Indiana News

American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc. Announces New Dance Studio Online Insurance Program

Fort Wayne, IN, August 4 2015: American Specialty is pleased to announce the roll out of its latest online insurance program for U.S. based dance schools and studios specializing in the instruction of performance and social dance.   Coverage includes $1,000,000 …

High Winds, Tornadoes Damage Parts of Midwest

Several Midwest states have been hit with damaging winds, tornadoes and flooding over the past several days. Forecasters say at least four unconfirmed tornadoes may touched down in western Minnesota when strong storms moved through the state. In Indiana, residents …

20 Indianapolis Families Displaced by Flooding

The Red Cross says about 20 families have been displaced from their Indianapolis homes after heavy rains inundated parts of Indiana. The organization said in a news release that it’s working with fire officials to provide emergency housing for 50 …

Agents in Indiana Say Insurance Increased Prior to Home Explosion

The girlfriend of a man accused of blowing up an Indianapolis, Ind. house, devastating a subdivision and killing two neighbors, nearly doubled the insurance coverage for the contents of her home 11 months before the explosion, two insurance agents testified …

USI Acquires First Merchants’ Insurance Brokerage

USI Insurance Services (USI) has acquired Indiana-based First Merchants Insurance Group, a retail property/casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage operation, from First Merchants Corp. (First Merchants). This acquisition further strengthens USI’s presence as one of the leading middle market insurance …

Indiana Governor Signs Bill Repealing Construction Minimum Wage Law

Local boards will no longer set minimum wages for public construction projects in Indiana under a law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence. The bill will eliminate the boards that set what is known as the common construction wage that …

Indiana Township Gets Tornado Siren with Girl Scout’s Help

A small township east of Indianapolis has its first tornado siren thanks to the efforts of a Girl Scout. WISH-TV reports the siren was installed April 28 in the Hancock County community of Green Township. The nearest siren had been …

19 Hurt in Megabus Double-Decker Crash in Indiana

Nineteen passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries morning when a double-decker bus heading from Chicago to Atlanta struck the back of a stopped semi-truck on Interstate 65, Indiana State Police said. The semi-truck stopped because of construction and the Megabus behind didn’t …

Man Accused of Stealing Injured Indiana Child’s Insurance Settlement

A northern Indiana man faces theft charges for allegedly stealing more than $612,000 from an insurance settlement awarded to an injured child. Fifty-three-year-old Clark W. Holesinger pleaded not guilty to two felony theft charges ahead of his April 22 trial …

Indiana Hospital Warns 4,400 Patients of Hacker Attack

An Evansville, Ind., hospital has informed about 4,400 patients that hackers may have stolen their personal information during an attack on hospital employees’ email accounts. St. Mary’s Medical Center spokesman Randy Capehart says the hackers accessed emails that contained names, …