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Large Fire Damages Several Atlantic City Buildings

A wind-blown multi-alarm fire has damaged several buildings in Atlantic City, N.J., just steps from the resort’s boardwalk, and officials say two buildings have partially collapsed, but no injuries have been reported. Firefighters were getting the upper hand early Wednesday …

Men Charged With Appliance Theft From Pennsylvania Construction Sites

Police have charged four men with stealing more than $100,000 worth of appliances and other items from home construction sites in rural areas of southwestern Pennsylvania. Police in Ohio Township, Allegheny County, announced the charges Monday, but say the thefts …

Copper Thieves May Have Caused Quincy City Hall Blaze

Authorities say a three-alarm fire inside Quincy’s old City Hall may have been started by thieves after copper piping. No one was hurt in the blaze reported at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. The 170-year-old building is not being used but …

Wal-Mart Seeks Settlement in Tracy Morgan Limo Crash Suit

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it wants to settle a negligence lawsuit by actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, a day after blaming the celebrity for injuries he sustained when his limousine bus was struck by a speeding company truck. Morgan, 45, and two …

New York City Plans Crackdown on Unsafe Taxi Drivers

New York City is cracking down on unsafe taxi drivers. The Taxi and Limousine Commission issued 5,000 safety-related summonses so far this year. That’s a 95 percent increase from last year. The New York Post reports that the jump came …

Washington D.C. Council Considers Giving Bicyclists More Rights

The D.C. Council is considering changing a law to give bicyclists a better chance to recoup medical costs after collisions with cars. A District liability law currently requires accidents to be 100 percent the driver’s fault for a bicyclist to …

Supreme Court May Hear Jones Act Case

William Smith Dize’s life revolved around water. The boat captain worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and when he wasn’t operating a boat, he was working on them and around the dock. But when Dize got sick and sued …

57 Motorcyclists Cited at Long Island Safety Checkpoint

More than 50 motorcyclists were issued summonses during a safety checkpoint on Long Island, New York. Suffolk County police say 134 motorcycles were stopped between 11:05 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The checkpoint was set up on the eastbound …

New York Racer’s Family Still Blames Stewart for Death

The family of an upstate New York sprint car racer who was hit and killed by NASCAR star Tony Stewart says they’ll “pursue all remedies” after a grand jury decision not to charge Stewart. In a brief statement read by …

Maryland County Approves $9.1M to Make Walkways ADA Compliant

Frederick County officials in western Maryland have approved paying more than $9 million to fix sidewalks and ramps that fail to meet the standards of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. County commissioners made that unanimous decision Thursday. The move …

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