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Deal That Prevented Rail Strike Still Needs Worker Support
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Deal That Prevented Rail Strike Still Needs Worker Support

By JOSH FUNK, AP Business WriterOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A last-minute deal prevented a railroad strike for now, but many rail workers remain unhappy with working conditions, including some who protested outside their workplaces Wednesday ahead of votes to approve the new contracts.Handfuls of workers gathered outside railyards across the country in pickets organized by a newly formed workers group separate from the 12 unions that negotiated the deals last week with the major U.S. freight railroads. The protesters expressed dissatisfaction with the deals, just as the unions are trying to explain the potential benefits they negotiated to their roughly 115,000 members ahead of contract votes.Fears about the dire economic consequences of a rail strike that could cripple all kinds of businesses t...
Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department
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Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department

Addition Reflects the Continued Growth of the New York Office and High Demand for Transactional Experience Among Life Sciences Clients Contact:Wayne KesslerBaretz+Brunelle732.239.9710 Mobilewkessler@baretzbrunelle.com PALO ALTO, CA (August 25, 2022) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Seth Flaum has joined the firm’s technology transactions department as a partner in the New York office, where he will focus on representing life sciences clients. He brings more than 25 years of broad transactional experience, representing companies in complex strategic transactions and various corpora...
Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting Deaths of Mother, Brother
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Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting Deaths of Mother, Brother

WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to shooting and killing his mother and 6-year-old brother at their home in 2020.Levi Norwood, now 19, pleaded guilty in Fauquier County Circuit Court to first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Jennifer, and second-degree murder in the death of his brother, Wyatt, news outlets reported.Other charges, including charges related to the wounding of Norwood’s father, were dropped. Attorney Ryan Ruzic said that the second-degree murder charge had initially been first-degree, but was amended down.“I think that Levi is someone who, at the time this incident happened, had severe mental issues which were not being treated,” Ruzic said. “I’m hoping that when that evidence is reviewed, the court’s able to make a just decision for wha...
Building at the Catskills’ famed Grossinger’s resort, an inspiration for “Dirty Dancing,” burns down in massive fire
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Building at the Catskills’ famed Grossinger’s resort, an inspiration for “Dirty Dancing,” burns down in massive fire

The 1987 film "Dirty Dancing" has been revered for its iconic Catskills setting in the Catskills. On Tuesday night, a building at the famed New York resort that once hosted idyllic family summers and served as inspiration for the film's backdrop burned down. The Liberty, New York, fire department said Wednesday that a three-and-a-half-story building at Grossinger's Catskill resort had caught on fire overnight. The fire was so massive, they said, that smoke could be seen "for several miles."  Fire consumed a building at the site of the long-closed Grossinger's resort, once among the most storied and glamorous hotels in New York's Catskills, in Liberty, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022. Liberty Fire Chief Mark Johnsto...
Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Power Outages in Appalachia
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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Power Outages in Appalachia

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rains unleashed high water and people lost electricity as storms kept pounding parts of central Appalachia on Thursday.There were reports of flash flooding, mudslides and power outages across a mountainous area where thunderstorms have dumped several inches of rain over the past few days. Flood watches and warnings were in effect.Poweroutage.us reported more than 20,000 power outages in eastern Kentucky, and nearly 10,000 more in southern West Virginia among the mountains of western Virginia.Floyd County in eastern Kentucky declared a local state of emergency due to significant rainfall and flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. He said the Kentucky Emergency Management crews have been deployed there.In West Virginia's Greenbrier County, firefighters pulled peo...
Over 100 vaccinated in Richmond-Henrico Health District so far for Monkeypox
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Over 100 vaccinated in Richmond-Henrico Health District so far for Monkeypox

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - As the number of monkeypox cases continues to grow around Virginia, the Richmond-Henrico Health District (RHHD) said in almost a week, its vaccine supply has gone down to just a little over 200.“As of this afternoon, we’ve vaccinated over 100 people here in the Richmond Henrico Health District (RHHD),” Dr. Elaine Perry, director of RHHD, said.According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 75 total cases of monkeypox in the Commonwealth, two of which are in Central Virginia.Dr. Perry says right now, they’re continuing to vaccinate those who are at the highest risk, like people immunocompromised, anyone who knows they have the virus, and anyone who meets other specific risk criteria.“If they are in an establishment where sex is taking place if they ...