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Missouri Regulators Assisting Ferguson Businesses with Property Claims

Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance headed to Ferguson on Aug. 27 to assist businesses that experienced damage during recent protests with filing insurance claims and to answer questions about the claims process. The department said it is encouraging …

State Says Old Mines to Blame for Sagging SE Ohio Highway

State transportation officials believe a section of a main highway in southeast Ohio is sagging because of abandoned coal mine space beneath the road, and they are trying to pinpoint the problem areas that might need to be filled. Officials …

Illinois Rideshare Bills Vetoed; Insurance Groups Urge Override

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have imposed statewide regulations on commercial ridesharing companies, also known as transportation network companies (TNCs). Quinn said he vetoed House Bill 4075, also known as the “Uber bill,” because it would …

Indiana Supreme Court Affirms Importance of Reading Policy

Failure to procure insurance claims of agent malpractice typically involve agent conduct where the agent makes a promise of future activity and not representations about existing provisions related to actual coverages or limits in the issued policy. In the former …

Officials: Fewer Deaths on Missouri Roads

Traffic deaths on Missouri roads have been on a downward trend for nearly 10 years, and a highway patrol spokesman said the declining numbers are likely due to several factors that include education and road improvements. The number of traffic …

Freiman Joins Risk International as Senior Consultant

Risk International, based in Fairlawn, Ohio, announced that Mark Freiman has joined the outsourced risk management provider as a senior consultant. He will contribute his nearly 20 years of group benefits consulting experiences to the company’s newly launched Benefits Advisory Services. Freiman served …

Post-Floods, Detroit Residents Shop for Appliances, Supplies

Detroit-area residents are shopping for appliances and home-repair supplies in droves after recent flooding damaged houses and the property inside. The Detroit News reports thousands of shoppers visited big-box appliance stores and local retailers over the weekend to purchase everything …

Appeals Court Says Ohio County Could Be Liable for Fatal Wreck

An appeals court says a northeastern Ohio county could be liable in the death of a 17-year-old girl who apparently lost control while driving on a road under repair. At issue is the absence of white lines on the rural …

Torrential Rains Bring Floods, Fires to Indiana

Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding on Aug. 22. Firefighters in northeastern Indiana were cut off from a blaze at an auto repair shop by three to five feet …

Missouri Volunteer Firefighter Gets 20 Years for Arson

A volunteer firefighter from eastern Missouri has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting several fires last year. Police say Dustin Matthew Grigsby was sentenced for setting four fires in occupied buildings last year in Lincoln County, although …

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