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Former Texas Insurance Agent Indicted for Scamming Elderly Woman
Former Texas insurance agent Chia Wang has been indicted for an allegedly defrauding an elderly woman in an insurance scam. Wang is facing up to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine after a grand jury in …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 5:20 PM
Jury Hits Ex-Cowboys Player, Nightclub with $25M Verdict in DUI Death
A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of the now-defunct Beamers nightclub in the death of Brent’s teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 5:02 PM
South Dakota Researcher Helping to Develop Fire Risk Estimation Tool
South Dakota’s state fire meteorologist is part of a coalition using satellite technology to notify fire managers when fuels are abnormally dry. Darren Clabo, a research scientist and instructor at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, is collaborating …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 4:51 PM
Georgia-Pacific to Pay $600K Fine, Spend $4.7M on Upgrades in Arkansas Settlement
An Arkansas paper mill would pay a $600,000 fine and spend about $4.7 million on environmental projects and plant upgrades to reduce air pollution under terms of a proposed settlement. The proposal with Georgia-Pacific in Crossett was filed in federal …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 4:50 PM
Massive Fire Destroys 28K Square-Foot Kansas Warehouse; Loss Tagged at $1.6M
Authorities say a massive fire has destroyed a 28,000 square-foot warehouse in a Wichita, Kansas, suburb. Television station KSNW reports that the fire at the Park City warehouse was reported around 9 p.m. on Dec. 14. Arriving firefighters found the …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 4:48 PM
Goughnour Named to Grinnell Mutual’s Board
Amy Goughnour, mutual manager for Steele Traill County Mutual Insurance Co. in Finley, N.D., has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Grinnell, Iowa-based Grinnell Mutual. Goughnour has managed Steele Traill County Mutual, which writes business in …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 4:46 PM
Harassment Suit Against Washington Prosecutor Settled, $350K to be Paid Out of Insurance Pool
A former Clallam County employee’s sexual harassment lawsuit against a county prosecuting attorney has been settled for $350,000. The Peninsula Daily News reported Tina Hendrickson, and Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols signed the pact last week, according to documents obtained by …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 3:48 PM
Jury Awards $735K to Former Official at New Mexico Lab
A former Los Alamos National Laboratory official pushed out of his job amid controversy over his service on an electric co-op’s board has won a jury verdict against the lab’s former management company. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 3:43 PM
Specialist Encouraging Radon Tests for Homeowners After Alaska Quake
A state energy specialist is encouraging those affected by last month’s earthquake in south-central Alaska to retest their homes for radon. Radon is an odorless gas that has been linked to cancer. It is formed when uranium underground decays. Art …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 3:40 PM
California Regulators Say Utility Falsified Pipeline Safety Records
Regulators have accused one of California’s largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The California Public Utilities …

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 3:37 PM

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