According to a preliminary report from the Railroad Commission of Texas, the explosion occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on January 29 at a pair of oil wells off County Road 127 near Deanville in Burleson County. Workers were upgrading a wellhead when an unexpected amount of natural gas entered the 8,500-foot-deep well and ignited.
Hildreth, 60, was charged with DUI with injuries and leaving the scene of an injury. He is being held in Palm Beach County Jail on $125,000 bond. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
Alexander Bradford Jacobson, 30, faces charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter. He was ordered held on $150,000 bond during his first court appearance on Monday. It is unclear if he has acquired an attorney.
A new state study conducted in Richmond, Virginia, found that the state’s workers’ compensation system unfairly blocks firefighters and public safety employees from receiving the health benefits they deserve for the diseases and injuries they suffer because of their jobs.
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) recommended the state consider changing the law to add two forms of cancer—brain and testicular cancer—to its list of diseases presumed to have been caused by chemicals firefighters are exposed to when fighting fires. The report also recommends the addition of colon cancer, even though current studies are less conclusive on its link to work-related exposure.
Tavares, Florida was once again the site of crime and controversy related to illegal internet gambling cafes after a robbery left a security guard incapacitated. This is the first robbery of illegal internet gambling cafes in the area. Additionally, and separately, the sheriff’s office has been working to shut down these illegal internet gambling cafes. It is not known at this time if anyone involved in the incident has retained an attorney.
Tavares, Florida has been a frequent venue for illegal internet gambling cafes and law enforcement crackdowns on such establishments. In 2018, the owner of one illegal internet gambling café was arrested on related gambling allegation with police finding TV screens and 50 hard drives for computers during the investigation.