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Regulators Fine Georgia County $294K for Sewage Spills
DeKalb County in Georgia has been fined $294,000 for spilling sewage into public waterways and underreporting the number of spills to environmental regulators. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the fines were levied this week. The largest part of the fine, $147,500, …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 4:52 PM
Federal Aid Now Available to Rain-Swamped Louisiana Farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated Evangeline Parish in Louisiana as a primary natural disaster area as the result of losses and damages caused by heavy and excessive rain that occurred from April 4, 2017, through May 23, 2017. …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 4:48 PM
$950K in Upgrades Planned for Minot, North Dakota, Levees
The North Dakota State Water Commission has agreed to pay more than $950,000 to Minot to help cover the cost of repairs and upgrades to the city’s existing levee system. The project includes removing trees and repairing erosion damage along …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 4:40 PM
Major Ransomware Attack Spreads from Europe to U.S.
A new cyber attack similar to WannaCry is spreading from Europe to the U.S., hitting port operators in New York and Rotterdam, disrupting government systems in Kiev, and disabling operations at companies including Rosneft PJSC and advertiser WPP Plc. More than 80 …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 4:39 PM
Arkansas Insurance Agents Name State Auto Company of the Year
The Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas (IIAAR) selected Columbus, Ohio-based State Auto Insurance Companies to receive the group’s Company of the Year award. State Auto was presented with the award at the IIAAR’s 116th Annual Convention in Grapevine, Texas. The …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 4:37 PM
Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust to Pay $3M in Philando Castile Settlement
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 4:25 PM
Higginbotham, Painter & Johnson Financial Merge Operations
Fort Worth-based independent insurance broker, Higginbotham, and Painter & Johnson Financial have merged their insurance operations in Central Texas. Painter & Johnson Financial is a broker of insurance, securities and employee benefits, based in Brownwood, Texas. It has individuals licensed to offer …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 4:10 PM
Southeast Michigan a Leader in Smart Road Technology
Southeast Michigan is becoming a leader in developing “connected” roads and traffic signals that will “talk” directly to the next generation of cars. The features are the building blocks that will eventually guide self-driving cars safely to their intended destinations …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 3:59 PM
Alaska Marijuana Board to Revisit On-Site Consumption
The Alaska Marijuana Control Board will discuss three different options for on-site marijuana consumption proposed by board members at its next meeting. Board member Loren Jones’s proposal would make it legal to try marijuana then leave. The site couldn’t have …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 3:35 PM
2 Fires at California Rehab Center Being Looked into by Arson Investigators
An arson team in California is investigating after two vacant buildings were destroyed by fire at the 129-year-old Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles County. Officials say crews responded to the first fire around 2:30 a.m. Monday …

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 3:33 PM

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