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Lawsuit Alleges ADT Failed to Alert Officers to Alarms for Kansas Fire

Security services company ADT received alarms at a burning Topeka, Kansas, home with a woman inside but didn’t alert authorities about the deadly fire, according to a lawsuit. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of Elizabeth Frost’s …

Subcontractor ‘On Site’ Ahead of Fatal Wisconsin Blast

A communications company said Thursday that a subcontractor was working “on site” before an explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter this week. Authorities have said a crew punctured a natural gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday, resulting in …

North Dakota RV Park Residents Didn’t Hear Tornado Sirens

Warning sirens were sounded before a tornado ravaged an RV park in a city on the North Dakota oil patch, but park residents said they didn’t hear them, authorities said Wednesday. A newborn baby was killed and more than two …

Safety Concerns Keep 4 Kansas Water Park Rides Shut Down

Four rides at a Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated remain closed two months after auditors found that the rides did not comply with state requirements for amusement park rides. Permits for the four rides at the …

Kansas Family’s Insurance Pays After Boy Topples Sculpture

A Kansas city has received $107,000 from a family’s insurance company after a 5-year-old boy accidentally knocked over a $132,000 sculpture at a community center. Sarah Goodman tells the Kansas City Star the incident happened last month at Overland Park’s …

North Dakota Farmers Want Change in Crop Insurance Payments

North Dakota’s largest farm group is pushing for adjustments to price adjustments to the PLC (Price Loss Coverage) program and to crop insurance payments to protect farmers from international trade retaliations. The U.S. House and Senate versions of a new …

Residents Begin Cleanup After Iowa Flooding

Residents in the Des Moines, iowa, area are cleaning up after deadly floods destroyed homes and submerged cars, while officials work to tally up the full extent of the damage. Heavy rains over the weekend forced the evacuation of numerous …

Michigan Appeals Court Rules for Driver in Car Wash Fall

The Michigan appeals court is breaking new legal ground – at a self-serve car wash. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that a woman who fell while washing her car can seek payment for her injuries from her car …

Drivers Ignoring Rules Along Michigan Overpass

Police crash reports show truck drivers often ignore safety regulations along a western Michigan overpass that state officials said has been struck up to 11 times this year. William Massey is a safety specialist with the Michigan Center for Truck …

Family Settles Suit for $13M Over Indiana Couple Killed by Drunk Driver

The family of a central Indiana couple who died after a repeat drunk driver struck them in Seattle has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the West Coast city for $13 million. The family of Dennis and Judy Schulte settled …

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