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Winter Storm Cancels Flights, Keeps Thousands Without Power

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A mess of ice, sleet and snow lingered across much of the southern U.S. on Thursday as thousands in Texas endured freezing temperatures with no power, including many in the state capital of Austin, but a …

$45M Funding Bill to Entice Insurers Advances to House Floor

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana lawmakers continue to discuss a proposed bill that would allocate $45 million to an incentive program designed to entice more insurers to the state and hopefully drive down premium costs, state Insurance Commissioner …

Texas Power Outages Mount as Ice Storm Lingers for Fourth Day

Texas will face a fourth day grappling through an ice storm that has caused power outages, grounded flights and triggered deadly accidents on slippery roads. Cold has gripped the landscape across northern and central Texas, as well as parts of …

McClenny Moseley Sanctioned by 3rd Louisiana Judge for Duplicate Filings

Attorneys for McClenny Moseley & Associates appeared in a New Orleans courtroom Wednesday to explain why they claimed to represent a homeowner who says she didn’t hire the law firm, but did sign some paperwork handed to her by a …

Winter Weather Cancels Flights, Leads to Death in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Winter weather brought ice to Texas and nearby states Tuesday, causing the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights nationwide and bringing traffic to a standstill on an interstate through Arkansas. Numerous auto collisions were reported in Austin, …

Louisiana Special Session to Tackle Insurance Crisis Begins

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As insurers in Louisiana flee the state and residents face exorbitant, and in some cases unaffordable, property insurance costs lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday for a special legislative session to address the ongoing crisis. …

Filipino Workers: Oil Company Abandoned Us in Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021, Renato Decena and Rosel Hernandez watched the storm punch a hole in the roof of the bunkhouse where they were sheltered — abandoned, they allege, …

North Louisiana Families Evacuated After Train Derails

KEATCHIE, La. (AP) — About 130 people in north Louisiana were ordered to evacuate Saturday after a train derailed and at least two cars began leaking hazardous products, state police said. The Union Pacific Railroad train derailed about 10:30 p.m. …

Attorney for Insurer Says Law Firm Working with Contractors to Find New Hurricane Claimants

An insurance defense attorney accuses the McClenny Moseley & Associates law firm of teaming up with restoration contractors to illegally acquire clients, which sometimes resulted in duplicate lawsuits being filed against insurers for claimants who were already represented by other …

Entergy Louisiana Customers to Cover $1.5B for Ida Repairs

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — About a million customers of an electric utility in Louisiana will cover more than $1.4 billion in repair costs related to Hurricane Ida. Entergy Louisiana said residential customers will see about $5.50 added to their monthly …

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