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Car Pro: Understand your car’s VIN

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This disaster is the handiwork of Donald Trump

(Carolyn Kaster/AP) THE MORNING PLUM: As we barrel towards a government shutdown, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that one of the crucial reasons for the impasse is that we just don’t know what President Trump would need in the way of realistic concessions from Democrats that might induce him to agree to a deal protecting the “dreamers.” In fact, it’s not even clear that the White House or even Trump himself know the answer to this question. And so, if we have a government shutdown, Trump’s profound cluelessness about theRead More


City of Hays fire insurance rating to improve

HFD The Insurance Services Office has notified the City of Hays that the City’s Public Fire Protection Classification will improve from Class 3 to Class 2, effective April 1. This is based on an October 2017 re-evaluation of the city’s preparedness for fire emergencies. The Insurance Services Office evaluates fire protection in over 44,600 communities nationwide. This rating is used by insurance companies to help set homeowner and fire insurance rates. Communities are rated on a scale of Class 1 [exemplary fire protection] to Class 10 [no recognized fire protection].Read More


Avalanche Can’t Be Stopped, Win 8th Straight « CBS Denv…

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche looked unstoppable early and shaky down the stretch in nearly blowing a big lead. Bottom line: The streak goes on. Nail Yakupov #64 of the Colorado Avalanche advances the puck against the San Jose Sharks at the Pepsi Center on January 18, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Nathan MacKinnon scored twice during a 58-second span in the first period, Matt Nieto added a late insurance goal and the Avalanche won their eighth straight by holding off the San Jose SharksRead More


Liverpool man pulled over in his car by police ‘didn’t …

A Liverpool man pulled over in his car by police was found to have a child in the boot. Patrick Doran, 20, claimed he did not know there was a 12-year-old in the boot of the VW Golf when he was stopped on December 22. Police found he also had no third party insurance or driving licence and had 0.68g of cocaine and 33.52g of cannabis in the glove box of the vehicle. Doran, from Tara Park on Oil Street, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court today after the incident onRead More


News of Record for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 – News – Dayto…

COUNTY JAIL DOCKET (The following people were booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail on felony charges yet to be proven in court.): Benjamin L. Hawkins, 45, Daytona Beach , court violation (2); Anthony L. Coleman Jr, 34, Orlando, trafficking a cocaine mixture 28 grams to less than 150 kilograms, keeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity, possession of paraphernalia, unlawful possession of personal identification information; Nicole D. Johnson, 32, Daytona Beach, violation of probation, battery; Anthony G. Crapps, 27, Daytona Beach, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feetRead More


SHAMED: The 9 vehicles seized by police in Peterborough…

Here are the 9 vehicles seized by police in Peterborough the past seven days as the crackdown on uninsured drivers continues. Police have also released a list of the common insurance policy mistakes that could lead to your car being seized when you least expect it. If no insurance is identified, or if the police officer has significant concerns about a breach of the insurance policy, the police officer can immediately seize the vehicle. Myths and misconceptions uncovered through these calls include: 1 Myth: I have fully comprehensive cover soRead More


Dutch insurers count cost of devastating storms

The Hague — Dutch insurers said on Friday that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused €90m in devastation. The country’s train service was slowly creaking back into gear after the storm. “The January storm that raged across our country yesterday caused considerable damage,” the Dutch Association of Insurers said. “According to our first estimates, the damage to homes and cars is at least €90m,” it said, cautioning that it had not yet added in the cost of any havoc to businesses, government buildings and the agriculture sector. TheRead More


Spark’s Road Ahead, Juno Rumors, Merck’s Big Day & More

Xconomy National —  The most overblown health story of the week was President Trump’s health exam. America learned Trump is in perfect health and has “great genes.” He takes Propecia. He doesn’t have heart problems, had a perfect cognitive test score, and is one pound shy of obese. This scintillating information led to a new social media phenomenon, the “girther” movement, and a number of articles questioning the findings of longtime White House physician Ronny Jackson. Meanwhile, there was life-science and biomedical news actually pertinent to the public health of theRead More


SC Dept of Insurance recovers nearly $5M for policyhold…

SC Dept of Insurance recovers nearly $5M for policyholders by Robert Joseph Baker | January 19, 2018 7:17 am Last Updated: January 18, 2018 at 7:49 pm Officials with the state Department of Insurance announced Thursday that the agency assisted South Carolina insurance consumers in receiving nearly $5 million in insurance-related payments in 2017. Director Ray Farmer said these recovered funds – which totaled $4,997,748.64 – are in addition to the original amounts offered to policyholders by insurance companies. These amounts wereRead More