Two teens killed by train

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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Two teens were killed after they were hit by an LRT train just north of the Commonwealth Stadium station Tuesday night. The northbound train struck a teenage boy and a teenage girl near a crossing at 82 Street and 113 Avenue at approximately 8:15 p.m., according to police spokesman Chad Orydzuk. The two victims were among a group of about six youths who had been walking near the tracks at 82 Street and 114 Avenue. Police are still unsure why the teens were on the tracks and police would not comment on reports ...

Oregon drops lawsuit against Calgary mom

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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Oregon has dropped its lawsuit against a Calgary mother who spent more than two years trying to wrest control of her son back from the state’s foster system. “I feel that I have been vindicated somewhat and I feel that the path has been made a little smoother for me to help my family get some closure and move forward and have a better life,” Lisa Kirkman said outside Calgary provincial court. Kirkman was being fought by the state of Oregon since September demanding that she reimburse it $7,500 for the cost ...

Woman is seeking $2 million in lawsuit against Westland police officers

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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A lawsuit was filed today in federal court in Detroit by a woman who says that two Westland police officers beat her while she was in a holding cell.  The woman is seeking $2 million in damages. The woman’s lawyer says that a video of the incident that he made public today proves that the officers were not responding to an attack by his client as police allege and that his client is telling the truth. 26-year-old Krystal P. Gardener, of Wayne, said that the officers called her names such as “savage” ...

24-year-old Duncan sentenced for theft of more than $70,000

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A former city of La Habra employee was sentenced on Tuesday to a year in jail and five years probation for stealing more than $70,000 from the city’s community center, according to the District Attorney’s Office. 24-year-old Kimberly Lynn Duncan, of Brea, pleaded guilty on September 7 to one felony count each of misappropriation of public funds, forgery, and second degree commercial burglary. Prosecutors stated that Duncan stole more than $25,600 in cash between March and September, 2009 while working as a part time clerk for the La Habra Community Center. Duncan was ...

Escalade accident on I-5 blocks carpool lane

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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An accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon has left four people injured, including two children.  The crash involved an overturned Escalade on the northbound I-5 near Jeffrey Road, the California Highway Patrol said. Capt. Greg McKeown of the Orange County Fire Authority said the OCFA received the call of the two vehicle crash at 12:18 p.m. McKeown said two adults with traumatic injuries and two children with minor injuries were taken to a nearby hospital. The adult driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries, McKeown said. Earlier reports did come in that there ...

Supreme Court hears case on free cell phone tax dispute

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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The Supreme Court took up a case today about the terms of cellphone contract and testing when angry customers can file a class action lawsuit rather than be forced to arbitrate out of court. The case stemmed from a dispute between wireless provider AT&T Mobility and a California couple who objected to being charged around $30 in sales tax for what they were told was a free cell phone. The fine print of the agreement between AT&T and Liza and Vincent Concepcion calls for all disputes to be settled by arbitration and ...

Monessen School District parents upset about bus accident

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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Parents from Monessen Elementary School are furious they weren’t notified their children were involved in a school bus accident. One parent, Tim Backnus, told reporters that he’s furious that Monessen City School District did not tell him about Monday’s accident.  He said his 5-year-old daughter, Heather, never wants to ride the school bus again because she’s scared it will crash. ”She was just in tears all day,” Backus said. “If we would even talk about it, she would cry.” The crash happened around 4;15 p.m. when a car ran into the bus at ...

Woman is dead after fork lift accident

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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A woman is dead after being hit by a fork lift a the Isabella County Recycling center. A Mid-Michigan Industries client working at the Isabella County Recycling Center has died of injuries sustained in a forklift accident Monday, Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said. The forklift was driven by Clarence Andrew Rose, 52, of Alma.  He was in the process of moving a recycling bin Monday when it hit Sharon Welling, 52, of St. Louis. Welling was airlifted to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids because of the magnitude of her injuries.  She suffered serious injuries ...

Riverside police officer may have been shot with his own gun

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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The gun belonging to Officer Ryan Bonaminio, who was shot and killed Sunday night by an unidentified suspect who is still at large, has not been recovered, according to Riverside police. Police said the officer may have been shot with his own weapon but they are still investigating that possibility. The city and county of Riverside, the county district attorney’s office, local and federal police agencies, and the Morongo Indian tribe have contributed to a reward of $385,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Riverside Police Chief Sergio ...

Woman dies in tractor-trailer accident

November 10, 2010 by Legal Information  
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A tractor-trailer accident has killed a Highland Lakes woman on Monday. Michelle Jones, 31, car was struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 287 according to police.  She was trapped in the car and sustained multiple injuries.  She was airlifted to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Jones was the mother of two children, ages 3 and 5, was driving a 2001 Dodge Durango on the ramp to 287 north from Route 23 south when she crossed over a curb and entered the center lane of 287 north according ...

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