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Pilot Error, Fatigue Caused Deadly Georgia Jet Crash

Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a …

Georgia Tornadoes Caused Estimated $6M in Damage

The Georgia Insurance Commissioner says consumers have reported multimillion dollar insured losses from a storm that included several tornadoes. Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a statement Monday that reported damage from last week’s storm is estimated to be roughly $6 …

Defense Attorneys Want Word ‘Hazing’ Excluded From Trial

Defense attorneys for the four Florida A&M band members charged in a drum major’s death are going before a judge to ask that the word “hazing” not be allowed to be used at their trial next week. Defense attorneys on …

Florida DOT Installs Beacons to Help Prevent Wrong Way Crashes

Eleven people have died since February in the Tampa Bay area because of wrong way crashes, and area law enforcement officers are trying to prevent more deaths. WFLA reports that Florida Department of Transportation officials say new beacons will be …

Small Georgia City Tops List of Traffic Fines in Atlanta

A five-year analysis of tickets issued in Georgia shows that Doraville – a small suburban Atlanta city – has issued the most traffic fines per capita in metro Atlanta. Doraville City Manager Shawn Gillen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the police …

Failing Bridges a Concern for Mississippi Legislators

Mention highway safety and people have all sorts of ideas of what that means. To the Highway Patrol, it suggests expanding the ranks of state troopers. For the Mississippi Department of Transportation, it’s a well-maintained road system. For Mothers Against …

Crane Tips Over Onto Cars, Home in Florida

A Tampa Bay-area home was damaged along with three vehicles and a travel trailer when a crane tipped over. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the crane operator jumped to safety when the crane he was using to remove a …

Corvette Museum Sinkhole Repair to Begin Next Month

The National Corvette Museum says work will start in about three weeks to fill a massive sinkhole that opened up in February and allowed eight prized sports cars to topple inside. The project’s schedule calls for completion by July at …

West Virginia Receives Federal Aid for 2013 Storm Cleanup

WorkForce West Virginia has received more than $203,000 in federal funding to help pay for an ongoing cleanup following severe storms and flooding in 2013. The U.S. Department of Labor says the $203,940 emergency grant will be used to continue …

North Carolina Holds Hearing on Homeowners Insurance Rates

North Carolina’s insurance commissioner held a hearing on a request from companies that want to increase homeowner insurance prices by an average of more than 25 percent in January. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin held the …

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