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Texas Sets Workers’ Comp Weekly Benefit Rates for Coming Year
The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019, has been set at $937.70, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reports. The maximum weekly benefit rates for …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:59 PM
High Winds, Tornadoes Damage Homes, Businesses in Southern Minnesota
Several tornadoes struck southern Minnesota as severe storms packing powerful winds and heavy rain left a trail of destruction overnight, the National Weather Service said Friday. The extreme weather late Thursday damaged homes and businesses, and turned a small airport …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:54 PM
Brad Pitt’s Foundation Sues Architect Over Defects in ‘Katrina’ Houses
Actor Brad Pitt’s foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit says …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:51 PM
Residents Call for Changes to Prevent Flooding North Chicago Suburbs
Residents are pushing for Illinois officials to change how they run a dam to prevent flooding in several lakes that flow into the Fox River in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Property owners are petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:49 PM
Review: Deadly Drunken Crash Rate High in Northwest Indiana
A newspaper review has found that three northwestern Indiana counties have a higher percentage of fatal drunken-driving crashes than the rest of the state and the U.S. because of the region’s heavy traffic, weather and other factors. The (Northwest Indiana) …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:49 PM
1 Dead as Record Rain Swamps Texas and Oklahoma
A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas’ campus in …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:48 PM
Montana School District Suit Says Trainer Sexually Abused Student Athletes
An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a newly filed lawsuit. The deception was aided by the team winning five …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:02 PM
Costs to Fight Wildfires in Utah Double This Year
Costs to fight wildfires in Utah are increasing by about $1 million a day right now and authorities expect the season to last throughout October. State Forester Brian Cottam says on average, there are roughly 1,100 fire starts in Utah …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 2:57 PM
U.S. Lawsuit Accuses Walmart of Bias Against Pregnant Employees
Walmart is again being accused of violating federal law by failing to accommodate workers’ pregnancy-related medical restrictions. According to a lawsuit brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Alyssa Gilliam and a class of pregnant employees at Walmart’s …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 2:21 PM
Lawnmower Injuries Remain Source of Serious Injury and High Costs
Lawnmower injuries persists at a rate of close to 6,400 a year, most of them requiring surgery and hospitalization, and costing an average of $37,000 per patient. In what Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers call an unusually comprehensive analysis of nationwide …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 2:14 PM

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