By of theA Waukesha home was deemed uninhabitable Sunday after 330 chinchillas were found living in cages throughout the first floor of the home. Waukesha police responded to the home as part of a "well-being check" on the family living there. Once at the home, police were overcome by the smell of ammonia from animal urine. They soon realized the home was unkempt and filled with chinchillas. Police called the Fire Department, which tested the level of ammonia in the home and deemed it uninhabitable.
The best education stories are seldom found in news releases. We'll look at ways to take quick dailies and projects to the next level using various investigative methods. The session will also focus on where to look for stories and databases that education reporters should have on hand.
A committee that advises the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services said Thursday it would study inconsistencies in newborn screening throughout the country, with the intent to give state public health labs guidance on how to better test newborns for deadly genetic disorders.