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American Integrity in Florida Hires Hendrickson as SVP of Risk Management

American Integrity Insurance has hired Gloria Hendrickson as senior vice president of Risk Management. In her role as senior vice president of Risk Management, Hendrickson will assume responsibility for risk management issues that directly impact the direction of the company. …

Takata Settles Airbags Lawsuit With Florida Driver’s Estate

Takata Corp. agreed to settle a lawsuit in Florida with the estate of a driver of a Honda Civic who claimed to have been left a quadriplegic because of a dangerous airbag in the vehicle. Terms of the settlement weren’t …

Mississippi Study: Most Residents Ignore Wireless Emergency Weather Alerts

A study by two University of Southern Mississippi researchers on the effectiveness of emergency alerts has revealed some surprising results. David Cochran and Bandana Kar, associate professors in the Department of Geography and Geology, recently concluded work with the Department …

Florida Steps up Fraud Fight With New Division of Investigative and Forensic Services

The Florida Department of Financial Services is enhancing its law enforcement strategy to fight fraud in the state by integrating its current units housed within DFS and forming the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services, according to a statement from …

SBA Sets August Deadline for Mississippi Disaster Loans From Spring Floods

People whose south Mississippi homes or businesses flooded in late April or early May have until Aug. 8 to apply for Small Business Administration disaster loans. The low-interest loans are available in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone counties, …

North Carolina Governor Signs Duke Energy Coal Ash Cleanup Compromise

North Carolina will offer less expensive ways for Duke Energy to clean up coal ash pits at seven sites while ensuring drinking water is piped to residents near the ponds, a compromise that has appeased the General Assembly but leaves …

Truck Driver in Deadly Georgia Crash Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence

A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Georgia was sentenced to prison Thursday – one year for each life lost – after he pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide and …

Mayor of Florida City Charged With Insurance Fraud, Suspended by Governor

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has suspended from office the mayor of the central Florida city of Tavares after he was charged with insurance fraud. Scott issued the executive order on July 14, one day after Mayor Robert Wolfe was arrested …

Federal Scientists Issue Final Update of West Virginia Chemical Spill Study

Federal government scientists have released a final update of their study of the January 2014 chemical spill that temporarily fouled the drinking water supplies of 300,000 Charleston-area residents, reporting no significant new findings. The Charleston Gazette-Mail cited the report as …

Alabama Cemetery Bans ‘Pokemon Go’ Players From Property

An Alabama cemetery is banning people from playing the popular Pokemon Go game on its property. The president of Mobile Memorial Gardens, Timothy Claiborne, says a cemetery is supposed to be a place for peaceful reflection. But Claiborne tells WKRG-TV …

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