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Blog Posts in May, 2010

  • 31-May-2010

    Two Die in Double-Decker Bus Accident

    Two people died in a Washington D.C. bus accident on a company-sponsored outing when the open-air sightseeing bus narrowly cleared an overpass, but the two passengers struck the 11th Street overpass. Joshua Stoll, 24, and Michael Feiock, 35, who ...
  • 30-May-2010

    Austin Crash Kills Passenger and Injures Driver

    An early-morning accident has left one man dead and another hospitalized in Central Austin. Reports say an Austin patrol officer came upon the accident just after 2:15 a.m. Monday, finding a car that had crashed into a light pole on Riverside, near ...
  • 29-May-2010

    New York and Federal Agencies Focus on Ironworker Deaths

    The City of New York and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are looking into the cause of death of a 25-year-old worker who was installing windows at an apartment under construction on East 67th Street, when he fell to his ...
  • 28-May-2010

    New Jersey Man Electrocuted on Roofing Job

    A Bucks County, New Jersey man died after a ladder he had been using for a roofing and siding job hit power lines last month. Pawel Pieklo, 52, of Trenton, had just about finished his job at a Delran, Burlington County apartment complex on Route 130, ...
  • 27-May-2010

    Motorcyclist in Southwest Austin County Dies in Police Chase

    A deputy Sheriff attempting to stop a motorcycle traveling southbound on Brodie Lane that matched the description of a motorcycle that evaded an earlier stop by another agency, attempted a stop on April 8, 2010, at about 2am, which eventually ended ...
  • 26-May-2010

    Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Austin Pedestrian

    Austin patrol officers responded to an auto-pedestrian crash in the 5300 block of North IH 35 Southbound On Friday, January 29, 2010, at approximately 9:43 p.m.. Reports say that while a pedestrian was crossing the highway eastbound, he was struck by ...
  • 25-May-2010

    Austin County Car Chases Ends in Death

    When a Travis County Sheriff's Office Deputy was flagged down at the Wal-Mart near Parmer Lane and IH 35 on April 26, 2010, at 1:01am in reference to a theft in progress, the deputy turned on the lights and siren of his marked patrol vehicle and ...
  • 24-May-2010

    Wrong-way Driving Ends in Death

    Austin Police Officers responded to a three-vehicle car crash in the 3300 North IH 35, northbound where one Austin resident was killed as she reportedly drove the wrong way against traffic. The accident occurred as a grey Mercury Tracer, driven by ...
  • 19-May-2010

    Oil Giant Hedging Its Oil Slick Bets

    Oil giant BP is already shifting emphasis on staving off disaster by reportedly pushing commercial fishermen to sign settlement agreements capping any claims against the oil giant at $5,000. Last week, the Alabama attorney general reportedly ordered ...
  • 18-May-2010

    Offshore Drilling Affected By Gulf Coast Oil Spill

    As the BP oil spill moves onto the shore of the Gulf Coast, it's clear that there is one victim bigger than all the rest: new drilling operators. With the Gulf oil slick a few miles away from the mighty Mississippi River Delta Friday, residents from ...
  • 17-May-2010

    Five State Attorneys General Ask for Federal Help with Spill Damage Assessments

    Top Attorneys from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Texas reportedly sent a letter Thursday to the president and Attorney General Eric Holder, asking that a combined state-federal group help prepare guidelines for potential litigation. ...
  • 16-May-2010

    BP Pledges To Pay Full Cost of Cleanup

    BP has publicly pledged to pay for the cleanup of the oil spill that's still pumping some 200,000 gallons a day into the Gulf of Mexico, just south of the Louisiana coastline. But some experts say that the amount of the actual payout can vary ...
  • 15-May-2010

    SBA Offers Loans to Gulf Coast Spill Victims

    Low-interest economic injury loans have reportedly been made available to small firms via the Small Business Administration for Louisiana coast residents that have been hurt by the Gulf Coast BP oil spill. The SBA is reportedly offering affected ...
  • 14-May-2010

    Few Options Available to Slick Victims

    Volunteers and rescue crews are finding that remedies for oil spill cleanup are limited, but one simple household product seems to be helping. The household dishwasing liquid, Dawn, commonly found at kitchen sinks across America, is being effectively ...
  • 13-May-2010

    Bad Weather Threatens to Hasten Oil Flow and Hamper Collection Efforts

    Although National Weather Service reports predicted strong winds, high tides and high waves through Sunday that might delay the arrival of the bulk of oil slick on the Gulf Coast, some say the weather may actually push oil deep into the inlets, ponds ...
  • 12-May-2010

    First Oil Washes Up In Louisiana

    The first known patch of oil washed up on Freemason Island, in the Chandeleur Islands chain off Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish, Coast Guard officials reportedly said. Although small traces of oil were reported on the shores of Louisiana over the past ...
  • 11-May-2010

    First Spill Lawsuits Filed

    Louisiana and Alabama shrimpers have filed several class-action lawsuits against BP as owners of the drilling platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, reports say. The lawsuits, according to reports, accuse the company of negligence. Suits were ...
  • 10-May-2010

    Gulf Coast Oil Spill Could Have Lasting Consequences

    With reports of globs of what appears to be roofing tar washing up on the Chandeleur Islands off Louisiana, fresh questions about the actual cost - of both money and of natural destruction - of the Gulf Coast oil spill are on the minds of local ...
  • 9-May-2010

    Lawsuits Filed Against Spill Companies

    Deepwater Horizon, the owners of an oil exploration rig that sunk into the Gulf of Mexico last Thursday after a exploding into flames 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana, has rescue crews covering nearly 2000 square miles, looking for 11 missing crew ...
  • 8-May-2010

    Gulf Seafood in Trouble as Oil Spill Nears

    Predictions about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have become broader. It's just a matter of time before the spill begins to affect those not living near the Gulf Coast. The seafood industry, already besieged by import battles from third-world countries ...
  • 7-May-2010

    Gulf Coast Spill Hits Tourism and Fishing Alike

    With the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen, fish farmers, charter boat operators and other fish and game workers are in obvious jeopardy. But seasonal economies are also in trouble, pundits say. In addition to, surfers, sunbathers, ...
  • 6-May-2010

    Louisiana Residents Apprehensive of Approaching Spill

    With the massive oil slick spreading up the Gulf Coast shoreline, some 5,000 barrels are set to impact the coast. Louisiana's commercial fishing industry, which sells $1.8 billion of product each year, or 40-percent of the seafood caught or farmed in ...
  • 5-May-2010

    Shrimpers and Fisherman in Jeopady as Spill Heads Toward Coast

    Louisiana opened a special shrimp season last week in order to allow shrimpers to try to harvest what's salvageable before the BP oil spill washes ashore. Analysts say, however, that shrimp supplies will still be hit hard this summer. Reports say ...

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