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Families Seek Compensation After 30 Dogs Die in Michigan Kennel Fire
Some dog owners are seeking compensation after 30 pets were killed during a spring break fire at a western Michigan kennel. Jennifer Nunez tells WOOD-TV that her family is heartbroken over the death of Harley, a Newfoundland that cost more …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:34 PM
Deadlines for Texas Windstorm Insurer Appraisal Demands Extended
The deadlines for a Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) claimant to demand appraisal of a claim for damages caused by Hurricane Harvey have been extended, the Texas Department of Insurance reports. An extension of 30 days has been granted for …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:28 PM
Illinois Senate Again Passes Workers’ Comp Reform Measure
The Illinois Senate has approved restrictions on insurance companies writing workers’ compensation policies. The plan that passed 34-21 on April 17 is identical to one Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed last year. The Republican has complained for years that workers’ compensation …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:04 PM
Dean & Draper Acquires Houston’s Texas Printers Insurance
Dean & Draper Insurance Agency LP has acquired Houston-based Texas Printers Insurance Agency (TPIA). TPIA specializes in risk management and property/casualty insurance. The agency also offers employee benefits for members of the printing industries of the Gulf Coast Association, as …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:59 PM
Louisiana Auditor: State Spent $5M on Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
Louisiana has spent more than $5 million on lawsuits involving sexual harassment claims since 2009, the state’s legislative auditor said in a new report released Tuesday on the eve of debate on bills targeting sexual misconduct in government. Legislative Auditor …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:53 PM
North Dakota Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards, Fined Nearly $455K
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited North Dakota excavation contractor Kamphuis Pipeline Company for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other serious hazards while installing water metering pits and lines. The company, which …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:21 PM
Geico Must Pay $23M to Southern California Motorist
A jury has decided Geico Insurance must pay a Southern California man nearly $23 million in compensation and damages after the company unreasonably delayed paying out on a $400,000 damage claim. The injured driver, Omar Dauod, maintains the delayed payment …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:13 PM
California Wildfire Insurance Bills Moved Forward by Committee
A policy committee in California Legislature has unanimously approved a pair of wildfire-inspired bills by Assemblyman Marc Levine requiring insurance companies to notify homeowners whether their policies are sufficient to rebuild or replace their homes after a disaster. Assembly Bill …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:59 PM
Tesla Probed by California Agency on Occupational Safety
Tesla Inc. is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration disclosed the inspection on Wednesday, …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:56 PM
New York City Council Passes Workplace Anti-Harassment Bills
The New York City Council has passed 11 bills designed to strengthen workplace sexual harassment protections. According to The Wall Street Journal, Democratic Council Speaker Corey Johnson says the legislation is designed to provide all New Yorkers “a safe and …

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:24 PM

Fort Worth News |

Contaminated soil made construction workers sick. Fort Worth's river runs alongside it
About 30 construction workers were exposed to hazardous materials in their work as part of the Panther Island project, and it all could have been avoided, the company's CEO said. … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 10:13 AM
Concern grows as police appeal for help to find man who attacked teen walking to school bus
Police appealed for help Thursday for leads on a man who attacked and seriously injured a teen as she walked to a school bus. The teen managed to get away … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 10:10 AM
Giraffes, hippos and rhinos have new digs at the Fort Worth Zoo
In what was once mostly a Forest Park soccer field, giraffes, hippos and rhinos now roam. The Fort Worth Zoo debuted its new 10-acre African Savanna exhibit on Thursday, complete … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:59 PM
Texas man accused of fatally shooting victim in head during motel robbery is in custody
A man accused of fatally shooting a robbery victim because he was not cooperating during a March 3 motel holdup was in custody Thursday, police said. The 32-year-old man is … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 4:06 PM
Why state officials may (finally) be ready to expand I-35W from Fort Worth to Denton
Today, the footprint of Interstate 35W resembles a rural highway for much of the journey between far north Fort Worth and Denton, although the volume of traffic often is more … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:44 PM
North Texas students will walk out to protest gun violence — before it's too late
North Texas high school students will join a nationwide movement Friday and walk out of class to commemorate victims of campus shootings and remind lawmakers they want action taken — … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 8:52 AM
Fort Worth bar ripped on social media for hanging a sign with a racial slur
A well-known bar in northwest Fort Worth is catching some heat from patrons on social media after someone posted a photo of a sign hanging in the bar with a … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 12:47 PM
Chaos at Eaton High's anti-gun violence event could result in disciplinary actions
School officials are investigating how and why an anti-gun-violence protest Tuesday at Northwest Eaton High School devolved into racially divisive confrontations. "There are two things that are going to happen … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 18, 2018 8:59 PM
United Fort Worth seeks immigration policy transparency from county officials
To 31-year-old Jessica Ramirez, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office's agreement to participate in 287(g) last June felt personal. Ramirez, a DACA recipient, was born in Mexico City. She and her … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 18, 2018 7:12 PM
Here's what happens if it rains at the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival
Nothing. Outside of having to grab an umbrella, that's what happens if it rains at the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at … Click to Continue »

POSTED APRIL 18, 2018 3:46 PM

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