Archives for September 2015

Dylann Roof’s Friend Faces Criminal Charges for Conspiracy

Friend of Charleston Shooter Arraigned on Criminal Charges A close friend and former roommate of the “Charleston Shooter” Dylann Roof has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and formally charged. Authorities arrested Joseph Carlton Meek on September 18th on federal criminal charges related to obstructing justice after he … [Read more...]

SC High Schoolers Learn Texting and Driving Dangers

Chapin High School First to Host AT&T’s Texting and Driving Assembly in South Carolina Chapin High School became the first, and so far only, school in the state to host an assembly about the dangers of texting and driving. The assembly was sponsored by AT&T as part of the company’s nationwide #ItCanWait campaign, which uses simulations to … [Read more...]

Energy Drinks and Traumatic Brain Injury Linked in Teen Study

Study Finds that Teens with Traumatic Brain Injury Often Drank Energy Drinks Right Before A new study shows that teenagers who suffered a traumatic brain injury in the last year were seven times more likely to report drinking five or more energy drinks in a week, when compared to teens who did not suffer a traumatic brain injury. "Energy … [Read more...]

Video Captures Police Brutality Against Teenager Who Jaywalked to Catch the Bus

Police Brutality Accusations After CA Teen Tackled for Jaywalking Stockton police officers now face accusations of police brutality after a video of a teenager being tackled just for jaywalking went viral on Wednesday, September 16th. “I felt traumatized,” victim Emilio Mayfield told CBS Sacramento. “I was beaten and slammed on the floor.” The … [Read more...]

GM Faces Federal Wire Fraud Charges for Ignition Switch Scandal

General Motors Charged with Wire Fraud for Failing to Recall Faulty Ignition Switches The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged General Motors with wire fraud and other federal criminal charges for the company’s deadly negligence involving a 10-year-delayed vehicle recall for faulty ignition switches, which have been linked to the deaths of … [Read more...]

Dramatic Increase for Motorcycle Deaths in 2015

Traffic Fatalities, Especially Motorcycle Accidents and Deaths, Increase in 2015 Traffic fatalities, particularly fatal motorcycle accidents, in South Carolina rose in 2014, and it looks like they’ve increased exponentially this year. As of the beginning of September, 601 people have died in car accidents across the state – 107 more than last … [Read more...]

FDA Strengthens Warnings About Invokana Side Effects

FDA Warns Invokana Can Cause Bone Fractures in New Warning Label Invokana is the brand name Type 2 diabetes treatment manufactured in the U.S. by Janssen / Johnson & Johnson, and now has a stronger warning after a more in-depth FDA investigation. The stronger warning was issued after a new trial involving 714 elderly patients taking the … [Read more...]

Veterans Administration Fights Release of TBI Information

Veterans Administration Fights TBI Accusations As Minnesota Congressman Calls for Release of Information In the wake of the revelation that unqualified nurses were diagnosing, and probably misdiagnosing and mistreating, traumatic brain injury victims at Veterans Administration Hospitals in Minnesota, one Congressman in the state has called for a … [Read more...]

SC Department of Revenue Steps Up State Debt Collection

Department of Revenue to Make it Easier for South Carolina Agencies to Collect Debts from Debtors The South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) has announced that they will make it easier for the state’s agencies to collect fees, taxes, and fines from debtors across the state. This could make life harder for current and former “ethics violators” … [Read more...]

EPA Accuses Volkswagen of Falsifying Emissions Information

Environmental Protection Agency Accuses Volkswagen of Bypassing Emissions Standards and Harming Consumers The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen of installing software on certain U.S.-sold cars that evades emissions testing standards, releasing harmful pollutants and violating US federal … [Read more...]

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