Monthly Archives: May 2017

Lawsuit claims DU paying female law professors less than men

Lawsuit claims DU paying female law professors less than male counterparts University of Denver has been wholly cooperative with the EEOC since the initial filing in 2013, even attempting to reach a settlement before the lawsuit was filed.

Unfortunately, all attempts at reaching a settlement were rejected.

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EmCare loses appeal in wrongful termination lawsuit jury found in favor of the EEOC and awarded $167,000 to Trahan, $82,000 to Shaw, and $250,000 in punitive damages to Stokes, who the EEOC alleged had been subjected to a hostile work environment based on her sex and fired in retaliation for her …

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Effect Of Trump Administration On Employers

In the past, it has been aggressive after changes from a Democratic to a Republican administration.

That trend appears to have continued, as the EEOC’s lawsuit filings are up 75% over this time last year.

Chris observed that this may be because the …

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Youthful hires are ‘unwritten rule’ at restaurants, EEOC and others allege

One of Orlando’s biggest companies, Darden Restaurants, is currently battling an age-discrimination lawsuit, and it’s not alone.

New federal statistics released for 2016 show an uptick in EEOC age discrimination complaints in Florida and the United …

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IXL Learning Sued by EEOC for Retaliation EEOC filed suit (Civil #17-CV-02979) in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through conciliation.

The EEOC’s lawsuit seeks lost wages, compensatory and punitive …

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‘Your pregnancy doesn’t fit in our plans’ won’t cut it with the EEOC to the EEOC lawsuit, Brown & Brown made a written job offer to an applicant and also sent her an employment agreement for a “personal lines technical assistant” position at its Daytona Beach location.

It even went so far as to suggest start …

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EEOC accuses Maryland logistics company of religious discrimination U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 16 against XPO Mile Inc., a logistics company, for allegations of refusing to hire a Jewish job candidate who could not work on Rosh …

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Lawsuit at Columbia University roils prominent chronic fatigue syndrome research lab to the lawsuit, Hornig filed a complaint against Lipkin with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in April 2016.

Lipkin’s discrimination against her escalated when he became aware of the EEOC complaint, the lawsuit …

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Carolina Creek to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Suit its lawsuit, the EEOC charged that Carolina Creek violated federal anti-discrimination laws when it demoted Korrie L. Reed after learning she had a pregnancy-related complication.

According to the EEOC, soon after starting her position as camp …

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Ruby Tuesday Serves Age Bias in Hiring, EEOC Says Tuesday Inc. violated federal civil rights law by refusing to hire an experienced restaurant hand as a general manager in Florida because he was 59 years old, the EEOC alleged in a lawsuit filed in federal district court ( EEOC v. Ruby Tuesday …

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Automation Personnel Services to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit for Sex Discrimination, Alabama
Automation Personnel Services, Inc., a Pelham, Ala.-based staffing agency, will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency …

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UPDATE: Police Brutality Back in the News

This Is Why Cops In Salt Lake City Haven’t Killed Anyone Since 2015 made in the Salt Lake City Police Department prove that the national conversation about police brutality is making an impact and inciting change.

Note that the police chief of the department did not say any changes in the crime rate have taken …

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Federal judge dismisses Paterson man’s police brutality lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a city man alleging a police dog left him in bad shape after he resisted and ran from law enforcement officers, according to court records.

John Michael Vazquez, a United States District judge for the …

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Betty Shelby Goes Free as Police Brutality and Racism is Found Not Guilty in America’s white supremacy and state sponsored police brutality has killed us without consequence once again.

In Oklahoma, a predominantly white jury acquitted white police officer Betty Shelby of first degree manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher.

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With Nod to Harry Potter, 11th Circuit Says Police Dogs Can’t Be Sued for Excessive Force District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash had denied a motion to dismiss the complaint, finding that Jones had made “a plausible claim with respect to his allegation that the canine officer subjected him to excessive force.”

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Beechview man files suit against Aliquippa police, claims excessive force Beechview man has filed a civil lawsuit against the Aliquippa Police Department, claiming excessive force was used after he was arrested last year in the Plan …

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Third Circuit finds State Police troopers did not use excessive force
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that entered a jury verdict for four Pennsylvania State Police troopers accused of using excessive force after a high-speed chase.

