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    • Beaumont Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash

      Beaumont Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash

      A late night motorcycle accident on I-10 claimed the life of a Beaumont teen, 19, said the Department of Public Safety.
      The teen was speeding on his motorcycle in the eastbound lanes when he hit…

    • Two Children Ejected From Vehicle In Beaumont Crash

      Two Children Ejected From Vehicle In Beaumont Crash

      Two children were ejected from a vehicle in an accident on Beaumont Highway at E. Sam Houston Saturday evening. The investigation is ongoing, but police say alcohol is believed to be a…

    • Boy Struck By Car On The Way To School

      Boy Struck By Car On The Way To School

      A 6-year-old boy was walking to school this morning when he was struck by a car in Beaumont.
      It appears the child stepped in front of a slow moving vehicle in the area of Highland and N….

    • RFID Chips Used in Surgical Materials to Prevent Them From Being Left in Patients

      RFID Chips Used in Surgical Materials to Prevent Them From Being Left in Patients

      Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips, which are normally used to prevent people from stealing merchandise, are being used in many new ways. Recently, this technology has been used to make sure surgical materials are not left inside of patients after surgery.The RF-Detect system helps health-care professionals keep tabs on all the surgical sponges employed during operations by using RFID…

    • Honda Recalls Defective Lawnmowers

      Honda Recalls Defective Lawnmowers

      American Honda recalled some 167,000 lawnmowers today in conjunction with the CPSC because of a consumer laceration hazard posed by the lawn mowers when the mower’s control lever is released. In light of the serious risk to consumers posed by the cutting blade, Honda has recalled the following mowers from the U.S. market: Model HRB217HXA, all serial numbers, and Models HRX217HXA and HRX217HMA,…

    • MRIs Prove Secondhand Smoke Damage

      MRIs Prove Secondhand Smoke Damage

      People who have been exposed to high levels of second hand smoke have lasting damage to their lungs, MRIs show in a recent study of several non-smokers. Researchers examined study participants using a special kind of MRI scan to evaluate changes in the lung tissue of secondhand non-smokers. Researchers used a special kind of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to review the lungs of…

    • Hospital Announces New Patient MRSA Testing

      Hospital Announces New Patient MRSA Testing

      Loyola University Medical Center made the announcement this week that the hospital will begin evaluating all new patients for staph infections. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSAs) are the type of bacterial infections that do not respond to treatment with antibiotics. The new policy comes in the wake of a $25 million dollar wrongful death suit filed this week by the…

    • Lead Toy Jewelry Recalls from Dollar Tree

      Lead Toy Jewelry Recalls from Dollar Tree

      The Dollar Tree Chain of Stores in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on certain child toy jewelry products the company sells that contain excessive amounts of lead. The chain is recalling almost 200,000 pieces of play jewelry made in China, sold under the names Beary Cute, Expressions, and Sassy and Chic Children’s Metal Jewelry. If eaten by…

    • Wife Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Chrysler for Husband's Death

      Wife Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Chrysler for Husband's Death

      A widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Chrysler Corporation claiming the company failed to provide adequate protection, ultimately leading to her husband’s death.Robert Leaks was driving his Dodge pickup truck when he lost control and slammed into a tree, killing him. The family claims the dangerous 2006 Dodge Laramie pickup “was not reasonably fit for unintended, but clearly…

    • Woman Dies in Hot Air Balloon Accident

      Woman Dies in Hot Air Balloon Accident

      A woman died in a hot air balloon crash on Monday, October 8 during an annual balloon festival in Albuquerque. The balloon tipped over after getting caught on fiberoptic line running above a power line at about 8 a.m., which sent 60 year old Rosemary Wooley Phillips to her death. She over 60 feet after falling from the hot air balloon.When the craft got caught the pilot threw down a tether to…