Family of dozer driver who died in Big Sur fire drops suit against state

The widow and two young daughters of a 35-year-old private contractor who was killed in last year’s massive Soberanes Fire near Big Sur have given up pursuing their wrongful death lawsuit against the state of California. The suit against Cal Fire had alleged that the firefighting agency was negligent in supervising operation of the dozer. […]

San Francisco police to have tasers by end of 2018

San Francisco is one of the only major U.S. cities where officers don’t carry tasers, but that is expected change by the end of next year following a close vote last week by the city’s police commission. The city’s police chief says tasers not only will allow officers to avoid using deadly force but also […]

Florida business owner charged with defrauding insurer of more than $1M

The Florida Department of Financial Services has arrested 50-year-old man on charges of defrauding his insurance company out of more than $1 million, by understating the number of staff he employed, the company’s annual payroll amount and its scope of work. WOKV (Jacksonville, Fla.)