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Thursday, 17 January 2019 22:46

7 Accused of Insurance Fraud in Staged New Orleans Crash, LA Police Say

Written by Laura McKnight, | The Times-Picayune

Seven New Orleans-area residents, mostly from St. Bernard Parish, have been arrested in an insurance fraud scheme involving a staged car crash, state police said Jan. 3.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 23:16

Unhappy AZ Residents Slash Waymo Tires, Derailing Self-Driving Cars, More

Written by Abner Li, 9to5Google

The advent of any new technology is accompanied with complaints, as seen with Wing’s delivery drones, but in the case of self-driving cars, there have been more radical expressions of discontent.

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 23:30

Influx of Car Repairs After Icy Weather in Abilene, TX

Written by Nathan Greve,

More than 150 accidents were reported Jan. 2—Jan. 3, which means a lot of people have some repairs on the horizon. For auto body shops, that means a busy few weeks are on the way.

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:37

Owens Collision Files for Bankruptcy in LA; New Business Takes Its Place

Written by Jeremy Krail and Melissa Moore, WBRZ

Owens Collision has filed for bankruptcy, but its building is now the home of an auto repair shop that was incorporated during the last week of December.

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 00:01

Amarillo, TX, Body Shops See Increase in Winter Weather-Related Accidents

Written by Morgan Burrell, KVII


The slush left on roadways the morning of Dec. 29 was expected to freeze again overnight and create a slippery mess.


More than 35 firefighters from various area fire stations gathered this fall at First Choice Collision’s Cypress, TX, location at 11638 Telge Rd. for a hands-on training on the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication.

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