Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Former Missouri man sentenced to 17-years for traveling to Tennessee for illicit sex with a minor

A former Barry County, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child. Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tenn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Friday, Dec. 7, […]

Health News

Hy-Vee to provide free A1C screenings

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Hy-Vee, Inc. will provide free Hemoglobin A1C screenings throughout its eight-state region during the month of November. The free Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered on a first-come, first served basis at the Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles in 168 Hy-Vee store parking lots. Hy-Vee registered dietitians will conduct […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri high court looking at constitutionality of 2014 change to workman’s compensation law

The Missouri Supreme Court is trying to determine if a workman’s compensation law is valid or unconstitutional based on its technical and unclear language.     The state legislature changed the rules in 2014 for compensation when a second workplace injury occurs. Starting that year, new claims for benefits through the state’s second injury fund […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

System glitch leads to continual errors in car title and sales tax issues in 15 Missouri counties

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the state’s sales and use tax collection processes, which are administered through the Department of Revenue. The report found inefficiencies affecting citizens at license offices throughout the state, especially in rural counties. “Taxpayers should not have to provide the same documentation time and time again just […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Livingston County considers whether to join lawsuit against opioid drug makers

(Missourinet) – Livingston County in northwest Missouri is considering whether to join a national lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says misleading information has led doctors to improperly prescribe addictive medications.     Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas tells Missourinet affiliate KCHI in Chillicothe addictive prescription drug overuse is a big problem in the […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital Sleep Lab receives accreditation

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Lab recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Wright Memorial Hospital on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “Wright Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Lab is an important resource […]