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South Dakota Lawmakers Look at Teen Driving Safety Measures

A South Dakota legislative panel is looking at a proposal that would prohibit beginning drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel. The proposal is part of a package of bills recommended by a task force that was created a …

Zorb Ride in Russian Mountains Proves Deadly

It was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball that is to be one of the symbols of next year’s Winter Olympics; it ended in tragedy for the two Russian men inside. …

West Virginia Reports Nine Tree-Stand Injuries, One Death

With one death already reported, West Virginia wildlife officials are urging hunters to use a harness and other safety measures when they hunt from a tree stand. Lt. Tim Coleman of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says nine …

New Kansas Driver’s Licenses Have Added Security

Kansas driver’s licenses are getting a new look and added security features to guard against counterfeiting and fraud. The Department of Revenue showed off the new design at an event Tuesday with Gov. Sam Brownback and Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan. …

OSHA Proposes $164,000 in Fines for Colorado Plant

Vestas Towers America Inc. says it has enhanced safety measures since an employee at its wind turbine manufacturing plant in Pueblo suffered a broken wrist and partial amputation of two fingers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected after the …