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North La. Families Evacuated After Train Derails

KEATCHIE, La. (AP) – About 130 people in north Louisiana are under a mandatory evacuation Saturday after a train derailed and at least two of the cars involved began leaking hazardous products, state police said. The Union Pacific Railroad train …

Filipino Workers Say Oil Company Abandoned Them in Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – As Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021, Renato Decena and Rosel Hernandez watched the storm punch a hole in the roof of the bunkhouse where they were sheltered _ abandoned, they allege, …

Inszone Acquires Texas’ Austin Insurance

Inszone Insurance Services announced the acquisition of Austin Insurance. Established in 2005 by Cole Austin, Austin Insurance has provided insurance services in Grand Prairie, Texas for over a decade. Operations for Austin Insurance will continue under Inszone Insurance’s Dallas location. …

Boeing Arraigned in Texas Court Over Max Jet Crashes

FORT WORTH — In an unusual proceeding for a corporation accused of a crime, Boeing officials were arraigned Thursday in a federal courtroom in Fort Worth for the company’s actions leading to two plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia in …

Tornado Causes Damage East of Houston

PASADENA, Texas (AP) – A powerful storm system took aim at the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, spawning a tornado that downed utility poles and power lines, overturned vehicles and ripped roofs off homes and businesses in communities east of Houston. …

7 Killed in Texas Highway Crash; 1 in Critical Condition

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) – A young passenger of an SUV involved in a head-on collision on a Texas highway that left seven others dead remained in critical condition Tuesday. The crash between the SUV and a pickup truck that …

Louisiana’s Donelon Elected Chair of NAIC Southeast Zone

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon was selected to chair the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Southeast Zone during the organization’s Fall National Meeting. Prior to his election as chair, Commissioner Donelon had served as secretary of the Southeast Zone. …

Hardening Construction Market Gives Way to Rise of Captives

Amid a historically hard construction market, middle and large-sized companies looking for alternatives to traditional insurance may turn to captives to find stable pricing and greater capacity. Captives, licensed (re)insurance companies owned by their insureds, carry appeal to construction businesses …

Attorney for La. Insurer Says Firm Working with Contractors to Find New Hurricane Claimants

An insurance defense attorney accuses the McClenny Moseley & Associates law firm of teaming up with restoration contractors to illegally acquire clients, which sometimes resulted in duplicate lawsuits being filed against insurers for claimants who were already represented by other …

Texas Environmentalists Look to Crack Down on Methane Emissions

In a marathon three-day public hearing, close to 300 people across the country gave comments on the agency’s supplemental proposal to reduce methane in oil and natural gas operations. Many called in from Texas, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and other oil …

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