Friday, August 1 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:33:21 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:25:04 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:24:26 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
With the sound of artillery blasts at a distance, 70 international investigators arrived Friday at the eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed and started recovering the remains of as many as 80...Full Story >
As Hurricane Sandy inches ever so close to the East Coast of the United States, insurance officials are asking residents to prepare before the storm hits.
Connecticut is at risk for many types of disasters, but as Hurricane Sandy gets closer to the state, insurance officials are sending out the friendly reminder to let residents know that preparing can save time and money.
"You never know what's going to happen," said Mike Mcmanus of Glastonbury. "There's a lot of trees in my yard that could fall on my house, I'm glad I have it."
Before the storm, officials said it's a good idea to take an inventory of your personal property, including any model numbers and gather any receipts you may have. In addition, take pictures or record your belongings in each room of your home.
Insurance officials said residents should also review their insurance policies, and keep them handy in case an order to evacuate is given, or any damage is suffered to your property.
"Homeowners covered all the meat we lost last time. We lost, with Irene, everything in the freezer and refrigerator," said Nancy Baird of Colchester.
Insurance agents suggested bringing inside outdoor toys and furniture, clearing gutters and downspouts and boarding up windows.
After the storm, residents are asked not to sign anything until a licensed insurance professional has had a chance to look at your claim, and give you proper, professional advice.
"We did change the laws somewhat and now it has to be hurricane force winds that occur somewhere in the state of Connecticut before they enforce these hurricane deductibles," said Gerard O'Sullivan of Connecticut State Insurance Department
Before Hurricane Irene, Tom Draxler of East Hartford called his insurance agent and reviewed his policy. And he got the answer that he was looking for.
"If there was any exterior damage you're covered," Draxler said.
The state insurance department learned from Hurricane Irene caused power outages and are going low-tech by handing out posters and flyers in hard hit communities.
For more information, check out the Connecticut Insurance Department website by clicking here.
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Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >