Baby Food Recall

Pieces of Glass Prompt Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall International baby food company Beech-Nut Nutrition has announced a voluntary recall of nearly 2,000 pounds of some of its baby food products because the jars may contain small pieces of glass, which could pose a serious health hazard. The recall, which was announced yesterday by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, is very…

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Texas Truck Crash

Fiery 9-Car Texas Truck Crash Leaves 5 Dead, 10 Injured At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on Interstate 30 in Fort Worth, Texas a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler left five people dead and at least ten others injured, some seriously. According to reports from Fort Worth Police, several people on the highway had stopped to assist a motorist with an earlier minor accident and were outside of their vehicles when an 18-wheeler…

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OSHA Oil and Gas Crackdown

High Fatality Rate Leads to OSHA Oil and Gas Crackdown Under a policy recently announced  by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), oil and gas companies will now be subject to tougher enforcement of safety regulations than ever before. According to this new policy, all oil and gas operations have been designated  “high-hazard” for purposes of the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). What that means is, whenever OSHA inspectors…

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Second Texas Construction Fatality

Father Runs Over Son in Second Texas Construction Fatality in a Week A construction project at Argyle High School in Denton County, Texas saw its second worker fatality in less than a week on Tuesday, when a 22-year-old worker was run over by a trailer behind a truck that was being operated at the site of an indoor activity center that is being built at the school. To make matters…

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Hummus Listeria Recall

FDA Testing Leads to Hummus Listeria Recall After routine testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of their hummus product, yesterday Sabra Dipping Company LLC issued a voluntary recall of more than 30,000 cases of the hummus. According to the FDA, a routine sample of Sabra hummus that had been collected randomly from a store last month tested positive for Listeria. They did…

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Expanded Texas Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell Issues an Expanded Texas Ice Cream Recall Texas ice cream giant Blue Bell Creameries has decided to expand its voluntary recall of a number of its products after some pints of banana pudding ice cream tested positive for Listeriosis. As a precaution, in addition to the banana pudding flavor ice cream, they’ve decided to pull a number of other products manufactured on the same line at their plant…

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Texas Construction Fatality

Steel Frame Collapse Leads to Texas Construction Fatality Last week, as construction proceeded on a new indoor activity center at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas, a community about 40 miles north of Fort Worth, the steel frame for the building began to sway back and forth for a bit before the whole thing came crashing down in a pile of twisted metal. The accident, which happened on April 5, about…

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Texas Nut Recall

Testing for Salmonella Leads to Texas Nut Recall Boerne-based food and nut producer Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. has issued a voluntary recall to their Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts because there is a possibility that some of them were contaminated with Salmonella The products subject to recall were sold only in H-E-B grocery stores throughout Texas, where they were sold between Dec. 30, 2014 and March 20, 2015….

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Texas DWI Crash

Woman in SUV May Have Been Suicidal in Texas DWI Crash The driver of a black Chevrolet Suburban SUV made a move that caused a terrible three-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on Interstate 35E near Waxahachie. At first, police thought this was a possible DWI, but as it turns out, there was a little more to it, in that the driver apparently was intending to commit suicide. When everything started, the…

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Children’s Clothing Recall

Land’s End Issues Children’s Clothing Recall for Sleepwear Wisconsin-based clothing company Land’s End has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 173,000 of their children’s pajamas and robes because they do not meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. Because of this, the clothing poses a potential risk of the child receiving burn injuries. In all, this latest recall covers a large number of styles and types of children’s pajamas, including…

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I-35 Bridge Collapse Update

I-35 Bridge Collapse Update: Truck Was Apparently Not Permitted Immediately after last Thursday’s crash in which an oversized semi-truck took down part of a bridge that was under construction on Interstate 35 near Salado, the company that owned the truck, Lares Trucking, claimed the truck had a permit for the oversize load. Apparently, however, that was not true. According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, that particular truck did…

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Texas Bridge Collapse

Over-height Truck Causes Texas Bridge Collapse The Texas Department of Public Safety was forced to shut down Interstate 35 in both directions near Salado for most of the day Thursday, after a bridge collapsed onto the highway, killing at least one person and injuring three others. The bridge didn’t just collapse; it had help. A large truck heading northbound on the highway was too high to clear an overpass that was under…

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Second Texas Ice Cream Recall

Testing in Kansas Has Led to the Second Texas Ice Cream Recall This Month Less than two weeks after a March 13 recall that affected 10 of their ice cream products, Brenham, Texas-based ice cream giant Blue Bell has issued another recall for 3-ounce ice cream cups that were distributed throughout nearly half the country. The recall was ordered after a test performed by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment noted…

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Walnut Salmonella Recalls

Contamination Leads to Two Walnut Salmonella Recalls Last week, Aurora Products, Inc. issued a nationwide voluntary recall  of certain lots of their Natural Walnuts and Trail Mixes Containing Walnuts because there is a possibility they have been contaminated with Salmonella, which is a bacteria that can be very dangerous to certain people. Specifically, the product included in the recall include a number of products packaged under the Aurora Products label, including…

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San Antonio DWI Arrests Down

SAPD Shows San Antonio DWI Arrests Down Recent reports have noted that, according to data from the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), the number of drunk driving arrests is down in the city over the past year, although it’s unclear exactly why that is happening. While some credit the ride-offering apps Uber and Lyft for the reduction of nearly eight percent, the reason for the reduction isn’t actually so clear-cut….

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Texas Wage Theft Suit

Target Anti-theft Employee Files Texas Wage Theft Suit Recently, a former employee of Target Corporation, who once worked in the company’s anti-theft division, filed a collective action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, in which he claimed the company violated the overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act when they required him to work more than 40 hours per week, but refused to…

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Pickup Crashes into Texas Home

 Teens Injured When Pickup Crashes into Texas Home Late Wednesday night, March 18, three teenagers were injured when the pickup they were driving slammed into a home in The Colony, a community 30 miles north of Dallas late Wednesday. The accident occurred at a little before midnight near the intersection of Blair Oaks Drive and Merrell Lane, with the pickup stopping less than two yards away from a bedroom where a couple was…

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