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  • Patron Drowns in Hot Tub at Fallbrook YMCA

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    An autopsy report has been released for 21-year-old Samson Goitom, who was found face-down in a hot tub at the Fallbrook YMCA in Lincoln, Neb., around 6:45 pm on March 20.

  • Record Rainfall Delays Inglewood Stadium Construction One Year

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Record rainfall in Los Angeles has caused significant construction delays, postponing the opening date of shared Rams/Chargers stadium in Inglewood, Calif., by one year.

  • How to Help Prevent Drownings with Expert Pool Safety Sign Systems (Sponsored)

    by Derek Eversdyke, Clarion Safety Systems May 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Clarion Safety Systems. What is sponsored content?

    About 10 people die of unintentional drowning every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Water presents a very real hazard. As with any risk in a facility, when a property has a pool, its potential hazards and information on how to avoid those hazards must be communicated to people as part of the facility’s legal “duty to warn.” When it comes to your water safety program, correctly designed signs are key to keeping swimmers safe from harm and facilities free from lawsuits. The challenge is that most pool safety signs in use today don’t comply with the latest best practice safety sign design standards. This means the vast majority of pool owners are missing the opportunity to effectively convey critical safety communication to pool users, which unnecessarily risks accidents and costly litigation.

  • Death of Toddler Raises Goal Post Safety Concerns

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Over the weekend in Antioch, Tenn., two-year-old Melanie Rodriguez was killed by a soccer goal when it was blown over by a strong wind, landing on top of her. The accident has gotten people talking about the dangers of unsecured equipment.

  • After Altercation, MLS Union Questions Security

    by Anne M. Peterson April 2017

    A day after Major League Soccer suspended Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard for an altercation with a fan, the MLS Players Union questioned security at Sporting Kansas City's stadium.

  • Fired Trainer Kills Two Equinox Employees

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    On Sunday, Equinox gym sent an email to members confirming the deaths of three employees at their Merrick Park location in Coral Gables, Fla. The deaths were a result of injuries sustained in a fitness center shooting.

  • Copper Thieves Turn Out the Lights at Sports Complex

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    Over the weekend, a Tulsa, Okla., sports complex was robbed of roughly 200 feet of copper wire, damaging the transformer and turning out the lights, making it difficult for the complex to accommodate the 130 youth soccer teams that use its facilities.

  • SEC to Implement Conference-Wide Clear-Bag Policy

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    Following a unanimous approval vote from the league’s 14 athletic directors, the Southeastern Conference has announced that it will implement a clear-bag policy for the 2017 football season.

  • Bill Could Impact Tenn. Sports Venue Gun Policies

    by Jake Lowary March 2017

    A bill passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee would fly in the face of the gun policies of nearly every major sporting venue in Tennessee, potentially pitting the Legislature against some of the state's most popular sports teams.

  • Jewish Groups Upgrade Security Measures Amid Threats

    by Danae King, The Columbus Dispatch March 2017

    As Jewish groups across the country grapple with anti-Semitism and bomb threats, the local Jewish community in Columbus, Ohio, is refusing to let fear paralyze it. Instead, Columbus area organizations have been propelled into action -- training staff, upgrading security measures and learning more about how to respond in the event of future threats, all while daily activity bustles along. There have been 133 bomb threats against Jewish organizations in the country since Jan. 1, according to ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit online news source. That includes one on Jan. 18 called into the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus.