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Pennsylvania Survivor Recalls Devastating Flood in 1972

Charles Schilling, like so many others, lost everything in the 1972 Hurricane Agnes flood. He still has newspaper accounts of the devastating natural disaster that he can read and re-read in case he wants to remember everything about June 23, …

New Jersey Test Site for Drone Use During Disasters

How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, drones might be the lifesaver. That idea was put to the test last week in New Jersey as a drone …

New York Limits Initial Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days

New York is limiting opioid drug prescriptions to seven days of painkillers following a patient’s initial visit to a doctor. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, signing the new law Wednesday, said it’s among four significant measures that he and state lawmakers are …

Rough Ride Theory a Twist in Freddie Gray Police Custody Death Case

Prosecutors introduced a new theory as a murder trial started for a Baltimore, Md., police van driver charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in the back of the wagon. Not only …

Media Groups Ask Judge to Unseal Sandusky Insurance Records

Media groups have asked a Philadelphia judge to unseal insurance documents that could address whether Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was told in the mid-1970s that his assistant was molesting boys. The media groups also asked the judge Thursday …

Family of Worker Killed in Philadelphia Crash Sues Amtrak

A lawyer filing suit over a fatal Amtrak crash near Philadelphia blamed a “colossal miscommunication” for the deaths of two rail workers killed when a train traveling 106 mph struck a backhoe on the same track. Lawyers filed a negligence …

‘Safety Villages’ Offer Kids Chance to Navigate Fire, Traffic Hazards

With the fire alarm sounding, 8-year-old Chryssa Wahl crouched beneath the smoke spreading from the kitchen stove and crawled into a bedroom and to the window, where she threw a leg over the sill and stepped her way down a …

No Advertising Injury Coverage For Sale of Counterfeit Goods

Applying New York law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that there was no advertising injury indemnity insurance coverage for nearly $35 million in judgments against an off-price luxury goods vendor, insured Ashley Reed Trading, …

New York Bill Seeks to Extend Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Deadline

Legislation before state lawmakers in New York would significantly change medical malpractice law by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment. Patients currently must file lawsuits within 21/2 years after the alleged malpractice. The bill would …

Thousands of Drivers Nabbed by Connecticut License Plate Scanners

The number of motorists pulled over by Connecticut State Police through the use of license plate scanners has skyrocketed in the past few years. The high-tech cameras mounted on some cruisers can scan as many as 1,800 license plates a …

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