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Police Close to Decision on Charges in Fatal Wisconsin Blast
Police say they’ll soon decide whether to recommend prosecutors file charges in connection with a natural gas explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter. Authorities say a construction crew struck a gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on July 10, resulting …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:33 PM
Oklahoma Attorney General Assembles Team of Lawyers over Marijuana Rules
Oklahoma’s attorney general says he’s assigning a team of lawyers to advise him on matters surrounding the Board of Health’s decision to insert last-minute restrictions on the state’s new medical marijuana industry. Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his intentions in …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:30 PM
Monsoon Brings 100-Year Flooding Event to Arizona
The National Weather Service says the storm that swept across northern Arizona over the weekend amounted to a 100-year event. The Arizona Daily Sun reported that those types of storms have a 1 percent chance of happening every year and …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:21 PM
State Farm Not Liable for Wisconsin Hunter’s Injuries
An insurance company isn’t liable for a hunter who was accidentally shot in the head nearly four years ago. According to court documents, David Devine shot Patrick Humfeld in the head while both men were hunting on John Marsh’s property …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:03 PM
Uber Said to be Facing Probe into Alleged Gender Discrimination
Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 2:57 PM
SCM Acquires Affirmative Risk Management in Arkansas
SCM Insurance Services has acquired Affirmative Risk Management in Little Rock, Arkansas. ARM will continue to be led by David Elliott, its president. Elliott will report to Scott Goodreau, chief operating officer of USA SCM Insurance Services. ARM provides adjusting …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 2:43 PM
Fired Worker in Massachusetts Argues Pot Use Didn’t Violate Company Policy
A Massachusetts woman who was fired by a food services company for her recreational marijuana use says she was wrongfully terminated. The Eagle-Tribune reports that 55-year-old Bernadette Coughlin was fired last month from her job as a supervisor with Sodexo …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 1:06 PM
First Driverless Shuttle Demonstration Held in NYC by COAST Autonomous
New York City’s first driverless shuttle has arrived. In Times Square, a self-driving P-1 shuttle from COAST Autonomous was demonstrated Tuesday along an approximately 150-yard course. “It’s historic,” said Pierre Lefevre, inventor of the first low speed autonomous shuttle and …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 12:57 PM
Massachusetts’ Arbella Insurance Appoints O’Donoghue as VP of Sales, Marketing
The Arbella Insurance Group has appointed Andrew O’Donoghue to the position of assistant vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, O’Donoghue will report to Steve Jacobs, vice president of sales and marketing, and will continue to work closely …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 12:37 PM
Risk Strategies Acquires Maryland’s Oxford Risk Management Group
Risk Strategies, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered, privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Oxford Risk Management Group, a Sparks, Md.-based provider of alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established …

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 12:31 PM

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