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Official Says Bus in Deadly New York Crash Going Twice the Speed Limit

Federal safety investigators say a charter bus that blew through a red light in New York City and caused a horrific crash that killed three people was traveling at nearly double the posted speed limit. National Transportation Safety Board investigator …

Lawyers Say Vermont Man Whose Kin Died is Withholding Information

Insurance company lawyers say a Vermont man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather refuses to answer questions about the day his boat sank with his mother onboard. Nathan Carman’s boat sank last year. His mother is presumed dead. In a …

U.S. Safety Board Says Train Crash Engineers Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorder

The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. The NTSB released factual findings on Thursday regarding its investigations into …

Former New York Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison for $1.8M Scheme

A former insurance broker in Long Island, N.Y., who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and fraud has been sentenced to serve three to nine years in prison. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday that 44-year-old Kimberly Graziano, of …

Unlicensed Health Insurance Companies Targeting Delaware Seniors

Senior citizens are being warned to be on the lookout for unlicensed health insurance companies in Delaware. The companies have been marketing and selling plans to residents of long-term care and nursing home facilities in Delaware and other states, according …

JLT Specialty USA Appoints Cornish as Director Based in New York City

JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), has announced the appointment of Keith Cornish as director based in New York City. The appointment is part of JLT’s continued investment into construction specialty, further supporting …

Defamation Suit Over Rolling Stone Article Is Revived on Appeal

A defamation lawsuit suit against Rolling Stone magazine over its retracted 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was partially revived by a federal appeals court in New York. The lower-court judge was wrong to …

New York State Prepares Long Island for Hurricane Jose’s Impact

New York state officials have deployed members of the National Guard and specialized emergency response units to Long Island to prepare for potentially severe weather caused by Hurricane Jose. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 100 members of the National Guard, 13 …

Former New Jersey Postal Worker Went Zip-Lining While on Disability

A former postal worker who had claimed a wrist injury prevented him from working posted photos of himself zip-lining and rappelling, state authorities said Monday as they announced insurance fraud and theft charges. Robert McGeehan, of Lower Township, N.J., is …

IIABNY Appoints Lounsbury as Permanent President and CEO

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) has announced that Lisa K. Lounsbury has been appointed as the organization’s permanent president and chief executive officer. She has been acting on an interim basis in that role since …

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