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San Diego Mall Sued for Parking Lot Deaths

A lawsuit alleges a San Diego, Calif., shopping mall was negligent in not providing better security measures that might have prevented the Christmas Eve shooting deaths of three people in its parking lot. The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that …

Immigrants Closer to Getting Driver’s Licenses in Arizona

An order by the U.S. Supreme Court has moved thousands of young immigrants a step closer to obtaining driver’s licenses in Arizona. The high court on Wednesday denied a request by Gov. Jan Brewer to put a previous decision by …

Colorado Awards $8M for Marijuana Research

Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot’s medical potential. The grants to be awarded by the state Board of Health would go …

Los Angeles Police Plan to Have 7,000 Body Cameras in 2015

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making LA’s police department the nation’s largest law enforcement agency to move forward with such an ambitious expansion of the …

LAPD and NICB Issue Warning on Bandit Tow Truck Scams

The Los Angeles Police Department and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) are warning motorists of a growing problem with unauthorized tow truck operators in the LA area. These “bandit” tow truck operators monitor police radios and respond to accidents …

Colorado Jury Awards $11M to Inmate Who Suffered Stroke

A federal jury has awarded $11 million to a former Jefferson County, Co., jail inmate who said a nurse ignored his medical needs while he suffered a stroke. The jury on Monday found that Correctional Healthcare Companies and the nurse …

New Mexico Agency Overwhelmed by Disaster Relief Requests

Records show relief aid for New Mexico communities affected by fires and flooding was slowed by dysfunction within the state Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department. A review of internal reports, emails and audits obtained by The Santa Fe New …

Arizona’s London Bridge Temporarily Fixed

Temporary repairs to London Bridge are in place following a weekend accident which took out some of the Lake Havasu City landmark’s railing. The Today’s News-Herald reports that city workers on Saturday temporarily replaced 40 feet of granite railing with …

Oregon School District Re-Examines Ski Coach Role as Bus Driver

A ski coach in Central Oregon has been removed from bus driving duty after a bus he was driving carrying the high school ski team hit a patch of slush and went off the road, over a bank, and rolled. …

Wyoming Lawmakers Consider $50K Fatal Accident Fines

Wyoming state legislators are discussing whether to require a $50,000 fine for any company where a safety violation causes the death of one of its workers. The draft legislation heads before the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee in …

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