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BREAKING: “Confirmed Fatalities” After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert

“Confirmed Fatalities” After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert In England Manchester Police say there are “a number of confirmed fatalities” and injuries after two explosions during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in northwest England.

Video on social media shows people scrambling to exit the venue.

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Several dead after explosion reported at Ariana Grande concert – Mashable people have died and more are injured after an explosion reportedly rocked Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert Monday night.

Videos on Twitter showed concertgoers running from the stands and screaming as police warned …

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Ariana Grande concert explosions: ‘Number of confirmed fatalities’ Sasina Akhtar told the Manchester Evening News that Grande had just finished her last song when “there was an explosion behind us at the back of the arena. We saw young girls with blood on them, everyone was screaming and people were …

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UK Police: ‘A Number Of Fatalities’ After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert
Police says there are “a number of fatalities” after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night.

Police statement on …

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DePuy $1B Pinnacle hip implant loss is in the news again

Johnson & Johnson seeks new trials after $1B Pinnacle hip implant loss lawsuits are the 3rd clutch of bellwether cases to go to trial of the nearly 9,000 in a multi-district litigation overseen by Kinkeade.

DePuy won the 1st bellwether trial in the MDL, in October 2014.

In July Kinkeade slashed the $500 million …

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DePuy Knew of Metal Hip Implant Risks in 1995 10,000 lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by the DePuy Pinnacle, an all-metal hip implant that was not recalled.

Last year, DePuy was hit with an eye-popping $1 billion jury verdict to six people who were injured.

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Judge halves $1B award in J&J hip implants case U.S. judge almost halved the award in a December jury verdict that ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to plaintiffs in six lawsuits who said they were injured by DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implants.

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Billion Dollar Verdict in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit multiple attempts by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to delay and dismiss the third DePuy Pinnacle hip implant bellwether trial, the case moved forward with outstanding results.

After 12 weeks of trial, which included 32 witnesses called and 1,346 …

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Jury levels $1B verdict against J&J’s DePuy Ortho in Pinnacle hip bellwether New Brunswick, N.J.-based health products giant, which faces roughly 8,400 lawsuits over the hip implants, said it’s planning to immediately appeal the verdict and is committed to defending itself and DePuy from further litigation over the Pinnacle …

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Driver killed, teen son injured in car crash with Amtrak train | Camas … – Camas Washougal Post Record

Driver killed, teen son injured in car crash with Amtrak train Vancouver woman died this morning and her teen son was …

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Teen killed by train while bicycling across trestle friend, who was not struck by the train, called his father on his cell phone in the nearby Oakwood Shores residential area.

The dad reportedly ran from his home to the accident scene and performed CPR on the injured teen – but the youth died at the …

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Victim of deadly Stockport train accident identified

Police have identified the man struck and killed by a train in Columbia County early Tuesday morning.

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ID of man hit, killed by train in Spartanburg say Jordan was walking on the tracks when he was clipped by the train and died from his injuries.

The train whistle was sounded, but firefighters say …

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Police: 1 person dead after being struck by train in Branford police said the incident occurred at North Harbor Street and Bridge Street along the Amtrak tracks around 2:30 p.m. Mike Tolbert of Amtrak Media Relations, said an Acela Express train was traveling from Boston to New York at the time. He added …

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Woman killed by C-Train appeared distracted before being hit woman hit and killed by a C-Train in northeast Calgary appeared to be distracted before she was struck, police officials say.

The accident happened near the Whitehorn station at 36th Street and Whitehorn Drive N.E. on the LRT’s blue line at about 8 …

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Amtrak train strikes, kills 2 men in Greensboro men were hit and killed by a passenger train in Greensboro on Monday evening, according to Susan Danielsen with the Greensboro Police Department.

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Female killed by SEPTA train in Colmar, Hatfield Township female was killed Monday morning by a SEPTA train on the tracks in Colmar, Hatfield Township, police said.

The female’s name and age were not released.

The accident happened 5:13 a.m. along the 2300 block of North Broad Street, township police said.

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Man Injured After Pickup Truck, Commuter Rail Train Crash train was delayed for about 20 to 30 minutes, according to MBTA police.

