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Disasters Declared in Arkansas, Texas Following Severe Weather

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in counties hit in recent days by severe weather that’s included tornadoes, thunderstorms and heavy rains that brought flooding. Likewise, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a disaster proclamation for 10 …

5 Dead After Twisters Hit Texas, Arkansas

Emergency responders on May 11 searched through wreckage in parts of the states of Texas and Arkansas after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at least five people, including a young couple whose daughter survived. At daybreak, as …

Wild Weather Leaves 1 Dead in Texas; Tornados, Flooding Reported

Several tornadoes ripped through the northern part of Texas, leaving one person dead and others unaccounted for in a sparsely populated area over the weekend, authorities said. One of the tornadoes on Saturday shattered homes in a rural area south …

Candid Investigation Services Acquired by Patriot National

Patriot National Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Candid Investigation Services LLC, an insurance risk management firm that operates in New Mexico and Texas. Candid Investigation Services provides evidence that increases subrogation recovery rates. Candid will become part …

Blue Bell Likely Aware of Listeria Problems in 2013: FDA

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries likely knew as early as 2013 of a Listeria problem at its Oklahoma plant and did not do enough to make sure its factory was sanitized, according to documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. …

State of Emergency Declared in Oklahoma Following Severe Storms, Tornados

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of severe storms that swept across the state on May 6 bringing tornados, high winds, hail and flooding. At least 39 tornados were reported to have touched ground yesterday. …

NTSB: Chopper Hoist Was Spinning Before Texas Nurse’s Fatal Fall

Investigators say a hoist suspended from a medical helicopter, which was carrying a nurse and patient from a Texas hiking trail, was spinning just before the nurse fell to her death. The National Transportation Safety Board on May 5 released …

Higginbotham Adds Bell in Austin Office

Texas-based Higginbotham has hired Sean Bell as an associate of commercial property/casualty insurance for its practice in Austin. Bell has experience in brokerage with an independent agency and in claims with an insurance carrier. Bell began his career as a property claims professional …

Agent Support, Ratings Added to Expanding Google Compare

The auto insurance comparison website Google Compare is expanding into Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania, as well as adding ratings and insurance agent support. That announcement was made Tuesday by Stephanie Cuthbertson, group product manager for Google Compare, at Google’s annual …

Texas-Based Sally Beauty Reports Unusual Payment Card Activity

Texas-based Sally Beauty said that it is investigating reports of unusual activity on payment cards used at some of its U.S. stores. The beauty products seller said that it is working with law enforcement and its credit card processor. It’s …