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New York Firefighters’ Group Urges Kitchen Caution on Thanksgiving

Firefighters are urging people to be careful in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has issued a holiday reminder that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires. With Thanksgiving on …

2 Baltimore Women Awarded $3.8M in Lead Paint Case

A jury has awarded more than $3.8 million to two Baltimore, Maryland, women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint as babies. The Baltimore City Circuit Court jury reached that verdict after two hours of deliberations …

Massachusetts Officials: Revamped Healthcare Website Working as Hoped

Nearly 52,000 individuals in Massachusetts have been found eligible for insurance plans that comply with the federal Affordable Care Act during the first seven days of the open enrollment period for 2015. Of those, about 24,000 were immediately enrolled in …

UVA May Extend Ban on Fraternity Activities as Board Pledges Improved Safety

University of Virginia leaders said Tuesday that a ban on fraternity activities may be extended and pledged to increase campus safety and change the school’s sex, alcohol and fraternity culture after a searing report of an alleged gang rape at …

Red-Light Camera Debate Heats Up in New Jersey

Ground zero in the debate over New Jersey’s red light camera program shifted to a crowded, sweaty city hall office in Linden, New Jersey, Monday as the program’s most ardent critic locked horns with a mayor who wants to keep …

Snowstorm Recovery Efforts Continue in Buffalo, N.Y.

The Buffalo, New York, region is continuing to recover and assess damages from last week’s record-breaking lake-effect snowstorm that brought more than 7 feet of snow to the area. State Farm spokesperson Rachael Risinger said that as of Tuesday, Nov. …

AHT Insurance in Virginia Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

Armfield Harrison & Thomas Inc. (AHT Insurance) in Leesburg, Virginia, announced that President and CEO Alexander Green is retiring, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Vermont to Enforce Seat Belt Law Over Thanksgiving Holiday

The Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program is going to be sponsoring a holiday “Click It or Ticket” campaign to encourage the use of seat belts and child safety seats. Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 26, motorists in Vermont can expect to …

NYC Incurred Record $732M in Legal Costs Last Fiscal Year

New York incurred a record $732 million in legal costs in the last fiscal year, mostly from claims of police abuse, negligence and hiring discrimination, expenses that accelerated under Mayor Bill de Blasio. The amount accrued in settlements and judgments …

Superstorm Sandy Victims Allege Racketeering in Flood Claims Review

Wright National Flood Insurance Co. and U.S. Forensic LLC, an engineering firm, were sued by New York homeowners who claim the companies conspired to manipulate reports and avoid paying for damages from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Wright, which provides coverage …

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