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October 2013 Archives

Virginia boater escapes indictment after fatal collision

In June, a 39-year-old man from Christiansburg perished. The man had been operating a pontoon boat at Claytor Lake, a popular recreation area, when another boater ran into him. Reports did not say whether the Pearisburg man who allegedly caused the collision was injured in the accident or if alcohol or drugs were contributing factors.

Chicken products in Virginia may contain salmonella

An outbreak of salmonella affected almost 300 people in the United States from March to September. Three plants operated by Foster Farms in California may be shut down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency explained that the public is at risk and sent correspondence to the company's CEO after they found high levels of salmonella bacteria at the plants.

Personality change after brain injuries

Virginia residents might be concerned to hear that sometimes one of the tolls of undergoing a traumatic brain injury is a change in personality. The changes might not be instantly recognizable to someone on the outside, but friends, family members and the individuals themselves might notice subtle differences in their personalities after they suffer from such injuries. More and more people are having to deal with this dilemma, especially wounded soldiers.

Fatal car crash involving truck kills 2 men in Virginia

A two-vehicle crash in Virginia claimed the lives of a driver and his passenger. The fatal car crash happened in Augusta County on Route 254 near its intersection with Route 42 in the community of Buffalo Gap, according to Virginia State Police. The two men who were killed were riding in a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier when a cattle truck crossed the center line of the road and smashed head-on into the car.

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