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Drunk Driver Crashes into Texas Police Cars, Barely Misses Officer

Galveston police have arrested a man who they say crashed into two police cars while driving drunk. KHOU-TV reports 66-year-old Raymond Oakley nearly struck a Galveston police officer who was working at the scene of an earlier accident. Chief Henry …

AG Caldwell: No Texas Ebola Waste Disposal in Louisiana

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced an agreement has been reached with Texas incinerator Veolia Environmental Services and Louisiana hazardous waste landfill Chemical Waste Management to ensure that incinerator ash associated with the recent Dallas Ebola virus occurrence will not …

Austin Still Recovering From 2013 Halloween Floods

A year after a flood killed three people and damaged hundreds of central Texas homes, Austin officials are still working to buy and tear down houses considered at risk for flooding. The 2013 Halloween floods, which reached up to 7 feet …

Jordan Wins FIWT Leadership Award from Litchfield Special Risks

Cindy Jordan, of Barnard Insurance Group in Wichita Falls, Texas, won the FIWT Leadership Award sponsored by Litchfield Special Risks Inc., the company announced. This is the second year the award has been presented to a member of the Federation …

Heaven & Hail: Hail Insight and the Damage it Brings

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Hail Damage by the Numbers Damage from convective storms continues to capture the attention of both the public and insurers because of the increase in the number of extreme weather …

Allen Named Insurance Fraud Prosecutor for Dallas County

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) announced Amy Allen as a fraud prosecutor who will work exclusively with criminal prosecutors in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office to combat insurance fraud. Allen worked previously as an assistant city attorney and …

All Risks Ltd. Adds Martino, Flake in Texas

Frank Martino and Rhonda Flake have joined based in Hunt Valley, Md.-based insurance wholesaler All Risks Ltd. in the firm’s South Central operations. Martino is a broker in Austin, Texas. He specializes in oil and gas as well as other …

Capstone Underwriters’ Bellet Honored by French Government

Alain A. Bellet, owner and president of Capstone Underwriters LLC, in Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration given by the government of France. The order of the Legion of …

Contractors Need to Be Involved in the Claims Process, BELFOR CEO Says

Customer service in property claims suffers when the contractor is left out of the settlement process and policy renewals may be in jeopardy because of it. That’s the word from the top executive of one of the world’s largest disaster …

Fireman: Trucker ‘Zombie’-Like After Fatal Bus Crash

Russell Staley stared out his broken windshield as darkness engulfed him and firefighters bearing chain saws cut through fallen trees to reach the passenger door of his tractor trailer. Staley had been heading north on Interstate 35 near Davis, Okla., …