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Latest Train Collision in Arkansas Will Renew Call for Safety

A deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas proves more needs to be done to improve safety, but implementing fixes industrywide likely won’t occur before a federal deadline, a transportation expert said Monday. Two Union Pacific crew members were killed and …

Texas Man Guilty in Insurance Fraud Case

A 42-year-old Nederland, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations related to fraudulent insurance claims in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced. Antonio Govea Figueroa pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges before U.S. Magistrate …

Texas Arson Dog Moving Up

On a recent afternoon, Kai – a former shelter dog whose outlook once looked bleak – hopped out of a black Ford Crown Victoria and was ordered to “seek.” Once that word was spoken, the man on the other end …

Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Staging Auto Crashes

A 32-year-old Port Arthur, Texas, woman has pleaded guilty in a case involving staged auto crashes and fraudulent insurance claims, according to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales for the Eastern District of Texas. Shawnta Rene Bell Jones pleaded guilty to …

Caliber Collision Opens New Collision Repair Center Near Houston

Caliber Collision Centers announced the opening of its 63rd Texas location in the greater Houston area. Caliber Collision’s new Tomball location, with over 15,000 square feet of space, opened for business at 28310 State Highway 249, in Tomball, Texas. The …

Louisiana Drunk Driving Campaign Runs Through Labor Day

Law enforcement from around the state are in the midst of a statewide push to curb impaired driving. ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ will continue through Labor Day, Sept. 1. State police Sgt. James Anderson tells the American Press …

Red Cross Opens Disaster Warehouse in Texas

The American Red Cross has chosen North Texas for the assistance group’s largest U.S. disaster supplies warehouse. Red Cross officials on Friday announced the Disaster Field Supply Center in Arlington will have enough items to support up to 100,000 victims. …

Dallas DA Allegedly Mishandled Car Crash With Settlement

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins’ office used money from an asset-forfeiture fund to pay about $50,000 to the driver of a car that Watkins hit while driving a county-owned vehicle, according to a television station’s report. The settlement was …

Ex-Oklahoma Attorney General Lawyer Files Wrongful Termination Claim

A former Oklahoma assistant attorney general has filed a wrongful termination claim against the state. Ted Rossier filed the $175,000 claim Thursday with the State Office of Risk Management, The Oklahoman reported. He is seeking a statement “absolving me of …

Improvements Planned to Strengthen South Louisiana Civic Center

The Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center in southern Louisiana would be able to withstand Category 3 hurricane winds after completion of a roughly $2.2 million project the Parish Council is considering. The Courier reports the council introduced an ordinance to upgrade center’s …

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