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Pilot in Iowa Fatal Boat Crash Offers Insurance Money

A man facing lawsuits involving a jon boat crash that killed four people and injured six others on the Mississippi River in 2012 has agreed to hand over $300,000 from an insurance policy, but he wants a judge to absolve …

Iowa Drivers Repeatedly Slam Into Bridge

A low bridge in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is proving challenging to motorists. Drivers of tall vehicles have hit the Canadian National Railroad bridge twice this week and at least five times this year. The bridge is on the north side …

Loss of Fire-Damaged Vehicles to Slow Work in Nebraska City

Gibbon officials say damage from the fire that destroyed several vehicles and a city shop building wasn’t as bad as feared but still will slow routine maintenance and various projects this summer. The south-central Nebraska city lost four pickups and …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Agency Settles Overcharges Lawsuit

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has reached an agreement in principle to settle the San Allen case, a class action lawsuit filed in 2007 against the BWC over the pricing of workers’ comp policies that were in place between …

Former Missouri Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Making a False Vandalism Claim

The former police chief of Perryville, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report and will serve 10 days in jail The Southeast Missourian reports that as part of a plea agreement, Keith Tarrillion on …

Slow North Dakota Oil Patch Fire Alert Raises Concern

A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota’s booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when a facility storing …

Cleanup of Minnesota School Destroyed by Fire Involves Asbestos

Minnesota’s health department and pollution control agency are getting involved in the demolition and cleanup of a historic school in St. Cloud that was destroyed by fire. Mike Adair of Legacy Services Corp. will manage the project. He tells the …

Blood Tests for DWI Cases Costly for Indiana County

In the hands of a jury, a simple blood test can mean the difference between a drunken driver who is convicted and one who walks free. With the popularity of crime dramas causing what public safety officials call “the CSI …

Bedbugs Discovered in Detroit EMS Rig

A Detroit, Mich., fire official says an emergency medical services unit is being disinfected after bedbugs were found in an ambulance. Chief Dale Bradley said Wednesday that the fumigation of an EMS unit attached to Engine Company 54 represents a …

North Dakota Oil Company Fire Investigated

Federal and state investigators were at a Williston, N.D., oil supply and logistics company on Wednesday, a day after a massive fire disrupted road and air traffic. Williams County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lorrie Wilson said officials with the state fire …

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