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Eight Days After Cyberattack, Baltimore’s Network Still Hobbled

More than a week after a cyberattack hobbled Baltimore’s computer network, city officials said Wednesday they can’t predict when its overall system will be up and running and continued to give only the broadest outlines of the problem. Baltimore’s government …

Pennsylvania Opens Investigation into Gas Liquids Pipeline

Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation into construction on a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline project across southern Pennsylvania that has been blamed for polluting waterways in dozens of places and causing sinkholes near …

Criminal Investigation of NiSource Launched Over Massachusetts Gas Explosions

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of utility company NiSource Inc over gas explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities that killed one person and injured at least 21 others in September, the company disclosed on Thursday. Grand jury …

Three Dead After Pennsylvania Car Explosion

A car explosion that rocked downtown Allentown, Penn., left three males dead, including the likely “perpetrator,” officials said Sunday as federal authorities who are leading the investigation looked ahead to autopsies. “We know there’s been a criminal incident,” District Attorney …

Massachusetts Auto Auction Where Five Died Assessed $200K in Penalties

Federal workplace safety regulators say a Massachusetts auto auction where five people died when a vehicle careened into a crowd last May has agreed to pay $200,000 in penalties. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced …

North Carolina Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced the arrest of Stacy Dewhite Brown, 50, of Raleigh, N.C. He is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense. North Carolina Department of …

Feds Investigate Illinois Firm Fined for Exposing Staff to Asbestos

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration proceedings against an Illinois construction company fined for allegedly importing Mexican workers to remove asbestos are on hold as federal officials look into possible criminal activity by the company. OSHA last year fined Joseph …

Officials to Launch Criminal Investigation into Texas Fertilizer Explosion

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw has directed the Texas Rangers to join McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in launching a criminal investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in West, Texas, on April 17. “This …