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North Carolina Attorney General Plans to Sue Purdue Pharma Family
North Carolina’s attorney general says he’s pursuing accountability from the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a pending lawsuit over their role in the country’s opioid epidemic. Attorney General Josh Stein said Friday a lawsuit targeting the Sackler …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:59 PM
Report: More Than 70 Kids in North Carolina Poisoned by E-Cigarettes
North Carolina Poison Control says nearly 75 children under age 5 have been poisoned by e-cigarettes and vaping products in 2019. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the group said in a news release that nearly 150 people have …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:54 PM
Arkansas Senate Leader Proposes New Regulations, Tax on Vaping
Arkansas’ Senate president has proposed a new tax and regulations on vaping products, and said he hopes the governor will call lawmakers back to the Capitol to take up the issue. Republican Sen. Jim Hendren proposed the legislation in response …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:44 PM
Arnold, Palsgraaf Appointed to New Positions at North Dakota Insurance Department
North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has appointed John Arnold as deputy insurance commissioner and Johnny Palsgraaf as general counsel. Prior to his appointment with the North Dakota Insurance Department, Arnold served as the State Elections director for the Secretary …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:29 PM
Man Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud Must Repay $7.2K to Texas Mutual
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Ramon S. Flores of Kingwood on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. Flores reported a job-related injury while working as a driver for Direct International Wine and Spirits in Houston …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:23 PM
Board of Iowa Public Entities Insurance Pool Criticized for Out-of-State Travel, Expenses
Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it harder for the public to attend, a review by The Associated Press shows. Directors …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:23 PM
Favorable Results Bring FCCI Insurance Dividends for Indiana/Kentucky Contractors
FCCI Insurance Group reported it has awarded a dividend based on favorable results for its Contractors Select program with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky. The program is designed to reward ABC of Indiana/Kentucky member policyholders with a record …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:19 PM
Humberto Becomes Major Hurricane but Bermuda Could Be Spared Direct Hit
Bermuda residents boarded up windows of homes and businesses on Wednesday as Hurricane Humberto became a major storm on route the Atlantic archipelago, although forecasts showed they could be spared a direct hit. Hurricane force winds and rains were expected …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 4:14 PM
Russell Promoted to Accounting, Finance Specialist at J.M. Wilson in Michigan
J.M. Wilson has promoted Crystal Russell to accounting and finance specialist in its Portage, Michigan, office. Russell will also be responsible for JM Wilson’s in-house finance company, Cedar Finance. Her duties also include processing accounts payable and receivable, finance contracts …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 3:59 PM
Weakened Imelda Aims Foot or More of Rain at Flood-Prone Houston
Tropical Storm Imelda has lost some of its wind power, but continues to pour rain down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, with 12 to 15 inches already recorded and flood-prone Houston in its path. Imelda is now a tropical depression, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 3:56 PM

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