Tennessee Flooding Breaks February Record, Kills 1

Article 0 Comments One person was killed and others needed to be rescued in Tennessee as pounding rains caused flooding last week. The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook on Feb. 6 that one person was swept away and confirmed dead. Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove told The Tennessean […]

3 Injured in Texas Scaffold, Construction Elevator Accident

Article 0 Comments Authorities say one person has been critically hurt and two others suffered lesser injuries in a scaffolding and construction elevator accident in a North Texas business district. Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl says it appears a construction elevator on the outside of a building partially […]

Plane Parts Hit California House, Killing 5

Article 0 Comments Five people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, raining debris across a Southern California neighborhood and igniting a house fire before landing in a backyard, authorities said. The male pilot, who was the only person in the twin-engine plane, and […]

Apartment Fire in West Virginia Kills 1, Leaves Dozens Homeless

Article 0 Comments One person has died and dozens of others were left homeless due to an apartment fire in West Virginia. Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl told news outlets the blaze was reported Tuesday afternoon at North Park Apartments. Stahl did not release the identity of the person […]

Utah Lawmakers Draft Bill on Marijuana, Set for Consideration

Article 0 Comments Utah lawmakers and others involved in forging legislation to revise a voter-approved medical marijuana law say they’ve settled on a new version for consideration during an anticipated December special session. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act set to be discussed during a legislative committee hearing this week would […]

Two Utility Workers Killed in Helicopter Crash in Northeastern New York

Article 0 Comments Two utility workers were killed and two others were hurt when their maintenance helicopter got caught on power lines and crashed in rural northeastern New York, state police said. Pieces of the aircraft dangled from power lines late Tuesday afternoon before falling beside cornfields in Beekmantown, about […]

Regulators Try to Navigate Legal, Social, Safety Issues Raised by Autonomous Vehicles

Article 0 Comments In closed-door meetings last March, U.S. transportation regulators and others grappled with questions about whether police should have the power to disable self-driving cars and whether an automatic alert that a robo-taxi had been in a wreck could violate an occupant’s privacy, a report released on Tuesday […]

2 Killed, 11 Injured in Church Van Wreck in North Carolina

Article 0 Comments 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 Highway Patrol says a van from First […]

Chubb’s Darling Honored for Industry Leadership, Cystic Fibrosis Work

Article 0 Comments Compassion and helping others were the key takeaways from a message that Jim Darling delivered to a group of several hundred insurance professionals gathered to honor him in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday night. Darling, regional executive officer for Chubb’s Pacific region, was recognized by the Insurance […]