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Survivor of Missouri Duck Boat Sinking Wants Them Banned

An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Missouri said she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats. Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau to Help Buy Bulletproof Vests for Law Enforcement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state’s injured worker fund is setting aside a portion of its safety grant funding to help local police agencies pay for bulletproof vests. The Republican gubernatorial nominee advanced the plan Tuesday. It follows …

Worldwide Facilities Hires Carlson as VP, Healthcare, in Chicago

Worldwide Facilities, a national wholesale insurance brokerage and managing general agent, has appointed Joe Carlson as vice president, Healthcare at its Chicago office. Prior to taking on this role, Carlson served as the director of Healthcare and Non-Profit Risk for …

Former Illinois Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison, Must Repay Nearly $1M

The former owner of multiple property/casualty insurance operations in northern Illinois has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1 million in restitution for insurance fraud. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala on …

Recreational Pot Measure Approved for North Dakota Ballot

Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Proponents submitted more than the required 13,452 valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November general election …

34 Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Missouri County

A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people. The Southeast Missourian reports that the cause hasn’t been determined. Perry County Health Department communicable disease coordinator Sheila Hahs says the agency began receiving worrying numbers …

Special Police Unit Seeks to Curb Thefts From Indiana RV companies

A special police unit is seeking to curb burglaries and thefts from businesses including recreational vehicle companies in northern Indiana. Police in the Elkhart County city of Goshen say their unit was formed to deal with such crimes in the …

Insurer for Missouri City Must Pay $5.3M to Man with Overturned Conviction

A judge has ordered a former insurance carrier for the city of Columbia to pay $5.3 million to a man who served 10 years in prison before his conviction for killing a sports editor in Columbia was thrown out. The …

Newspaper: Sturgis Rally Traffic Deaths Likely Higher Than Official Count

A newspaper says the total number of traffic fatalities for this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota may be higher than the state’s official count of four. The Rapid City Journal counted at least nine deaths associated with the …

MJ Insurance Relocates Indiana Office, Unveils New Logo

Privately held independent insurance agency, MJ Insurance, has relocated its Indianapolis headquarters to 30,000 square feet at 571 Monon Blvd., located in the newly-expanded Midtown District of Carmel, Indiana. MJ Insurance has also unveiled a complete rebrand with a new …

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