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Fires Damage Property at 2 Texas Churches

Fires have damaged two Houston-area church complexes. Baytown firefighters early Monday responded to a blaze at the Living Hope Church. Pastor Kevin Kleinhez says he believes the fire was arson, several days after the church was targeted with graffiti. No …

Nevada Apartments Damaged by Strong Wind Gusts

Authorities say about 100 people are looking for another place to live after a sudden gust of wind ripped the roof from one apartment building during a thunderstorm and sent it crashing into another. A 2-year-old boy was grazed by …

Fire Breaks Out at Scrap Metal Yard in Delaware

Authorities say a scrap metal yard near Wilmington has caught fire for the second time in three weeks. The fire began about 3 p.m. Wednesday at the American Scrap Company on New Castle Avenue, and spread to a nearby building …

North Dakota Memorial Day Storm Could Top $5.8 Million in Losses

The Memorial Day wind storm in the Fargo area has caused more than $4.2 million in damage, according to North Dakota Insurance Commissioner, Adam Hamm. Reports from several insurers who write business in the affected area indicate that 1,740 claims have …

From Trash to Treasure: Salvor Can Help to Manage Losses

When crises occur, one person the claims adjuster, insurer and insured should consider calling is a salvor — he or she can be a valuable partner in helping to clean up the trash, and broker the sale of any salvageable …

Investigation into Staged Crashes Led to Louisiana Arrests

State police say a yearlong investigation led to the arrests of seven people accused of staging vehicle crashes to collect fraudulent property and injury claims. Troopers say they are still looking for an eighth person who took part in the …

American Family Pays an Additional $1,190,657 to Arizona Claimants

American Family Mutual Insurance Company (American Family Mutual), the third largest homeowner insurance company in Arizona, underpaid more than 5,000 Arizona homeowner insurance claims arising from last year’s winter storm (January 2010) and hail storm (October 2010), according to an investigation …