Towing Company Charged With Insurance Fraud Scheme

Four Pinellas County men are accused of intentionally damaging two tow trucks owned by Jimmy’s Towing and Recovery and fraudulently collecting more than $40,000 in insurance payments. The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division o…

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Crash Videos Show Distractions A Big Problem For Teen Drivers

Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. Th…

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California Apartment Fire Displaces 15 Residents

Multiple families in Indio are looking for a place to sleep tonight after several apartments went up in flames in Wednesday afternoon. Officials with CAL FIRE say the a two-alarm fire in the Andorra Apartment complex started at about 3:50 p.m.The f…

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Massive Tree, Uprooted By Strong Winds, Crushes Passing Car

Strong winds across the Southland led to a dramatic rescue in Beverly Hills Tuesday night where a massive tree fell onto a moving vehicle. Firefighters were forced to cut the roof off a Mercedes Benz after the tree crushed the car on Lexington Road and…

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Tornadoes, Severe Storms Hit Oklahoma

The first batch of severe weather in this year’s tornado season has devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, and storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were …

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SUV Driver Skirts Crossbar, Gets Hit By SunRail Train

A SunRail train and an SUV were involved in a crash late Wednesday afternoon, according to Maitland fire officials.Officials said approximately 100 people were on the train when the accident happened. The accident stopped SunRail traffic for nearly an …

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Alabama Town Gets Adjuster’s Estimate On Fire Station Rebuild

Insurance adjusters have given city officials a quote of $247,000 for the rebuilding of the Kimberly Fire and Rescue station.That word came Monday night from Mayor Bob Ellerbrock at the city council’s regular session. Ellerbrock said that the fig…

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FEMA Will Allow 144,000 Sandy Victims To Reopen Claims

The National Flood Insurance Program plans to begin sending 144,000 letters in the coming weeks to homeowners from North Carolina to Maine to begin the complex job of reviewing claims for superstorm Sandy victims who suspect they were cheated out of mo…

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Greyhound Cleared Of Negligence In Fatal California Crash

A California civil court jury on Tuesday cleared the Greyhound bus company of negligence in a lawsuit brought by families of three of the six people killed when a motor coach plowed into an overturned SUV near Fresno, the Fresno Bee reported. The bus d…

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Alabama Family Sues Publix For Wrongful Death Of Son

An Alabama family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Publix Super Markets Inc. because of their 11-year-old son’s death after eating a cookie they say was mislabeled from a store in Clarksville. Derek "Landon" Wood, 11, of Sterrett…

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