Janet Hinds is led into a courtroom for a preliminary hearing before Judge Alex McVeagh at the Hamilton County-Chattanooga Courts Building on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Judge McVeagh bound charges against Hinds in the Feb. 23 hit-and-run death of Chattanooga Police Officer Nicholas Galinger over to a grand jury. Janet Hinds is led into a courtroom for... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. A state agency that oversees workplace safety is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash that killed Chattanooga police Officer Nicholas Galinger in a February hit-and-run on Hamill Road. It will be the first Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation involving the Chattanooga Police Department in more than five years, according to an administration spokesman, who confirmed the investigation, and it's only the second in at least 10 years (a TOSHA investigation at the Chattanooga police firing range ended in … [Read more...] about State agency investigating Chattanooga police officer death; officer testimony provides new details
Ohio distracted driver law
Maryann Struman Detroit Free Press Published 3:53 PM EST Dec 26, 2018 Buckle up for safety, including Fido. The Michigan State Police is sending out that warning after an accident weekend accident on I-75 while traveling Up North. A 54-year-old woman who flipped her van on Dec. 23 told a trooper from Houghton Lake that she lost control of the vehicle when her German Shepherd jumped on the dashboard to bark at the wipers, according to a tweet from the agency. A passenger received a minor injury, the agency said, while the dog is fine. The moral of the story is to keep pets restrained while traveling, the agency said. In Ohio, one Cleveland suburb is ticketing drivers who fail to keep their pets restrained under a law that took effect earlier this month. The law, passed by the village of Mantua, classifies drivers holding pets in their lap while operating a motor vehicle as distracted drivers, according to www.cleveland19.com. Read more: Motorists are … [Read more...] about Woman flips van after dog barks at wipers on I-75 in Michigan
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio—The angry old white men in this no-frills meeting room in a $55-a-night hotel off Interstate 70 are mostly retired truck drivers and coal miners, the kind of blue-collar voters without college degrees who tend to get quoted in Rust Belt diners, defending President Donald Trump. They believe the system is rigged, that America has broken its promises to its working class, that the citizens who transport its goods, extract its energy, and shower after work rather than before have been shafted and forgotten. And while “economic anxiety” has become a punchline for pundits who believe Trump’s popularity with this demographic has more to do with racial resentment than trade or wages or health care, the economic anxiety in this room is real. These retirees are at risk of losing the pensions they worked for decades to secure, which is why they’ve gathered to hear the man they trust the most to fight for them in Washington. It’s not Trump. In … [Read more...] about Trump Flipped Ohio in 2016. Can Dems Flip It in 2018 By Going Old School?