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Student Who Stabbed Bully Acted in Self-Defense

Bullying self-defense

Elementary School Student Who Stabbed Another for Bullying Acted in Self-Defense, Will Not Face Criminal Charges A Horrell Hill Elementary student is facing a criminal investigation after the student stabbed another student at the school. The Richland County Sheriff’s investigators say that the child acted in self-defense after being bullied by … [Read more...]

Marijuana Legalization Increases Driving While Impaired

driving under the influence of drugs

Driving While Impaired on Marijuana is Difficult to Measure Too many people drive while intoxicated, particularly alcohol. Even a small amount of consumed alcohol can impair a driver enough that their reflexes slow down and the intoxicated driver can cause a crash. According to one survey, 79% of adults interviewed believe that alcohol-related … [Read more...]

General Motors Adds to Massive 2014 Vehicle Recall

GM Headlight Recall

General Motors Issues Another Vehicle Recall Covering Same Safety Issues as Massive 2014 Recall 2014 was a rough year for General Motors. After the automobile manufacturer attempted to quietly recall around 300,000 units of 10-year-old vehicles due to a problem with the ignition switch, which could cause serious car crashes, the company found … [Read more...]

“Target Zero” Campaign Aims to End Traffic Accidents

Target Zero

South Carolina Launches “Target Zero” Campaign to End Traffic Accidents and Deaths In 2015, South Carolina has lost 581 people to serious traffic accidents. That number is up 107 fatalities since this time last year. The state consistently sees around 800 people die every year in traffic accidents, whether they are pedestrians, passengers, or even … [Read more...]

Ohio Chiropractor Charged with Healthcare Fraud Could Lose Professional License

Chiropractor Professional License Healthcare Fraud

Chiropractor Faces Professional License Investigation from Board A chiropractor from Ohio has been charged with healthcare fraud for overbilling insurance companies for his services, and could face an investigation into his professional license by the Ohio State Chiropractic Board. Jeffrey R. Shope, 44 years old, faces charges that he overbilled … [Read more...]

NC Man Gets Workers Comp for Laser Tag Injury

Laser Tag Workers Comp

Team Building Laser Tag Game Leads to Workers Compensation in North Carolina A mandatory company conference included a game of laser tag for all employees, to help build team spirit; however, the game caused one of the workers to injure his knee, so he filed a workers compensation claim. Timothy W. Holliday, a 54-year-old former territory manager … [Read more...]

Caitlyn Jenner Could Face Manslaughter Charges for Car Accident

Vehicular Manslaughter

Caitlyn Jenner Could Face Misdemeanor Manslaughter Charges for Involvement in Car Accident in Hollywood Los Angeles police have been investigating a fatal 4-vehicle accident that involved Caitlyn Jenner in February this year, and the LAPD reported that they might charge Jenner with manslaughter for her involvement in the car pile-up. "Jenner's … [Read more...]

Fatal Auto Accidents on SC Roads Spike in 2015

Auto Accidents on the Rise

South Carolina Outpaces Previous Year for Number of Deadly Automobile Accidents The number of deaths due to automobile accidents has spiked in South Carolina this year. Fatalities on the state’s roads already rose in 2014 compared to 2013, and according to the Department of Public Safety, 2015 will beat 2014’s automobile accident stats. In 2014, … [Read more...]

Florida Gun Range Gets Alcohol Beverage License to Serve

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Florida Gun Range Allowed to Open Restaurant with Alcohol Beverage License Daytona Beach commissioners have given permission to a local gun range to get an alcohol beverage license, open a restaurant, and serve booze to patrons who are legal drinking age. The commissioners approved the measure on Wednesday, August 19th, allowing the 12-lane gun … [Read more...]

FDA Approves “Female Viagra”

female viagra

“Female Viagra” Pill Has Been Approved by the FDA, but Carries a Strong Warning Because of Side Effects It’s no secret that Viagra is one of the most sought-after prescription medications in history. Ever since “the little blue pill” was approved by the FDA, the pharmaceutical industry has gone in search of the illusive equivalent for women – “the … [Read more...]