Claims Journal » Virginia http://www.claimsjournal.com Insurance news and resources for the claims industry Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:58:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Fraudulent Insurance Policies Lead to Jail Time for Virginia Woman http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/03/12/245776.htm Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:03:52 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=245776 Following a 12-month investigation by the Virginia State Police (VSP), a Virginia woman will have to spend four months in jail and make restitution in the amount of $18,295.12 for stealing insurance policy commissions. Based on information from Aflac Insurance, …

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Statewide Tornado Drill Set for March 11 in Virginia http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/01/26/243451.htm Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:26:54 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=243451 Virginia emergency management officials are planning a statewide tornado drill in March. The drill will take place on March 11 at 9:45 a.m. It is a joint effort between the state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. …

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Man Dies After Trench Fall in Virginia http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/08/22/235405.htm Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:31:53 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=235405 Police and federal regulators are investigating a man’s death at a residential construction site in McLean, Va. Fairfax County Police spokesman Bud Walker said police were called to a home Tuesday morning on Kinglet Court in McLean. Officers and fire …

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Danville Traffic Accidents Drop 52% Since 2003 http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/08/13/234787.htm Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:17:36 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=234787 Traffic accidents in Danville, Va., have fallen 52 percent since 2003. But police can’t point to a specific reason for the decline. Danville Police Maj. Chris Wiles says police have focused on speeding, reckless driving, seatbelt and DUI violations. But …

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Virginia DOT Moves to Reduce Wrecks on James River Bridge http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/07/29/233732.htm Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:19:07 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=233732 Metal studs will be installed on the James River Bridge’s new steel grid deck in a move to reduce accidents. Media outlets report that Virginia Department of Transportation officials announced the project Wednesday. They also released a three-month safety analysis …

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Fire Truck Stolen, Wrecked in Virginia http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/07/22/233335.htm Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:26:09 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=233335 Chesterfield, Va., authorities are searching for the person who stole a fire truck, took it on a joyride and then wrecked it. Media outlets report that a police officer discovered the fire truck in a ditch around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. …

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Virginia Family Awarded More Than $14M in Lawsuit http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/07/03/232113.htm Wed, 03 Jul 2013 05:03:42 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=232113 A jury has awarded a Radford, Va., family more than $14 million in a lawsuit against Hyundai after a teenager sustained a brain injury in a 2010 car accident. A Pulaski Circuit Court jury made the ruling Friday in the …

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Up to 60 Injured After Car Drives Into Virginia Mountain Town Parade http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/05/21/229309.htm Tue, 21 May 2013 06:03:48 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=229309 About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town. Washington County director of …

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Virginia Man Faces June Sentencing in Rail Wire Thefts http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/05/06/228286.htm Mon, 06 May 2013 06:19:12 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=228286 A June sentencing is set for a Mineral, Va., man convicted of stealing wire that controls lights and signal arms at railroad crossings. Donald Cosby pleaded guilty in March to grand larceny, malicious destruction of a railroad signal and trespassing. …

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2 Suits Settled in Fatal Virginia Fire Truck Wreck http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/05/02/228277.htm Thu, 02 May 2013 13:05:41 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=228277 Two lawsuits stemming from a 2010 wreck that killed two Rocky Mount volunteer firefighters have been settled. One lawsuit was filed by Teri Anne Valentine against the estate of Fire Chief Posey Dillon. Dillon’s estate filed the other lawsuit against …

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NWS Confirms Friday Tornado in Fredericksburg, Virginia http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/04/23/227594.htm Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:50:02 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=227594 The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Fredericksburg, Va. The weather service says the tornado tore the roof off an apartment building, uprooted trees and ripped off ventilation units and roofing materials at a shopping plaza …

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Man Pleads Guilty in Virginia Scrap Metal Scheme http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/04/16/227109.htm Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:39:13 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=227109 A former executive of a Virginia ship recycling company faces up to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud. Federal prosecutors say the charge stems from a scheme in which nearly $200,000 worth of scrap metal was …

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Woman Charged With Latest of 70 Virginia Shore Arsons http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/04/04/226282.htm Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:49:50 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=226282 A woman has been charged in connection with the latest of more than 70 arsons on Virginia’s rural Eastern Shore, an official said Tuesday. Tonya S. Bundick was arrested early Tuesday following a traffic stop near a vacant residence that …

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Abandoned Home Latest Arson on Virginia’s Eastern Shore http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/04/01/226017.htm Mon, 01 Apr 2013 06:04:18 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=226017 An abandoned home is the latest arson target on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Authorities say the Thursday night fire is believed to be related to a string of arsons in the area. The home in Painter was uninhabitable and overgrown with …

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GEICO to Host Job Fair in Virginia for Auto Damage Adjusters http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2013/03/29/225962.htm Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:42:02 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=225962 On April 3, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., GEICO hopes to fill 25 auto damage positions during a job fair in Falls Church, Va. Candidates should have excellent customer service and time management skills, as well as a mechanical …

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