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Fatal Alcohol-Fueled Head-on Crash in Hughesville

LogoThe accident occurred on Route 5 near the Huckleberry Drive exit. According to police and witnesses, 47-year-old Timothy Markin, of Silver Spring, was on the southbound side of Route 5 in a Mercedes Benz. A Toyota Camry, which was northbound on the southbound side, hit Mr. Markin head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, whose name was not released, was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The Struggle to Pay College Costs Is Raising Guardianship Issues

LogoAccording to a July 30, 2019 news report by the Washington Post, some parents are resorting to drastic measures in order to meet skyrocketing college costs.

Hearing Scheduled for Aretha Franklin's Estate Raises Issues with Handwritten Wills

LogoAretha Franklin died in August of 2018 but her estate is still being contested in court. Franklin is one of a handful of famous musicians who have died in recent years without a valid will in place. Recently, family members uncovered three handwritten wills among Franklin's belongings. According to NBC News, a hearing this month will determine whether the documents are valid. The results could significantly impact the rights of her beneficiaries.

Washington State May Be the First to Offer Publicly Funded Long-Term Care Insurance

LogoLong-term care planning can help ensure you get the level and quality of care you need in the event of a chronic condition. As well as, an unexpected injury, or a sudden illness that leaves you unable to provide for yourself. While long-term care insurance, purchased privately or through an employer, can help offset some of these costs; not everyone obtains this type of coverage. A bill was recently passed by the state House of Representatives that would make Washington the first in the nation to offer publicly funded long term care insurance to residents.