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Virginia’s Prosper Insurance Company to Expand Headquarters, Add 75 Jobs

Prosper Insurance Company has announced it will expand from its 6,000-square-foot headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. The corporate investment is expected to be $750,000 with the buildout, furniture, fixtures and equipment. Prosper Insurance also said it anticipates growing from its …

Everest Insurance Hires Pollert in New York City

Everest Insurance has hired Bill Pollert to its Marketing and Distribution team as a director in the East region. Pollert joins Everest Insurance from Marsh USA, where he worked for the last fourteen years and most recently served as senior …

Anti-Hazing Law in Penn State Student’s Name Goes to Governor

Stricter criminal penalties for hazing will soon become Pennsylvania law under legislation inspired by the death of a Penn State student that cleared its final hurdle Monday. The Senate voted unanimously for a bill named for a fraternity pledge who …

Firefighters Say Natural Gas Explosion at Virginia Home Injures Nine

Authorities believe a natural gas explosion at a Virginia home caused a fire that has injured nine people. Chesapeake Fire Lt. Anthony P. Barakat tells news outlets that the two homeowners were hospitalized in critical condition following the “significant explosion” …

The Hilb Group Acquires Massachusetts’ DBR Group

The Hilb Group LLC has acquired Massachusetts-based DBR Group Inc. The transaction became effective October 1, 2018. Founded in 2004, DBR is an employee benefit and actuarial consulting firm providing a range of benefits consulting and brokerage services to organizations …

SASCO Insurance Services Merges with New Jersey’s Otterstedt Insurance Agency

SASCO Insurance Services of Hackettstown, N.J., has recently merged with Otterstedt Insurance Agency Inc., headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. SASCO Insurance has been providing customized insurance coverage plans for commercial and personal lines clients since 1984. Otterstedt has served a …

Calls for New Regulation Mount as New York Limo Crash Victims Mourned

The day after a mourning community said last goodbyes to eight of 20 victims of a limousine crash – four sisters and four other relatives – the Senate’s top Democrat called on federal regulators to formulate new safety standards for …

Opioid Overdoses in Maryland Increase in First Six Months of 2018

Statistics show the number of opioid-related overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent over the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period last year. According to data released Friday by the Maryland Department of Health, opioid overdoses killed …

New York Contractor Pleads Guilty to $800K Business Fraud Scheme

State officials say an Albany-area contractor has pleaded guilty to scamming hundreds of thousands of dollars out of minority-owned businesses and failing to pay dozens of his employees. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Friday that 47-year-old Michael Martin, of Latham, …

Utility Crews Restoring Power Across Virginia After Michael

Utility crews will be working throughout the weekend to restore power to Virginia customers affected by Tropical Storm Michael. Dominion Energy said in an outage update Saturday morning that more than 6,000 personnel were working to get power back up …

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