San Antonio DWI Crash

Mother Charged in Death of Girl in San Antonio DWI Crash In a terrible crash during the afternoon rush hour Tuesday in San Antonio, a pickup truck t-boned a passenger car at the corner of Wurzbach and Wetmore. The aftermath of the scene was described by police as “horrific” and left an 11-year-old girl dead. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the girl as Charity Siler. To make…

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Nissan Pickup Recall

Fuel Tank Problems Lead to Nissan Pickup Recall Nissan Motor Co. has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it intends to issue a voluntary recall of more than 12,000 of its 2016 Nissan Titan XD 5.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel pickup trucks because of several problems with the vehicle’s fuel tank that could result in a driver running out of fuel without warning. According to Nissan defect report,…

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Texas Truck Crash

One Dead, One Injured in Texas Truck Crash According to the Texas Department of Pubic Safety, one person was killed and another was seriously injured in a Texas truck crash involving an 18-wheeler and an aluminum tanker on US Highway 290 just east of FM 2104 in Paige, Texas yesterday morning. The deceased was later identified as 42-year-old Pascual Rueda-Orozco of Houston, who was driving the 18-wheeler, which was carrying seafood…

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Baby Medicine Recall

Use of Drug Leads to Baby Medicine Recall Last month, as you may recall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory regarding the use of several homeopathic teething products and some were pulled from the market. According to the FDA advisory, the agency recommended that parents and caregivers refrain from administering certain homeopathic teething tablets and gels to children and to instead seek advice from their health care…

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Texas Holiday Driving Tips

DPS Offers Texas Holiday Driving Tips The Thanksgiving Holiday started with a tragic fatal crash at about 1 a.m. Thursday morning on the President George Bush Turnpike in Garland, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Apparently, the man was attempting to our gasoline into his blue Ford F-150 disabled on the shoulder in an area near Firewheel Parkway. DPS investigators say that a Cadillac MKS sedan was headed…

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Hummus Recall

Possible Listeria Contamination Leads to Hummus Recall The largest manufacturer in the United States, Sabra Dipping Co., has issued a massive hummus recall. The recall affects most of its hummus products that were produced before Nov. 8 because the hummus may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which cause listeriosis and lead to serious illness or death for some people. The Listeria contamination was found to be present during testing at…

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Texas Auto Accident

Young Victim not Discovered Until Hours After Texas Auto Accident In the West Texas city of Odessa, officials and officers for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Odessa Fire Rescue and the Ector County Sheriff’s Department are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a terrible Texas auto accident that happened yesterday, in which a three-year-old girl named Daniela Flores. The problem comes with the fact that the little…

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Baby Food Recall

Presence of a Foreign Object Triggers Baby Food Recall When the parents of a new baby buy baby food, they rightfully expect that the baby food is in perfect condition. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always work out. The San Antonio-based  grocery store chain H-E-B has issued a voluntary baby food recall of its entire product line of H-E-B Baby Food 2-pack 4 oz. cups. Over the weekend, the retailer pulled the…

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Another Ice Cream Listeria Recall

Cookie Dough Leads to Another Ice Cream Listeria Recall On Monday, there was yet another ice cream Listeria recall that was linked to possible contamination due to the cookie dough used in the recipe. This time, the Kraft Heinz Company has issued a recall of more than 100,000 cases of their Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts. The recall was initiated by Kraft Heinz when…

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Texas Motorcycle Crash

One Fatality in a Texas Motorcycle Crash The deaths and serious injuries on Texas roads continue to mount. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, a man riding a motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of a terrible Texas motorcycle crash in Pflugerville at about 6 a.m. Monday morning. The man riding the bike, who was thought to be in his 40s, was killed in a crash between his motorcycle and…

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Volvo Seatbelt Recall

Defective Buckle Leads to Volvo Seatbelt Recall The last few years have featured a tremendous number of automotive recalls having to do with safety features. Most of them have involved defective airbags, some of which actually have the ability to kill the passenger they are supposed to protect. However, the most common safety feature of all, the seatbelt, is now coming under scrutiny, as the inventors of the device, Volvo,…

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Drone Recall

Flight Defect Prompts GoPro to Order Drone Recall In what many are calling an unusual move, last week, tech company GoPro pulled all of its newly released Karma drones from the market. At the same time, they asked all consumers who had purchased the drone to return them to the company for a full refund. What made this move so unusual is that their action doesn’t technically qualify as a recall, in…

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TX DOT Safety Campaign

TX DOT Safety Campaign Urges More Fatality Free Days Monday, Nov. 7 marked an anniversary that all Texans should take note of. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT), Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the last day in Texas where there were zero road fatalities. November 7, 2000 was the last time that happened, and TX DOT is hoping to work to make that day the norm…

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Texas Truck-Pedestrian Accident

Honda, Texas Truck-Pedestrian Accident Leaves Teen Dead Last week, a tragic truck-pedestrian accident occurred in Honda, Texas, a small town about 40 miles west of San Antonio when a 16-year-old pedestrian, who was walking with two friends was run over and killed at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning. According to the preliminary investigation by Honda Police, the teenager, MJ DeLeon, who attended Hondo High School, was killed when he was…

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Huge Whistleblower Award

Large FCA Settlement Leads to Huge Whistleblower Award of $29M One of the largest nursing facilities operators in the country, Tennessee-based Life Care Centers of America, Inc. and its owner, Forrest L. Preston, have settled a case with the Department of Justice over violations of the False Claims Act, based on having knowingly submitted claims to both Medicare and TRICARE for rehabilitation services that were deemed unnecessary or were found…

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Washing Machine Recall

Samsung Issues a Large Washing Machine Recall As if the recall of millions of exploding smartphones wasn’t enough, over the weekend, Samsung Electronics Company issued a voluntary recall of more than 2.8 million washing machines for a safety problem. According to the announcement posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, the top-loading washers are being recalled because the tops can become detached and fly off the machine while they…

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Texas Bus Accident

Texas Bus Accident Leaves College Student Dead The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office is in the midst of a thorough investigation of a gruesome Texas bus accident in which a 20-year-old college student from Texas State University student, Jordin Taylor, was apparently struck and drug by a shuttle bus sometime late Friday night last weekend. The student’s body was discovered under the rear axle of the bus by a mechanic early…

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