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Virginia High Court: Auto Maintenance Exclusion Means What it Said

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurer doesn’t have to pay for injuries to a customer who was injured by tire that exploded while it was inflated, and handed business owners another reason not to allow customers in the …

‘Miracle’: Plane Crashes into Florida River, but No Deaths

A charter plane carrying 143 people from the U.S. military base in Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river off the end of a runway Friday night, and while some passengers were hospitalized, no critical injuries or deaths …

West Virginia Woman Assembles Supply Kits for Fire Victims

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — For Joy Buskirk, the memories of a fire her family experienced years ago prompted her to do something for families who are impacted by the devastation of a fire now. The Parkersburg resident is putting together After …

McKesson to Pay $37 Million to Resolve West Virginia Opioid Lawsuit

Drug distributor McKesson Corp has agreed to pay $37 million to resolve a lawsuit by the state of West Virginia seeking to hold it responsible for contributing to the opioid epidemic, the state’s attorney general said on Thursday. The settlement …

Court Bars Statute of Limitations Defense Because of Misrepresentations

The owner of Golden Isles Cruise Lines promised to “take real good care” of Robert Bruce Lowie, but he didn’t. After Georgia’s one-year statute of limitations to file a tort claim passed, Golden Isles stopped paying Lowie’s medical bills, even …

Scooters at Disney Parks Spawn Accidents, Glares

ORLANDO, Fla. — Early at the Magic Kingdom entrance, it’s another day of fun about to begin as “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me!” blasts on the speakers and the first electric scooters are lined up to …

Florida Governor to Sign Assignment of Benefits Reform Law

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signaled he will sign the recently-passed property insurance reform legislation that the insurance industry and consumer advocates say will stem abuse of a policy feature known as assignment of benefits (AOB). The Senate joined the …

In an Old School Bus, Tornado Survivors Find Some Comfort

OPELIKA, Ala. — Witnessing survivors wear the same clothing days after the March 3 tornadoes, Kaitlyn Willing felt spiritually led to convert her mobile boutique business into the Tornado Relief Clothing Bus. “Although the storm did not personally affect our …

Customers Videotaped at Spa in Kraft Case Sue Florida Authorities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others …

Thieves Strip Kentucky Barns to Fuel Farmhouse-Chic Trend

About the photo: Lois Coffey, 95, stands outside her tobacco barn in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Thieves stole several pieces of wood from it recently. Reclaimed wood from old barns has become a hot item in decorating and prompted thefts across …

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