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Baltimore Women Awarded $3.8M in Lead Paint Suit

A jury has awarded more than $3.8 million to two Baltimore, Md., women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint as babies. The Baltimore City Circuit Court jury reached that verdict after two hours of deliberations …

Pedestrian Discovers Hole in Vermont Bridge

A 4-by-4-foot hole has forced part of a bridge to close in Brattleboro, Vermont. An engineer is expected to inspect the Elliot Street bridge over the Whetstone Brook on Tuesday. The Brattleboro Reformer reports the bridge was built in 1946 …

New Jersey Red Light Camera Critic and Supporter Plan to Tour Facility

The most ardent critic of New Jersey’s red light camera program is scheduled to meet with one of the program’s biggest supporters. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is to travel to Linden on Monday afternoon for a tour of the facility where …

Coverys Hires Murphy as New Chief Operating Officer

Mass.-based Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance, named Joseph Murphy as the company‚Äôs new chief operating officer, effective January 5, 2015. In his new role as COO, Murphy will oversee underwriting, marketing and risk management, and will play …

Vermont to Enforce Seatbelt Law During Thanksgiving Holiday

The Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program is going to be sponsoring a holiday “Click It or Ticket” campaign to encourage the use of seatbelts and child safety seats. Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 26, motorists in Vermont can expect to see …

Pit Bull Owners Support Rhode Island City’s Ending of Ban

Dozens of pit bull owners paraded with their dogs in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to celebrate their legal victory that overturned its decade-long ban on pit bills. About 40 dogs and their owners on Sunday celebrated a Superior Court judge’s Nov. …

Pennsylvania Court Rules $500,000 Limit Proper for Girl Run Over by Bus

Pennsylvania’s highest court is upholding a decision that reduced a jury award for a girl who was run over by a school bus in suburban Philadelphia from $14 million to $500,000. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the $500,000 cap …

Upstate New York Residents See More Roof Collapses After Record Snowfall

Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. The three-day snowfall total reached 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more in the Buffalo area. Some areas received …

Family Wins $6.75M Award in Botox Suit

A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son’s cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a $6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday. The verdict, in U.S. District Court in …

Flooding Worries for Buffalo Residents

Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the New York city’s mayor said Sunday. A ban on driving will continue in …

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