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State Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Driving as Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Plow trucks and shovelers in the Northeast attacked the region’s newest winter storm as fresh powder piled on top of ever-growing piles and whiteout conditions made roads unsafe, immobilizing millions of residents. Winter storm warnings were in effect from upstate …

Philadelphia Insurance Companies in Pennsylvania Promotes 5 Employees

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), a commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance company for niche markets based in Bala Cynwyd, Penn., has promoted five employees to vice president. Yvonne Burgess, Michael Ricca and Chris Rosecrans are now vice presidents in the …

Families Beg to Close New Jersey Beach Where 3 Died as Sand Gave Way

Relatives of three people who died when the sand at a New Jersey beach gave way beneath their feet begged a judge to permanently close the beach, saying it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies there. Relatives …

Rolling Stone Defamation Case Over Rape Story Back in Virginia Court

Attorneys for Rolling Stone magazine are heading back to federal court to try to overturn a jury’s defamation verdict over its botched story “A Rape on Campus.” A judge is holding a hearing in Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday to consider …

New York Museum Ends Shia LaBeouf Project, Citing Safety Concerns

The Museum of the Moving Image announced Friday it has closed a performance art project involving Shia LaBeouf, citing “serious public safety hazards.” The project involved the actor and others chanting “He will not divide us” in front of a …

Governor Christie Approves Uber and Lyft to Operate in New Jersey

It’s now legal for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in New Jersey. Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed off on a measure approved by lawmakers in December to regulate the services and make them legal. The …

Goodyear to Pay $1.75M After Four Deaths at Virginia Factory

Goodyear will pay $1.75 million to settle workplace health and safety violations at its Danville, Va., tire plant where four workers died on the job over the course of a year, officials announced Friday. Goodyear, the United Steelworkers and the …

Four Critical Defects Found in Latest Oil Train Inspections in New York

State and federal inspectors found four critical defects and 42 non-critical ones in the latest round of oil train and track inspections across New York state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the targeted inspections of tank cars and tracks are critical …

Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Fatal Fire

A Biddeford, Maine, man has pleaded guilty to setting a fire that claimed two lives there when he was 18 years old. Dylan Collins pleaded guilty Tuesday in Superior Court in Alfred, Maine, to one count of arson and to …

Fire Causes About $800K in Damage to Condo Buildings at Maine Ski Resort

Maine fire officials say two condominium buildings were destroyed by fire at Saddleback Mountain. Rangeley Fire Rescue Chief Tim Pellerin says two others were saved, and no injuries were reported during the Tuesday evening fire. The Sun Journal reports 16 …

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