Paralyzed Fort Worth Officer Could Lose Workers Comp Benefits

Officer Paralyzed on Duty Could Lose Workers Comp Benefits in Ruling A police officer from Fort Worth, who was paralyzed from the chest down, could lose her workers comp benefits, or see her benefits cut in half, in a city council vote on Tuesday, July 9th. Lisa Ramsay was shot in the chest 10 years ago while trying to arrest a suspected drug dealer. The injury paralyzed her from the chest down, leaving her with huge medical bills and constant health problems. Although Ramsay is able to work part-time, she says that she needs benefits, … [Read more...]

Oil Rig Explosion Leaves US Coast Guard Searching for 12 Workers

A team of US Coast Guard helicopters, ships, and cutters are desparately searching for 12 workers who are still unaccounted for after an oil rig explosion occurred at an oil drilling platform located off of Louisiana's coast in the Gulf of Mexico around 10:00 PM last night. The oil rig, named Deepwater Horizon, is located 50 miles southeast of Venice. The fire from the explosion continues to burn and Coast Guard officials do not have an estimate as to when the fire will be completely extinguished. US Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty … [Read more...]