Posts From the monthly archives: "November 2016"

By Elizabeth Blosfield When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong’s Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

Vocational students from across West Virginia are building tiny houses to help some people struggling to recover from flooding this year. Students from 12 vocational schools are designing and building the houses, which will be presented to Gov. Earl Ray … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

By Elizabeth Blosfield A Kentucky judge has cleared the way for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to appoint six administrative law judges to help ease a backlog of workers’ compensation cases. The ruling by Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd is a victory for … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal    &nbsp…(Read More)

By Elizabeth Blosfield Students and administrators raised concerns about a Tennessee school bus driver’s behavior behind the wheel in the weeks before a crash that killed six children. Police have charged driver Johnthony Walker with vehicular homicide after the Chattanooga crash. Federal authorities … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal   &nbsp…(Read More)

By Elizabeth Blosfield Faced with a barrage of lawsuits from workers demanding benefits and recognition as employees, some companies in the fast-growing ‘gig economy’ are looking to settle the issues through legislation. Joseph Morelle, the number two Democrat in the New York State … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal   &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones A construction contractor in Louisiana has been cited and fined over what federal safety officials say are hazardous workplace conditions. Proposed penalties total $152,147. Don M. Barron Contractor Inc. in Baton Rouge was issued citations on Nov. 22 after a U … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones Two earthquakes recorded within one minute of each other have shaken an area in north-central Oklahoma near the site near of a key oil hub. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquakes occurred Nov. 22 in Cushing in Payne County, … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones A pawn shop that sold a gun to a mentally ill Missouri woman who used it to fatally shoot her father will settle in a wrongful death case, according to the attorney for the woman’s mother. Washington, D.C.-based Brady Center … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal&nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones A statewide outdoor burn ban that was ordered in Louisiana on Nov. 5 has been lifted. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said in a news release that the ban was lifted at 4 p.m. on Nov. 21. Outdoor burning remains … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

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