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Report: Florida Resident Sparked Wildfire With Lawn Mower

A lawn mower is being blamed for sparking a wildfire that destroyed five structures in Florida. The Naples Daily News reports that the state’s Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement concluded its investigation into the fire that started April 20 in …

Zenefits to Pay North Carolina $104K to Settle Licensing Violations

The North Carolina Department of Insurance has reached a settlement agreement with YourPeople, Inc., dba Zenefits FTW Insurance Services (Zenefits) resulting in a $104,500 penalty, according to a statement from Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. Department of Insurance Agent Services Division …

West Virginia Gov Orders State to Step-Up Cybersecurity Efforts

Gov. Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management to take steps to protect personally identifiable information collected and kept by state agencies, including health information required by law to be kept private. In an …

1 Dead After Florida Driver Crashes Into Gas Pump, Causing Fire

A fire at a gas station ignited by a car slamming into a pump has killed one person in Florida. Local news organizations report the fire erupted at a BP station in Dania Beach on Tuesday night after a driver …

Collision Between School Bus, Truck Sends 3 Students to Hospital

Three students have been taken to the hospital for minor injuries after a school bus and a truck collided in eastern South Carolina. The wreck was reported around 8 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 52 in Moncks Corner. Berkeley County school …

AXIS Adds Martin, Ross to Georgia-Based P&C Team

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced the appointments of James Martin and Russ Madore, each as vice president, U.S. Programs, within AXIS Insurance’s Property and Casualty team. Martin and Madore will each be responsible for oversight of select AXIS Insurance …

Damage Reported in North Carolina From Severe Storms That Spawned Tornado

Officials in a North Carolina county say a tornado has destroyed a fire department. The Fayetteville Observer reports Sampson County Emergency Management said the Autryville Fire Department was destroyed by a tornado on Tuesday. Reports indicate the roof of the …

Family of ‘Voice’ Contestant Killed in Florida to Refile Suit Against Venue

An attorney for the family of singer Christina Grimmie says he will refile an amended wrongful death lawsuit against the promoter and venue where “The Voice” contestant was fatally shot. Attorney Brian Caplan said Tuesday that Grimmie’s family will file …

Florida CFO: $8M Recovered in Q1 Through Insurance Consumer Helpline

Insurance specialists working to assist Floridians through Florida’s insurance consumer helpline recovered nearly $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to a statement from Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Recoveries included insurance claim payments and premium refunds …

4-Foot Sinkhole Opens Outside Trump’s Florida Resort

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The Palm Beach Post reports that the 4-foot-by-4-foot (1-meter-by-1-meter) hole was discovered Monday in Palm Beach County just west of one the resort’s …

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