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Drones Help Insurance Companies Check Damage in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Insurance adjusters who descended on Cedar Rapids after the Aug. 10 derecho storm are using drones to check roofs and asking homeowners with less severe damage to take their own photos. Some of this is due …

Firefighter Death Prompts Missouri University to Inspect all Buildings

The University of Missouri has hired an engineering company to inspect all of its buildings after a walkway collapsed at a university-run apartment complex last week, killing a firefighter. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the university hired the firm, Trabue, …

Engineer Report Prompts Closing of Iowa Courtroom

A structural engineer’s report on the safety of an Iowa courthouse roof has prompted the closure of its second-floor courtroom. Assistant Chief Judge James Drew tells the Mason City Globe Gazette that the report indicates “life safety issues related to …