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Man takes daughter to eat ice cream; instead charged with assault

Recently, a Pennsylvania man took his daughter to get some ice cream at a Dairy Queen. Instead of enjoying some cold ice-cream on a hot day, he found himself in need of a criminal defense attorney. He has been charged with aggravated assault and other serious charges.

Penn State Takes The Lead In Keeping Tabs On Greek Organizations

Penn State has taken the lead of universities around the country in keeping tabs on Greek organizations. According to the Wall Street Journal, universities all over the country are teaming up with a new reporting system to watch over Greek organizations. The hope is that they will be able to curb hazing and other forms of abuse.

Truck accidents: Motorcycle rider pinned under truck

Traffic comes to a standstill in Pennsylvania for numerous reasons. Debris in the road, wayward pedestrians, accidents and rubberneck drivers trying to glimpse something or someone nearby are all reasons traffic may be delayed. Unfortunately, many truck accidents are the reason for traffic jams and can result in serious injuries for any victims. A recent traffic jam has left one motorcycle rider injured after a serious crash with a tractor-trailer. 

Truck accidents: Distracted driving resulted in death

With the popular and common use of smartphones, distracted driving has become a major concern to many, including authorities and lawmakers. Many states, including Pennsylvania, have passed laws making it illegal to operate and use a cell phone while driving, but it continues to occur, resulting in car and truck accidents. A truck driver was recently charged with felony homicide following a fatal accident he was involved in last fall, and he has been accused of using his cell phone just prior to the accident. 

Motorcycle accidents: Crash claims life of firefighter

Motorcycles can be an efficient and fun way to commute to work every day. Just like any other vehicle on the road, motorcycles can be involved in serious collisions. Due to the lack of protection for bikers, motorcycle accidents can result in serious and fatal injuries. Accident victims, or the surviving families of deceased victims, typically find comfort in the support and assistance of a personal injury attorney following a serious collision. Sadly, one Pennsylvania family and community is grieving the loss of beloved firefighter after he was involved in a crash while riding his bike.

Motorcycle accidents: Rider dies after collision with police car

Spring is in the air, making it the perfect temperature to be outside and enjoy nature. Motorcycle riding typically increases this time of year due to the warm weather and favorable driving conditions. Unfortunately, increased riding also results in more motorcycle accidents. Sadly, a Pennsylvania rider recently lost his life when he collided with an unmarked police car.  

Pennsylvania school bus driver arrested for drunk driving

Sometimes actions appear to be defiance when in reality they are not. One Pennsylvania bus driver was recently conflicted with choosing to obey the orders of police and the policy for school bus drivers. Because she attempted to follow her employer's policy, she has been arrested for resisting arrest. Unfortunately, her legal matters are more complicated because the officer also suspected she may have been drunk driving.

Theft: Director accused of stealing funeral funds

As people age, many choose to prepay for the majority of funeral expenses, hoping to reduce the burden on loved ones when they die. Not only is the funeral paid for, but many decisions are made ahead of time through the funeral home. One Pennsylvania funeral director has been accused of theft and mishandling of prepaid funds in excess of $500,000.

Biking instead of driving may seem like a good idea, but is it?

Your parents taught you well. They drilled into you that getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking not only puts the lives of everyone on the line, but it also puts your future in jeopardy. Perhaps you have no qualms about having a few drinks with friends at a place near the university, but you draw the line at driving a car or letting one of your friends -- who also had a few drinks -- drive you home.

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