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Severe Storms Spawn Tornadoes, Damage Homes in Southeast
Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night. Forecasters warned that the storms could threaten more than 29 million people, raising the risk of powerful tornadoes, damaging winds and …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:59 PM
Arkansas Cities Are Focus of Study on Limiting Pedestrian Deaths
A federally funded study focusing on two Arkansas cities will serve as an outline for statewide efforts to reduce pedestrian deaths. Two metropolitan planning organizations in Jonesboro and Little Rock are sharing a $100,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:29 PM
Outlooks Revised to Stable for Louisiana’s Stonetrust Commercial Insurance
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of workers’ compensation insurer, Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co. (Stonetrust), headquartered in Baton Rouge, …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:13 PM
Damage Cap Upheld in Fatal 2015 North Dakota School/Bus Train Crash
The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a $500,000 cap on damages in a 2015 fatal school bus-train crash near Larimore. The bus driver and a student died when the Larimore school bus with 13 students collided with a BNSF …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 4:01 PM
Lawyer: Ex-Kansas VA Worker Subject of Nearly 100 Sex Abuse Lawsuits
The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse is approaching 100. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas City attorneys Dan Curry and Sarah Brown filed three more lawsuits last …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:59 PM
$1.8M Settlement Proposed for Teen Hurt on Broken Ohio Fair Ride
A young woman critically injured in a deadly ride accident at the Ohio State Fair would get nearly $1.8 million in a proposed settlement of her claims against the ride operator and companies that had inspected it. A carriage on …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:58 PM
Hornsby Named VP, Business Development for Plexas Groupe in Dallas
Illinois-headquartered national insurance brokerage and risk management consultancy ,The Plexus Groupe (Plexus), has hired sales executive Wes Hornsby as a vice president of Business Development. Hornsby is based in Dallas. Hornsby brings more than 20 years of sales leadership, business …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:55 PM
UK Broker Group BIBA Forms Agreement with WBN to Help EU Clients After Brexit
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has formed an agreement with the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) so that BIBA’s UK-based brokers are introduced to WBN’s EU-based brokers — thereby enabling continuity for BIBA members’ EU clients after Brexit. WBN has …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 3:08 PM
DWI Fatalities New Mexico Fell 16 Percent in a Year
New Mexico’s DWI fatalities dropped 16 percent in 2017 from the previous year. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the decrease of alcohol-related fatalities from 173 in 2016 to 145 in 2017 on Friday as she said law enforcement agencies across the …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 2:41 PM
Parent of Utah Child with Down Syndrome Suing Boy Scouts
The father of a boy who has Down syndrome is suing the Boys Scouts of America for blocking his son from becoming an Eagle scout and revoking his merit badges. Logan Blythe has been a scout through the National Parks …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2018 2:39 PM

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