Thanksgiving holiday sees twice as many home fires than any other time of year

...twice as often ? 1.9 times more ? on Thanksgiving than any day of the year, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System."We can't stress enough the importance of staying attentive while cooking on Thanksgiving," said Richmond County...

Honda admits failure to report deaths, injuries to government as required by law

...federal TREAD act, a law passed in 2000 requiring faster reporting of deaths, injuries and safety defects by automakers. Under...errors in 2011, and the company was made aware of under-reporting by NHTSA in January of 2012. It was unclear how NHTSA responded...

BBB advises consumer on handling debt collectors - both legitimate and phony

...detailed letter and include supporting documents to prove your case. The Federal Trade Com mis sion provides resources for reporting errors at ftc.gov.Check for identity theft. If contacted by a collection agency, it could be an indication of identity...

Attorneys for suspended Lexington County, S.C., Sheriff James Metts say charges should be dropped

...lawyers filed papers denying that the sheriff interfered, adding that, if he did, at worst their client broke a voluntary reporting contract with the Department of Homeland Security and committed no crime.Metts' trial is slated to begin Jan. 20, and...

Georgia House District 125 incumbent Earnest Smith dogged by campaign financial reporting issues

A string of campaign financial reporting issues dating to the start of his Georgia...a recent example of a long string of reporting issues, including failing to properly...Johnson said.Campaign financial reporting is known to trip up candidates inexperienced...

South Carolina residents warned of phone scam

...legitimacy of a caller, hang up and immediately call your utility to verify, as well as your local law enforcement agency."The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has a phone line for reporting consumer scams: (800) 922-1594.

Election highlights American freedom

...Twitter feed or Augusta Chronicle Facebook page led the way in reporting local results.Although reporters used to spend large portions...holding elections ? voting, accurately counting the votes and reporting the results ? for granted in this country.This basic freedom...

Report questions Florida State player's action after accident

The New York Times is reporting a Florida State football player was ticketed, but not charged with a crime after briefly leaving the scene of a late night car...

Atlanta judge lifts story ban

...The judge presiding over the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial has lifted an order barring media outlets from reporting a specific story related to the case.Media reports said Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter on Friday signed...

Former South Carolina Sen. Robert Ford indicted on misconduct, forgery charges

...violations: two counts each of personal use of campaign funds, depositing campaign contributions into personal accounts and false reporting.Wilson says that Ford improperly benefited from his public office by using campaign money for personal use, then filing...