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Trial Begins for Doctor Charged in Ballerina's Death

This is a story everyone remembers. On September 11, 2009, Dr. Raymond Cook went drinking…then drank some more…then got behind the wheel and caused the wreck that killed Elena Bright Shapiro, a promising ballerina with the Carolina Ballet. According to an article on WRAL.com, Cook’s trial begins today. Raleigh police said Cook, of 10516 Beckridge …

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Despite Small Decline, Distracted Driving Remains Epidemic

Distracted driving–driving while talking on a phone, texting, applying make up, reading a newspaper, etc.–accounted for 16% of all traffic fatalities in 2009. The actual number of people who died on the road fell from the previous year, but the proportion of cases caused by driving while distracted (DWD) remained the same. According to an …

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Summer Safety #2: Avoid Auto Wreck Risk

Summer safety week at HensonFuerst continues today with tips for the road that could help you to avoid a breakdown or an accident. We know that heat can affect the way our bodies run, but it also poses a danger for your car.  High heat is “a real car killer,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Martha …

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Teen Driving Safety Emergency

There have been so many teen driving deaths in the past week that the names are starting to run together. The faces, however, are unique… and haunting. The eyes are full of optimism, intelligence, and promise, their youth seems fresh and endless, and in and instant it all disappeared–no more optimism…no more promise…no more youth. …

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Does Toyota Enjoy Lingering Consumer Pain?

Yes, it has happened again. Toyota has recalled another car: the 2003 Sequoia SUV is being recalled for a problem with its vehicle stability control system. This recall comes a week after Toyota recalled 2010 models of the Lexus GX 460 because it also had stability control issues. If your model Lexus or Toyota has …

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Alcohol plus Caffeine equals Trouble

After a night of drinking, a cup of coffee used to be considered the perfect preparation to help the drinker wake up before going home. Recently, high-powered caffeine drinks became popular mixers–a drink called “Raging Bull” calls for vodka, tequila, lime juice and high-caffeine Red Bull energy drink. Now, as reported in ScienceDaily, research suggests …

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