Kansas News

Police: Thieves Steal $100K Worth of Copper in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kan., police say thieves have stripped $100,000 worth of copper wire and piping from a former grocery store. Police said the theft was discovered Aug. 5 at a now-closed Dillons store in the southern part of the city. Capt. …

Ex-Insurance Agent Strikes Plea Deal in Kansas Fraud Case

A former Wichita insurance agent accused of defrauding policyholders has struck a deal with prosecutors for a 42-month prison sentence. Jason Matthew Pennington pleaded guilty on Aug. 5 to two counts of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud. …

Columbia Insurance Group Hires Klug as New CFO

Missouri-based Columbia Insurance Group (CIG) welcomed Kansas native Kelly Klug, as its new chief financial officer, senior vice president and treasurer. Klug is a trusted insurance and financial professional with over 30 years of proven success. Throughout his career, he …

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Lightning Rod Insurance Scam

A 52-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to probation in a lightning rod insurance scam that targeted elderly residents. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a release that Donald Anthony Moses of Neosho, Mo., was sentenced to two years …

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

7 More Small Earthquakes Shake Central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey on July 13 recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours. The temblors are part of an increase in earthquakes across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas that some scientists say could …

Texas-Based Insurance Agency Aggregator, CAA, Grew by 21% in 2013

Austin, Texas-based Combined Agents of America LLC (CAA) announced that through organic and membership growth the insurance agency aggregator grew by 21 percent in 2013. CAA wrote more than $707.8 million in property/casualty premium in 2013, compared to $566.7 million …

Corporate Insurance Group Merges with IMA Financial Group

The IMA Financial Group Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, IMA Inc., announced a merger with Corporate Insurance Group Inc. (CIG), located in Overland Park, Kan. CIG President George M. “Mac” Humphries III, will join IMA post-merger. CIG is a privately held …

Trial Expected in Ex-Kansas Insurance Agent Theft Case

The attorney for a former Kansas insurance agent accused of stealing nearly $2 million from policyholders says the case is expected to go to trial. Kari Schmidt said her client, Jason Matthew Pennington, has not reached a plea deal with …

Small Commercial Trucks in Kansas Exempt from Most Safety Rules

Starting July 1, Kansas is granting a yearlong exemption to small commercial trucks from most of the safety regulations it imposes upon larger haulers, despite the misgivings of some officials. The Topeka Capital Journal reports that the exemption is the …