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Public Health: Consumer Reports finds dangerous bacteria in ground beef.

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The Consumer Reports (8/25, Rock) reports that it found fecal contamination in all 458 pounds of beef it examined in a recent investigation, with almost 20 percent “contained C. perfringens, a bacteria that causes almost 1 million cases of food poisoning annually” and another 10 percent of the samples “had a strain of S. aureus … Continue reading Public Health: Consumer Reports finds dangerous bacteria in ground beef.

Product Liability: Ninety-one percent of ignition switch claims rejected by GM.

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The AP (8/24, Krisher) reports that lawyers for General Motors have denied 91 percent of claims for faulty ignition switches, approving only 399 of the 4,343 claims filed. Camille Biros, deputy administrator of the fund, said Monday that the rejected claims “couldn’t support any connection to the ignition switch.” GM ignition glitch caused ten times … Continue reading Product Liability: Ninety-one percent of ignition switch claims rejected by GM.

Amarillo Accidental Death: Butch Palmer, Father of PGA Golfer Ryan Palmer, Killed in Rollover on Loop 335

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo Courtesy of Amarillo Globe News The father of PGA golfer and Amarillo native Ryan Palmer was killed in a rollover accident about 8 p.m. Tuesday on Loop 335 near the State Highway 136 exit, Department of Public Safety troopers said in a news release issued Wednesday morning. A 2005 GMC Yukon driven by Charles … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death: Butch Palmer, Father of PGA Golfer Ryan Palmer, Killed in Rollover on Loop 335

Amarillo Accidental Death: Texas Musical Explosion Still an Active Investigation

Posted on August 14, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports Canyon, TX – The investigation of the TEXAS musical explosion is still active as more agencies are involved in the case. Investigators are currently waiting for reports from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm Explosives (ATF) and medical examiners. Fire Marshall investigator, Rachel Moreno says as … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death: Texas Musical Explosion Still an Active Investigation

Emergency declared in Colorado after EPA accidentally pollutes river

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

FARMINGTON, N.M. — Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday that the Gold King Mine discharged an estimated 3 million gallons of contaminated water, three times the amount previously believed. The mine continues to discharge 500 gallons per minute, EPA Region 8 administrator Shaun McGrath said in a teleconference call Sunday afternoon, but the … Continue reading Emergency declared in Colorado after EPA accidentally pollutes river

Amarillo DWI Accidents: DPS IDs victim in fatal wreck near Dimmitt as Feliberto Sontoya Sepeda

Posted on August 6, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers identified the man killed in a Tuesday wreck near Dimmitt as Feliberto Sontoya Sepeda, 83, of Dimmitt. At 1:37 p.m., Everett Monroe West, 59, of Happy, was driving a 2001 Freightliner truck-tractor towing a 1998 Lufkin dump trailer north on U.S. Highway 385 about a mile north of Dimmitt. … Continue reading Amarillo DWI Accidents: DPS IDs victim in fatal wreck near Dimmitt as Feliberto Sontoya Sepeda

Amarillo Accidental Death: Truck driver killed in wreck near Dimmitt

Posted on August 5, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

One person was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday near Dimmitt, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said. The wreck, involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup, occurred about 1:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 385 about 2 miles north of Dimmitt, Cpl. John Gonzalez said. Initial reports show the driver of the tractor-trailer was driving north … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death: Truck driver killed in wreck near Dimmitt

Amarillo Accidental Death: Explosion Kills Peyton Trueblood at Palo Duro Canyon

Posted on August 1, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Canyon, TX – A young woman, identified as Peyton Trueblood of Tuscaloosa, Alabama,  has died after an explosion Friday evening at Palo Duro Canyon. The Randall County Sheriff’s Office said fireworks being stored for the musical drama TEXAS malfunctioned and exploded near the amphitheater just before 6 p.m. The blast killed a 21-year-old stage manager. Authorities are … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death: Explosion Kills Peyton Trueblood at Palo Duro Canyon