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Wisconsin Police Recover Violin Thought to Be Stolen $5M Stradivarius

Police say they have recovered a violin that could be the rare Stradivarius stolen from a concertmaster following a performance last month at a Milwaukee, Wis., college. Milwaukee Police Lt. Jeffrey Norman said experts will be contacted to confirm the …

Buckley, Kryshak Promoted at Wisconsin-Based Church Mutual Insurance

Merrill, Wis.-based Church Mutual Insurance Co., an insurer of religious organizations, announced that Bob Buckley is the new vice president — underwriting and policyholder services and Cheryl Kryshak is the new vice president — risk control. Buckley has moved into …

Wisconsin Health Insurer Missing Hard Drive with Customer Data

Wisconsin’s Unity health insurance says a portable hard drive containing health information for about 41,000 people has been missing for seven weeks. The insurance company said it was offering identity theft protection to the 41,437 policy holders affected. Unity says …

American Family Insurance Super Bowl Ad Features Seattle’s Wilson

An American Family Insurance commercial featuring Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson is set to debut in select local media markets on Super Bowl Sunday, the company announced. The Madison, Wis.-based mutual property/casualty insurance company said theirs is the only spot …

Wisconsin Bill Would Ban Cellphones in Construction Zones

A bill that would prohibit drivers from talking on their cellphones while in a construction zone is moving forward in the Wisconsin state Legislature. The Republican-sponsored measure cleared a Senate committee earlier this month. The ban would only be in …

Traffic Deaths in Wisconsin Drop by 12% in 2013

Traffic deaths in Wisconsin fell 12 percent last year, a drop that state transportation officials partly credit to safety and awareness programs that resonate with younger drivers. There were 530 road fatalities last year, down from 601 road deaths the …

Wisconsin Agencies, AVID Risk Solutions and Kellenberger-Landsee, Merge

Independent insurance agencies AVID Risk Solutions of Madison, Wis., and Kellenberger-Landsee & Associates LLC of Brookfield, Wis., have merged effective Jan. 1, 2014. The two property/casualty agencies will remain in their existing locations and will maintain their current client relationships. …

Timm Joins R&R Insurance Services as Account Exec in Wisconsin

Waukesha, Wis.-based R&R Insurance Services Inc. has welcomed Josh Timm as account executive. Timm has more than 10 years of insurance industry experience. He has held multiple sales, marketing and service positions with various insurance carriers including Wausau, Philadelphia Insurance …

Asbestos Case Wrongly Dismissed: Wisconsin Court

A Wisconsin appeals court says a case brought on behalf of a worker who died as a result of asbestos exposure was wrongly dismissed. The 1st District Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a trial in the case, saying the …

Court: Insurance Company Exempt in Wisconsin Shooting Death

A Sheboygan insurance company is exempt from having to pay after a man accidentally killed his friend in Oconto County three years ago, a Wisconsin appeals court has ruled. The 3rd District Court of Appeals decided that Wilson Mutual Insurance …