Saturday, May 25 2013 3:30 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:30:04 GMT
A large fire is burning at a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.In addition toFull Story >
A large fire burned a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford early Saturday morning. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.Full Story >
Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn't bring herself to...Full Story >
Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn't bring herself to wear it...Full Story >
Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...Full Story >
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
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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Saturday, May 25 2013 2:53 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:53:40 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >