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USG Adds Meek as a Producer in Southern California
USG Insurance Services Inc. has named Frances Meek a producer/broker in the Irvine, Calif. office. Meek will work to maintain current agent relationships and assist with expanding USG’s California network. Meek has been in the insurance industry for five years …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:53 PM
Alliant Names Davidson Vice President in Washington
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Megan Davidson vice president within the company’s real estate group. Davidson will be based in Alliant’s Seattle, Wash. office, and will provide insurance and risk management solutions to real estate clients with a focus …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:48 PM
Nebraska Senators Aiming to Get Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot
Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, on Dec. 13 announced the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. The campaign …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:46 PM
Feds Cite Missouri Demolition Company After 2 Workers Die
A Missouri demolition company has been cited by federal safety regulators for failing to provide fall protection after two employees suffered fatal injuries at a demolition site in St. Louis. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:34 PM
AM Best: Outlooks Revised to Stable for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of Texas Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. and Farm Bureau …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:28 PM
Indiana Officer Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $50K
Records show a former western Indiana police officer who appealed his firing has accepted $50,000 to settle a 2015 federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. The Tribune-Star reports Jonathan Stevens signed an agreement in January 2017 to resolve the complaint he’d …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:23 PM
ICT: Central Texas October Flood Insured Losses Top $22M, So Far
Payments made by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for insured losses from flooding in central Texas in mid-October have exceeded $22 million and could exceed $30 million when all claims have been filed and paid, the Insurance Council of …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:21 PM
Texas Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Commission: Storm Was a ‘Wakeup Call’
A commission convened by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to focus on rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey issued a report on Dec. 13 saying the state should take a series of steps to prepare for the next big storm, including improving local …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:20 PM
Latest Edition of AMA Guides Lowers Impairment Ratings in Workers’ Compensation
For workers injured at work, the amount of compensation they receive depends on which edition of the medical guidelines on evaluating impairments is used. The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used in workers’ …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:26 PM
Authorities: At Least $3B to Clear Debris from Homes Destroyed By California Wildfires
State and federal authorities estimate that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month. The disaster relief officials said the cleanup costs will far surpass the …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:48 PM

FOX News

Potential 2020 hopeful Swalwell declares Trump’s days of ‘presidential immunity’ are over
Congressman and likely presidential candidate Eric Swalwell predicts that when the Democrats take over the majority in the House of Representatives next month, President Donald Trump “will be held accountable.”

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 1:02 AM
Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trial
Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path said in a court filing Friday that they had learned the FBI had intercepted his communications, though it was unclear when that surveillance began.

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 12:19 AM
Artie Lange avoids jail time despite positive drug test
A judge has spared comedian Artie Lange jail time even though he tested positive for cocaine and amphetamine.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:58 PM
Cow steals spotlight at student's graduation photo shoot
University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:53 PM
Colorado police plead for Kelsey Berreth’s fiancé to speak with them as hunt for missing mom intensifies
Colorado police on Friday afternoon pleaded with the fiancé of missing mother Kelsey Berreth to come forward and speak with investigators, as he is the “last person” to speak to her since she disappeared 23 days ago.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:52 PM
Report details firefighters' harrowing work in Paradise
A report on firefighter injuries in a deadly Northern California wildfire details the harrowing conditions they faced and a few close calls with death.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:48 PM
Last minute donation saves Chicago church from auction
A 120-year-old Chicago church was saved from auction after a midnight call from a group of donors, which one church official said was "a Christmas miracle."

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:42 PM
Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified
Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:30 PM
Priest takes pope's mandate - good deeds for all - across US
Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:20 PM
Facebook 'sorry' for bug that may have exposed the photos of 6.8M users
A Facebook software flaw may have exposed the photos of 6.8 million users to a much wider audience than intended, the social network confirmed Friday.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 10:51 PM

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