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After Delay, Louisiana OKs Planting of Medical Marijuana
Louisiana’s first legal crop of medical marijuana can be planted this week. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose agency regulates the burgeoning industry, loosened a regulatory logjam that created a months-long delay. The Monroe News-Star reports that Strain’s team met with …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:59 PM
AIR Worldwide Updates Wildfire Model with Event-Based Risk Management Approach
Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) has released an updated Wildfire Model for the United States designed to provide a comprehensive view of the risk of wildfire to property within the 13 westernmost conterminous states. The event-based modeling approach …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:57 PM
School System in North Carolina County Accused of Neglect, Discrimination in Suit
A lawsuit filed against a North Carolina school system and its board of education says an elementary school in need of repairs was discriminated against because of race. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Monday against the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:46 PM
SECURA Insurance Adds Switzer as Market Manager in Kentucky
Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance has added Lisa Switzer as market manager for Kentucky. Switzer brings 28 years of experience in the insurance industry to her new role with a diverse mix of commercial, personal, and specialty lines roles. She was …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:38 PM
ICT to Begin Annual Texas ‘Hurricane Tour’
The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) is set to launch its annual “hurricane tour” aimed at reminding coastal residents to be ready in case a hurricane or tropical storm should make landfall this year. Beginning on Aug. 20, ICT’s Mark …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:36 PM
York Named Chief Underwriting Officer at CM Vantage
Michael York II has been named chief underwriting officer for Madison, Wisconsin-based CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Co., reporting to President Alan Ogilvie. York will oversee CM Vantage’s underwriting operations and work closely with CM Vantage’s distribution partners. Prior to joining …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:12 PM
Hy-Vee Sued by Minnesota Family Sickened by Tainted Pasta Salad
A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Hy-Vee Inc. The suit alleges a woman, her daughter and her grandson …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:07 PM
Missouri Corrections Officers Awarded $113.7M in Overtime Lawsuit
A jury has awarded Missouri prison guards compensation for work they performed before and after their shifts. A Cole County jury on Aug. 14 awarded $113.7 million to 13,000 current corrections officers or those who worked at the Department of …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:06 PM
Federal Safety Board Links Plugged Drill Pipe to Deadly Oklahoma Well Fire
There were signs that a natural gas well was not fully sealed before it exploded in January, killing five workers, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said in an updated report on the accident on Thursday. The incident, which took place …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:04 PM
Washington Lawsuit Says College Dean Raped Assistant
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue College claiming the school, and by extension Washington state, fostered a hostile work environment by failing to protect her from a former dean. SeattlePI.com reported the woman’s attorney Julie Kays filed the …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:45 PM

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Everman police seeking suspect in fatal shooting of Fort Worth victim
Police are asking for the public to help them locate a suspect in connection with the death of a recent Everman Academy High School graduate who died last week after … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 10:09 PM
He was dying of cancer, so his wife asked neighbors to grant a wish. They came through
White Settlement resident Steve “Opie” Redell, 38, received the worst possible news on Monday. Doctors said he only had days to live as he battled Myelofibrosis, a rare form of … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 9:00 PM
Motorcycle rider killed in Fort Worth suffered severe head injuries in wreck
A man who was riding a motorcycle more than 100 mph and died after a wreck on Thursday suffered from massive head trauma, according to medical officials. Calvin Russell Brookshire, … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:27 PM
Pilot who died and three others injured in Wise County plane crash identified
Authorities have identified the 63-year-old Cessna pilot who died in a plane crash on Thursday. Curtis Moore, a Rhome resident who was flying three passengers in his plane, crashed at … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:04 PM
Tay-K 47 wins one legal battle over bail. Here’s why he still won’t be leaving jail
Rapper Tay-K 47 partially won a legal battle this week regarding a state district judge’s decision to deny him bail in two Tarrant County criminal cases, but don’t expect to … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:48 PM
Fort Worth police officer back on the beat, describes night he was shot 5 times
Fort Worth police officer Xavier Serrano talks to reporters on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, during his first week back on the job after he was shot five times while responding to a call regarding a suicide attempt on Sept. 16, 2016. … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 11:54 AM
Back on the beat, Fort Worth police officer talks about the night he was shot 5 times
Fort Worth police officer Xavier Serrano is back on the beat almost two years after being shot five times while answering a call about a suicide attempt in the Wedgwood … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 12:55 PM
Tarrant County’s 10 Most Wanted Criminals, August 15
Have you seen any of these 10 most wanted criminals in Tarrant County? Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 817-469-8477. … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 2:28 PM
A year later, hope springs along Las Vegas Trail. But residents yearn for safe streets.
August settled in as neighbors along Fort Worth’s Las Vegas Trail went about the business of gearing up for the start of classes. Parents, grandparents and great-grandparents showed up at … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 7:00 AM
Queen of Soul had fans everywhere, including Fort Worth where admirers held memorial
Two days ago, a small group of North Texas residents planned to get together to pray for Aretha Franklin, the legendary soul singer who was suffering after a long fight … Click to Continue »

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 9:34 PM

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