Service has since resumed.

Keolis, the private company that operates the MBTA’s commuter rail trains, said it appears the truck went around the track gates when it hit two …

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Fatal accidents in Texas continue unabated

Tragic accident claims the life of 14-year-old Forney High School softball player, Texas
The Forney community is in mourning after police say a “tragic accident” claimed the life of a 14-year-old Forney High School softball player on Tuesday night.

The softball team had gathered for a team dinner the night before they were …

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Car driver in deadly Iraan bus crash was intoxicated bus accident attracted national media attention.

A week after the fatal crash, the Iraan Braves played its state semifinal game at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.

Before and at the game, about 500 cheerleaders from throughout West Texas and beyond …

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School bush crash in Shelby County Department of Public Safety Troopers have identified the student killed Monday afternoon in a school bus crash.

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New Braunfels police identify teen in fatal auto-pedestrian accident Braunfels police have identified the teen who died in an auto-pedestrian accident on Saturday.

The victim was identified as 19-year-old David Anthony Teniente Jr. of Schertz, Texas.

Police said first responders were called to the 6200 block of I-35 …

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Police investigating fatal Mother’s day crash in Bryan investigating fatal Mother’s day crash in Bryan.

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School district releases video from bus involved in fatal crash accident was reported at around 8 a.m. Friday at the intersection of North 26th Street and Bosque Boulevard.

The bus was southbound on North 26th Street and the video shows the light turned yellow and remained on yellow as the bus entered the …

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Investigators: Possible operator error factor in fatal chairlift fall investigators blamed a fatal December ski lift accident on two factors – a malfunction of a recently modified electrical drive and control system on the Quick Draw Express and repeated speed changes “immediately prior” to the moment a …

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UPDATE: Accident Claims One Life, Injures Three accident happening overnight has claimed the life of one and has injured at least three others.

It happened after midnight at the 3900 block of Highway 59. Two cars were involved in the accident, a 2007 Camry and a 2008 G8.

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Couple’s argument ends in fatal rollover accident person is dead and another was detained following a rollover accident on Loop 1604 Saturday night.

Authorities said a couple was arguing when the girlfriend grabbed the steering wheel, causing the driver to lose control.

The car rolled over onto …

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Second Amendment may be heading to Supreme Court AGAIN

Second Amendment case Peruta vs. California may be heading to Supreme Court milestone cases involving the Second Amendment that reached the Supreme Court are District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), declaring an individual has a right to own a firearm.

The second is McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010), affirming the Second Amendment …

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Terrorists Have Praised The Gun Show Loophole, And A Furious NRA Now Has A Conspiracy Theory Why Supreme Court precedent says the Second Amendment guarantees the right of law-abiding Americans to keep a gun in the home for the purpose of self-defense.

The NRA is very sensitive to calls by terror groups to exploit loopholes in gun laws that …

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Push for Convention of the States to rein in government gains steam – Fox News“Any Constitutional right could be up for grabs from freedom of speech, the 2nd amendment, the right to privacy to overturning Supreme Court cases around marriage equality and healthcare and abortion,” Jay Riestenberg of Common Cause told …

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The Second Amendment is not for sale, Michael Bloomberg has vowed to spend at least $25 million in the 2018 election cycle to prop up anti-gun candidates and attack those who stand up for the Second …

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Carrying a Gun Does Not Justify Detention, Indiana Supreme Court Says a victory for Second and Fourth amendment rights, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled this week that public possession of a handgun is not enough, by itself, to justify stopping and questioning someone.

That conclusion is consistent with what …

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Indiana Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Rights Protected by 4th Amendment a May 9 ruling regarding a case where an individual was “detained and questioned,” then arrested for possessing a gun, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that Fourth Amendment protections cover individuals who are exercising Second Amendment rights …

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Dogs biting children on rise in San Diego

Dogs biting children on rise in San Diego Diego County is seeing a rise of dog bites on children according to Rady’s Children’s Hospital and the San Diego Humane Society.

“There were 457 dog bite cases reported last year at the emergency room and urgent cares at Rady Children’s,” said Kay …

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Ex-Patriot Dominique Easley Ordered To Pay $149K In Dog Bite Lawsuit them, Easley was facing a dog bite lawsuit.

