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Rex Hospital risked loss of federal funds over treatment of violent patient

In the fallout from treating one the most violent patients in Rex Hospital’s history, the Raleigh hospital was recently threatened with loss of millions of dollars in federal funding. Investigators found that hospital staff kept the patient immobilized in restraints for extended periods and subdued him with a Taser stun gun on two separate occasions.

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Georgia sheriff charged in shooting incident

Victor Hill, 50, of Rex, Ga., was charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, and booked into the Gwinnett County, Ga., jail at 7:48 p.m., records showed. At 8:38 p.m., Hill was released from jail after posting $2,950 bond and was seen leaving the jail in a black SUV.

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