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Drone Delivery Fleets Counting on Hyperlocal Weather Forecasts

  Imagine a weather report so precise it provides wind-gust forecasts for individual city blocks. Such micro-weather data may soon become a reality—and a necessity for future fleets of delivery drones. As Amazon.com Inc., United Parcel Service Inc., Domino’s Pizza …

Career Crossing: RIMS Honoree Keaton Hopes to Get Back on Risk Management Track

Juliana Keaton had no idea when she started off as a lawyer litigating commercial insurance claims that her career path would someday lead her to be the risk manager of one of the largest railroad companies in the country. But …

Why Drivers Fear Driverless Cars

Davy Andrews is so adept at technology that he’s become the de facto IT troubleshooter in his office. But there’s one bit of tech he won’t touch: self-driving cars. “I wouldn’t want to be the first to jump into something …

Insurance Office of America Acquires Assets of Slaton Risk Services in South Florida

Insurance Office of America (IOA) has purchased the Employee Benefits Practice, Major Accounts Group, and captive and alternative risk financing units of Slaton Risk Services, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. These assets, including all staff, will establish a new …

6 Arrests Made in Florida Cattle Thefts; 8 Cows Still Missing

Six men have been charged in two separate cattle thefts at a Florida pasture, and authorities are trying to find eight missing cows. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say four cows and four calves were stolen in April from a Lakeland …

1 Killed in Alabama Mining Accident

Officials say an accident at a coal mine near Birmingham, Ala., has left one person dead. A statement from the West Virginia-based Seneca Coal Resources says a rail-hauling accident happened Monday night at the company’s Oak Grove Mine in western …

South Carolina Sets Insurer Deadline Related to New Moped Safety Law

The South Carolina Department of Insurance has set a deadline for auto insurers in the state to meet the requirements of the recently passed moped safety legislation. The new moped law, which takes effect July 1, amends South Carolina’s motor …

Confie Acquires Valetta and EZ in Arizona

Confie has acquired Arizona agencies Valletta Insurance in Phoenix and EZ Insurance in Tucson. Both Valletta and EZ are providers of non-standard auto insurance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Confie announced the acquisitions as part …

Tropical Storm Cindy Heads Toward Texas/Louisiana Border

The National Hurricane Center reports that a tropical storm warning is in effect from San Luis Pass Texas to the mouth of the Mississippi River as Tropical Storm Cindy moves closer to the central Gulf Coast. The storm system as …

Kentucky Supreme Court Finds No Bad Faith as a Matter of Law in Auto Lawsuit

The Kentucky Supreme Court in Hollaway v. Direct General Ins. Co. Mississippi Inc., 497 S.W. 3d 733 (Ky. 2016), recently affirmed summary judgment that was granted in favor of the insurance company, finding that the plaintiff did not present a …

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