Indiana News

Officials: Squirrel Causes $300K in Damage to Indiana Community Center

Officials say a wayward squirrel caused about $300,000 in damage to a Fort Wayne, Ind., community center set to open in June. Parks Department officials say the squirrel got into the electrical equipment of the building in McMillen Park, causing …

Scooter Law Stronger in Indiana but Still No Insurance Requirement

Drivers of motorized scooters in Indiana will face tighter regulations under a measure signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, although an insurance requirement is not among them. The new law will require scooter operators to obtain license plates from …

144-Year-Old Indiana Insurance Firm Rebrands as INGUARD

Beauchamp McSpadden | Morrison Galliher, an independent insurance firm headquartered in Wabash, Ind., is rebranding of the company under the name, INGUARD. All relationships will consolidate under the new name, logo and website, www.INGUARD.com, to create cohesiveness and clarity for …

NW Indiana Authorities Arrest 7 Suspected of Stealing from Trains

Authorities in northwestern Indiana have arrested seven people and are pursuing a dozen others in connection with the theft of $2.8 million in cars, electronics, pharmaceuticals and other items from trains in the Chicago area. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich …

Officials Say Metal Thefts Declining on Indiana Highways

Indiana highway officials say they’ve seen a decrease in the theft of wiring from roadside lights since putting out a warning about the brazen metal thieves in December. The stealing of copper wiring by thieves wearing helmets and safety vests …

Indiana City Urging Property Owners to Cleanup Tornado Damage

Owners of structures damaged by tornadoes that hit Kokomo, Ind., in November are being urged to start removing the debris or begin rebuilding. The city’s code enforcement section has begun sending letters to owners of damaged structures urging them to …

Report Lists Indiana’s Workplace Safety Problems

Federal investigators say Indiana’s workplace safety agency mishandled complaints, put its inspectors under strict time constraints and didn’t help whistleblowers. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a report released Wednesday made 22 recommendations for improvement at the Indiana …

AgentLink Acquires Indiana’s Consolidated Brokerage Services

Louisville, Ky.-based insurance broker AgentLink announced it has acquired 100 percent ownership of Consolidated Brokerage Services (CBS) in Indianapolis, Ind. Founded in August of 2005 and originally owned by John Carroll, CEO of Cornerstone Broker Insurance Services Agency Inc., and …

Truck Crashes in Canine-Caused Accident in Indiana

Kokomo, Ind., police say a dog left alone in a truck apparently bumped the vehicle’s gear shift, causing the truck to roll down a street and strike a parked vehicle. A police report says the dog’s owner told officers he …

Indiana’s Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Promotes Hansen, Zurbuch

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. in Fort Wayne, Ind., has promoted Jennifer Hansen to the position of assistant vice president – finance and controller, and Matthew Zurbuch to assistant vice president – investments. Hansen joined Brotherhood Mutual in 1996 and was …