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Settlement Reached in Missouri Traffic Camera Lawsuit

Hundreds of thousands of people who got tickets when their vehicles were photographed running red lights in Missouri could be in line to get some money back, under a proposed legal settlement announced on Sept. 26. Attorneys for ticketed drivers …

Bed Sores Top List of Indiana’s Most Common Medical Error

The latest state medical error report shows bed sores were the most reported problem against last year, when the number of incidents grew by half. The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that hospitals and clinics reported 45 stage …

Detroit Pedestrian Bridge Struck by Trash Truck Collapses

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a Detroit, Mich., freeway after a trash truck struck the overpass early Friday, leaving the truck driver dead and snarling rush hour traffic, officials said. Two other vehicles were struck by debris, but no one …

Michigan Man Attacked in Strip Club Loses Liability Appeal

A man who was tortured in the basement of a Detroit-area strip club can’t seek financial damages from the owner of the building. The Michigan appeals court says the Bada Bing Club was run by a private contractor who was …

Fire at Illinois Air Traffic Center Disrupts Flights

Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled after a contract employee allegedly set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation’s busiest airports. Brian Howard, …

Additional $1B Rebate to Employers Approved by Ohio BWC Board Approves

Ohio employers will receive another $1 billion rebate and workers will benefit from a major new investment in worker safety research and training, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). The BWC’s board has approved “Another Billion Back,” …

Additional Minnesota Counties Qualify for Disaster Aid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 18 more Minnesota counties as primary natural disaster areas due to heavy rain, flooding and cold temperatures from May 1 through July 1. The designation makes farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible …

Missouri Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Tornado Repair Fraud

A southwest Missouri contractor is going to prison for stealing more than $73,000 from an elderly Joplin couple who hired him to repair their home after the May 2011 tornado. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 59-year-old Terry Alton Parker, of …

Wisconsin Teen Crash Victims’ Families Drop GM Suit

The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker. The Oct. 24, 2006, crash that killed …

Unrest in Ferguson Missouri Cost County $4.2M

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., that followed the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer has cost St. Louis County more than $4 million. The county’s chief operating officer, Garry Earls, told KMOV-TV that $2.6 million …

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