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Weather Service Confirms Tornado Struck North Dakota City

The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage in Tolna, N.D. was caused by a tornado. The tornado last week was rated an EF-1, with an estimated peak wind speed of 110 mph. It was on the ground for …

Investigators: FAA Guidance Lacking in Wisconsin Midair Collision

A lack of guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration and improper training were significant factors in the midair collision of two skydiving planes over northwestern Wisconsin about two years ago, according to aviation investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board has …

Davis, LeStourgeon Join Cincinnati Re in Management Positions

John A. Davis and Paul B. LeStourgeon have joined The Cincinnati Insurance Co. in its newly expanded reinsurance assumed initiative known as Cincinnati Re. Davis, managing director, head of casualty reinsurance, will oversee the strategic direction, underwriting and marketing of the company’s casualty …

Michigan Insurance Regulators: Consumer Complaints Up in 2014

Announcing it assisted 172,913 consumers across the state in 2014, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services said consumer complaints increased last year compared to 2013. Health insurance generated the most complaints in 2014 with 1,795 formal complaints, followed by automobile …

Driver in Deadly Indiana Bus Crash Had Suspended License: Police

A 6-year-old boy died and 11 others were hurt this week when their church bus overturned near Indianapolis in an accident that police said appeared to be the result of an error by a driver with a suspended license. The …

USDA Expects to Pay Farmers $191M for Bird Flu Losses

The federal government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says that’s in addition to the nearly $400 million spent on cleaning up dead …

Worley Claims Services to Acquire Indiana-Based NCA Group

Hammond, La.-based insurance claims services provider, Worley Claims Services (Worley), is acquiring NCA Group Inc. (NCA), which provides daily and catastrophe residential and commercial property claims services throughout North America. NCA Group is headquartered in Indiana. Worley said the acquisition …

Fed Up with Crummy Streets, Detroit-Area Residents Patch Potholes

Some Detroit-area residents fed up with the crummy condition of certain streets are taking matters into their own hands. Volunteers with the recently started Hamtramck Guerrilla Road Repair effort started filling in potholes July 25 on one roadway and they …

Businesses Report Losses from Lowering of Ohio’s Buckeye Lake

More than a dozen businesses near central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake say they’ve lost significant revenue with the water kept low as plans are made to replace a deteriorated dam. The businesses detailed their losses on forms intended to help the …

Summer Recreation Business a Washout Due to Illinois River Floods

Flooding along the Illinois River that has prompted National Weather Service warnings and closed the waterway to boaters for weeks this summer has dampened recreational activities. Marina owners, boat shop workers and campground managers along the river in central Illinois …

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