The defensive tackle, who’s now with the Los Angeles Rams, finally was forced to pay $149,000 to Wiley Brown, a former Virginia Tech linebacker, who was bit by Easley’s pit bull, per ProFootballTalk.

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Why dog-bite cases going on unabated: HC asks Chandigarh administration dog-bite cases going on unabated: HC asks Chandigarh administration.

“I am not interested in data.

You show me what you have done to curb the menace,” the bench said as UT claimed to have sterilised 9,000 dogs to control their population.

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City of Palo Alto sued over police-dog bite Palo Alto mother has filed a lawsuit against the city and the Police Department for civil rights violations after her teenage son was bitten by a police dog, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.

The teen, identified in the …

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Kim’s Secret Hell: Inside My Son’s Nightmare Dog Attack Kim Zolciak-Biermann is finally ready to talk about what happened when her 4-year-old son, Kash Biermann, was brutally attacked by a dog.

The mom-of-six appeared on Watch What Happens Live on May 7, just weeks after the toddler was bitten in the …

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7 fresh dog-bite cases

At Mataur village, three children — Udayveer Singh (7), Karanveer Singh (7) and Ramesh Kumar (12) — were attacked while the fourth child, Vikas (7) from Maloya, was bitten by a dog near his house.

The other victims included Shanti Devi (45), a …

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State laws complicate removal of animals from homeless camps despite recent dog bites

Over the past several days five people have been bitten by loose dogs at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

In each case the animal belonged to homeless campers.

But according to the Hawaiian Humane Society, laws don’t permit officials to confiscate an animal, …

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UPDATE: WannaCry Ransomware

WannaCry creators could let Taiwan off the hook an email captured in a screenshot submitted by an affected user from Taiwan who claimed to earn only $400 a month, the creators of WannaCry said they realised their campaign was a “total failure” in the country and will decrypt the data of some …

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‘WannaCry’ Malware Cyberattack Slows, But Threat Remains, Experts Say massive malware cyberattack that has struck an estimated 300,000 computers worldwide showed signs of slowing down Monday.

But cybersecurity experts cautioned that new versions of the virus could still emerge.

Thousands more were impacted by the …

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What you need to know about bitcoin after the WannaCry ransomware attack

The malicious software locks down victims’ computers and refuses to grant them access to their files unless they agree to pay at least $300 in bitcoin.

Which may have you wondering: What is bitcoin?

Here’s a refresher on bitcoin and how it’s connected to the ongoing security issue.

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Tim Cook’s refusal to help FBI hack iPhone is validated by ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack proliferation of the WannaCry ransomware last week unequivocally justifies Apple’s steadfast refusal to help the FBI break into an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

As a quick refresher, the FBI last year wanted Apple …

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Watching The Awful WannaCry Ransomware Scourge Hit Doctor’s Surgeries“So just because of some idiot on a computer, I can’t have a blood test?”

An exasperated elderly man barks at a receptionist at a doctor’s surgery in East London.

One responds: “We can’t access the systems where the blood test results go, so it’s …

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‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack: What we know“WannaCry” first surfaced at 3:24 a.m. ET on Friday, according to Talos, a security research wing of networking giant Cisco.

The ransomware took advantage of a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Microsoft had issued a patch on March 14, but …

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WannaCry is like a ‘pandemic’ — hopefully it burns itself out, says ex-NATO commander former supreme allied commander of NATO told on Monday that the “WannaCry” malware attack should be viewed as a “pandemic.”

“The key here is its global nature.

We’ve never seen something sweep across the planet at this speed.

It’s very …

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WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For ‘Stockpiling’ Vulnerabilities the National Security Agency lost control of the software behind the WannaCry cyberattack, it was like “the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen,” Microsoft President Brad Smith says, in a message about the malicious software …

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Hackers who infected 200,000 machines have only made $50,000 worth of bitcoin who locked files on 200,000 computers globally and asked for a bitcoin ransom payment to unlock them, have only made around $50,000, an industry source told , despite the large scale of the attack.

On Friday, a virus known as WannaCry …

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Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack hits at workweek’s start initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers running factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in scores of countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, India and Japan, among others.

