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Audio: Former CEO at Putnam County Memorial Hospital Pleads Guilty to $114 million billing scheme

A former executive of a northern Missouri hospital pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to a $114 million pass-through billing scheme. The Justice Department in Washington says former Putnam County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer David Lane Byrns pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Byrns pleaded […]

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Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

Gossip Painting

“Traditional Art of the Philippines” on display at Dorris Rider Art Gallery

A collection of works by artists from the Philippines will continue the 2018-2019 exhibition schedule in the Dorris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton.  “Traditional Art of the Philippines” is now open and will run through Friday, May 3. The collection includes oil paintings from the collection of the late Alberto […]

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Audio: Missouri House Budget Committee Chairman unveils $100 Million transportation plan

Governor Mike Parson’s office says they’re confident that a final transportation agreement with Missouri lawmakers is possible, before the end of the session in May. The governor’s office is responding to House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith’s 100-million dollar transportation plan, which does NOT incur new debt. The Carthage Republican has concerns with the governor’s […]

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Audio: Officials now clear why Missouri’s budget is $100 million in the hole

(Missourinet) – Missouri lawmakers and administrators are trying to figure out what has caused a $100 million budget shortfall in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Democratic State Representative Deb Lavender of Kirkwood is a member of the House Budget Committee. She notes there’s a level of uncertainty over how the federal tax […]

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Audio: Missouri’s $100 million shortfall seen as a concern, too early to panic

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s budget appears to be in a tail-spin, having accumulated a $100 million shortfall in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Since the year began July 1st, revenue collections have fallen nearly seven percent from last year. State Budget Director Dan Haug says more will be known about the state of […]

Crime

Audio: Missouri Attorney General launches criminal investigation into Branson Duck Boat incident

(MissouriNet) – A criminal investigation has been launched into the Duck Boat mishap near Branson that killed 17 out of 31 aboard and has triggered two lawsuits.     Mary Compton of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s Office confirmed to Missourinet that a probe is underway over the accident in which a Duck Boat sank […]