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Louisiana Parish Approves Stricter Dangerous Dog Ordinance

The Lafourche Parish Council in has approved a measure to tighten ownership restrictions for dangerous and vicious dogs. As with a similar law passed by the Terrebonne Parish Council this summer, The Courier reports the ordinance is not breed specific. …

Mississippi City Council Discusses Dangerous Dogs

The Tupelo City Council, in Miss., is trying to come up with a law to better protect citizens from dangerous dogs. WTVA TV reports veterinarian Stephen King expressed concern Tuesday about any new law that would target specific breeds. Being …

Atlantic City, New Jersey To Bill For Fire Calls

Atlantic City has decided to bill insurance companies for fire department services. The City Council approved the ordinance Wednesday without setting fees. Glassboro implemented such a system in 2005. Fire Chief Ralph Johnson told The Press of Atlantic City the …

One Frustrated Florida County Tackles Auto Insurance Fraud On Its Own

One county in Florida has decided not to wait on state lawmakers’ promise to address the insurance fraud and fix the state’s automobile no-fault law. It has passed its own ordinance to crack down on fraudulent medical clinics. The Hillsborough …

Distracted Alabama Drivers Rack Up Over 270 Tickets

The Montgomery Police Department has cited 274 drivers for violating a distracted driving ordinance that was enforced starting a year ago. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the city council passed the ordinance in August 2010, and after a 30-day grace period, …

Debate over Home Fire Sprinklers Heats up in Maine

The debate over whether to mandate fire sprinklers in new homes is heating up in Maine. South Portland City Council is expected to take up the issue later this summer. If it passes, South Portland would join Portland, Westbrook and …

Utah City Considers Banning Skateboards on Streets

A northern Utah city may ban skateboards on streets because of a concern about vehicle and pedestrian safety. The Logan Herald Journal reports Richmond city officials are considering an ordinance to prohibit the skateboarders because of complaints about riders in …