Gavel and Law book

Albany couple facing 42 felonies plead not guilty

A jury trial was scheduled in Division One of Gentry County Circuit Court Thursday for an Albany woman facing 42 felony charges, including kidnapping, child endangerment, domestic assault, and armed criminal action. Online court information indicates the jury trial for Jennifer Reed is set for September 24th and 30th. She and co-defendant Raymond Burks of […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

Livingston County Sheriff Issues Warrants

Warrants issued for five individuals involving methamphetamine investigation

The Livingston County Sheriff’s office in conjunction with the Chillicothe Police Department is seeking the arrest of five individuals following a drug investigation. Sheriff Steve Cox identified those being sought as 26-year-old Cara Ann Hagler of Chillicothe, 39-year-old Peggy Jo Zorn of Chillicothe, 18-year-old Hunter Lee Forest Burns of Brookfield and 18-year-old Levi Lee McNeely […]

Missouri Department of Insurance

Over $16 million returned to Missouri consumers with the assistance of the Missouri Department of Insurance

Missouri consumers received an additional $16.2 million from their insurance companies in 2018, thanks to the work of the department’s Consumer Affairs Division and Market Conduct Section.  “One of our primary responsibilities is to protect Missouri consumers and ensure they are treated fairly by insurance companies,” said Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of […]

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 […]