App helps California volunteers prevent food waste

California is starting to require grocery stores and restaurants to donate unsold food, but businesses need help getting it to hungry people. Many people struggle to afford food. But every day, grocery stores and restaurants toss tons of unsold food in the trash. From there, it ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and releases…

Butte cheerleader with disability shows greater ability

Along with cheer on her high school sports programs, Hanna was recently voted by her classmates to be on the school’s homecoming court. BUTTE — Medical journals may list Down syndrome as a disability, but for those that know Hanna, a very special Butte cheerleader, they’d say it’s a gift. “It’s not a disability, it’s…

Mental health court graduation offers Flint man second chance

FLINT, MI – Flint resident Aaron Richards expected to come to court Wednesday afternoon to hear the announcement of his mental health court graduation. What the 30-year-old did not expect to happen was Probate Judge Jennie Barkey to announce the clearance of his felony record. Richards, who pleaded guilty in July 2021 to one count…

Warner Robins man encourages men to get screened for prostate cancer

Marc Bloechlinger was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May 2018. He’s been in remission for almost two years MACON, Ga. — Both his uncle and grandfather had prostate cancer. While they both passed from the disease, Marc Bloechlinger from Warner Robins wants other men to take their health seriously. According to the American Cancer Society, 1…

Rosie O’Donnell pens emotional essay about 9-year-old daughter…

“I am learning to have compassion much deeper than I ever did,” the former “The View” co-host wrote. “To really listen and communicate in a way I never had to.” Rosie O’Donnell called her daughter Dakota’s autism a “gift” in an emotional new essay. The former “The View” co-host wrote via People Wednesday that parenting the 9-year-old…

Donate a penny to help those with ALS

Art Solomon is asking people to donate a penny a day to help find a cure for ALS. Photo Special to The R-C Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare neurological disease involving the breakdown, and eventual death, of neurons that control voluntary muscles. The brain loses the ability to…