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Kentucky Man Falsely Identified As Drug Offender Seeks Lost Wages

A northern Kentucky man says a case of mistaken identity cost him thousands in pay and the respect of family and friends. Dana J. Davis said he found out his photo was distributed in an online newsletter put together by …

Mississippi County Rejects State Building Code

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has voted to opt out of state building codes and instead draw up their own. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 to gather input from the community. A law that …

Mississippi County Expects Insurance to Cover $165K Embezzlement

Officials in Adams County, Mississippi are expecting an insurance policy to cover the $165,000 allegedly embezzled from its juvenile justice center. Board of Supervisors Attorney Scott Slover tells The Natchez Democrat the insurance should cover 100 percent of the loss. …

Florida Is Hot Spot for Luxury Car Theft

Drivers of luxury vehicles in Florida should watch out. Their cars are the least likely in the U.S. to be returned if stolen. More than 25 percent of luxury cars taken from the beginning of 2010 through 2013 were never …

Florida’s AssuredPartners Acquires Alabama’s Turner & Hamrick

Agency acquirer AssuredPartners Inc. of St. Mary, Florida, has purchased the assets of Turner & Hamrick, LLC, headquartered in Troy, Alabama. The Alabama agency specializes in insurance for the trucking industry, in addition to coverage for businesses, individuals, and professional …

Florida Gov. Scott Seeks Insurance Agents’ Help to Get Out Vote

Florida Governor Rick Scott is urging insurance agents to do their part to get out the vote as the state’s gubernatorial campaign enters its final weeks. Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist is running as a Democrat against Republican Scott in …

550 West Virginia Coal Miners Flunk Drug Tests

In the last two years, more than 550 West Virginia coal miners have temporarily lost their mining certifications because they failed a drug test. State Office of Miner’s Health, Safety and Training Eugene White released the numbers to a legislative …

Georgia Estimates Insured Storm Damage at $6 Million

The Georgia Insurance Commissioner said consumers have reported multimillion dollar insured losses from a storm that included several tornadoes. Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said that reported damage from last week’s storm is estimated to be roughly $6 million. Hudgens said consumers …

North Carolina Opens Hearing on Homeowners Rate Hike

North Carolina’s insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowners’ coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as some insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with customers. Craig Smith has seen the annual …

Progressive Announces New Boat Coverages in Florida

The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos., which insures more than one million watercrafts nationwide, has launched a line of new boating coverage options targeting Florida’s large population of boating enthusiasts. The Mayfield Village, Ohio-based company noted data from the National …

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