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Opioids Blamed for 11.5% Spike in Kentucky Overdose Deaths Last Year
Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky are increasing despite a drop in opioid prescriptions and heroin use. A new report from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says 1,565 people died from drug overdoses in 2017. That’s an 11.5 percent …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:01 AM
Exxon Loses Bid to Nix Investors’ Suit Over Climate Change Disclosure
Exxon Mobil Corp. must face a lawsuit by investors who blamed a drop in the company’s shares on the disclosure that regulators were scrutinizing its reserve accounting related to climate change. U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade on Tuesday denied Exxon’s …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:00 AM
Extraordinary Re’s Extraordinary Idea for Trading Insurance Risks Like Stocks
Imagine there’s a way for institutional investors to trade insurance risks much like they trade stocks. Well, imagine no more. A new and unique reinsurer, Extraordinary Re, has hit upon the novel idea of creating a trading platform run by …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:00 AM
Mississippi Woman Sues Pepperidge Farm Over Contaminated Goldfish Crackers
A Mississippi woman is making a federal case out of a life-threatening bout with salmonella that she blames on Goldfish crackers. The Clarion Ledger reported Friday that 26-year-old Bailey Finch is accusing Pepperidge Farm and one of its manufacturers of …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:52 AM
Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy, with 35 Deaths Reported
A bridge on the main highway running down the Italian Mediterranean coast collapsed in Genoa, with the death toll reported to be 35 people while others were trapped in the rubble. A police video showed the viaduct connecting the A10 …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 8:32 PM
Newspaper: Sturgis Rally Traffic Deaths Likely Higher Than Official Count
A newspaper says the total number of traffic fatalities for this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota may be higher than the state’s official count of four. The Rapid City Journal counted at least nine deaths associated with the …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:55 PM
Judge Dismisses Certain Claims in West Virginia Industrial Fire Suit
A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit in connection with an industrial fire in West Virginia. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnson dismissed most of the claims made in a class action …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:48 PM
Nashville Grapples with Hepatitis A Outbreak
Tennessee health officials say at least 74 people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville since last December. Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department said in a statement on Friday that it continues to work with state and local officials to urge …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:44 PM
In Louisiana, Fewer Homeowners Than Expected Seek Flood Aid
Louisiana expects to spend $649 million on homeowner rebuilding aid after the 2016 floods, only about half the federal money Congress set aside for the effort. The Advocate reports 44 percent fewer households than anticipated are expected to access money …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:37 PM
MJ Insurance Relocates Indiana Office, Unveils New Logo
Privately held independent insurance agency, MJ Insurance, has relocated its Indianapolis headquarters to 30,000 square feet at 571 Monon Blvd., located in the newly-expanded Midtown District of Carmel, Indiana. MJ Insurance has also unveiled a complete rebrand with a new …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:34 PM

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