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FBI Finds Data Recorder From Washington Plane Taken for Fatal JoyrideOpen in a New Window

He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. But the friendly tone of a 29-year-old airport worker who stole a commercial plane Friday night, performing acrobatic stunts before the fatal …

 

South Texas Town, Residents Recovering Nearly a Year After HarveyOpen in a New Window

Armonie Brown pauses for a second when asked about Hurricane Harvey. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Brown saw friends and teammates lose their homes and all their belongings, while the school he went to was heavily damaged in the storm …

 

Virginia Governor Establishes Task Force to Study Worker MisclassificationOpen in a New Window

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed an Executive Order establishing an interagency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The misclassification of employees as “independent contractors” undermines businesses that follow the law, deprives the Commonwealth of millions of dollars in …

 

Kentucky High Court Hears Arguments Over Med Mal Review PanelsOpen in a New Window

After Ezra Claycomb was born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy, his mother considered filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. But in 2017, Kentucky’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a law requiring all such lawsuits first be reviewed by a panel of …

 

Kansas Couple Claims Hospital Billing Scheme WidespreadOpen in a New Window

A $90 million billing scheme found last year at a rural Missouri hospital spread to as many as 10 other hospitals, according to lawsuit filed by a couple from suburban Kansas City. James and Phyllis Shaffer are suing Jorge Perez …

 

Fewer Louisiana Homeowners Than Expected Seek Aid After 2016 FloodsOpen in a New Window

Louisiana expects to spend $649 million on homeowner rebuilding aid after the 2016 floods, only about half the federal money Congress set aside for the effort. The Advocate reports 44 percent fewer households than anticipated are expected to access money …

 

Wildfires May Make Homeowners’ Insurance in California Harder to GetOpen in a New Window

California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren’t affected by this year’s blazes. The California Department of Insurance had already warned this year that the increasing number and severity of wildfires were making it harder …

 

Pennsylvania Church Sex Abuse Report May Be Released SoonOpen in a New Window

A damning report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse at the hands of clergy members and efforts to cover it up in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses is expected to be released in the coming days. The …

 

Black Soybean Farmers File Suit Claiming Faulty Seeds, DiscriminationOpen in a New Window

Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds. …

 

Western Kentucky University Develops Statewide Drought Warning SystemOpen in a New Window

Western Kentucky University is developing a statewide drought warning system with the help of a $200,000 federal grant. The Bowling Green Daily News reports the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University received the two-year grant from the National Oceanic …

 

Fraud News: Arson and Workers’ Comp ScamOpen in a New Window

North Carolina Family Charged With Insurance Fraud Officials have filed multiple charges against a North Carolina couple and their daughter in connection with two cases of arson at homes of people the wife knew. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation …

 

Former Georgia Lawyer Accused of Using Client Names to Apply for AdvancesOpen in a New Window

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta, Ga., say a former lawyer used the identities of three dozen former clients without their knowledge to apply for fraudulent litigation advances. Prosecutors said in a news release Monday that Chalmer “Chuck” Detling II, was indicted …

 

Hackers Target Older Tech Like Fax MachinesOpen in a New Window

What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That’s precisely why it’s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization’s network. Check Point, a cyber security firm in Israel, said Sunday that their …

 

Company Drops Appeal in Case Over Fatal 2016 Idaho Trench CollapseOpen in a New Window

A construction company has dropped its appeal of federal workplace safety officials’ determination that it was negligent in a trench collapse in Boise, Idaho, that killed two workers and injured a third. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health …

 

S.C. Deputy’s Widow Sues After he Drowns During TrainingOpen in a New Window

A deputy killed during training on a South Carolina lake last summer was tangled by the boat propeller after going overboard and drowned inches under the surface while pleading for his life, according to a lawsuit filed by the officer’s …

 

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