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Fireworks Explosion Kills One, Injures Another in Pennsylvania

The explosion of two tractor-trailers filled with fireworks in eastern Pennsylvania, killing one person and injuring another, is under investigation, officials said Wednesday. The Lehigh County coroner said 50-year-old Brian Ehret of Zionsville in Lower Milford Township was pronounced dead …

5 Things Not to do This Thanksgiving

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com A burnt-to-a-crisp turkey served along a side of political discourse is just one potential disaster your insureds might face this Thanksgiving. Help things go without a hitch by sharing these …

Texas Town Faces Questions After Arson Blamed for Fertilizer Plant Blast

One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property: What caused the blaze? On May 11, …

California Governor Signs Beer Bikes Bill into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing beer bikes to operate on city streets. The governor’s office tweeted a photo of Brown signing the bill on a beer bike in Sacramento Sunday with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, and …

Super Bowl Spells 77% Rise in Alcohol-Related Vehicle Crashes in California

Super Bowl Sunday is among the most dangerous days to venture onto California roads as gatherings for the game at parties or restaurants prompt drivers to consume alcohol. More drinking-related crashes happen in California on the day of the National …

Wyoming Women Struck By Car Sue Bar That Served Driver

Two women who were struck by a car outside a Cheyenne, Wyo. bar have filed civil complaints against the bar owners arguing bar employees knowingly served alcohol to the underage driver who hit them. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Christine …

Family Of DUI Victims Sues Montana Bar

A Montana woman whose mother and daughter died in a drunken driving crash has filed a lawsuit against a Helena bar, alleging the driver was served alcohol shortly before the crash, despite being visibly intoxicated. The Independent Record reported Heather …

Alabama Bars’ Machines Let Drinkers Test Alcohol Level

The latest electronic novelty popping up in local bars in Alabama might spare someone a night in jail or even save a life — or it might just become another drinking game. Breathalyzer machines have been installed at several bars …

Measuring the Full Impact of Teen Driver Crashes

The impact of teen driver crashes extends far beyond teen drivers’ families and friends, according to a new report. In 2008, more than half a million (681,000) people were involved in crashes where a teen driver was behind the wheel. …