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Family law: These behaviors can lead to divorce

Couples usually do not decide to end their marriages on a whim. Filing for divorce is typically the result of years' worth of problems. Marital and family law problems may look different for everyone, but the underlying reasons for those problems are much more similar than most people realize. Here are two common behaviors that push partners apart from one another and toward divorce.

Criminal law: 2 arrested for drug possession

Police attribute two recent arrests to multiple anonymous tips about possible drug activity in the area. While both people -- one man and one woman -- were both charged with drug-related offenses, they are not facing the exact same criminal charges. The man is charged for heroin possession and methamphetamine trafficking while the woman is charged with methamphetamine possession.

Criminal law -- driver charged for deadly bicycle accident

An ongoing criminal investigation led to the recent arrest of an Alabama man. He is charged with a misdemeanor DUI, but a spokesman for the police department in charge of the investigation said it is likely that upgraded or additional charges will be filed soon. Although he was initially arrested and booked in a city facility, he will be recharged and processed at the county level as a matter of criminal law. He later posted his $1,000 bond and is no longer in police custody.

Any type of negligence in a nursing home is unacceptable

When a family makes the choice to put someone they love in a nursing home, it is likely because they are no longer able to help that person meet certain needs. This may include medical care, supervision and other types of support. Usually, a family will do extensive research to ensure they are making the right choice for their loved one.

Pedestrian fatalities rise across the country

The National Highway Safety Administration just released its report compiling data on fatal motor vehicle accidents since 2008. The news is not good. While fatal injuries to passengers inside vehicles is on the decline, the rate of pedestrian fatalities and those outside of vehicles has skyrocketed.

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