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Amarillo Motorcycle Accidents: Gerald Preston Brinlee in Critical Condition Following Wreck With Tractor-trailer

Posted on January 30, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A local man is in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle into a tractor-trailer that was turning onto East Amarillo Boulevard on Thursday, Amarillo police said. At 4:41 p.m., officers responded to a motorcycle accident in the 4600 block of East Amarillo Boulevard. According to police, a 2016 Freightliner driven by Larry Wayne Carter, 45, … Continue reading Amarillo Motorcycle Accidents: Gerald Preston Brinlee in Critical Condition Following Wreck With Tractor-trailer

Accidental Death: David Hardman of Pampa dies at Power Plant

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports 30-year-old David Hardman of Pampa, Texas, died Sunday afternoon. Authority spokesman Justin Alberty said Hardan was working at the Grand River Energy Center, a thermal-generation power plant near Chouteau Oklahoma, when he fell nearly 30 feet inside the plant. Hardman was temporarily employed at the facility … Continue reading Accidental Death: David Hardman of Pampa dies at Power Plant

Amarillo Local News: Amarillo Among Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in Texas

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

FBI crime reports show Amarillo to be among the top ten most dangerous cities in Texas. Amarillo ranks the fifth most dangerous in the state, according to the FBI data. The numbers come from 2014 crime statistics per 100,000 citizens. Nine categories are recognized by the report: violent crime, murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property … Continue reading Amarillo Local News: Amarillo Among Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in Texas

Accidental Death: Teenager, Nicklas Lee, dies in two-vehicle wreck outside of Sunray

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A two-vehicle, head-on collision killed one driver and seriously injured another Monday four miles south of Sunray, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release issued Tuesday. At 5:50 p.m., Department of Public Safety troopers were called to the accident, which occurred on a curve of Farm-to-Market Road 119. Nicklas Lee, 19, of … Continue reading Accidental Death: Teenager, Nicklas Lee, dies in two-vehicle wreck outside of Sunray

Public Health: Health care experts note doctor shortage

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo Area Foundation featured a guest panel at its 58th annual meeting to discuss the reunification of the Harrington Regional Medical Campus and the foundation Tuesday afternoon at Amarillo Country Club. “This represents a significant step forward for both the foundation and for health care in our region,” said Clay Stribling, president and CEO of … Continue reading Public Health: Health care experts note doctor shortage

Amarillo Wrongful Death: Construction Worker, Martin Lowell Cline, dies in forklift accident

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A construction worker died at a local hospital after a forklift ran over him in a workplace accident on Tuesday. The accident happened about 11:08 a.m. at the construction site of the new Amarillo Diocese Pastoral Center at 4512 N.E. 24th Ave. Martin Lowell Cline, 53, was underneath a forklift in front of the rear … Continue reading Amarillo Wrongful Death: Construction Worker, Martin Lowell Cline, dies in forklift accident

Product Liability: Trader Joe’s recalls raw cashews after FDA testing reveals potential salmonella threat.

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/19, Garza) reports Trader Joe’s announced on its website a recall of its Raw Cashew Pieces because of potential salmonella contamination. Trader Joe’s removed the product from its shelves and suspended sales. ABC World News (1/18, story 9, 0:20, Muir) added that the Trader Joe’s recall expands over 30 states and … Continue reading Product Liability: Trader Joe’s recalls raw cashews after FDA testing reveals potential salmonella threat.

Product Liability: Additional problems reported with vehicles involved in GM recall.

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

NBC Nightly News (1/17, story 5, 4:35, Snow) reported that, according to an NBC investigation, there are more complaints about stalling in GM vehicles that were already repaired as part of a massive recall to fix a problem with ignition switches. NBC says the vehicles involved were some of the 2.6 million that were recalled … Continue reading Product Liability: Additional problems reported with vehicles involved in GM recall.

Public Health: Olympus to recall duodenoscopes after FDA approves re-design.

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The Wall Street Journal (1/15, Hufford, Subscription Publication) reported that the Food and Drug Administration approved a modified version of Olympus Corp.’s duodenoscope. Duodenoscopes from Olympus have been linked to the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbug infections. The Washington Post (1/15, Dennis) reported in “To You Health” that as a result of the FDA’s approval of … Continue reading Public Health: Olympus to recall duodenoscopes after FDA approves re-design.

New Mexico Accidental Death: Clovis man killed in crash, US 84 Closed for Hours

Posted on January 8, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A 32-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday evening after he collided head-on with a southbound semi on U.S. 84 south of Romeroville, according to state police. Following that initial collision, the semi and the vehicle crashed into two other vehicles. The crashes resulted in U.S. 84 being closed for hours. The accident occurred at about 5:40 … Continue reading New Mexico Accidental Death: Clovis man killed in crash, US 84 Closed for Hours

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