McCaskill survey: Missouri’s VA hospitals continue to improve care for America’s war heroes

(MissouriNet) – About 1,200 Missouri veterans report steady progress in the quality of care they have received at the state’s VA hospitals. Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who briefed reporters in St. Louis’ Forest Park, says it pleases her to hear about the improvements described in her annual survey results of the state’s five VA medical […]

Federal Investigation

United States Senator calls for federal investigation into billing at Putnam County Memorial Hospital

United States Senator Claire McCaskill has called for a federal investigation of questionable billing practices at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. McCaskill wrote a letter requesting the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services examine billing that occurred when management company Hospital Partners used the hospital as a pass-through for millions […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Overturned semi truck loaded with hogs causes chaos for motorists in Cameron

The Cameron Police Department and Highway Patrol report westbound Highway 36 at Highway 69 at Cameron is back open after a tractor-trailer truck hauling hogs overturned causing some of the animals to escape the trailer Thursday morning. A spokesperson for Troop H of the Highway Patrol reports westbound 36 was cleared around 10:50. The Patrol […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital celebrates National EMS week

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton celebrated the 44th Annual National Emergency Medical Services week by hosting a barbecue lunch for local and regional EMS workers. EMS personnel from Grundy and Mercer Counties and LifeFlight Eagle attended the event at the hospital Wednesday. National EMS Week started Sunday and continues through Saturday. President Gerald Ford authorized […]

Murder

Bond reduced for Rothville teen charged with first-degree murder of two-month-old daughter

Bond has been reduced for a Rothville woman charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of her two-month-old daughter. Online court information shows the Chariton County Circuit Court set 19-year-old Sarah Linebaugh’s bond at $50,000 cash or corporate surety Tuesday. Her bond was originally $100,000 cash only with no surety allowed. A preliminary hearing […]