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Falling Tree Branch Critically Injures New York Man

State police say an eastern New York man is in critical condition after he was struck in the head by a falling tree branch while clearing dead trees. Troopers say 41-year-old Todd Croshier of Pleasant Valley was in the woods …

North Dakota Man Sues Sugar Company for Causing Fall

A man who claims American Crystal Sugar Co.’s failure to keep ice off a scale platform caused his fall and injury is suing the company for $50,000. The Grand Forks Herald reports that Dean Dauner filed his suit in Traill …

11 Firefighters Injured in Home of New Jersey Hoarder

A fire in the home of a New Jersey hoarder has killed 20 cats and injured 11 firefighters, most of them from throwing piles of heavy debris. Passaic Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost tells The Record newspaper that Tuesday’s blaze was …

West Texas Has 3rd Earthquake Since Late November

The U.S. Geological Survey website says a 3.2 magnitude earthquake happened at 8:46 a.m. Saturday, centered 5 miles north-northeast of Snyder, in Scurry County. The area is 78 miles southeast of Lubbock. Authorities had had no immediate reports of injury …

Texas Gun Shop Bullet Goes Through Wall, 1 Hurt

Authorities say a man at a business next to a South Texas gun shop has suffered a facial wound after a bullet was accidentally fired through the shared wall. Jourdanton police Chief Eric Kaiser says a worker at The Bullet …

Iowa Veterans Home Fined After Falls

Iowa’s nursing home for veterans has ended a program in which residents transported other residents who use wheelchairs around the campus, following a bloody accident in which an elderly woman fell face-first into concrete and broke her nose, its top …

South Carolina Court Tosses Case of Man Hurt in Softball Game

People playing contact sports assume the risk they will be injured, South Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled Monday, upholding a lower court’s ruling that said a man injured in a softball game should have known he could be hurt. David Cole …

Florida Boy Struck by Float in Holiday Parade

A 5-year-old boy is recovering after he was struck by a float during a parade in southwest Florida. Dade City Police officials say it’s unclear whether the boy was run over or just knocked down during Friday’s parade. The child …

Explosion Rocks Ohio Restaurant, 1 Man Hurt

An explosion at a closed restaurant near the University of Cincinnati has blown out the building’s windows and front door and sent one person to the hospital. Fire officials could not immediately say what caused Sunday night’s blast at the …

High Winds Blamed for Fires, Injury in Colorado

An emergency fire ban remains in effect in Boulder County, Colo., where high winds Saturday were blamed for three fires and the closure of a farmers market. The three small blazes were whipped by winds as high as 84 miles …