Plane Crashes into Ohio Home, Killing Pilot, Fire Chief Says

Article 0 Comments A small plane crashed into a suburban Cincinnati house Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot and sending dark smoke billowing from the backyard. Emergency responders said no one was in the home at the time of the crash, and first responders got two dogs inside out safely in […]

Worker at Michigan Car Wash Dies After Pickup Pins Him Against Wall

Article 0 Comments Police say one employee was killed and another was injured at a suburban Detroit car wash when a pickup truck struck them. Troy Police Sgt. Meghan Lehman said the accident occurred Monday afternoon at a Jax Kar Wash as the vehicle was almost finished going through the […]

Illinois EPA Shuts Medical Instrument Sterilization Facility Due to Pollution

Article 0 Comments A suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a chemical believed to be cancer causing has been shut by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The state EPA issued a seal order for Sterigenics U.S. in Willowbrook. The agency said the order was issued because air sampling […]

Pennsylvania Woman’s Son Pleads Guilty, Gets Probation in Mansion Fire Fraud Case

Article 0 Comments The son of a suburban Philadelphia woman convicted in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud case following fires at her Bucks County property has been sentenced to four years’ probation. Forty-seven-year-old Carl Risoldi of Doylestown, Penn., pleaded guilty Friday to three related misdemeanor charges including theft by deception and […]

Pennsylvania Woman Convicted of Six Counts in Insurance Fraud Case

Article 0 Comments A suburban Philadelphia woman has been convicted of most charges in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud case following fires at her Bucks County property. Jurors in Bucks County deliberated for more than four hours before convicting 71-year-old Claire Risoldi on six of nine counts including theft by deception […]

Woman Sues Chicago Hotel After Daughter’s Walk-In Freezer Death

Article 7 Comments The attorney for a woman suing a suburban Chicago hotel over the death of her 19-year-old daughter in a walk-in freezer says someone could have locked the young woman inside. Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said at a news conference Tuesday that a button on the freezer door’s handle […]

Aging Infrastructure Poses Risks for Communities Relying on Natural Gas

Article 0 Comments The kind of dramatic scenes that played out in suburban Massachusetts last month following a series of explosions and fires may serve as a warning of what lies ahead for the U.S., where an increasing reliance on natural gas is running up against aging infrastructure. While there’s […]

Texas Parking Garage Collapse Damages Dozens of Cars

Article 0 Comments Two sections of a suburban Dallas parking garage have collapsed five hours apart, sending vehicles and rubble onto other vehicles below. Assistant Fire Chief Jack Taylor said there appeared to be no injuries in the initial 11:30 a.m. collapse on July 31 in Irving, northwest of Dallas, […]

Blaze at Chicago-Area Condo Complex Displaces Hundreds

Article 0 Comments Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex. About 150 firefighters from 50 departments near Prospect Heights battled the fire, which Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith said began about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and continued into late evening. At least three people […]

Oklahoma School District Settles Fraud Lawsuit with Food Distributor Sysco

Article 0 Comments Public school officials in suburban Oklahoma City have approved a private financial settlement with a food distribution company accused of fraudulently overcharging the district by more than $700,000. Terms of the settlement between Yukon Public Schools and the food distributor, Sysco Oklahoma, weren’t revealed in the federal […]