Air Ambulance Bill of the month

Missourians face large bills, aggressive collection tactics from air ambulance transports

Missourians are frequently subjected to aggressive collection efforts by air ambulance providers totaling tens of thousands of dollars in a practice called balance billing, according to a detailed report released today by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP). To assess the scope of the problem, the DIFP initiated a data call for […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol to participate in moving operations during Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Highway Patrol Troop H Commanding Officer Captain James McDonald announces Troop H will conduct hazardous moving operations during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Area counties to be included in the hazardous moving operation include Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer, Clinton, DeKalb, and Worth. The operations will focus on violations that contribute to traffic crashes, such […]

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Audio: Missouri could be bellwether of how Supreme Court nominee plays in midterm election

Missouri could be the key indicator of how important the Supreme Court nominee is the midterm elections.     U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley and fellow Republicans have aggressively used the confirmation of Washington D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a campaign wedge issue against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill. President Trump gave high praise […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department conducts safety enforcement operation

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department recently conducted an enforcement effort on Highways 36 and 65 as well as Highway 190 with funding for the operation provided by Missouri Traffic Safety and DWI Overtime Grants. Deputies were assigned to focus on motorists exhibiting signs of aggressive or careless driving, excessive speeding, drunk-drugged driving, and other hazardous […]

Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Audio: Missouri to allow state’s third largest regulated utility to move aggressively toward wind power

(Missourinet) – Missouri has given initial approval for the state’s third-largest utility to build a major wind farm to generate power. The plan by Empire District in Joplin is opposed by the state Office of Public Counsel. The Counsel’s Geoff Mark says Empire’s predictions of customer savings is based on unrealistic projections that it’ll be able […]