Nebraska News

MarketScout Adds Whaley as AVP in Animal Mortality Unit in Nebraska

Dallas-based MarketScout has expanded its commercial specialty program underwriting practice with the addition of Greg Whaley as assistant vice president, lead underwriter of its new national animal mortality facility. Whaley will oversee the firm’s underwriting facility from MarketScout’s Omaha, Neb., …

Two Dead in Blast at Nebraska Manufacturing Plant; Cause Unknown

After a blast caused much of an Omaha, Neb., manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives. Two of the 38 workers who were at the International Nutrition plant on Jan. …

Excessive Force Claimed in Suit Against Omaha, Nebraska Police

A lawsuit alleging excessive force and other rights violations has been filed against Omaha, Neb., police over an incident that led to the firing of four officers. The ACLU of Nebraska said the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court …

ACE USA Appoints Springer as Kansas City Branch Manager

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail insurance operations of ACE Group, has appointed Kimberly Springer as branch manager of its Kansas City branch office. Springer will work closely with insurance brokers and clients in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska …

American Interstate Insurance, Silver Oak Casualty OK’d to Move to Nebraska

Insurance Director Bruce Ramge has approved the two property/casualty insurance companies to domicile in Nebraska. American Interstate Insurance Co. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Silver Oak Casualty Inc., were previously domiciled in Louisiana. Both are subsidiaries of Amerisafe Inc. American Interstate …

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds Rentie in Midwest

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Cos. recently appointed William Rentie as a senior field representative for the Midwest. In 2013, the insurer entered Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas – joining Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, which were already part of the company’s …

Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers Urged to Consider Forage Insurance

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educators are encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pasture, rangeland and forage insurance for next year if they’ve lost forage production because of drought. The deadline to apply for the coverage is Nov. 15. Extension educator …

As Many as 9 Tornadoes Reported in Nebraska, Iowa

As many as nine tornadoes – at least one rated a powerful EF3 – touched down across northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa as a storm cell moved over the region in the evening on Oct. 4, causing structural damage and …

Nebraska Company Fined $194K for Trench Collapses, Worker Injuries

Taylor’s Drain and Sewer Service in Nebraska has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 10 safety violations, including two willful, and proposed penalties of $194,000. OSHA found that the company failed to protect …

Midwest, Plains Economy Should Keep Growing

A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will continue growing in nine Midwest and Plains states through the rest of 2013 but at a slower pace than earlier this year. The survey’s overall economic index rose to 53.8 …