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Little League Sued Over Bunk Bed Fall, Head injury

A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during last month’s Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital and his family is suing the league and the company …

Subway Trains in New York City Getting Security Cameras

Security cameras, which are already ubiquitous on New York’s streets, will soon be installed in all of the city’s nearly 6,400 subway cars as officials work to rebuild riders’ faith in the system’s safety. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to …

Penn. Collision Center Owner Allegedly Submitted $426K in Falsified Insurance Claims

The owner of a Pennsylvania collision repair shop submitted nearly 300 false insurance claims over several years to four insurance companies, pocketing more than $426,000 in payouts, according to the Bucks Country District Attorney’s Office. John Paul Reis, 56, of …

University Reaches Settlement With Hazing Victim’s Family

Virginia Commonwealth University will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a young man who died after a 2021 fraternity hazing incident as part of a recent settlement agreement. The agreement with the family of Adam Oakes also requires …

WCRI Finds Delaware Law Cut Workers’ Comp Medical Claim Costs by 33%

A Delaware workers’ compensation law passed in 2014 has succeeded in lowering workers’ compensation medical claim costs, new research shows. The report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found the average medical payment per claim decreased about 33 percent …

5 Doctors Plead Guilty in W.V. Hope Clinic Pain Pill Scheme

Five doctors pleaded guilty in a pain pill prescription scheme involving clinics in West Virginia and Virginia, federal prosecutors said Monday. The scheme was tied to the Hope Clinic and involved prescribing oxycodone and other controlled substances that weren’t for …

Virginia Resilience Lab Will Roll With Rising Tides

The Elizabeth River Project’s latest work in Norfolk, Virginia, doesn’t fight the rising tide. It will roll with it. The environmental group is constructing a 6,500-foot resilience lab along Colley Avenue and Knitting Mill Creek. The building has an intentional …

Mass. Law Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s License Faces Repeal

Massachusetts voters will get the chance to decide whether the state should reject a new law allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses. The secretary of the commonwealth’s office announced late Friday that it had certified …

Former MLB Pitcher Turned NYC Cop Varvaro Dies in Car Crash

Anthony Varvaro, a former Major League Baseball pitcher who retired in 2016 to become a police officer in the New York City area, was killed in a car crash Sunday morning on his way to work at the Sept. 11 …

More Rainfall After Downpours Flooded Rhode Island Streets

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The heavy rain that caused street flooding and forced the closure of major roads in Rhode Island on Labor Day continued on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly 11 inches of rain had fallen …

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