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John Edwards Returns to Law Practice With Med Mal Case

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case. Edwards is one of three attorneys representing the parents and guardians of a boy …

Surveillance Cameras Helping University of Kentucky Solve Crimes

Campus police at the University of Kentucky say new surveillance cameras are helping them fight crime. UK Police Chief Joe Monroe told WKYT-TV that the school has 400 cameras installed so far and another 1,600 are planned. He says security …

South Carolina Seriously Considers Texting Ban

After years of facing fierce opposition, the idea of South Carolina passing a statewide texting-while-driving ban is becoming a real possibility. Earlier this month the state Senate and House passed separate bills aimed at putting to an end to the …

Disaster Experts Want Coastal Residents Educated on Hurricane Hazards

Two of the country’s top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards. Speaking at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, the head of the …

Tennessee Ammunition Plant Explosion Ruled Accidental

The deadly explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant was accidental, according to a preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF spokesman Michael Knight said it will now be up to the Tennessee Occupational Safety and …

West Virginia Wants Input on Chemical Storage Tank Rules

West Virginia regulators are asking stakeholders for input as they begin developing rules to implement a new chemical storage tank safety law. The Water Resources Protection Act regulates above-ground storage tanks like the one that leaked at Freedom Industries on …

Mississippi Homeowners Urged to Numbers on Homes

Emergency officials say Diamondhead residents who fail to post their addresses on their homes and mail boxes are making it tough for first responders to find them during times of emergency. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports Diamondhead’s unique street names compound …

Mississippi County Hires Engineer to Examine Crumbling Roads

The Lamar County Board of Supervisors has given the county engineer approval to hire a firm that will look into why roads in at least three county subdivisions have been crumbling away. The Hattiesburg American reports that GeoCon Laboratories Inc. …

Bullied, Assaulted Florida Boy Awarded $5.2M

A South Florida jury has awarded more than $5.2 million to a boy who sued a charter school claiming he was bullied and sexually assaulted by an older student. The jury verdict Tuesday came in a lawsuit the boy and …

Florida Task Force Push Medical Malpractice Cap Amendment

Following a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, the members of a 2002 task force that supported those caps are calling for a constitutional amendment that would place the caps on …

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