Meth Bust

Vehicle stop in Chillicothe results in driver arrest for methamphetamine

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a vehicle stop in the 200 block of Second Street in Chillicothe resulted in a meth bust and the arrest of the driver. Forty-eight-year-old Barry Cooper of Chillicothe has been charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. […]

Unemployment

Missouri’s unemployment rate remains at 3.2% in latest jobs report

Missouri’s unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent in February, while employment decreased slightly. This marks the 31st consecutive month in which Missouri’s unemployment rate has been lower than the corresponding U.S. rate, which was 3.8 percent in February. Missouri nonfarm payroll employment decreased slightly over the month. The seasonally adjusted jobs estimate was 2,898,600, down […]

Putnam County Memorial Hospital

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issues follow-up report on Putnam County Memorial Hospital billing scheme

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes. “Our audit revealed a […]

Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol to conduct DWI saturation in Linn and Sullivan Counties

Highway Patrol Troop B will conduct special enforcement operations this month. Troopers will conduct a driving while intoxicated saturation across Troop B in February as well as a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement operation in Linn and Sullivan counties. Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt says the enforcement operations enable the Patrol to enhance […]