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From New York to Houston, Flood Risk For Real Estate Hubs Ramps Up

The number of properties in the United States in danger of flooding this year is 70% higher than government data estimates, research released on Monday shows, with at-risk hot spots in Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The higher …

Nurses Sue Montefiore for ‘Systemic Failure’ to Protect Them

A union representing New York nurses sued Montefiore Medical Center and Westchester Medical Center for failing to safeguard its members and their families, as health care workers across the country demand personal protective equipment in the pandemic. The New York …

Minneapolis Orders Partial Demolition of Fire-Gutted Shelter

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis officials on Thursday ordered the partial demolition of a downtown homeless shelter heavily damaged by a Christmas Day fire. The city used its emergency authority to order demolition of part of the Francis Drake Hotel for safety …

After Years of Fiery Hell, California Gets Less of a Scorching in 2019

Mother Nature has given a bit of a break to California during the 2019 wildfire season, but firefighters say the threat remains in force. Only about 163,000 acres have burned this year, a fraction of the 632,000 or so scorched …

NICB: Albuquerque Makes Headway in Lowering Auto Theft

Albuquerque, N.M., officials say they are starting to see the results of their renewed fight against vehicle theft with an estimated one-third reduction in thefts for the first nine months of the year. This follows two years in a row …

NICB Releases 2017 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

The Albuquerque, N.M. metropolitan statistical area (MSA) maintained its top ranking with the highest per capita auto theft rate in 2017, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest Hot Spots report. Hot Spots examines vehicle theft data obtained …

Fire Destroys 13 Homes in Pittsburgh Suburb

Crews continued to douse hot spots from a fire that damaged or destroyed 13 homes in the tiny Pittsburgh, Pa., suburb of Mount Oliver. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported after the fire broke out about 10 a.m. Sunday. …

California Retains Top Spot for Vehicle Thefts: NICB

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its annual Hot Spots vehicle theft report and California dominates once again. Not surprisingly, eight of the top 10 areas are in California with the remaining two from the state of Washington. Hot …

Calif., Wash. Lead Nation in Car Thefts

While car thefts nationwide have declined, the western states have the uneviable distinction of having the most car thefts in the nation. According to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the top 10 spots for car thefts …