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Cause of North Carolina Deck Collapse that Injured 23 Under Investigation

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a deck to collapse as a family was taking a group photo at their rented beach house in North Carolina. The collapse July 4 sent 23 people to the hospital, authorities said. The …

Severe Storms, Tornado Damage Homes, Injure 7 in Illinois

At least seven people were injured as severe thunderstorms that swept across northern Illinois spawned a tornado, damaged homes and uprooted trees. Particularly hard hit Monday night was Coal City, a community of approximately 5,000 residents about 60 miles southwest …

Oregon Woman Hit by Errant Golf Ball Sues Course

A California woman and her husband seek $900,000 in a lawsuit alleging she suffered serious injuries when struck by an errant golf ball while visiting the Oregon coast two summers ago. The suit filed last week in Portland says Joan Eckerstrom …

Wyoming Couple Sues Vapor Cigarette Dealer Over Injuries

A Casper, Wyo. couple is suing a local vapor cigarette company, saying the battery in one of the devices exploded and caused injuries. The lawsuit filed by Joshua and Allison Seel says Joshua suffered burns to his leg and genitals …

Iowa, South Dakota Towns Assessing Tornado Damage

Residents of the tornado-ravaged Iowa and South Dakota towns are beginning to assess property damage after twisters hit on Sunday. In South Dakota, the Tripp-Delmont School District called off classes on May 11 because school facilities are being used for emergency …

5 Dead After Twisters Hit Texas, Arkansas

Emergency responders on May 11 searched through wreckage in parts of the states of Texas and Arkansas after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at least five people, including a young couple whose daughter survived. At daybreak, as …

Storms Sweep Through Oklahoma with Tornadoes, Hail

Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt announced that Oklahoma’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 25 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that hit the state on …

5.8 Quake Struck in Remote Alaska

An earthquake struck in a remote area of Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain and there were no reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.8 temblor occurred at 6:47 p.m. Friday and was centered about 65 miles …

Bus Passengers File Suit over Crash Near Indianapolis

Four people who were on board a double-decker passenger bus that crashed near Indianapolis, Ind., are suing the bus company. The Chicago residents filed the lawsuit Oct. 15 in a Cook County, Ill., court, claiming negligence by the Megabus line …

Floor Collapses at Texas Home, 36 Taken to Hospitals

A floor collapsed under a large crowd of people gathered for a religious event at a suburban Houston home, sending three dozen people to hospitals, though most suffered minor injuries, authorities said. The collapse occurred while as many as 125 …