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With RNC cameras in place, downtown Tampa, Fla., sees drop in crime
Tampa Bay Times
Crime in downtown Tampa, Fla., has dropped 23 percent since last year, and while police don't give all the credit to the surveillance cameras bought for the Republican National Convention, they're glad to have the technology. "They're just another tool in our toolbox," police Capt. Mike Baumaister told the City Council recently, saying he believed the cameras have had some impact on downtown crime.
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Court: Text drivers and you may be liable if they hurt or kill someone
Daily Tech
In an era where some feel personal responsibility is being thrown to the wayside, an East Coast court has opened a whole new can of worms in the distracted driving debate, arguing that if you text someone — even if you are not driving — you may be held responsible for that person's crimes.
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Public liability: Tree verdict sends $12 million message
Savannah Morning News
Thursday's eyepopping verdict against the city of Savannah, Ga., which was ordered to pay $12 million to a woman seriously hurt by a falling tree limb three years ago, proves one thing: You can't predict what a jury will do once a case goes to trial.
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Security a top priority as Atlantic City prepares for Miss America's return
Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City police won't miss one inch of the action when the Miss America parade comes back to New Jersey. Cameras — and personnel — on loan from the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will mean video coverage of the entire Boardwalk route, said Deputy Chief Henry White, incident commander for Miss America security.
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Slush fund puts Fitchburg, Wis., fire officials in the hot seat
Wisconsin State Journal
Fitchburg, Wis., fire officials came in for a barrage of pointed questions recently as city council members demanded an explanation for a department slush fund that operated for nine years without the knowledge or approval of senior city leaders.
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West Pennsylvania farmers worry about bridges, liability
The Kansas City Star
Farmers in Western Pennsylvania are worried that weight restrictions on the state's overloaded bridges could cause problems for the industry. Farmers at a Cambria County Farm Bureau Legislative tour said dependable highways and bridges are vital to the state's agricultural industry, The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reported.
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Criminal charges dropped against disabled bus rider Syracuse, N.Y., police hit with Taser
Syracuse.com
Onondaga County, N.Y., prosecutors agreed to drop criminal charges recently against a disabled man tasered by Syracuse police because he wouldn't get off a Centro bus in May. City Court Judge Theodore Limpert granted a request by Assistant District Attorney Jeff Schiano and defense lawyer Rick Guy to dismiss charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct against Brad Hulett stemming from the May 3 incident on a bus at Centro's hub in downtown Syracuse.
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