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June 2013 Archives

Two New York teenagers charged with larceny

It is claimed that two New York teenagers stole money last month from another New York resident.  The 16 and 18-year old boys have both been charged with felony third-degree larceny.  Each also faces misdemeanor charges for claimed fifth-degree conspiracy.  Finally, the older of the two youths faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly endangering the welfare of a child.

New York families displaced by frightening car accident

Motor vehicle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. For any number of reasons, a driver may lose control of a vehicle and end up crashing into something. Sometimes accidents occur when road conditions are poor. Other times, an accident is the result of faulty brakes or improper maintenance. But often times, an accident is caused by a negligent or reckless driver. These can be among the most devastating accidents because they are often preventable.

Proposals to lower legal blood alcohol limits

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the legal limit for acceptable blood alcohol levels of drivers be lowered is receiving support from some New York law enforcement officials. The proposal would reduce the levels from .08 to .05. Any driver with a blood alcohol level of above .05 would face an arrest for drunk driving.

Report: Poultry plant workers suffer from carpal tunnel

Getting injured on the job can be very upsetting and stressful. Instead of focusing on work, people who are hurt or sick need to worry about getting to the hospital, taking medicine and perhaps being unable to work temporarily or permanently. However, many injured workers in New York are eligible to collect workers' compensation to help them cover these additional expenses. 

African Americans more likely to face arrests for marijuana

According to recently released federal data, African Americans were more than four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in 2010. This disparity is particularly disturbing because research indicates that whites and blacks use the drug at similar rates.

Woman awarded $800,000 in premises liability lawsuit

Property owners and managers have a responsibility to make sure they maintain a safe environment. In New York, many people rely on building and property owners to keep rental properties free from hazards as there are many people who rent work spaces and apartments. Renters should be able to expect that the property owners will address and remedy unsafe conditions, but all too often this does not happen.

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