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Only 2 Inspectors For Asbestos Projects in Iowa

Two inspectors are responsible for making sure thousands of asbestos-removal projects are being properly handled in Iowa each year. The Des Moines Register reported that the lack of inspections at asbestos removal projects was highlighted by problems at a downtown …

Sioux City, Iowa Contemplates Insurance for Water Line Repairs

The City Council in Sioux City, Iowa, has discussed setting up an insurance fund to cover the costs of water service repairs. The Sioux City Journal says dozens of homeowners have had to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars …

Iowa Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Crafting Bogus Policies

An insurance agent in northeast Iowa accused of creating fake life insurance policies to make more money has pleaded guilty to mail fraud. U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau says in a press release that 46-year-old Melissa Williams, of Dike, is …

Only 2 Inspectors Monitor Asbestos-Removal Projects in Iowa

Two inspectors are responsible for making sure thousands of asbestos removal projects are being properly handled in Iowa each year. The Des Moines Register reports that the lack of inspections at asbestos removal projects was highlighted by problems at a …

Iowa Insurance Agent Charged with Creating Bogus Policies

A 46-year-old insurance agent in northeast Iowa has been accused of creating fake life insurance policies so she could make more in commissions. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says Melissa Williams, of Dike, is charged with one count of mail fraud. …

Jury Awards Texas Woman $1.2M for Fall at Iowa Hotel

A Texas woman has been awarded more than $1 million for a fall on ice outside a Bettendorf, Iowa, hotel that shattered her right ankle and left her with limp. A Scott County jury awarded 54-year-old Brenda Alcala of Dallas …

Stricter Texting While Driving Measure Advances in Iowa

Iowa lawmakers granted initial approval of a bill that would further crack down on texting while driving by allowing officers to pull over motorists suspected of that sole offense. A three-member Senate transportation subcommittee unanimously approved the measure. It goes …

Iowa-Based Insurance Company Sues Google over Copyrighted Photo

A Des Moines, Iowa, insurance company is suing Google, demanding it remove a copyrighted photo from a private blog that mocks corporate headshots. ARAG North America and Ann Dieleman, a senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the insurance …

Iowa Insurer Pokes Fun at Federal Website in Ads

The television ads produced by a Midwest insurance company show a series of medical mishaps: a man kicking the wrong leg in a reflex check, a urine sample bottle that won’t open for a frustrated patient and a blood pressure …

Iowa Court: Immigrant Worker on Expired Visa Gets Workers’ Comp

The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a West Liberty woman, an immigrant from Mexico who stayed in the United States after her visa had expired, is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related injury. The case involves …