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Feds study feasibility of shipping radioactive waste through Las Vegas
Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas drivers might not be the best in the world, but at least they don't have to navigate next to nuclear waste trucks on the beltway and interstate. At least not yet. Federal officials are considering routing nuclear waste through downtown Las Vegas and along the 215 Beltway.
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Boston chief: Share terror threat info quicker
The Associated Press via The Fresno Bee
Lawmakers reviewing the Boston Marathon bombing were recently told by Boston's police commissioner that the Justice Department's terrorism task force needs to share threat information more quickly with local law enforcement.
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Drunken fireman crash may leave town liable
Courthouse News Service
A Pennsylvania township may have "turned a blind eye" when an underage but drunken fire chief crashed a truck after a parade, seriously injuring another firefighter, a federal judge ruled. Stuart Mintz claims that Zachary Romano, assistant fire chief at North Bangor Fire Co., had dragged him along on July 10, 2010, for a fireman's parade in Tatamy, Pa., about 13 miles away from their Upper Mount Bethel Township fire house.
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City council opts to settle with insurance carrier
KTVQ-TV
It was a quick agenda for city council recently, one that ended in the city agreeing to write a $500,000 check. Seven years ago, a Billings, Mont., police officer sued the city and several other officers for violating his constitutional rights. In 2007, a jury awarded former BPD officer Steve Feuerstein $1.3 million dollars in damages. The city's insurance carrier informally requested the city to pay $950,000 but the city refused.
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Torrance, Calif., says it's not liable for Dorner manhunt shooting
RedondoBeachPatch
In court papers filed recently, the city of Torrance, Calif., denied any liability connected with the mistaken identity shooting of Redondo Beach resident David Perdue during the hunt for accused killer Christopher Dorner, the Daily Breeze reported.
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Cities shop for insurance as premiums rise
Nky.com
As cities continue to wrestle with tighter budgets, a new obstacle is coming into view: rising insurance costs. In June, Newport city commissioners in Rhode Island, faced with a huge increase, voted unanimously to change the city's insurance provider. The former provider, Traveler's Insurance, quoted a 30 percent increase in the city's premiums if commissioners wanted to renew the policy.
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City besieged by protests over video of police shooting dog
Los Angeles Times via PoliceOne.com
The city of Hawthorne, Calif., has been besieged by protests since a video emerged of a police officer shooting a Rottweiler. The city was forced to cancel its City Council meeting recently after Web traffic overwhelmed the city's website and prevented officials from posting the meeting agenda.
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