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February 2014 Archives

Difficult winter has led to slip-and-fall accidents

At this point in the season, many Pennsylvania residents are likely very sick of winter weather. While every winter can seem dreadfully long, not every winter is so destructive. In fact, this winter rates as the number 3 worst winter in Pennsylvania history. Parts of the state have seen more than 58 inches of snow -- or over 300 percent more than normal -- over the season. Some experts say that more is on the way. In addition to the snow, an ice storm in early February made conditions even more dangerous. Philadelphia, in particular, has had four storms with over eight inches of snow -- which broke the record of three storms with six or more inches in a single season.

Gas well explosion injures at least one Pennsylvania worker

A natural gas well in Pennsylvania exploded recently staring a massive fire. If left uncontrolled, the fire could burn for months -- since it is gas fed. The fire was so large that local residents say that they felt the ground shake during the explosion and a specialized team of experts has to be brought into help put out the blaze.

Fatality and injuries in truck accident on Pennsylvania turnpike

Even in the worst of conditions, commercial trucks hit Pennsylvania roadways in large numbers as they deliver goods across the country. These trucks serve a valuable purpose for Pennsylvania residents -- who may not otherwise have access to cheap consumer goods, food, gas and other essentials.

Williamsport police officer faces charges following car accident

When drivers fail to follow the rules of the road, people can get hurt. When other people are hurt by a driver, the police will often investigate to determine if the driver's behavior broke any criminal laws. In some cases, police can even press charges against a reckless driver.

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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