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Business Risk Partners Partners With Aspen on Agents Professional Liability Coverage
April 20, 2018
Program administrator Business Risk Partners (BRP) has released an expanded professional liability form for insurance agents and brokers through Aspen American Insurance Co., part of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited. The policy targets a range of ins …

Woman Injured at Ohio Fair Gets $1.8M from Ride Owner, Inspection Companies
April 20, 2018
A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year’s Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million. A judge this week approved the settlement that calls for the ride’s owner, Amusements of America, and …

Houston-Area Flood Control District: $155M Needed for Harvey Damage Study, Repairs
April 20, 2018
The Houston-area flood control district has estimated needing $155 million to study and fix damaged infrastructure after Hurricane Harvey. Workers this week are assessing the storm’s destruction to the Harris County Flood Control District’s 2,500 mil …

Firefighters Hope Better Weather Will Aid Oklahoma Wildfire Fight
April 20, 2018
Firefighters are hoping higher humidity and milder winds will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Todd Schroeder said on April 19 that a fire near Leedey, abou …

Florida Lawyer Gets Prison for $23M Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme
April 20, 2018
A Florida man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for his role in a $23 million auto insurance fraud involving chiropractors’ clinics. The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old Jason Dalley wept in court April 16 as a judge …

6 Students Injured in Florida School Bus, Semi Collision
April 20, 2018
A school bus and a semitractor-trailer collided in Florida, slightly injuring six high school students. News outlets report the bus was carrying about 18 students when it crashed Wednesday in Brooksville, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Tampa …

Louisiana Man Admits Setting 9 Fires in Neighborhood, Gets 2 Years
April 20, 2018
A 44-year-old Louisiana man has admitted setting nine fires in his neighborhood — the last six on his own street. Authorities say he confessed while being interviewed about the last fire, which was set in a car outside his home. …

West Virginia Regulators Monitoring Collapsed Section of Dam
April 20, 2018
West Virginia regulators are monitoring a damaged dam in the northern part of the state that could potentially fail. The state Department of Environmental Protection says in a news release a worker with the town of Lumberport notified authorities Wed …

German Prosecutors Eye Investigation of Auto Supplier Bosch over Emissions Scandal
April 20, 2018
German prosecutors may widen an investigation into auto supplier Robert Bosch over its suspected involvement in emissions test cheating to include dealings with Fiat, Ford, General Motors and Hyundai, according to the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s of …

Tractors Worth $50K Stolen from Scottie Pippen’s Arkansas Farm
April 20, 2018
Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office says two tractors were stolen from …

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