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Fishers Police Chief arrested for OWI after injury crash in Indianapolis

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The chief of the Fishers Police Department was arrested late Friday evening after he was involved in an accident while driving under the influence. According to a police report, Fishers Police Chief Mitch Thompson was involved in a multiple car accident on Keystone Avenue in Indianapolis just before midnight. The report indicates that Chief Thompson rear-ended a vehicle, causing it…

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DUI Crash Injuries Five People

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A crash early Sunday morning resulted in 5 being transported to the hospital with serious to minor injuiries and the driver of one vehicle charged with DUI. Illinois State Police District 5 Troopers responded to a personal injury crash between two vehicles at Route 53 and Manhattan-Monee Road. The initial investigation found the driver of a Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck…

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Police: Driver in double fatal Tesla crash was intoxicated

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The driver of a speeding Tesla electric car that crashed and burned in Indianapolis, killing her and a passenger, was too drunk to drive, according to a police report released Wednesday. The two worked at a company that provides case management software for plaintiff attorneys. The report, which includes toxicology test results, said 27-year-old driver Casey Speckman had a blood-alcohol…

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Woman sues Shop ‘n’ Save over slip, fall

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A customer who slipped and fell while shopping for groceries accuses Shop ‘n’ Save of negligence. Melissa Stidimire filed a complaint on July 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Supervalu Inc., which owns the Shop ‘n’ Save in Belleville. According to the complaint, Stidimire fell after slipping on an unidentified substance. She claims she suffered serious injuries to…

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Disabled woman blames Heartland Healthcare for leaving her wheelchair unlocked and unattended

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Heartland Healthcare of Collinsville, a healthcare service provider, did not properly care for a disabled woman after her doctor appointment, a lawsuit claims. Ana Chatham filed the complaint on July 12 in Madison County Circuit Court against Granite City Clinic Corp., which operates Heartland Healthcare of Collinsville. According to the complaint, Chatham had a pre-existing paralysis and disability and as…

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East St. Louis vehicle crash leads to lawsuit

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A crash in East St. Louis has prompted a lawsuit between the parties involved Lekita Casey filed a complaint on June 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Latonia McCline. According to the complaint, McCline forcefully struck Casey’s vehicle from behind. The impact caused Casey to be tossed within her vehicle, the complaint states. Casey claim McCline failed to…

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Madison County jury awards passenger damages following Alton collision

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A Madison County jury awarded a passenger $12,500 in Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s courtroom following a one-day trial involving an Alton collision. After deliberating just 15 minutes, jurors awarded plaintiff Michelle Hedger damages on July 16. Hedger was represented at trial by Eric Terry of TorHoerman Law in Edwardsville. Defendants Alexandra Lagy and Tracy Schaefer were represented by Tyler Beckerle…

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Jury Says J&J Should Pay Record $4.7 Billion in Talc Cancer Case

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A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict is the largest J&J has faced to date over allegations that its talc-based products cause cancer. The company is battling some…

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