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Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy, with 35 Deaths Reported
A bridge on the main highway running down the Italian Mediterranean coast collapsed in Genoa, with the death toll reported to be 35 people while others were trapped in the rubble. A police video showed the viaduct connecting the A10 …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 8:32 PM
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 …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:55 PM
Judge Dismisses Certain Claims in West Virginia Industrial Fire Suit
A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit in connection with an industrial fire in West Virginia. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnson dismissed most of the claims made in a class action …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:48 PM
Nashville Grapples with Hepatitis A Outbreak
Tennessee health officials say at least 74 people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville since last December. Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department said in a statement on Friday that it continues to work with state and local officials to urge …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:44 PM
In Louisiana, Fewer Homeowners Than Expected Seek Flood Aid
Louisiana expects to spend $649 million on homeowner rebuilding aid after the 2016 floods, only about half the federal money Congress set aside for the effort. The Advocate reports 44 percent fewer households than anticipated are expected to access money …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:37 PM
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 …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:34 PM
Nearly Year After Harvey, Recovery Continues in South Texas Town
Armonie Brown in Refugio, Texas, pauses for a second when asked about Hurricane Harvey. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Brown saw friends and teammates lose their homes and all their belongings, while the school he went to was heavily damaged …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:30 PM
Journeay to Lead Austin Insurance Professionals for Coming Year
The Austin (Texas) Association of Insurance Professionals (AAIP) has elected Danny Journeay with Specialty Insurance Managers Inc. as president of the group for 2018/19. AAIP, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018, installed new officers and directors at an installation …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:22 PM
Burns & Wilcox Names O’Donnell Associate Managing Director in Minneapolis
Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager Burns & Wilcox has relocated and expanded its Minneapolis, Minnesota office, and appointed Tom O’Donnell as associate managing director. The office, which focuses heavily on specialty Commercial and Personal insurance, will now be located …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:15 PM
Fires May Make It Harder for Homeowners to Get Insurance in California
California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren’t affected by this year’s blazes. The California Department of Insurance had already warned this year that the increasing number and severity of wildfires were making it harder …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:10 PM

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