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Minor Damage Reported in North Carolina From Waterspout Turned Tornado
A waterspout briefly came ashore as a tornado in North Carolina last week, causing minor damage to houses before dissipating. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the National Weather Service confirmed the waterspout made landfall around 11:30 a.m. July 19 as …

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 5:30 AM
Mississippi Woman Charged With Insurance Fraud for Lying About Fall at Walmart
A 59-year-old Mississippi woman has been indicted on criminal charges, with prosecutors saying she lied when she reported falling at a Walmart store. State Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday that Dianne Bullock of Jackson is charged with one count …

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 5:25 AM
Ryan Specialty Group to Acquire N-Surance Outlets of Georgia
Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire N-Surance Outlets (NSO), a wholesale insurance brokerage and binding authority operation headquartered in Roswell, Ga. NSO will become part of R-T Specialty, LLC (RT Specialty), the wholesale …

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 5:00 AM
XS Brokers Expands Into Southeast; Hires Ault to Lead New Florida Office
XS Brokers, an independent insurance brokerage in New England, has expanded the company into the Southeast, opening a new office in Orlando and hiring Lori Ault as executive vice president and territorial manager. The firm now has five offices, including …

POSTED JULY 25, 2017 4:58 AM
9 Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Now Connected to Graceland Hotel
Health officials say the number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in an outbreak at the hotel at Graceland has risen to nine. The Shelby County Health Department said in late June that four people contracted the illness after staying …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 5:17 AM
Norman-Spencer Agency Opens Recreational Marine Facility in North Carolina
Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc., a national property and casualty insurance provider, has opened a new recreational marine operation in High Point, North Carolina. Jason Norman will be leading the office as the underwriter production manager. Norman will be working directly with …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 5:11 AM
Tennessee Family Files Suit Over Ferris Wheel Accident
A family whose daughters were injured when they fell from a Ferris wheel at a Tennessee county fair has filed lawsuits against the ride’s owners and manufacturer. News outlets report the Reynolds family and Lorena Cowhy, another woman who was …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 4:21 AM
5th Person Dies From Injuries Caused by Florida Power Plant Accident
An accident at a Florida power plant last month has claimed a fifth life. BRACE Industrial Group said its employee, 56-year-old Armando Perez, died Thursday of injuries he sustained in the June 29 accident at the Tampa Electric Big Bend …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 4:16 AM
Tennessee Apartment Fire Displaces 19 Residents
An apartment fire has displaced 19 residents and sent two people to the hospital in Tennessee. News outlets report the fire was reported Thursday night at a four-unit apartment building in North Knoxville. Knoxville Fire Department spokesman D.J. Corcoran said …

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 4:13 AM
Additional Homes at Risk as Florida Sinkhole Widens
Florida sinkhole that swallowed two homes last week isn’t getting any deeper, but it’s getting wider, officials said Wednesday –and one resident who’s back home after being evacuated is vowing to stay unless the hole consumes her house. “I’m apprehensive, …

POSTED JULY 21, 2017 3:41 PM

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