiatric Hospital or Hagedorn be shuttered but it’s possible the governor might pick another hospital altogether, Ellen Lovejoy said.

Doherty and DiMaio were among a group of task force members backing the alternative proposal to shutter Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. Doherty pointed out how a majority of task force members voted against closing Hagedorn.

Whichever hospital is selected will close sometime within the 2012 fiscal year.

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Bomb Scare at Creedmoor

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

A man walked into building C-73 and placed a box on the counter and walked away. Workers feared the box contained a bomb and the building was evacuated as NYPD Bomb Squad Technicians examined the suspicious box and found it contained an ordinary clock and no explosives.

Harvey was taken into custody at the scene and held for psychiatric evaluation.


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Unearthing of Remains At Eastern State Hospital

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

On this morning, human remains are scheduled to be exhumed found in an unmarked cemetery on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital. The remains are believed to be those of patients buried between 1840 and 1860.

It is estimated that more than fifty bodies are buried in an area that measures twenty-five by one-hundred-fifty feet. Some graves may contain more than one body.

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Sun Sets Over Oregon State Hospital

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The sun sets on the Oregon State Hospital’s restored cupola of the Kirkbride U building and the last crumbling wall of the J Building in Salem on Monday evening.

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Oregon State Hospital Buys 100 Portable Radios

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Oregon State Hospital will purchase one-hundred portable radios for patients in a section of a new hospital building called Harbors because the new steel-reinforced construction interferes with AM-FM reception. The new radios ordered Friday should get better reception.

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Patient Strangulated

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Saladin Taylor, 46 killed Susan Sachs, 45 in her room at the Jessup Mental Hospital. Both were committed after being found unable to face trial on unrelated murder charges.

The staff left the patients’ rooms unlocked until 10:30 pm, which allowed Taylor to enter Sachs room and strangulate her with shoelaces. Security checks were not taken every half-hour within the night. Instead, staff was seen watching television and napping on closed-circuit cameras within the ward yet signed the “rounds boards’ every half-hour.

It wasn’t until 8:15 am when staff tried to awaken Sachs that they noticed the shoe-laces around her neck and that she was dead.

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Girl Falls Through Roof of Gates Factory

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

The seventeen-year-old girl who fell through the roof forty-five feet to the ground of the abandoned Gates rubber factory on Sunday night is recovering. Her injuries are not life-threatening but she will require long-term care.

The Denver Fire Department had to force their way into the building and the other three boys with her are being charged with trespassing.

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