Washington Business Owner And Mom Charged with Insurance Fraud

Article 0 Comments Two Yakima County, Wash. residents were charged in Superior Court this week in connection with separate auto insurance fraud claims. The charges followed investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit. William Gaethle Tara-Lee Tillet William Gaethle, of Yakima, was charged with first-degree theft and filing […]

Mudslides Carry Away Homes, Water Rescues Needed in California Storm

Article 0 Comments Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday. In Sausalito, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, a mudslide carried away two homes and […]

Nebraska Grain Processing Plant to Pay $45M in Pollution Settlement

Article 0 Comments A judge has approved a class-action settlement between Muscatine, Nebraska, residents and a local factory that they blame for a noxious odor and haze and for causing health problems. District Judge John Telleen on approved the settlement over the Grain Processing Corporation plant, which makes corn-based products, […]

Alaska Quake Confirmed as Aftershock 2 Months After Big One

Article 0 Comments Aftershocks continue to rattle residents of Alaska’s largest city two months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake caused damage in and around the Anchorage area. The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed the latest aftershock occurred just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The magnitude 4.1 temblor was located about 14 northwest […]

Former Agents in Washington Charged with Theft for Writing Fake Policies

Article 0 Comments Three Pierce County, Wash. residents were charged with crimes related to insurance fraud in Pierce County Superior Court The charges follow investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit. All three were charged by the Washington state Attorney General’s Office and are scheduled to appear for […]

5.0M Alaska Temblor Confirmed as Aftershock of Large Anchorage Quake

Article 0 Comments A 5.0 magnitude earthquake that rattled Alaska residents through the Anchorage area and beyond was confirmed as an after aftershock of the magnitude 7.0 Anchorage earthquake that struck on Nov. 30, 2018. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after Sunday morning’s earthquake. The Alaska […]

Missouri Insurance Department Study Criticizes High Costs of Air Ambulances

Article 0 Comments Sick or injured Missouri residents who need air ambulance services face thousands of dollars in bills and sometimes aggressive collection efforts if they cannot pay, according to a state report. The average bill after insurance for people who needed air ambulances in 2017 was $20,000, the Missouri […]

Population in Illinois Declined by More than 45K Last Year

Article 0 Comments Illinois’ population decreased in 2018 by more than 45,100 residents, second largest statewide decline in the U.S., according to the Illinois Policy Institute. The figure is based on a U.S. Census Bureau report on national population trends, which was released in late December. The institute said the […]

5.0M Quake That Hit Alaska Was Aftershock, Experts Say

Article 0 Comments A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Alaska residents on New Year’s Eve but no damage or injuries were reported. The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed the quake occurred Monday around 6 p.m. in the Cook Inlet region. It was widely felt in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The […]

Another Lawsuit Filed over Detroit’s Towing Practices

Article 0 Comments Two Detroit residents and a car leasing company have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the city and a towing company worked with police to impound vehicles without informing owners. The suit alleges that Bobby’s Towing was allowed to charge exorbitant storage fees to unsuspecting car owners, […]