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1HomePageMap small sw 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, ColoradoTexas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana

A local woman who is accused of embezzling more than $400,000 from a well-known local auto body company in Yuma, AZ, and nearly causing it to go out of business appeared in court for her sentencing Wednesday, July 24, but instead moved the appearance to an aggravation mitigation hearing following the victim's statement made in court.

Just after 9 a.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant on Eagle Customs and Eagle Tire and Lube on FM 1485 in New Caney, Texas.

At their July 15 public meeting, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation voted to revoke a Houston company’s vehicle storage facility (VSF) license because of its dishonest and fraudulent conduct.

The largest training conference in the country, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Instructor Training Conference, is off to a great start at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas.

Auto insurance rates are dropping across Louisiana, a recent announcement from the insurance commissioner states, but the decreases are unrelated to the need for reform.

The big hunk of metal in the garage that’s transportation for many, an investment for some and a baby for others is all of those things to Joseph “Joey” Barry, a Doherty High School senior.

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