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ABC News - Several parts of the South experienced severe weather Tuesday evening. A tornado hit Benton, Kentucky, Tuesday afternoon, causing damage to homes and sending debris through the air, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS called the weather event a "particularly dangerous situation" and placed a tornado warning into effect until 3:30 p.m. CDT for Northeastern Graves County and Northwestern Calloway County. In an alert, it informed citizens that there were in a "life-threatening situation" and advised them to "Take cover now!"
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
WKMG ClickOrlando - At least eight passengers were injured Monday when a JetBlue flight experienced turbulence while flying from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Orlando, officials said. Eight passengers aboard Flight 1134 were taken to Florida Hospital East, but their conditions were not released. The plane landed at Orlando International Airport at 8:51 p.m., and medical personnel met the flight when it arrived. The passengers were then taken to the hospital. Officials said there was no impact on airport operations.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Insurance Networking News - As they move from theoretical use cases into the testing phase, insurance companies are witnessing the impact unmanned aircraft systems will have on claims and underwriting processes quickly. Allstate, State Farm, USAA and other insurers foresee drones as a means for roof inspection and scene investigation after catastrophic events, such as hailstorms or wildfires. This will result in expedited claims estimates for customers and time saved on manual inspections of damaged property, industry leaders say.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - A South Brunswick man who police say had sought revenge against the man dating his ex-girlfriend went to the wrong house and caused $10,000 in damage to vehicles in the driveway. Ajinka Kelkar, 20, of South Brunswick, believed that a vehicle in the driveway of a home on Friendship Road "belonged to a person who was dating his former girlfriend," police said in a statement. However, it turned out it was not his intended target. At about 1:15 a.m., a family member of the home "heard a hissing air noise outside." The family member went outside and saw "slashed tires on a Ford pickup," police said.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
KPTV - A local family said the tragic death of their newborn became even worse after they were given the wrong baby’s ashes. The parents of a premature baby who died just days after he was born have now filed a $3 million lawsuit against a Portland hospital, funeral home and mortuary service for the mistake. Elijah Maldonado was born at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in January 2015. He died just five days later because of extreme internal hemorrhage from being born prematurely. Two days later, a Gable Funeral Chapel worker came to pick up the baby’s body and gave it an identification number.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Reuters - A large and violent tornado hit an area south of Oklahoma City on Monday, causing at least two deaths and reducing at least three homes to splinters, authorities said. The hardest-hit areas were about 70 to 80 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, where a tornado reported to be more than a mile wide ripped through the area.One person was killed in Garvin County, about 60 miles south of Oklahoma City, when a home was destroyed by a twister, an emergency official said. Another person was killed near the town of Connerville, about 110 miles south of Oklahoma City, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
WOWT - Officials continue the investigation into Saturday’s accident at the Cinco de Mayo Festival that left 11-year-old Elizabeth Gilreath critically injured. On Saturday, Gilreath’s hair got caught in the spinning mechanism of the ride, ripping off part of her scalp. With something this severe, it seems inevitable a claim or claims will be filed. A lot of things will go into play: what the investigation reveals, how carnival staff reacted, medical bills, and also the suffering this girl faced. The King’s Crown Ride at Omaha’s Cinco de Mayo festival started out fun as video captures Elizabeth Gilreath smiling from her seat.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Star - As the wildfire situation in Fort McMurray, Alta appeared to stabilize Sunday, insurance companies across Canada have already begun deploying mobile response units and flying in personnel to the province from across the country to prepare to assess the damage.Most companies have natural disaster and crisis units that were deployed to emergency centres soon after 80,000 people were given the order to leave their homes last Wednesday. Some 16 insurance companies have established temporary claims offices at the Northlands evacuation centre in Edmonton, and 10 have set up further north in Lac la Biche, said Bill Adams, the vice-president for the western and pacific region for the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The State Journal-Register - A small plane crashed on the roof of a building in Southern California Sunday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital. The single-engine Piper PA-28 went down under unknown circumstances and ended up on top of a state parole building in Pomona, east of Los Angeles. Melanie Flores, a supervising dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, says two people were aboard the plane and one of them was taken to the hospital as a precaution. An aerial shot broadcast on KNBC-TV showed the nose of the plane punching a hole through the roof.
Monday, May 09, 2016 - The amputation of a 21-year-old temporary worker’s six fingers was preventable if his South Elgin employer had installed proper safety guards to keep the operator’s hands out of the metal press’ danger zone, federal inspectors found. U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors responded after the Nov. 4, 2015 incident at Custom Aluminum Products. An investigation determined the worker, employed just four weeks, suffered the loss of his ring, middle and index fingers and part of his right pinky finger when his hands became caught as he hand-fed parts into an aluminum press.
Monday, May 09, 2016
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