Wisconsin News

Wisconsin Man Gets Jail for Bungee Jump at Insurance Company Site

A 26-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for bungee-jumping off a 138-foot crane in Sheboygan on the Fourth of July. The Sheboygan County district attorney’s office says Nick Propson of Maribel pleaded no contest to …

Report: Wisconsin Judges Lenient in Sentencing Drunk Drivers

A Gannett Wisconsin Media review has found some chronic drunken drivers in Wisconsin spend little time behind bars on felony charges due to lenient sentencing. News-Herald Media reports there have been at least a dozen cases across the state where …

Man Sentenced to Prison for Theft of $5M Stradivarius in Milwaukee

The man accused of masterminding the theft of a 300-year-old, $5 million Stradivarius violin that was snatched from a musician in Milwaukee was sentenced to seven years in prison. Salah Salahadyn, 42, once told an acquaintance that such a theft …

Murphy Named Incoming President, CEO of Jewelers Mutual

Neenah, Wis.-based Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. announced that Scott Murphy has been selected as successor to President and CEO Darwin Copeman, who will be retiring in 2015. Darwin Copeman has been president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual since 2009. Murphy …

In Wisconsin Workplace Deaths on the Decline

New data shows the number of workplace deaths is declining in Wisconsin. Ninety-six people died in work-related incidents in 2013, that’s down from 114 deaths the year before. A sharp drop in violent occupational deaths is highlighted in the data …

Driscol, Casey Join HNI as Account Managers in Michigan

New Berlin, Wis.-based independent insurance broker, HNI, announced the addition of Heidi Driscol and Sean Casey as account managers in the company’s Grand Rapids, Mich., office. As account managers, Driscol and Casey are day-to-day contacts for HNI clients. Source: HNI

Wisconsin’s M3 Insurance Named an IIABA Best Practices Agency

M3 Insurance, based in Madison, Wis., announced it has been named a 2014 Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). M3 is one of only 206 insurance agencies from across the country to be …

Cost of Fire at Milwaukee Courthouse Totals $19.1M

Milwaukee County officials say the final cost of a July 2013 electrical fire at the county courthouse is $19.1 million. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the county’s director of administrative services said there has been a final settlement of insurance …

Lockton Adds Gabriel, Koslowski to Employee Benefits Team in Milwaukee

Independent insurance broker Lockton, has added Account Executive Tom Gabriel and Senior Account Manager Lori Koslowski to the employee benefits team in its Milwaukee office. Gabriel joins Lockton with more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits’ arena. …

Wisconsin’s R&R Insurance Services, Snyder Insurance Agency Merge

R&R Insurance Services Inc. announced it the merger of  Snyder Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency based in Oconomowoc, Wis. Both are well-established agencies in Waukesha County. R&R Insurance will be celebrating 40 years of service in southeastern Wisconsin next year …