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January 2013 Archives

Pennsylvania city cracks down on those who fail to remove snow

City officials warn that when residents and businesses fail to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks, dangerous property conditions can occur. According to police, someone could even die from a fall under these conditions. Therefore, police will be more aggressive in issuing criminal citations for those people and businesses that fail to comply with laws requiring snow to be cleared within 24 hours of the snowfall.

Criminal charges follow fatal motorcycle crash

When someone is killed as a result of another person's negligence, the victim's family can be devastated. When a negligent driver is responsible for a fatal motorcycle crash, the driver may be held accountable through the criminal courts, but that may not be enough for the family of the victim.

Two men killed in drunk driving accident in Pennsylvania

When people die near the holidays, it can be very difficult for their families. What is supposed to be a joyous time can be filled with overwhelming grief. When a car crash is responsible for the death, it can be all the more difficult -- especially if someone else's negligence caused the accident. Unfortunately, this is the case for many Pennsylvania families this time of year.

Terry Township truck accident leaves driver injured

As the winter months progress in Pennsylvania, the weather can cause road conditions to quickly deteriorate. Even small amounts of snow, rain, wind or ice can make driving extremely dangerous -- especially for large trucks. Drivers on the road often need to slow down to accommodate the slippery conditions. When large trucks do not heed to the conditions they can jack-knife and cause a tractor trailer accident.

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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