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Uncertainty Can Follow Grief When Small Business Owner Dies

NEW YORK — When Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed they would have to close his homebuilding business. He’d made no plans for someone to succeed him at McLaughlin Construction, and there …

Family Files Claim Against Iowa in Man’s Death

The family of an Iowa man who died at a mental health institution has filed a claim against the state. Cleojean Olson, sister of Richard Meredith, says she recently filed the claim for $1.8 million through the State Appeal Board. …

Former North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Ingram Dies at 83

John Ingram, former North Carolina insurance commissioner who made runs for governor and the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 83. Charles Brown said his brother-in-law died at his Myrtle Beach home Sunday after suffering a heart attack. Ingram was …

NTSB Confirms Singer Jenni Rivera Dead in Mexican Plane Crash

U.S. authorities confirmed Monday that Jenni Rivera, a U.S.-born singer whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles made her a Mexican-American superstar, was killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico. The National Transportation Safety Board said it …

Austria: 1 Dead After Accident During Storm

Austrian authorities say a man has died and several other people were injured after a tree limb crashed into tents at a festival during a storm. The security department in Lower Austria province said Sunday that a 50-year-old local resident …

Trucker Cited in Louisiana Wreck of 3 Big Rigs

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, in Louisiana, says deputies have ticketed a trucker injured when his tractor-trailer rear-ended another, causing a wreck that killed 56-year-old Jim Harville of Waskom, Texas – the driver of a third big rig. Spokeswoman Cindy …

Arizona Woman Falls to Death From Las Vegas Hotel

Police and family members of an Arizona woman say the 22-year-old pre-med student fell to her death from her Las Vegas Strip hotel room after taking Ecstasy. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Emily McCaughan died early Monday after falling …

Light Rail Crash in Austin Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Hurt

Police say one person has been killed and two hurt after a Central Texas light rail commuter train hit a car during rush hour. Capital Metro spokeswoman Eric McKewen says the accident happened Monday morning at a rail crossing in …

South Carolina Restaurant Denies Wreck Responsibility

The owner of a Charleston, S.C., restaurant denies it’s responsible for a manager charged with causing a wreck that killed a man in December. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the owner of Husk restaurant has asked that the …

Fire at Bangkok High-Rise Hotel Kills 1 Foreigner

A fire at a high-rise hotel in Bangkok’s main tourist district sent smoke billowing through the upper floors, killing at least one foreigner and injuring almost two dozen other people, authorities said Friday. When firefighters arrived at the 15-story Grand …