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INSURICA Acquires Zodrow & Neighbors in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Okla.-based INSURICA has acquired Zodrow & Neighbors Insurance LLC. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The deal, which will be effective on June 1, is INSURICA’s fifth acquisition this year. Owasso-based Zodrow & Neighbors will enhance INSURICA’s presence …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 8:01 PM
LWCC in Louisiana Declares 2017 Policyholder Dividend
The board of directors for LWCC, a provider of competitive workers’ compensation insurance to Louisiana employers, has declared a 2017 dividend of $81 million to its policyholders. The amount was distributed to policyholders in April and May, bringing the total …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 7:56 PM
Iroquois Adds Walker as Regional Manager in Utah
The Iroquois Group’s Southwest team has named Mike Walker regional manager for Utah. Walker will work primarily to develop the firm’s member base in Utah. Walker has more than 27 years of experience in the insurance industry, including 15 years …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 7:49 PM
2 Killed, 11 Injured in Church Van Wreck in North Carolina
At least two people have died and 11 others were hurt in a wreck involving a church van in North Carolina. The wreck was reported about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near Rolesville, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of Raleigh. The …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 4:48 PM
Texas School Shooter’s Father Believes Son Was Bullied
A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a “victim” because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said. In a phone interview over …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:45 PM
San Antonio Among Numerous Texas Cities With Drought Water Use Restrictions
Some South Texas cities have started restricting water usage due to dropping Edwards Aquifer levels amid drought conditions. The Edwards Aquifer Authority this week announced Stage 1 pumping restrictions after the 10-day average level of an index well dropped below …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:30 PM
Dean at University of Wisconsin Accused of Harassment Resurfaces at 2 Other Schools
A University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point official who handled sexual misconduct complaints and resigned when he was accused of sexually harassing a woman on campus in 2015, went on to hold positions handling similar complaints at two other universities, according to …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:28 PM
Texas Agency Disputing Claim That Trooper Sexually Assaulted Woman
The Texas Department of Public Safety said it disputes allegations that one of its state troopers sexually assaulted a woman while he was arresting her on suspicion of drunken driving. A lawyer representing the woman said Monday that the trooper …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:24 PM
Movie Theater Hit by Lightning in South Dakota, Awaiting Claim Decision
The future of a central South Dakota movie theater is uncertain after lightning struck the facility, according to its owners. A digital projector, server and computer components were damaged last month at the Lyric Theatre in Faulkton, Aberdeen American News …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:23 PM
Kilauea Generates Toxic Gas Plume Called Laze
The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 3:15 PM

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