Articles by Jeff Amy

Heavy Rains from Gordon Cause Dam Breach in Mississippi

Officials said that a dam is breaching on the edge of Mississippi’s Delta region after heavy rains during Tropical Storm Gordon. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for parts of Carroll County downstream from Murdock Lake, where water …

Unsafe Mississippi Rail Crossing Caused Fatal 2017 Bus Crash

A train crash into a tour bus that killed four in Mississippi last year stemmed from the railroad and the city failing to improve an unsafe rail crossing, federal safety regulators concluded last month. The March 2017 crash also injured …

NTSB: Failure to Fix Unsafe Mississippi Rail Crossing Caused Fatal Bus Crash

A train crash into a tour bus that killed four in Mississippi last year stemmed from the railroad and the city failing to improve an unsafe rail crossing, federal safety regulators concluded Tuesday. The March 2017 crash also injured 38 …

Former Mississippi Agent Gets 6 Months for Role in Tax Evasion Scheme

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former insurance broker to six months in prison for helping former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps evade taxes. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ignored recommendations that could …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Backs Bill to Increase Authority Over Wind Pool

Mississippi’s insurance commissioner is pushing a bill to strip a tax subsidy and authority from the state’s insurer of last resort for hurricane-prone coastal residents. Commissioner Mike Chaney says the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association, known as the “wind pool,” spends …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Backs Bill to Increase Authority Over Wind Pool

Mississippi’s insurance commissioner is pushing a bill to strip a tax subsidy and authority from the state’s insurer of last resort for hurricane-prone coastal residents. Commissioner Mike Chaney says the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association, known as the “wind pool,” spends …

Mississippi to Stop Suspending Driver’s Licenses Over Unpaid Fines

A top Mississippi official said in December that the state will stop suspending people’s driver’s licenses purely because they haven’t paid court fines and fees, meaning tens of thousands of people who lost driving privileges could get them back in …

Mississippi to Stop Suspending Driver’s Licenses Over Unpaid Fines

A top Mississippi official said Tuesday that the state will stop suspending people’s driver’s licenses purely because they haven’t paid court fines and fees, meaning tens of thousands of people who lost driving privileges could get them back in coming …

Mississippi Insurance Head, Lawmaker Urge Development of Private Flood Market

Mississippi’s top insurance regulator and its only Democratic congressman are both ready to cede some of the federal flood insurance market to private insurers. Both Republican Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson say they’re open to proposals …

Mississippi Rep., Insurance Chief Urge Development of Private Flood Market

Mississippi’s top insurance regulator and its only Democratic congressman are both ready to cede some of the federal flood insurance market to private insurers. Both Republican Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson say they’re open to proposals …