KATV - At least 1,100 homeowners are cleaning up after the storm Thursday. That’s the latest number of homes damaged, according to the Insurance Dept., after receiving reports from emergency managers across the state. But cleaning up comes with a cost. Gayle Boyer says she closed on her home the day of the storm. Paying for it up front, she was in the process of buying insurance, but didn’t have it finalized. "I was playing phone tag with my insurance person and I thought one more day isn’t gonna hurt and...oh my goodness," she said.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
The Post-Crescent - As the FAA shapes regulations for drones, entrepreneurs and advocates said the technology opens the door for a wide number of applications from scouting crops and infrastructure to inspecting homes after natural disasters. The Virginia-based Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International estimates the initial three-year economic impact of drone integration in the national airspace system will be $13.6 billion, with the creation of 70,000 jobs. By 2025, the group projects an economic impact of $82 billion, according to 2013 report. With the FAA close to establishing rules for the first time, experts expect to see drones used in a myriad of creative ways.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
Lehigh Valley Business - Most Pennsylvania businesses will see a drop in their workers’ compensation insurance rates starting April 1. Workers’ compensation insurance covers the cost of medical care and rehabilitation for injured workers, lost wages and death benefits for the dependents of those killed in work-related accidents. Workers’ compensation insurance rates will drop 5.99 percent, reducing a key expense for many companies and saving businesses in the state about $140 million this year.The reduction comes following the state Insurance Department’s approval of the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau’s annual loss cost filing, which is used to determine premiums.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
Mainebiz - The co-owner of Goose River Grocery in Belfast has been arrested and charged with arson and insurance deception, nine months after the store was destroyed in a fire. The Bangor Daily News reported that Kyle Skinner, 35, was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by Belfast police, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit. Skinner also was charged with theft by deception and more charges are expected.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
NBC News - An NSA police officer opened fire Monday morning when two men dressed as women and driving a stolen car tried to ram through the gates at Fort Meade — and one suspect was killed, sources said. After trying to make an "unathorized entry," the driver of the Ford Escape ignored the guard’s order to leave the area, NSA spokesman Jonathan Freed said in a statement. "The vehicle accelerated toward an NSA Police vehicle blocking the road. NSA Police fired at the vehicle when it refused to stop. The unauthorized vehicle crashed into the NSA Police vehicle.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
NBC10 - A deadly multiple-vehicle crash involving a FedEx double tractor-trailer closed a major Pennsylvania interstate Tuesday morning. The wreck at mile-marker 41.1 in Greenwich Township near the line between Berks and Lehigh counties, which included another big rig and a car, closed westbound Interstate 78 between Exit 40 (Pennsylvania Route 737) and Exit 45 (Pennsylvania Route 863) around 4:30 a.m., said Pennsylvania State Police.About two hours later, the wreckage remained on the roadway, one FedEx truck on its side -- part of the trailer torn away.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
NBC10 - An auto body shop owner and 10 other people are facing felony charges after a four-year probe unveiled their elaborate insurance fraud scheme, police said. Frank Wilson, 45, of Middletown, Delaware along with the 10 other suspects are accused of defrauding insurance companies out of $85,000.Wilson is the owner of Transformers Collision Specialist on Summit Street in Darby Borough. The investigation began in June, 2011 when an informant reported to police that Wilson was committing insurance fraud by intentionally damaging vehicles and then profiting from the insurance claims.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
Newark Advocate - Three teenagers have been arrested after at least 70 reports of damage to vehicles were made overnight in Newark and Heath. Newark Division of Police Interim Chief Barry Connell said police in Newark and Heath began receiving calls about damage to vehicles by BB guns Saturday evening. Damage is spread throughout Newark and Heath and could have spread to other areas, Connell said. Heath police said in a press release that nine complaints there were centered around the Southgate residential area.
Monday, March 30, 2015
 
KDVR - Three people are recovering from injuries after Lakewood police say were the result of a road rage incident. The accident comes on the heels of a bizarre road rage incident on Saturday in Aurora.On Sunday, the Lakewood Police Department said the driver of a silver Ford Explorer got upset with another driver and began swerving toward the vehicle near Sixth Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. The driver of the Explorer lost control, slid and hit the median, rolling twice, police said. Three people in the Explorer were taken to the hospital. Two have serious injuries and the driver suffered minor injuries.
Monday, March 30, 2015
 
FOX 26 - It’s a building that’s existed since 1902, but the old tan Wunsche Bros. Café and Saloon was closed Sunday. “Not sure at this time what started it, however we do know it started in the stage area,” says Kim Mitchell, who used to work at the restaurant. Residents in Old Town Spring woke up to find a restaurant favorite engulfed in flames. “We had Spring fire department, Ponderosa, the Woodlands, South County and Aldine,” explains John Babendure, from the Spring fire department.
Monday, March 30, 2015
 
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