At least 11 people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a fire started in a second floor apartment at the Paraclete Manor Apartments off Swope Parkway around noon on September 3, 2016. The fire was contained to the apartment but caused thick, heavy smoke to rise through the apartment's upper floors, causing little visibility on the second, third,...

Amusement park rides are supposed to provide individuals with fun and excitement. Unfortunately, such attractions, if their operators fail to pay proper attention to safety and/or neglect to keep them properly maintained, can sometimes end up leaving the realm of being fun and enter the realm of being dangerous.Among the things that have the potential to influence how operators...

Most people are undoubtedly frustrated and scared when they hear about violent events such as the Orlando nightclub shooting. We have heard of shootings in schools, businesses and movie theaters. To some degree, these types of stories may cause some people to be scared to go to public venues and rightfully so. Thankfully, many amusement park owners understand this and...

In the United States, it is illegal to fire someone based on their race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. Additionally, whistle-blowers have protected rights under OSHA laws. When an employer violates one of these laws then there are easy opportunities for lawsuits to happen. A former employee at the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey...

Three years ago, in 2013, Edward Snowden revealed some unsettling information about the United States' NSA and opened the country's eyes to whistleblower law. However, whistleblowers do not only exist on the national security level. In fact, whistleblowers can be found in private organizations such as universities. This is the case for James Crowley, a former University of Chicago...

When a person drinks too much alcohol, they can be a major danger to others. For one, they could end up becoming belligerent and instigating fights with others, potentially seriously injuring individuals in the process. Also, if they get behind the wheel in their condition, they become a major traffic safety risk and could ultimately cause injury-causing or deadly...

All too often, stories of children getting into accidents in swimming pools end in tragedy. So it with relief that we share the story of a 3-year-old Missouri girl who survived a scary drowning incident this summer.According to MaineNewsOnline.com, the girl was at a party with her friends this past July when she went into a swimming pool. Nobody...

As Labor Day approaches, families are getting in their last days at the nation's amusement parks. For some, the visit is a spur-of-the-moment trip down the road. For others, it's a planned vacation, with a few days spent at one park before moving on to the next. And how better to beat the heat than to ride high-speed roller...

St. Louis is going to be hot over the Fourth of July. The National Weather Service is predicting a few days of sun with temperatures in the 80s -- the perfect conditions for a day by the pool with friends and family. Just be careful of your alcohol consumption and overexposure to the sun, and remember that it is...

It's finally summer and Kansas City area residents are enjoying the warmer temperatures and warm-weather activities like swimming. For parents of young children, it's important to ensure that a child understands water safety rules and is supervised at all times while playing near or in a swimming pool.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 3,500 people...