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Woman Charged in Knoxville Hit-and-Run Accident

Almost a year after two men were struck and injured in hit-and-run accident, a woman has been charged with the crash. On Sunday, Townsend police arrested Amy Myers for the hit-and-run crash. She was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts… Read More

Concussions on the Rise for College Football Players

A new study found that concussions have increased among college football players at the three U.S. Service Academies: the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Concussions increased from 23 in… Read More

$9 Million Verdict in DUI Lawsuit

Last week, a Tennessee jury awarded Jessica Volz $9.25 million in a drunk driving lawsuit. The jury awarded the money to Volz in a civil lawsuit against Ken Davis; she was awarded $350,000 in past damages, $150,000 in future damages and $8.75 million… Read More

Asbestos Found In Federal Building

According to WATE, the federal building in Oak Ridge was closed over the weekend after asbestos was discovered during an inspection. Approximately 350 Department of Energy employees work there, also U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann keeps in office in the building. The… Read More

Eye Burns Linked to Contact Lens Cleaner

The Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP), a patient safety group, claims that Clear Care contact lens cleaner does not adequately warn consumers about the dangers of using the product incorrectly. The patient safety group insists that Clear Care… Read More

Troubled Pharmacy linked to Eye Infections

According to CBS News, federal health official have confirmed 33 cases of a rare fungal eye infection across 7 states. All of the patients had undergone some type of eye procedure, including surgery or injections. The CDC reports that 23 people had some… Read More

Dole Recalls Bagged Salad

According to the Associated Press, Dole Food is recalling 756 cases of bagged salad due to possible salmonella contamination. Dole is recalling the Seven Lettuces salad with a use-by date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and product codes 0577N089112A… Read More

Sleeping Pills Linked to Deaths, Cancer

A new study published in the medical journal, BMJ Open links the use of sleeping pills to an increased risk for death and cancer. Findings from the study suggest that patients that take sleeping pills are almost 4 times more likely to die than people… Read More

Fax Machines Recalled by HP

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard (HP) issued a voluntary recall of HP 1040 and 1050 fax machines on February 2, 2012. There have been reports of the fax machines overheating and catching fire, resulting in… Read More

HP to Pay Penalty for Not Reporting Overheating Battery Packs

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has agreed to pay a $425,000 civil penalty for failing to immediately report to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that their lithium-ion battery packs posed a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The CPSC alleges that… Read More

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