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Illinois County Pay $3M to Settle Case Over Missing Stop Sign in Fatal Crash
A northern Illinois county has agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family of a pregnant woman who was killed in a crash at a rural intersection where a stop sign was missing. The May 2013 crash near the …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 12:17 AM
Floodwaters in Central Texas Destroy Bridge, Force Evacuations
Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot of rain fell in recent days. The bridge crumbled as it was overrun …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2018 12:10 AM
WCIRB Studied Impact of Medical Fraud Enforcement in California
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has released a study that shows the impact of medical provider fraud on the system, and it finds that efforts by the state as well as local district attorneys and insurer special …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 10:00 PM
Insurer Group Hammers Claim that California Prop 103 Saved Drivers Billions
The insurance industry is taking exception to a new report commemorating the 30th anniversary of one of California’s primary auto insurance laws that claims the law has saved drivers billions of dollars. The Consumer Federation of America reported on Wednesday …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 9:14 PM
Texas DOT Report: Crashed Oklahoma School Bus Was Traveling Too Fast
An Oklahoma school bus that hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed in Central Texas last month, injuring nearly everyone on board, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions, according to a Texas Department of Transportation report. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 7:41 PM
Louisiana Contractor Awarded $62M in Fertilizer Plant Lawsuit
A federal jury has awarded a Louisiana mechanical contractor hired to help build a fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa $62.4 million after concluding the fertilizer plant’s general contractor defaulted on a contract. Court documents show the jury found Orascom E&C …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:14 PM
Barge-Mounted Crane Hits Louisiana Bridge; Closing it for Months
A barge-mounted crane has slammed into a Louisiana bridge, shuttering a travel artery for what Louisiana officials say will be at least a few months. Operators for Marquette Transportation hit the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville early Friday morning, The Advocate …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:04 PM
Fiery Indiana Freight Derailment Blamed on Buckled Track
Officials say a buckled stretch of track is believed to have caused a fiery freight train derailment in southwestern Indiana that belched black smoke into the sky and forced the evacuation of nearby homes. The Evansville Courier & Press reports …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:00 PM
Nebraska City Sues Owner of Grain Elevator That Exploded
South Sioux City, Nebraska, has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year. The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 3:58 PM
Firefighters Sue Southern California Gas Company Over Toxic Leak
Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak have sued the Southern California Gas Co., saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:47 PM

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Police looking for man who pulled a ‘textbook definition of a beer run’ in Arlington
A man stole five cases of beer from a convenience store in Arlington in what police called a textbook beer run on Wednesday. The Arlington police department posted photos of … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:34 PM
Highway in Carrollton separates, triggering major accidents
Interstate 35E in Carrollton started separating Tuesday night, causing several serious accidents, police say. Jolene DeVito, public information officer for Carrollton police, said that between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 9:44 PM
Record-breaking rain leads to DFW’s wettest autumn yet. Will we see more flooding?
This has become a record-breaking fall for rainfall and it shows no sign of letting up. It’s already the wettest autumn on record for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The fall … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 12:26 PM
Why Fort Worth leaders were mum after recent incidents of hate speech
A grassroots group is criticizing Fort Worth leaders for not doing enough to condemn recent hate speech in the city. After a banner was hung declaring “deport them all” from … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 5:28 PM
‘You are not going to talk to my sister that way,’ FW homeless man hears before he dies
On the evening of Oct. 6, Jessica Johnson was standing in the front yard of her home on Lillian Street when she heard a car wreck. Johnson, 19 and pregnant, … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:59 PM
Hospital’s lawyers appeal court’s decision to leave girl on life support another week
Attorneys for a Texas hospital have appealed a judge’s decision to require that a 9-year-old girl who they say is brain dead and riddled with cancer be kept on life … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 12:45 PM
Why this Texas Senate race is one to watch on Election Night
Texas Senate District 10 is a key race to watch on Election Night. The battle between incumbent Republican state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville, and Democratic challenger Beverly Powell has become … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:49 PM
Meet Jim Davis, Fort Worth’s new fire chief
Fort Worth’s new fire chief, Jim Davis, has arrived. Davis, a former assistant fire chief in Columbus, Ohio, takes over an 987-member department that has a $145 million annual budget. … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 9:37 PM
Court gives girl another week on life support
The court has granted a family another week to look for other treatment options for a cancer-ridden 9-year-old girl on life support that doctors have declared brain dead. … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2018 8:55 PM
AT&T: Internet outages in North Texas are ‘likely unrelated’ to Monday fire
More than 24 hours after lightning struck the AT&T building in Richardson, causing an internet and cable blackout across North Texas, some customers say they are still having problems. “Please … Click to Continue »

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 3:33 PM

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