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July 2014 Archives

What city has the highest rate of drunk driving deaths?

Location. Location. Location. The mantra of real estate agents may work for discussing the prevalence of fatal, drunk driving accidents across this country. A recent analysis by NerdWallet of the cities with the greatest number of fatal, alcohol-related traffic crashes and the affect a DUI has for motorists in that city on their insurance rates found a remarkably arbitrary pattern emerges.

Missouri corrections officers charged with inmate abuse

Four former corrections officers are facing criminal charges in connection to their alleged conduct with inmates at a prison in eastern Missouri, where all four were previously employed. Three of the individuals have been charged with physically abusing inmates at the prison, and the fourth individual is accused of having had repeated sexual contact with an inmate.

Taking steps to become financially aware important prior to divorce

In years past, the roles of men and women in society and in a marriage were much more traditional and defined. In many marriages, men earned the money and handled the finances while women tended to children and the home. While women likely made home-related purchases, men by-and-large held the bulk of financial knowledge and power. Today, thankfully, things are much more equal.

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart after catastrophic truck accident

Several weeks ago we touched on the fatal truck accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan and took the life of his friend and fellow comedian Jimmy Mack. A Wal-Mart truck collided with the limousine van in which Morgan and Mack were riding, and authorities say the fatigued driver of the truck hadn't slept in more than 24 hours.

Some challenges seem inherent to the divorce process

Anger, regret, frustration, sadness, relief and guilt are just a sampling of the many emotions often experienced by an individual who is going through a divorce. All of these, and a host of others, are normal and nothing can truly prepare an individual for the emotional and mental roller coaster that is divorce.

U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on warrantless cellphone searches

When police arrest someone, the law permits them to conduct what is known as a search incident to arrest, even if they do not have a search warrant. This allows them to search the suspect’s pockets and personal belongings such as a purse, shopping bag or wallet, in order to check for weapons and prevent the destruction of evidence.

Missouri police stepping up DWI enforcement this weekend

Missouri law enforcement will be out in full force this weekend, cracking down on drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. With all the celebrating being done this Independence Day at family barbeques, company picnics and friendly get-togethers, it is easy to drink more than you planned to. Therefore, it is important to plan ahead to make sure you get home safely -- and legally.