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Thirty-Eight Million Americans Expected to Travel on Memorial Day Weekend

AAA is estimating that 38 million people will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend; it is the second highest Memorial Day travel estimated since 2005. Likely brought on by low gas prices, about 700,000 more people will travel this year compared to… Read More

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increasing

So far in 2016, motorcycle accident deaths are on the rise in Arizona, climbing four percent over last year. Nearly 17 percent of all fatal traffic accidents this year have involved motorcycles. The Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation is… Read More

J&J Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Another Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a victim of the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products $55 million. The woman claims that after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for decades, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall Grows as New Order Issued

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered airbag manufacturer Takata to recall up to 40 million more airbags. Already the largest safety recall in auto history, defective Takata airbags have been linked to at least 11 U.S.… Read More

Phoenix Collision Report Details Most Dangerous Intersections

The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department has released its 2014 Comprehensive Traffic Collision Summary and it details the most dangerous intersections in the city. Overall, in the city of Phoenix, nearly 26,000 accidents were reported in… Read More

Nursing Home Workers Posting Abusive Photos via Social Media

In a study published by The Washington Times and ProPublica, it was revealed that nursing home residents are suffering abuse via social media when staff members publish degrading nursing home pictures of residents. As a newer type of abuse, social media… Read More

Nissan Recalls 3.2 Million Vehicles Due to Airbag Problems

Nissan has announced the recall of 3.2 million vehicles in the U.S. due to malfunctions which could cause airbags not to work properly during a crash. Defective occupant sensing systems, which detect if a passenger is sitting in the front passenger seat… Read More

When Can You Collect Unemployment or Workers’ Compensation in AZ?

According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 44 percent of Arizona’s workers are not currently employed. In fact, Arizona ranks in the bottom ten U.S. states for percentage of workers who are gainfully employed. Many… Read More

Arizona has the Most Dangerous Railroad Crossings in the U.S.

According to data released yesterday by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Phoenix tops the list of U.S. cities with the most dangerous railroad crossings. Because Glendale also made the list, Arizona is the only state in the country to have more… Read More

Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Leaves AZ Woman Fighting for Her Life

A tragic hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian has left a Tempe woman battling serious, life-threatening injuries. According to officers from the Tempe Police Department (TPD), the accident occurred at the intersection of Priest Drive and Broadway… Read More

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