Missing Carbon Monoxide Alarm Results in $3.25 Million Judgment

Tenant Awarded $3.25 Million for Carbon Monoxide Alarm Violation Failure to Install a carbon monoxide alarm in a rental property has resulted in a $3.25 Judgment against a Stevens Point Landlord, Pamalla Schneider in a March jury trial in Portage…

Mom charged in Ky. fire that killed her 2 children

Date: 11/18/2008By KRISTIN M. HALLAssociated Press WriterA soldier's wife has been charged with setting a fire at their Kentucky Army base home that killed her two young children.Billi Jo Smallwood, 35, also faces a federal charge of attempting…

Brown cloud back above Phoenix as temps drop

Date: 11/14/2008PHOENIX (AP) _ Cooler weather has created ideal conditions for the return of the seasonal brown pollution cloud over the Phoenix metropolitan area.Visibility was rated as poor Thursday by the Arizona Department of Environmental…

Study: Calif dirty air kills more than car crashes

Date: 11/13/2008By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press WriterFRESNO, Calif. (AP) _ Lowering air pollution in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley would save more lives annually than ending all motor vehicle fatalities in the two regions, according…

Vent Pipe to Blame in SD Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Date: 11/10/2008BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) _ Authorities in Brookings think a missing vent pipe was to blame in the apparent carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a man and his daughter found in their home early Sunday.The victims are Grant Holmstrum,…

Worker on barge traveling near New Haven dies

Date: 11/8/2008NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The Coast Guard says a 52-year-old barge worker has died after being found unresponsive on the ship as it traveled near New Haven Harbor.Coast Guard Lieutenant Ellen Phillips says it appears that John Campagno…

Families settle with utility over Texas wildfire

Date: 11/8/2008By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press WriterFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ An attorney says more than 100 families have settled a lawsuit with a utility whose damaged equipment sparked a devastating wildfire.Attorney Bill Altman says the…

Restaurant fire likely started by cigarette

Date: 11/1/2008GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) _ A fire that destroyed the Golden Corral restaurant here Wednesday was likely started by a cigarette or a match that was thrown in the trash, authorities said.Doug Bennyhoff, fire marshal for Great Falls…

Cigar blamed for apartment fire, injury

Date: 10/31/2008 12:35 PMWEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Authorities say a cigar appears to have started a chair on fire, damaging a West Fargo apartment and injuring the tenant.Fire Chief Roy Schatschneider says 61-year-old Leslie Moore had been sitting…

Ky. legal experts mull reopening deadly 1977 fire

Date: 10/28/2008By ROGER ALFORDAssociated Press WriterFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) _ Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he has asked legal experts to determine whether new evidence warrants reopening an investigation into one of the nation's deadliest…

Five Students Sickened by Aerosol Product

Date: 10/24/2008METAMORA, Ill. (AP) — Five students needed hospital treatment for breathing problems after someone sprayed an aerosol product on a school bus. Officials said 63 students were on the bus heading to a grade school in Metamora.…