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Alabama City Employs Sting Operation on Uber Drivers

Tuscaloosa, Alabama police are using undercover operations to nab drivers with the Uber ride-sharing service. Police said Wednesday a two-night sting last week resulted in a 50-year-old Mississippi woman getting tickets for charges that include operating a cab without a …

How South Carolina Has Changed Disaster Plans in 25 Years Since Hurricane Hugo

This weekend’s 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo offers South Carolina residents the chance to remember the devastation wrought by their worst storm in the past century – and to be ready in case another such tempest comes. Hugo made landfall …

Judge Approves $2.9 Million West Virginia Chemical Spill Deal

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $2.9 million settlement that would benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill. Judge Ronald Pearson filed the order this past Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston. Pearson’s …

North Carolina Claims Rep, Wife Accused of Insurance Fraud

North Carolina insurance officials have accused a Charlotte man of issuing what is described as unauthorized claim checks and funneling the money into his wife’s bank account. The N.C. Department of Insurance says 36-year-old Claymonte Rashawn McNeill and 39-year-old Michelle …

Building Stronger, Other Lessons from Hurricane Ivan at 10th Anniversary

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, one of the costliest tropical storms to ever hit the U.S. Ivan came ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Sept. 16, 2004, as a Category 3 storm. The storm also battered …

West Virginia Spill Lawsuit Scheduled for Next September

A lawsuit against a water company, chemical producer, airport and others over a January chemical spill won’t get a hearing for another year. The consolidated lawsuit that targets West Virginia American Water, Eastman Chemical, Yeager Airport and others has a …

AssuredPartners Promotes Berman to Southeast VP Post

Lake Mary, Florida-based AssuredPartners Inc. has promoted Louis Berman to the new role of regional vice president. In his new position, Berman will focus on strategic growth and development opportunities and operational oversight for AssuredPartners platform companies Assured Neace Lukens …

U.S. Grant to Help Tennessee Reduce Worker Misclassification

Tennessee has received a $499,000 federal grant for efforts to stop worker misclassification. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the money will help Tennessee’s unemployment insurance tax programs identify instances where employees are misclassified as independent contracts. The money …

North Carolina Touts Strong First Year with Captives

 In less than a year since its captive-enabling legislation went into effect, North Carolina says it is making progress towards its goal of becoming a leading captive domicile. To date, the North Carolina Department of Insurance said it has licensed …

Sinkholes Continue Taking a Toll in Southeast

Solid ground isn’t always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums. It’s basic geology: Sinkholes open when soil collapses into large holes, caused by flowing water in underground limestone. Their …

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