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Blog Posts in March, 2015

Cell Phone Distractions and Addictions Mar 31, 2015

According to new research in the journal Social Psychology, even if you go all day without touching your cell phone once, it could still prompt distractions. Even worse, heavy wireless mobile users may have an unhealthy dependency on their ...

Uber Challenges Kansas, City, Missouri Ordinance Mar 26, 2015

Uber is a California software company that crowd sources drivers with private cars to provide rides to consumers. Consumers can order rides via an app by inserting their current location and their destination. The company has been heavily protested ...

Olathe Northwest High School TB Outbreak Affects 28 Students and Staff Mar 23, 2015

A high school in Olathe, Kansas is reeling from a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak that has infected at least of 28 students. Health and safety officials are scrambling to prevent the spread of TB into other schools and into the larger community. More than ...

MDOT Celebrates National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week Mar 23, 2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) is gearing up for the Summer construction season on Missouri roadways. MDOT is using National Work Zone Awareness Week (March 23-27) to bring greater awareness about the dangers of work zone accidents. ...

Missouri Couple Dies on I-4 Mar 19, 2015

A Missouri couple died after a pickup landed on their SUV on Interstate 4, causing a crash that shut down the highway for hours in Volusia County. The Florida Highway Patrol says the unusual accident involved a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by ...

Listeriosis Outbreak Claims Three Lives in Kansas Mar 18, 2015

The FDA issued a safety advisory last week after five cases of listeriosis, a dangerous illness caused by the listeria bacteria, were identified in Kansas. The patients all became ill after consuming Blue Bell ice cream products. They were admitted ...

GM Secretly Settles With Family of Woman Killed by Defective Ignition Switch Mar 13, 2015

The family of Brooke Melton, a young woman who died in 2010, has come to a settlement with auto giant, General Motors (GM). In 2010, Melton was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt on Georgia highway when the ignition switch turned from the on position to ...

Dangerous Scaffold Kills Painter on Parvin Road Mar 12, 2015

A painter was trapped on a scaffolding on Thursday morning at a worksite on the 8800 block of Northeast Parvin Road, the man was forced to jump from the scaffolding because it was unsteady. Though he was able to jump, before the scaffolding fell, he ...

Officer Hospitalized After High-Speed Car Chase in KC Mar 11, 2015

Kansas City police officers arrested two people after a high-speed car chase caused a patrol car to crash into a truck. The patrol car was on the way to provide assistance when the accident occurred on I-70 near Manchester on Monday afternoon. The ...

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $5 Million in Mesh Implant Case Mar 6, 2015

Johnson & Johnson has lost a jury trial in California in regard to a plaintiff injured by the companies vaginal mesh inserts. The plaintiff, Coleen Perry, was awarded $5.7 million after she suffered from the companies Abbrevo sling implant. Her ...

Sheriff's Deputy Cruiser Involved in Accident Mar 4, 2015

A deputy with the Clay County Sheriff’s office was taken to the hospital for treatment after her patrol car was hit by another vehicle. The accident occurred on Wednesday morning shortly after 6 a.m. A man driving a 2005 Dodge crossed the median ...

I-44 Mulitple-Car Crash Injures 11 Mar 2, 2015

Severe winter weather conditions in Missouri created a weekend filled with numerous accidents. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated that I-44 was especially dangerous for motorists. On I-44, multiple car accidents occurred throughout the weekend. ...

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