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Saturday
Jan012011

5 Dead, Including 4 Kids, in Washington State Apartment Fire

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(REDMOND, Wash.) -- Four children and one adult were killed when a fire ripped through an apartment building early Saturday in Redmond, Wash., outside Seattle.

The fire began around 2:30 a.m., according to Redmond police spokesman Lt. Tim Gately. Authorities say the building was not equipped with a sprinkler system.

The children were all under the age of 10. The adult was a 32-year-old man.

One woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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Sunday
Nov142010

November Most Dangerous Month for Deer Collisions

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Deer hits are not unusual in November. In fact, your chance of hitting a deer rises threefold this month because this is breeding season. Bucks are chasing does and many end up in the middle of the road.

"It's a big problem, particularly this time of year," says Kim Hazelbaker, a senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute. "We see literally hundreds of thousands of claims that cost insurers hundreds of millions of dollars and these of course have to be paid for by all of us who are insured," he says. The average cost of repairs is between $2,500 and $3,000 when an auto and deer collide.

Drivers in nearly half the country have a medium to high chance of having an encounter with a deer on the road. The most dangerous state: West Virginia, where drivers have a one in 42 chance of hitting a deer.

The number of deer and collisions with autos have been increasing the past several years.

About 200 people lose their lives each year in one of these collisions.

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