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Hawaii Man Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud

A jury recently found a Honolulu man, Yun Fei Tang, 46, guilty of insurance fraud and attempted theft. He is currently out on bail and awaiting sentencing in June. Tang faces up to five years imprisonment for each count and …

Drivers in California Bus, Fed Ex Truck Crash had Clean Records

Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records. FedEx driver Tim Evans and the driver of the chartered bus, Talalelei Lealao-Taiao, were killed along with eight passengers …

Spray-Painted Fire Hydrants Threaten Public Safety

Spray-painted fire hydrants in San Francisco are creating a public safety threat and costing the city tens of thousands of dollars, a newspaper reported. Thirty-five to 40 hydrants have been spray-painted in recent months, Bill Gunn, with the San Francisco …

Montana Governor Wants Disaster Declaration Due to Flooding

Gov. Steve Bullock is asking President Barack Obama to issue a federal disaster declaration for Montana due to widespread flooding and ice jams last month. Bullock’s letter, dated Friday, explains that unusually high amounts of precipitation fell over the winter …

Olympic Gold Medalist to Speak at 21st Anniversary IICF Benefit Dinner

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) announced that Olympic Gold Medallist Kristi Yamaguchi will be the keynote speaker at the organization’s 21st annual Western Division benefit dinner being held Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San …

OSHA Aims to Reduce Retail Injuries and Fatalities in the Pacific

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a local emphasis program to prevent retail sector injuries and fatalities in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. “We are not in the business of …

Wyoming Hillslide Continues

An unstable hillside has continued to move since it forced dozens from their homes last week in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson over the slim but persistent risk of a sudden landslide, but the shifting was not accelerating, authorities …

California Mail Carrier Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Wayne Lu, 53 of Torrance is in custody on charges of alleged workers’ compensation fraud associated with an injury received during his employment with the U.S. Postal Service. Detectives from the California Department of Insurance, with the assistance of U.S. …

Steel Company Fined $37K in 49ers Stadium Seath

California officials have fined a steel company nearly $37,000 in connection with the death of a worker at the site of the San Francisco 49ers new stadium. Edward Lake II, a truck driver with Gerdau Reinforcing Steel West, was crushed …

Oregon Mail Carrier Files $180K Lawsuit Over Dog Attack

An Oregon postal worker seeks more than $180,000 in a lawsuit filed against the owner of a dog that allegedly attacked her. The Register-Guard newspaper reports that Kristin Joachim’s suit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court. The court document …

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