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Security officials ramp up surveillance
for Super Bowl

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Officials are ramping up security efforts ahead of the Super Bowl by using elaborate techniques to keep visitors and fans safe. Homeland Security crews installed 75 cameras that will keep an eye on downtown Indianapolis and the thousands of fans that will pack the Circle City throughout the 10-day celebration. More

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DART will review rail station safety after shooting death
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After two violent attacks that ended with deaths, there is renewed concern from Dallas Area Rapid Transit, passengers and the city of Dallas over safety at train stations. The most recent incident was in downtown Dallas when a man got onto the Pearl Station platform after riding on a Blue Line train. Dominique Wilson was shot and killed after arguing on board with three men. More

Woman hit by Berkeley, Calif., police car gets $170,000
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Berkeley is paying an El Cerrito woman $170,000 for injuries suffered when she was hit by a police car while riding her moped in the Marin Avenue traffic circle in 2009. The liability payment from the city to an injured person is one of the highest in recent memory, City Attorney Zach Cowan said. More

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Bill shields cities from sledding cases
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At the Iowa Capitol on a snowy, blowy wintry day, some lawmakers turned their attention, perhaps fittingly, to sledding — or at whether cities should be held accountable for injuries on public hills. House File 2004, a bill assigned to the Judiciary Committee, would shield cities from lawsuits over injuries on city-owned sledding hills. More

City fights liability in shooting
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Then-Jackson, Miss., rookie police officer Jeremy Shearry violated policy when he shot an unarmed man who was fleeing in the ankle in 2003, the city acknowledges. But Deputy City Attorney Claire Barker said Shearry, who left the department before being disciplined for the shooting, should be the one liable for wounding Lester Barnes, not the city. More

Suffolk, Va., says city can't help schools with pending lawsuits
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The city manager has told school officials they're on their own in fighting — and potentially paying for — two pending lawsuits that could cost the division as much as $9 million. More

City has $186 million liability looming
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Fitchburg, Mass., is facing a $186.6 million liability for retiree health care benefits, jeopardizing funds for local services, according to a new study by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. The recently released report found that cities including Fitchburg, Worcester and Lowell have not put aside nearly enough money to pay the ballooning cost of health insurance promised to their retired employees, as well as employees who will retire. More

Pothole liability: Proposed bill could create 'discretionary' immunity for highway defects
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Under a proposed bill that has passed the Wisconsin Senate, so-called "pothole liability" may soon change in Wisconsin, meaning counties, cities, towns and villages would be largely immune from liability for damages resulting from highway defects. More
 



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