Among those hit were …

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Fatal motorcycle crashes are at a record high

Fatal motorcycle crash in Findlay motorcycle went to pass on the right around the truck, but made contact with the right side of the truck.

The motorcycle lost control and continued north, striking the curb of the median island at the intersection.

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Name released in fatal Kingsport motorcycle crash have released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 81 in Kingsport which occurred around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Kenneth Carson Roller, II, was killed in the crash.

Authorities said the 49-year-old man from Kingsport was …

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Motorcycle crash kills former EP wrestling champ former Eagle Point High School wrestling champion was killed Tuesday morning in a motorcycle crash near the Jackson County Sports Park.

Hunter Hoeptner, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene after his red 2001 Honda sport bike struck the side of a …

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Springfield Woman Facing Charges in Fatal Motorcycle Accident, Illinois
State’s Attorney John Milhiser says 46-year-old Doris Fisher of Springfield is charged with two counts of driving on a revoked license, driving with no insurance and failure to yield in relation to the accident on north …

This waste-of-space seriously needs to be charged with first degree murder, get thrown in prison and stay locked up for the rest of her miserable life!

She killed a guy while driving drunk AGAIN, with a revoked license AGAIN, and with no insurance AGAIN.

And the kicker? She has 3 previous DUI arrests and more than 20 citations for driving on a suspended or revoked license! And they just keep letting her out to do it again!

Lock her up, sentence her to life in prison with hard labor and throw away the key!

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Black Hawk man identified in fatal motorcycle crash on Nemo Road CITY, S.D.
Daugaard recognizes the “faces of tourism” to kick off National Travel and Tourism Week.

A Black Hawk man has been identified as the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident.

The motorcycle-pickup crash happened Saturday on Nemo Road.

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Warm weather brings motorcycle crashes – Allentown Morning Call year the number of fatal and near-fatal motorcycle crashes increases after May, according to PennDOT statistics.

Between October 2013 and March 2014, there were three serious motorcycle crashes in Northampton County and one in Lehigh County.

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Navy Seabee identified as victim of fatal motorcycle crash in Mississippi, Mississippi
A Navy Seabee stationed in Gulfport has been identified as the man who crashed his motorcycle on a state highway and died.

The Sun Herald reports that Harrison County Chief Deputy Brian Switzer says 27-year-old Jimmy Truong, of San …

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Motorcycle season starts with fatal crash, reminding drivers and bikers to share the road, Wisconsin
A fatal motorcycle crash on Cottage Grove Rd. is proving to be a wake-up call for some local bikers.

The accident happened at an intersection on Sunday afternoon where a 20-year-old Stoughton man collided with a car.

He later …

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ASP: Trooper was chasing suspect involved in fatal motorcycle crash

Jonesboro Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a suspect who was running from Arkansas State Police.

According to Arkansas State Police, the suspect, 36-year-old Nicholes Koegel, of Jonesboro, was being pursued by an ASP Highway Patrol …

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New Hampshire police investigate fatal motorcycle crash

Authorities in New Hampshire are investigating a motorcycle crash that resulted in the death of a Maine man over the weekend, state police said.

Woodward Shute, 50, of Waterboro, Maine, was traveling on the I-293 north ramp …

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State police identify victim in fatal motorcycle crash State Police troopers from the Marshall post were dispatched to the area of M-86 and M-66, near Colon, on a report of a motorcycle crash.

Upon investigation, troopers determined that the driver of the motorcycle, 42-year-old Larry Duwayne …

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Fatal motorcycle crashes are at a record high 2012, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes has resulted in 475 deaths — 122 of those deaths occurred last year alone.

Motorcyclists have already begun hitting the road this spring, and more will be out soon with beautiful May weather here.

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One person dead in fatal motorcycle vs. truck accident 2002 Harley Davidson collided with a 2002 Ford pick up truck heading westbound.

The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead on scene.

First responders arrived on scene shortly after, and Nemo Road was closed in both directions for over an hour …

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Fatal motorcycle crash under investigation in Odenton accident happened around 5:42 p.m. on Annapolis Road near Oakton Road on Thursday.

According to investigators, the motorcycle was traveling north on Annapolis Road when a Lincoln Navigator pulled out from a parking lot and attempted to turn …

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