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Final Insured Losses for Europe’s Storm Friederike/David Estimated at €1.7B: PERILS
The final loss estimate for Extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as David, reached €1.672 Billion ($1.906 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This compares to the previous PERILS loss report of €1.675 …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 11:07 AM
Failure to Mitigate Climate Change, Cyber Risks at Top of Global Risks: WEF
The failure to tackle climate change and extreme weather events are the most threatening global risks this year, according to the World Economic Forum. Inability to mitigate or adapt to climate change leapfrogged several places on the list as the …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 10:02 AM
New Zodiac Insurance D&O Policy Targets Small Global Financial Institutions
Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd’s independent USA managing general agent subsidiary Zodiac Insurance Services has launched directors and officers (D&O) capacity for the small global financial institutions (Small FI) market. Partnering with underwriters at Lloyd’s, Zodiac has created a …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 7:24 AM
North Carolina Businesses Without Workers’ Comp Coverage Fined $3.2M
The North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Compliance and Fraud Investigative Division collected more than $3.2 million in penalties and issued 289 criminal charges at the end of the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2018-19 as it continues to identify businesses …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 7:08 AM
South Carolina Lawmakers Try to Legalize Medical Marijuana, Again
South Carolina lawmakers are once again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana for treatment of critically ill patients in the state, making another go at a debate that has gradually made progress in this deeply red state in recent years. Sen. …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 6:46 AM
RLI Promotes Kirk, Schick Within Surety Group
Peoria, Illinois-based RLI Corp. has promoted Bob Kirk and Brian Schick within its Surety group. Kirk, assistant vice president, Commercial Surety, has been promoted to vice president, Commercial Surety. Kirk succeeds Martha Weissbaum, who recently retired from RLI after 18 …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 6:30 AM
Kentucky Distillery Employee Dies After Falling from Facility Walkway
Authorities say a distillery employee in Kentucky died after falling from a suspended walkway at the facility. The Daviess County coroner’s office said Tuesday that an autopsy revealed 44-year-old Dennis Layman of Owensboro died of blunt force trauma after falling …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 6:17 AM
Trump EPA Chief Tells Senators Climate Change ‘Not the Greatest Crisis’
U.S. President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency told lawmakers on Wednesday he does not believe climate change is a major crisis, and would continue to undo Obama-era emission limits if confirmed. Trump nominated EPA Acting …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 6:00 AM
Research Suggests Marijuana Users More Likely to Be Fired or Laid Off
As U.S. rates of marijuana use continue to rise, workers who use marijuana may be at higher risk of losing their jobs. Job loss may be an overlooked social cost of marijuana use, according to the new research by Cassandra …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 6:00 AM
Markel Faces Investor Lawsuit Over CATCo Loss Reserves
Markel Corp. is facing is class action shareholder lawsuit over reserve statements by its investment management unit that are being investigated by U.S. and Bermuda authorities New York law firm Bragar Eagel & Squire said it filed the class action …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 6:00 AM

Fort Worth News |

‘I can’t breathe,’ suspect said before he died. But officers failed to call for help
A man whose death prompted the firing of five Fort Worth police officers repeatedly told them he was dying and could not breathe as he was taken into custody. Instead … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 6:52 PM
Frightened 911 caller who reported prowler says officers were ‘just doing their jobs’
A young woman who said she made the 911 prowler call about a man who later died in police custody said she was frightened by the loud banging on her … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 7:19 PM
Man found shot to death in Fort Worth park is identified
A man who was killed in a Fort Worth park on Saturday morning has been identified. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office said 30-year-old Christopher Reyes died of gunshot wounds … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 5:22 PM
Bull rider dies of injuries sustained in Denver competition days before Fort Worth rodeo
Mason Lowe, a nationally ranked professional bull rider from the southwest Missouri town of Exeter, died Tuesday night from injuries sustained in a Denver Professional Bull Riders competition, the PBR … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 11:34 AM
Renovations at this Fort Worth school will preserve its history
The blueprint for the Young Men’s Leadership Academy has changed. The school, scheduled to be renovated by the 2020 school year, is likely to remain at 5100 Willie St. instead … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 4:26 PM
Former North Texas school custodian accused of indecency with 6-year-old student
A former school custodian who won an employee award last year is accused of indecency with a child, according to police and the school. Lewis Wayne Rawlings, 70, was arrested … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 10:34 AM
Cause of death ‘undetermined’ for man found in silo filled with sand
The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office could not determine a cause of death for a 44-year-old Fort Worth man whose skeletal remains were found in a silo filled with sand … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 12:50 PM
With a moving car, a frantic call and an unresponsive baby, they had to act fast
When MedStar dispatcher Lindy Curtis answered a 911 call on Monday morning, she asked her usual questions: Where are you and what’s the emergency? The answers she got were not … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 2:13 PM
Northside ‘has languished in need for decades,’ but now it’s getting $3M investment
Northside, a historic neighborhood between the Stockyards and downtown Fort Worth, received $3 million Tuesday for sidewalks, lighting and other community improvements. While some fear the enhancements will lead to … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:55 PM
Texas mayor accused of misusing funds asked to postpone hearing. The council said no
A divided city council traded accusations of misusing city funds and of violating the Open Meetings Act Tuesday night after allegations surfaced that the mayor and mayor pro tem were … Click to Continue »

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 7:00 AM

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