Illinois Prison Review Board Member Resigns After Fatal Parolee Attack on 11-Year-Old Boy

Chicago, Illinois – A member of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board resigned after approving the release of a known domestic abuser, who went on to fatally attack an 11-year-old child and his pregnant mother in Edgewater. LeAnn Miller presided over Crosetti Brand’s parole hearing, granting his release a day before the tragic incident occurred. Brand, a 37-year-old parolee from the Stateville Correctional Center, was placed under electronic monitoring on March 12 after serving approximately seven …

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North Texas school board member, surgeon, and sons killed in small plane crash: NTSB report cites weather conditions as potential factor in tragedy

BRIDGEPORT, Texas – Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are pointing to unfavorable weather conditions as a possible factor in the tragic small plane crash that claimed the life of a North Texas school board member, a surgeon, and their two young sons on Jan. 14. Heath Smith, 40, and his sons, Noah, 6, and Wyatt, 8, were on their way back to Wise County from a hunting trip when their twin-engine Cessna went …

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Deadly Semi-Truck Crash Causes Toxic Substance Spill and Multiple Fatalities in Central Illinois – National Transportation Safety Board Investigating

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Federal officials are investigating a truck crash that led to the release of a hazardous substance, causing multiple fatalities and the evacuation of residents in central Illinois. The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed they are looking into the incident which occurred near the town of Teutopolis. The overturned semi-truck was carrying anhydrous ammonia, a toxic chemical used in agriculture and refrigeration, which prompted dangerous air conditions in the area. Emergency responders, including …

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National Transportation Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal Transpacific Flight Crash off San Mateo Coast

SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report on the fatal crash of a small airplane off the coast of San Mateo County last spring. The crash, which occurred on May 20, 2023, resulted in the deaths of the pilot and the sole passenger. The investigation revealed that the crash was related to the auxiliary fuel systems necessary for the transpacific flight. The airplane, a Viking Air …

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Chemical Safety Board Urges OSHA to Strengthen Rules for Combustible Dust after Fatal Explosion at Dry Corn Mill

Washington, WI – The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has emphasized the need for stricter regulations concerning combustible dust following a fatal explosion at the Didion Milling dry corn mill in Cambria, WI. CSB’s final report on the May 2017 incident, which claimed the lives of five workers and injured 14 others, found that the company had neglected to implement necessary safety measures to prevent the explosion. According to CSB investigators, Didion Milling failed to develop …

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Violent Assault Case Involving Sri Lankan Socialist Equality Party Members Heads to Mediation Board

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka – Two members of the Sri Lankan Socialist Equality Party (SEP) were assaulted last year, and their assailants recently appeared in court to face legal proceedings. Dehin Wasantha, an employee at Moratuwa University, and Lakshman Fernando, a full-time SEP worker, were attacked by two individuals on November 30. The accused, identified as Indika Perera and Suranga Piyawardena, are president and secretary, respectively, of the People’s Progressive Employees Union branch at Moratuwa University. …

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Digital Regulatory Risk & Compliance Specialist Julia Leads Transformation Programs and Board Directorships

Singapore – Julia is a partner in PwC Singapore’s Digital Regulatory Risk & Compliance practice, where she specializes in advising financial institutions on digital transformation strategy, risk management, and regulatory compliance. With over 20 years of experience, Julia has led various transformation programs and internal audit reviews for banks, wealth managers, and capital markets intermediaries. Her ability to connect the dots and develop tailored solutions for clients has earned her their trust and appreciation. Before …

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