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Bacterial meningitis suspected in student

WHITE PLAINS (AP) -- Health officials are investigating a possible case of bacterial meningitis at a suburban New York college after a student was hospitalized with symptoms consistent with the disease.

Westchester County Health Department spokeswoman Heather McGill told the Journal News that they won't be able to confirm whether the Berkeley College student has bacterial meningitis for several days.

The college, which has a campus in Westchester County, issued a statement saying it was working to identify any "close contacts" of the person who was potentially infected with the disease.

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Four officers, man wounded in shootout

NEW YORK (AP) -- Four New York City police officers were wounded but expected to recover after a shootout with a man barricaded in a Brooklyn home with a number of weapons, police said. The man was also wounded.

The encounter began Saturday night when authorities received a 911 call about a man with a gun arguing with moving company employees, police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said Sunday.

Authorities arrived at the building and determined the man was in his sixth-floor apartment with his girlfriend and their infant son. The woman and the child got out of the home, and then police entered.

Kelly said the man started shooting at the officers, firing 12 times. Three officers were shot in the legs, and a bullet grazed the face of the fourth officer. All were in stable condition Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

The man was shot in the abdomen and was hospitalized.

Kelly said the man, Nakwon Foxworth, had been released from prison in 2010 after serving 10 years for charges that included attempted murder and robbery.

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'Most Wanted' still helping solve crimes

NEW YORK (AP) -- John Walsh and his long-running television show, "America's Most Wanted," are still helping solve crimes in New York City.

The team was in New York recently to film new episodes to help locate fugitives wanted by federal and local authorities. After more than two decades on the air, the show is proving it's still a venerable crime-fighting tool, whether on air in its new Lifetime network slot or online.

There are more than 600,000 monthly visits to the site, and at least 40 captures came from online tips.