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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 …

Minnesota Sees Spike in Motorcycle Deaths, Injuries

The number of motorcycle fatalities and injuries have spiked in Minnesota. The Department of Public Safety says five people on motorcycles were killed last week and 28 others have been injured. The Star Tribune says four of the five riders …

Washington Schools To Pay $6.9M Settlement For Fall

The Toppenish School District has agreed to pay $6.9 million to the family of an infant who fell through bleachers at a soccer game and suffered lifelong debilitating injuries. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the $6.9 million settlement was reached …

Oklahoma Homes Earthquake Shaken On Christmas

It wasn’t Santa and his reindeer landing on roofs that shook some central Oklahoma homes early Christmas morning. A small earthquake struck near Spencer at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geology Survey. There were no immediate reports …

Safety Fears Spur Regulations For Trampoline Gyms In Utah, California

Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and bouncing. At one point, Merrill leaped …

Court: No Workers’ Comp For Oregon Dock Urinator

A federal appeals court says an Oregon longshoreman who got drunk on the job, urinated while standing on a dock and then fell 6 feet onto concrete should not get workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries. Gary Schwirse drank at …

Six Flags Roller Coaster Had Previous Injuries; Min. $1M in Liability Coverage

Nearly a dozen people reported being injured in the last five years while riding the Texas roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death last week, though the most serious injuries appear to be a concussion and muscles …