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Auto Property Claim Volume Still Low, But Storm Damages Pushed Numbers

Motorists who are hunkering down because of social distancing are continuing to file fewer collision claims, but a rash of windstorms, hailstorms and wildfires in August may bring total auto property damage claims numbers almost to normal levels if the …

Iowa Farmers Assess Losses After Storm Flattened Cornfields

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known …

Court Rejects Extra Premiums For Carrier That Paid Exempt Claims

A workers’ compensation insurer cannot charge an employer an extra $1.7 million in premiums for the risk presented by employees who were exempt from coverage under Iowa’s workers’ compensation law, a federal appellate court ruled Monday. The 8th Circuit Court …

Western Iowa Community Finds Flood Recovery a Long Process

HORNICK, Iowa — For a year now, every time Bob Nelson hears a flood watch has been issued, he’s up and out the door, no matter the time of day, checking on creeks and the West Fork of the Little …

Iowa Town Working to Buy More Homes in Flood Plain

BETTENDORF, Iowa — The city of Bettendorf has been awarded a $2.2 million federal grant that, coupled with state and city contributions, will make $2.95 million available to buy out up to 22 homeowners in the flood plain along Duck …

Wrongful Firing Suit Leads to $377K Settlement in Iowa

Iowa has settled a case with a state worker who had sued after being fired from the Polk County Clerk of Court’s office in 2004. The Des Moines Register says the state agreed to pay Tina Lee more than $377,000 …

2 Plead Guilty in Iowa to Defrauding AIG, Face Decades in Prison

Former Iowa resident Christina M. Pender and California resident Robert K. Taylor have pled guilty to defrauding insurance company AIG out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa announced. Taylor also …

Iowa Launches Campaign to Reduce Fatal Crashes

Authorities are launching an effort to reduce fatal crashes on Iowa’s secondary rural roads. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau announced the effort, which began Tuesday and continues through Sept. 30, 2015. The program will focus on rural secondary roads in …

Volunteers Help Fill Potholes in Waterloo, Iowa

The streets of Waterloo, Iowa, are a bit smoother now thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers who spent part of their weekend filling potholes. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the volunteers filled about 400 potholes Saturday in …

Man Fired for Using Forklift on Candy Machine at Iowa Business

A 27-year-old man has lost his job and Iowa unemployment benefits for using a forklift on a malfunctioning vending machine. The Des Moines Register says Robert McKevitt had deposited money in a vending machine last fall, but the candy bar …