Archives for September 2012

Is Lifetime Sex Offender Monitoring Too Harsh?

South Carolina Supreme Court justices are reconsidering a case involving lifetime sex offender monitoring. According to WIS, Jennifer Dykes was ordered to wear a sex offender monitoring device for the rest of her life after a probation violation stemming from a previous conviction. Dykes acquired the sex offender status after being convicted of a … [Read more...]

Too Big For Execution?

How big is too big for an execution? A federal court in Ohio must decide that question. According to the Huffington Post, Ronald Post's execution is set for January 16, 2013 for the 1983 shooting death of Helen Vantz, but at 480 pounds Post worries his weight could lead to a “torturous and lingering death.” Post’s Case Post is currently in a … [Read more...]

Atlanta Falcon Arrested for DUI Hours After MNF Game

One football player broke a record and got a criminal record the same night after a DUI arrest. According to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta Falcon’s running back, Michael Turner, is facing DUI charges hours after leading his team to a win over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos during a Monday Night Football game. A DUI Task … [Read more...]

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Walmart After Tornado

The family of a victim killed during a tornado that swept through Joplin, Mo. is now filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Walmart. According to the Joplin Globe, Stanley Kirk, 62, died after suffering injuring during a May 22, 2011 EF-5 tornado that killed 160 additional people. The wrongful death lawsuit against a Joplin, Missouri Walmart … [Read more...]

Hit and Run at a Hospital?

Instead of leaving the hospital, one woman is now in the hospital after being a victim of a hit and run accident. According to WIS, the accident occurred on Palmetto Health Richland’s campus. A woman was standing on the sidewalk on Medical Park Drive around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, when an oncoming vehicle hit her. The vehicle did not stop, but … [Read more...]

University of South Carolina and Columbia PD Working Together

Columbia police are ramping up their partnership with the University of South Carolina police department in an effort to curb campus crime. According to the University of South Carolina’s student newspaper, the Daily Gamecock, Columbia’s Police Chief, Randy Scott, met with University of South Carolina administrators to discuss plans for the two … [Read more...]

GM Recalling 250k Vehicles Due to Risk of Vehicle Fire

General Motors is recalling 249,260 of their vehicles due to a potential for a vehicle fire. The General Motors’ vehicles affected include: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT 2006 GMC Envoy XL 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2006 and 2007 GMC Envoy Buick Rainier SAAB 9-7x Isuzu Ascender The recall notice states a … [Read more...]

Ducati Issues Two Recalls Due to Risk of Motorcycle Accident

Ducati is issuing two recall notices for 2012 and 2013 Panigale motorcycles due to an increased risk of a motorcycle accident.  The recall affects 2,411 motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012 through July 12, 2012. The first recall is for the right and left swingarm shaft pivots. These pivots can loosen and lead to a loss of control and … [Read more...]

Suzuki Issues Recall Due to Defective Headlight

Suzuki is issuing a recall on two of their vehicles due to a defective headlight. Suzuki vehicles subject to recall include 2004-2006 Forenza models and 2005-2006 Reno models manufactured from September 23, 2003 through March 7, 2006. The recall notice states that a wiring malfunction in the vehicles can cause intermittent or total loss of low … [Read more...]

Nissan Recalls Approx. 8k Vehicles Due to Fuel System Defect

Nissan is recalling 7,842 vehicles due to a fuel system defect. Affected vehicles include2013 Infiniti JX35 manufactured from February 15, 2012 through June 22, 2012. The affected vehicles may contain a misrouted fuel transfer tube inside the fuel tank causing an inaccurate fuel gauge reading. The inaccurate fuel reading may cause the vehicle to … [Read more...]

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