Toddler still recovering from being attacked by two dogs

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"It’s an experience Jeremey Reach doesn’t really want to remember, let alone talk about. On Aug. 31, the father of two took his daughter, Jolie, outside to play at their home. Reach said he went to the porch to grab his daughter’s jacket when suddenly he heard the two-year-old scream, turned around and saw two dogs attacking her. “I was scared to death,” Reach recalled. “There were two dogs. One kind of had her by the shoulder, the other by the leg. I chased them off, kicked them and they ran back home.” Reached said the dogs, believed to be…

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HGTV star shares news of her husband passing away from a motorcycle accident

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"Carmeon Hamilton, the 2021 winner of HGTV's "Design Star: Next Gen," is mourning the death of her husband, Marcus. Hamilton shared the tragic news in an Instagram post Sunday, revealing that the "love of my life" died in a motorcycle accident one day earlier. "It is with deep sorrow and an eternally broken heart that I tell you that the love of my life, Marcus Hamilton, has passed away. I was alerted by MPD late last night that Marcus succumbed to his injuries from a motorcycle accident yesterday afternoon," Hamilton wrote. Hamilton, an interior designer from Memphis, Tennessee, was crowned…

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Charges filed against employees of fatal 2018 duck boat crash

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"A local prosecutor charged a boat captain and two other employees Friday over 17 deaths in July 2018 when a tourist duck boat sank on a Missouri lake during a severe thunderstorm, reviving the threat of long prison sentences seven months after federal charges against them were dismissed. The total of 63 felony charges were filed in Stone County against the captain, the general manager and the manager on duty the day of the accident for the Ride the Ducks attraction on Table Rock Lake near the tourist mecca of Branson, in southwestern Missouri. Captain Kenneth Scott McKee, of Verona,…

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Does moving to another state affect your social security disability payments?

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"Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits do not change if you move to another state. Like Social Security retirement benefits, SSDI payments are based on your average lifetime earnings and are not affected by where you live. However, if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a benefit program that is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) but not funded by Social Security taxes, an interstate move could change your monthly payments. That's because most states supplement federal SSI payments from their own funds, in varying degrees. SSI pays benefits to disabled, blind and older people with very low incomes…

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Fatal accident involving semi-truck on I-94 was followed by another truck accident

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"The first crash took place around 8 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident type is listed as "fatal" in the report. A second crash took place around 9:15 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. It was about four miles east of the first crash and caused life-threatening injuries. The first crash involved a westbound semi truck that veered off the roadway and crossed the median into the eastbound lanes, according to the state patrol. It struck another semi truck and a passenger vehicle. The second crash took place when a semi truck was slowing to a…

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Kanye West requests joint child custody amid divorce from Kim

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"Kanye West has responded to Kim Kardashian's divorce filing. In his own response filed on Friday and obtained by CNN, West has requested joint legal and physical custody of their four children. Neither party is seeking spousal support. Representatives for West had no comment. Kardashian filed for divorce back in February. CNN has reached out to her representative for comment." Read the full story here. Divorce among high-profile celebrities is almost always guaranteed to be tumultuous. When there are children involved things become even more complex. Deciding on how they are raised and the time each parent is granted for…

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Family of police officer who died from COVID denied workers’ comp

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"Officer Kendle Blackburn died Dec. 28 after a long battle with the virus. A release from Gov. Mike Parson’s office at the time said Blackburn contracted the virus while on duty in November. Lebanon officials were told last week that the city’s workers’ compensation insurance provider, Missouri Employers Mutual, determined Blackburn’s COVID-19 exposure and death “is not compensable under workers’ compensation,” The Springfield News-Leader reported. Police Chief Byran Arnold said the decision seems to violate an emergency rule Parson signed in April last year that allows first responders to receive workers’ compensation if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 or if…

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Woman charged for severe injuries caused to 3-year-old by her dog

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"On Jan. 9, the dog bit 3-year-old Ronin at the Loose Caboose restaurant in Old Town Spring. As the little girl entered the restaurant, the dog, who was seen wearing a service vest, bit her face, family members said. In a surveillance video of the attack obtained by ABC13, Romano and the dog are seen walking down the sidewalk with the girl's father, James Waldroup, walking not far behind her. The video does not include audio, but body language indicates an exchange between the two. Romano then got in a car with a man and left. According to court documents,…

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Motorcyclist suffers catastrophic injuries from DUI crash

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"A 21-year-old Zionsville woman was arrested Saturday on several charges, including causing catastrophic injury when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Authorities say the crash involved Mary M. Villanueva’s vehicle and a motorcycle, and the motorcyclist suffered serious bodily injuries. Based on evidence at the scene, police say it was determined that at about 8:10 p.m. on April 7, a 2005 Harley Davidson FXD Motorcycle was traveling southbound in the 200 block of South Ford Road in Zionsville, and a 2017 Nissan Rogue was traveling northbound in the 200 block of South Ford Road. The driver of the Nissan made…

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NTSB finds systemic failure at fault for horrific motorcycle accident

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"The system failed 7 bikers, veteran Marines, killed on a New Hampshire Highway. That’s the finding of the final report by the NTSB into the deaths of those known as the “New Hampshire 7.” Among the findings, a board says deficiencies in out-of-state driver’s license notification processing and insufficient federal oversight of motor carriers contributed to the horror on the highway. The board also found however that shortcomings in motorcycle rider safety contributed too. The board approved a draft of the report a few weeks ago. Here’s the original story about that: Systems meant to keep motorists safe failed to…

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