Deadly Tropical Cyclone Idai Barrels Towards Mozambique

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Idai bore down on Mozambique’s coast as it prepared to make landfall for a second time since causing flooding in southern Africa last week that killed at least 60 people. Idai is equivalent to a Category 3 storm on the Saffir–Simpson scale, packing wind gusts […]

2 Tornadoes Struck Mississippi in Weekend Storms

Article 0 Comments The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in northern Mississippi over the weekend. There were no deaths or serious injuries in either storm. The weather service in Memphis, Tennessee, said the first tornado was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday near Walnut in Tippa […]

36 Tornadoes Confirmed in Deadly Southeast Outbreak

Article 0 Comments The number of tornadoes confirmed to have touched down in a deadly weekend outbreak across the Southeast has risen to at least 36. Survey teams for the National Weather Service found evidence of the twisters in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. The most powerful was an […]

High Winds Down Trees, Power Lines, Cut Power to Thousands in Pennsylvania

Article 0 Comments High winds have been bringing down trees and power lines in western Pennsylvania, leaving tens of thousands of utility customers without power. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning covering many areas of the commonwealth into Monday with gusts up to 60 mph or more. […]

Highway Fatalities in Kentucky Drop Again in 2018

Article 0 Comments Officials say traffic fatalities on Kentucky highways are down for the second year in a row. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety that says preliminary figures show there were 722 highway fatalities in 2018, down from 782 in 2017 and 834 in 2016. Office spokeswoman Erin Eggen […]

A.M. Best Makes Senior Management Changes, Restructures Organization

Article 0 Comments A.M. Best announced that Roger Sellek will step down as CEO of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (AP) regions at the end of March. As part of its succession planning process, A.M. Best has also decided to streamline the management of its […]

New Georgia Insurance Chief Focuses on Fighting Fraud in First Month in Office

Article 0 Comments Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has cracked down on insurance fraud since taking office Jan. 15, reporting the arrests of 11 individuals for various fraud-related activities and guilty pleas of nine people for racketeering and insurance fraud. “Every time the citizens of Georgia write a check for […]

Kentucky High Court Finds Medical Malpractice Review Panels Unconstitutional

Article 0 Comments The Kentucky Supreme Court struck down last month Kentucky’s Medical Review Panels Act, which was enacted by the General Assembly in 2017, returning the process of reviewing medical malpractice claims back to the state courts for the foreseeable future and creating uncertainty about the future of medical […]

Rhode Island Restaurant Shut Down After Shooting

Article 0 Comments Providence, R.I., officials have temporarily shut down a restaurant where a patron opened fire. The city Board of Licenses says they held an emergency meeting Sunday and approved a request from city police to shut down La Sonrisa Cafeteria for 72 hours, citing concern for public safety. […]

Suit Targets Shell Over Oilfield Contamination in Louisiana’s Spanish Lake Basin

Article 0 Comments Wetland ecologist Scott Nesbit drove down a gravel oil field road in Louisiana in an all-terrain utility vehicle, zipping under a heavy forest canopy toward what he says is the source of it all. Nesbit’s target was a shuttered and overgrown former Shell Oil production facility near […]