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NTSB: Driver Fatigue Factor In Fatal VA Bus Crash

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RICHMOND, Va. — Federal officials say a Virginia bus crash that killed four people and injured dozens was likely caused by driver fatigue and several other factors.

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday said the low-fare bus company, Sky [...]

Spanish politician charged in dissident’s car-crash death, Cuban media says

Havana, Cuba (CNN) — A Spanish politician is facing a charge of vehicular homicide for the car crash that killed prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, Cuba’s state press said Tuesday.

Angel Carromero could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. He is accused of speeding and [...]

wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |NY Internet poker deals aim to repay …

By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – Settlement deals reached between federal prosecutors and three Internet poker companies call for more than a half billion dollars to be paid to the government, enabling U.S. poker players to recover several hundred million dollars lost when the companies shut down U.S. operations last year, authorities [...]

FHP warning motorists about staged crash fraud schemes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – By knowing more about staged crash fraud schemes, Florida’s motoring public can avoid such schemes by criminals who prey on innocent motorists.

The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Florida Highway Patrol have collaborated to help stop staged crashes in Florida.

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s son crashes into College Park home

ORLANDO, Fla. –

Orlando police are investigating why the teenage son of Mayor Buddy Dyer left the scene of a crash after he drove a car into a home.

The crash happened at a home near the intersection of New Hampshire Street and Gerda Terrace in College Park about 1 a.m. Sunday.

Jan Maxwell [...]

Man on double-decker bike struck by car, dies

Brian Magan’s parents were getting ready to turn in for the night Saturday when Magan’s mother noticed a light reflecting through a window in their suburban West Palm Beach apartment.

They were expecting their son, Brian, 30, to be arriving from an aunt’s house on his double-decker bike, but Thomas Magan soon found that his [...]

Cuba charges Spaniard in dissident Paya’s death

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Cuba charges Spaniard in dissident Paya’s deathJuly 31, 2012 13:30 GMT

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HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has charged a Spanish citizen in a car crash that killed prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya.

Communist Party newspaper Granma says Angel Carromero has been formally charged with the equivalent of vehicular manslaughter. Carromero [...]

Cuba charges Spaniard in dissident Paya’s death

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Cuba charges Spaniard in dissident Paya’s deathJuly 31, 2012 13:30 GMT

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HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has charged a Spanish citizen in a car crash that killed prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya.

Communist Party newspaper Granma says Angel Carromero has been formally charged with the equivalent of vehicular manslaughter. Carromero was [...]

One dead after morning crash on SR 528

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Investigators: Auto repairmen poses as insurance adjusters, scams accident …

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — – Outrageous charges on wrecked cars that are not even repairable is a scam surfacing in South Florida, according to investigators at Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs.

According to reports and a recent arrest, some body shop repairmen are allegedly posing as insurance adjusters just to make a quick buck.

It [...]

Woman rescued after I-79 rollover crash (Updated: 8:13 am)

McKEAN — A driver whose car left the southbound lanes of Interstate 79 and rolled over this morning suffered only minor injuries, emergency responders said.

Rescuers worked for about 20 minutes to extricate the woman from her Honda Civic, which landed on its side in a wooded area about three miles south of McKean [...]

On St. Pete’s Most Wanted List: 14-Year-Old Murder Suspect

Police on Monday named Franco Harris Thomas of Pinellas Park as the third suspect in the killing of a 20-year-old college student earlier this month. Authorities said Thomas participated in the July 8 attack on Jeremy Mayers in front of a home in the Coquina Key neighborhood.

Since then, police said, detectives have been in [...]

Report: Buddy Dyer’s son involved in crash into house

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Mayor Dyer’s son accused of leaving scene of crash into house

ORLANDO –

Questions linger after a car accident involving the son of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Police said the mayor’s 17-year-old son left the scene of an accident over the weekend.

A spokeswoman for Dyer confirmed mayor’s son crashed into a house Sunday morning.

The spokeswoman said Dyer’s son talked to the homeowner [...]

Woman struck, killed by train in Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A woman was killed when a train struck her as she walked along the tracks in Kissimmee.

Authorities haven’t released the name of the 49-year-old woman because her family hasn’t been notified.

The Orlando Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/MvUKw2) reports U.S. 92 near downtown Kissimmee was closed in both directions as authorities investigated [...]

Fatal Accident Closes Westbound State Road 528

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Rochester police officer hasn’t returned to work after car accident

ROCHESTER — Police Officer Anthony Macaione, who was injured during a three-vehicle accident earlier this month, has not yet returned to work.

Police Capt. Paul Toussaint could not say Monday when Macaione, who has been released from the hospital, is expected to return to work, and could not comment on Macaione’s condition.

Macaione was taken [...]

Crash claims life of longtime pastor’s wife, severely injures PBA prof

Jul 31, 2012 By STAFF

WINDEMERE (FBW)-Carla Matheson, 56, the wife of Palm Beach Atlantic University Orlando Campus adjunct professor Mark Matheson, died July 6 in a head-on crash in Windermere that left Matheson severely injured, according to news reports.

Matheson, 57, a longtime pastor in the Windermere area, underwent extensive surgery after [...]

Crash claims life of longtime pastor’s wife, severely injures PBA prof

Jul 31, 2012

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WINDEMERE (FBW)-Carla Matheson, 56, the wife of Palm Beach Atlantic University Orlando Campus adjunct professor Mark Matheson, died July 6 in a head-on crash in Windermere that left Matheson severely injured, according to news reports.

Matheson, 57, a longtime pastor in the Windermere area, underwent extensive surgery [...]

Whistleblower claims state agency retaliated against her

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BISMARCK — An employee of the North Dakota workers’ compensation agency who blew the whistle on suspected wrongdoing is alleging she has suffered retaliation.

Barbara Frohlich filed a grievance with Workforce Safety and Insurance, the state workers’ compensation agency, alleging several instances of retaliation for her “whistle-blowing” actions.

Frohlich, who [...]