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Texas Moves to Liquidate Non-Standard Auto Insurer, Access
Texas insurance regulators have put into receivership and started the process of liquidating a Texas-domiciled/Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered property/casualty insurance company that the insurance department says is insolvent. Access Insurance Co. is primarily a provider of non-standard auto insurance and is licensed …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 5:40 AM
Credit Insurers Stopped Backing Toys ‘R’ Us a Year Ago
When Toys ‘R’ Us secured a $3.1 billion bankruptcy loan in September, toy makers were reassured they would be paid for goods delivered to the company as it tried to emerge from Chapter 11. Now those payments are at risk …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 5:00 AM
Tennessee Reports 60% Increase in DUIs at College Campuses
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says reported DUI offenses on college campuses in the state have increased by more than 60 percent. The TBI said in a Thursday statement that its annual crime study detailing the volume and nature of …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 4:12 AM
Florida DOT Missed Voicemail About Miami Bridge Crack Before Collapse
An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn’t picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 4:09 AM
North Carolina Insurance Department Expands Fraud Division, Adds 15 Agents
The North Carolina Department of Insurance has expanded its criminal investigations division with the addition of 15 new special agents, according to a statement from North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. Causey said the expansion to nearly double the size …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 4:03 AM
Wisconsin Has High Rate of Fatal Crashes Involving Elderly: Study
A study shows Wisconsin has the highest rate for fatal crashes involving elderly drivers in the country. The study conducted by TRIP, a national transportation research group, found 26 percent of fatal crashes in Wisconsin in 2016 involved someone 65 …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 2:07 AM
South Dakota Traffic Deaths Spiked in 2017
The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety says the number of traffic fatalities in the state continues to be among the lowest in the nation despite a spike in accidents near the end of 2017. Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 2:05 AM
Northeastern Nebraska Plant Cited in Worker’s Death, Fined $188K
A federal workplace safety agency has cited a northeastern Nebraska egg processing plant where a worker was killed last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release that the Michael Foods plant in Wakefield violated several …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 2:04 AM
Missing Worker Presumed Dead After Texas Chemical Plant Explosion
The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught fire on March 15 has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions. Cresson Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Cornett said Saturday that fires were …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 2:00 AM
Trump Administration, McDonald’s Rush to Avoid Employer Liability Trial
The National Labor Relations Board is ignoring its own guidelines and rushing to settle a major workplace action involving McDonald’s Corp., lawyers for employees involved in the litigation alleged. If the workers win at trial, the case could have a …

POSTED MARCH 18, 2018 10:00 PM

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