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Study Examines California Worker’s Comp Prescription Drug Outcomes Under New Formulary
A new analysis offers a preliminary look at Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review outcomes involving pharmaceutical requests for California injured workers since the state implemented a workers’ compensation formulary in January. The analysis from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 8:47 PM
UK Government Officials Identify Security Risks with Huawei’s Telecom Equipment
Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain’s telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday. The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, will …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 4:22 PM
Blaze at Chicago-Area Condo Complex Displaces Hundreds
Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex. About 150 firefighters from 50 departments near Prospect Heights battled the fire, which Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith said began about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and continued …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:46 PM
Baker Appointed Assistant VP at RHSB in Texas
Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm, RHSB, has added Mike Baker as assistant vice president. He will be a part of the growing Commercial Property & Casualty sales practice. Baker has over a decade of experience assisting commercial clients with their …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:42 PM
Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Disposal Well Injures 3
Central Oklahoma authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well. Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal well south of …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:36 PM
Ohio Chemical Plant Explodes, Catches Fire, Prompts Evacuations
An Ohio chemical manufacturing plant has exploded and caught fire, prompting authorities to evacuate a large area around it. Emerald Performance Materials says it evacuated the plant in Akron and notified the fire department after the Wednesday afternoon explosion. It …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:34 PM
Arkansas Approves Rules with Opioid Prescription Limits
An Arkansas panel has given final approval to regulations that will require doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid pain medication to follow guidelines meant to limit potential abuse, including exploring alternative treatments and limiting prescriptions. The Legislative Council’s Administrative …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:29 PM
Alaska Cannabis Festival Under Investigation for Allowing Pot Consumption
Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine. The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a penalty for Alaska Hempfest, a …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:46 PM
$10M Award to Man Hit By Garbage Truck Reinstated by Oregon Court
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial judge shouldn’t have reduced a jury’s award to a man whose leg was severed by a garbage truck in downtown Portland. In reinstating the award, the Appeals Court said the …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:44 PM
Montana Jury Awards $300K in Youth Center Sex Abuse Case
A Montana jury has awarded $300,000 to a mother who claimed a Billings youth treatment center failed to protect her son from being sexually abused by other residents. The Billings Gazette reports the jury awarded the damages Wednesday on claims …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:42 PM

Fort Worth News |

Denton County underage sex sting nets 10 suspects who wanted to have sex with minors
Law enforcement officials have arrested 10 suspects during a joint online solicitation operation. The operation was conducted during a two-day period that began Tuesday, and used undercover agents and covert … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 8:44 PM
Feds indict Fort Worth couple accused of trying bait-and-switch scheme on IRS agents
Lawyers have special accounts they use to hold money in trust for clients, and the money in those accounts is not counted by the IRS as income. According to an … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:57 PM
Police: Boy lived in a Fort Worth flooring store for 8 months
An 8-year-old boy lived with a “father figure” in the Next Day Floors store in the 1500 block of Jacksboro Highway for eight months, according to police. It was not … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 7:51 PM
Accused stalker’s murder case ends in mistrial. Jury can’t decide on guilt
Months before she died, Cam-Tu Tran told friends and relatives that she was being stalked and that she was afraid of her estranged boyfriend. But her warnings were wasted. According … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 10:31 AM
2 arrested in bank robbery, shooting that injured 3 women
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested two people in Thursday’s attempted robbery of Veritex Bank in Fort Worth, they announced Friday. Three women employees were shot during the incident, which … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:48 PM
Worst is yet to come: Find out how hot DFW will get this weekend
Be warned: the worst of the heat may not arrive until this weekend. Forecasters say some areas of North Texas could see 110-degree heat this weekend. Even during hot Texas … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 8:00 AM
He dreamed of riding in the Hotter’N Hell bike race. A hit-and-run shattered that
A top-10 finish in the upcoming Hotter’N Hell Hundred in Wichita Falls would have been a sports dream realized for 42-year-old Calvin Middleton of Cedar Hill. Middleton, a sports enthusiast, … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 7:04 PM
There are 130,880 hungry kids in Tarrant County — and some are ‘too proud’ to eat
In the heart of North Richland Hills, hungry children are welcome. Signs urge them to eat: “No Cost Summer MEALS” and “KIDS EAT HERE FREE.” Volunteers serve warm and cold … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 10:05 AM
Unsanitary foot spas and unclean tools: Here’s the dirt found at Tarrant nail salons
Foot spas left dirty or unsterilized. Manicure and pedicure tools not cleaned after each use. Workers who performed manicures or pedicures without a license — or worked in an unlicensed … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 6:00 AM
Police questioning 3 men in bank robbery, shooting that injured 3 women
Three men were questioned in what federal agents say was a robbery attempt that turned into a shooting at a Fort Worth bank on Thursday morning. At least two men … Click to Continue »

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 5:19 PM

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