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Justice Family Coal Firm Ordered to Pay $478K Settlement
A judge has ordered a coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family to start making payments on a settlement. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Justice Low Seam Mining, Inc. was ordered Oct. 10 to pay roughly $478,000 to …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 4:25 AM
Waccamaw River in South Carolina Finally Below Flood Stage After Florence
The Waccamaw River near the South Carolina coast has finally gone back into its banks after 29 days of flooding following Hurricane Florence. The National Weather Service says the river level at Conway dipped below the flood stage of 11 …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 4:13 AM
Rural Communities Hit by Michael Face Tough Recovery
Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane Michael’s monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property, more than an hour’s drive inland from where the storm made landfall. They had …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 4:05 AM
Illinois County Pay $3M to Settle Case Over Missing Stop Sign in Fatal Crash
A northern Illinois county has agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family of a pregnant woman who was killed in a crash at a rural intersection where a stop sign was missing. The May 2013 crash near the …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 12:17 AM
Floodwaters in Central Texas Destroy Bridge, Force Evacuations
Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot of rain fell in recent days. The bridge crumbled as it was overrun …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 12:10 AM
WCIRB Studied Impact of Medical Fraud Enforcement in California
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has released a study that shows the impact of medical provider fraud on the system, and it finds that efforts by the state as well as local district attorneys and insurer special …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 10:00 PM
Insurer Group Hammers Claim that California Prop 103 Saved Drivers Billions
The insurance industry is taking exception to a new report commemorating the 30th anniversary of one of California’s primary auto insurance laws that claims the law has saved drivers billions of dollars. The Consumer Federation of America reported on Wednesday …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 9:14 PM
Texas DOT Report: Crashed Oklahoma School Bus Was Traveling Too Fast
An Oklahoma school bus that hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed in Central Texas last month, injuring nearly everyone on board, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions, according to a Texas Department of Transportation report. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 7:41 PM
Louisiana Contractor Awarded $62M in Fertilizer Plant Lawsuit
A federal jury has awarded a Louisiana mechanical contractor hired to help build a fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa $62.4 million after concluding the fertilizer plant’s general contractor defaulted on a contract. Court documents show the jury found Orascom E&C …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:14 PM
Barge-Mounted Crane Hits Louisiana Bridge; Closing it for Months
A barge-mounted crane has slammed into a Louisiana bridge, shuttering a travel artery for what Louisiana officials say will be at least a few months. Operators for Marquette Transportation hit the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville early Friday morning, The Advocate …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:04 PM

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