October 2013 Archive

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E. coli Outbreak at The Porch at Schenley

The Porch at Schenley, usually a peaceful spot, was alive with controversy after a dangerous foodborne illness sickened multiple customers and employees.

Candy Corn Fanatics: Beware!

This is no Halloween trick—Giant Eagle recalled the popular holiday treat, candy corn. The grocery store chain also recalled several prepared food items.

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Parents Report Daughters' Party

A pair of teenage sisters face criminal charges after their own parents reported the duo for throwing a party where high school peers engaged in underage drinking.

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Braking Bad: Suzuki Motorcycle Recall

Suzuki Recalls 210,288 Motorcycles Due To Defective Brakes

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Meat Products Recalled: Listeria Risk

Take a look inside your refrigerator – if you have recently purchased various types of ready-to-eat deli salads, a dangerous foodborne illness could be lurking within.

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Jerky Treats Leave 600 Pets Dead

Pet owners throughout the United States are confused and outraged as reports surface of toxic jerky pet treats causing mass sickness and death.

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Improperly Installed Car Seats

Parents and caregivers often struggle with properly installing car seats.

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Halloween Safety for Grown Ups

We know the drill: wear bright clothing, toss the unwrapped candy, and steer clear of houses with no lights. We’ve become experts at the "rules" of Halloween for our children, but it’s easy to forget that adults have important responsibilities too.

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Toyota Recall Linked to Spiders

Just in time for Halloween, spiders are causing mischief – they are the main suspect in a recall of 870,000 Toyotas.

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PA Has the Most Car-Deer Crashes

Western Pennsylvania's rolling hills, colorful trees, and brisk air set the scene for autumn, one of the most beautiful times of the year in our region. However, it can also be a very dangerous time of year as more deer are on the move.

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Steps Towards Mine Safety

In April 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia left 29 people dead and two others injured. This fatal explosion, caused by a combination of preventable factors, has been branded one of the low points in modern-day mining. However some positive progress can come from such a devastating event.