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    • Nebraska The 22nd State To Ban Texting While Driving

      Nebraska The 22nd State To Ban Texting While Driving

      Nebraska is the 22nd state to ban texting while driving for all drivers.
      The bill (LB945), which will go into effect July 1, passed last week and will make texting while driving a so-called…

    • WoodMaster Outdoor Furnaces Recalled Due To Fire Hazard

      WoodMaster Outdoor Furnaces Recalled Due To Fire Hazard

      WoodMaster AFS 900 outdoor furnaces are being recalled due to a defect in the temperature gauge that poses a fire and burn hazard.
      To this date the company has received 12 reports of fire, three…

    • Jason Evans Associates Recalls Children’s Hooded Jackets

      Jason Evans Associates Recalls Children’s Hooded Jackets

      Jason Evans Assoc. LLC, of New York, recently announced a voluntary recall of Children’s Hooded Jackets because the drawstring can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
      The U.S….

    • Butter Flavoring Chemical Removed From Popcorn Because of "Popcorn Lung" Concern

      Butter Flavoring Chemical Removed From Popcorn Because of "Popcorn Lung" Concern

      ConAgra Foods Inc., the nation’s largest microwave popcorn maker, has decided to remove the chemical diacetyl from the buttery flavoring in Orville Redenbacher and Act II popcorn. This decision came after a pulmonary specialist at Denver’s National Jewish Medical and Research Center claimed that a consumer developed lung disease from inhaling the fumes from microwaving popcorn numerous times a…

    • USDA to Give $5.5 Million to Study Origin of E. Coli in Produce

      USDA to Give $5.5 Million to Study Origin of E. Coli in Produce

      The USDA has announced that they will be giving $5.5 million to study E. coli in produce. Officials from the agency want to make sure the deadly bacteria stays out of food. The money is being given to a California institute that will study the origin of E. coli 0157:H7, which is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and some life threatening complications such as Hemolytic…

    • I35W Minneapolis Bridge Collapses; 30 Missing

      I35W Minneapolis Bridge Collapses; 30 Missing

      The I-35W Interstate highway bridge in downtown Minneapolis plummeted over 60 feet into the Mississippi River, killing at least 7. Nearly thirty people remained missing as the search continued into the next day for cars that fell from the bridge into the river. The bridge was full to capacity of rush hour traffic when the accident occurred, which may have caused it to break up into sections…

    • Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto of Teen Driving

      Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto of Teen Driving

      Nebraska Lawmakers listened to the many pleas to save teenagers’ lives by voting to override the Governor’s veto of a bill that would set new restrictions on teenage drivers.Votes were 33-7 to reinstate Legislative Bill 415. 30 votes are needed for a bill to become law over a governor’s veto. The bill sets the limits on passengers and cell phone use by teenagers that are yet to have full driving…

    • Bill Proposes Restricting Teen Drivers

      Bill Proposes Restricting Teen Drivers

      Nebraska could help save more teenagers’ lives with a law to keep them from driving at night, using a cell phone and having a crowd of passengers along while operating a vehicle, state lawmakers were told.Chealander, testifying in front of Legislature’s Transportation Committee, supports a bill proposed by State Senator John Harms of Gering to tighten state teen driving laws in Nebraska. He…

    • First Vioxx Trial in Midwest Questions Merck's Motives

      First Vioxx Trial in Midwest Questions Merck's Motives

      A jury in Edwardsville, Illinois is listening to the evidence as lawyers for Patricia Schwaller argue that her 2003 death was caused by Vioxx. Ms. Schwaller took the drug for 20 months before she had a heart attack. Her attorneys are arguing that Merck’s own documents show that the company put profits ahead of people.

    • Woman in Critical Condition after Car Accident

      Woman in Critical Condition after Car Accident

      A Nebraska woman is in critical condition after a car accident in which she was struck by a vehicle on Sunday while outside her car helping care for an injured dog on the highway.According to Officials – the woman, 36, of Linocln, Nebraska was driving when she came upon another vehicle which was stopped in the roadway. The driver had hit a dog on the road and stopped to make sure the injured…