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Debt a Motive for 2012 Indianapolis House Explosion

Prosecutors plan to present evidence that the motive behind a 2012 deadly explosion that devastated an Indianapolis, Ind., neighborhood was collecting insurance money for mounting gambling and credit card debts. Monserrate Shirley, her then-boyfriend Mark Leonard and his brother, Bob …

Missouri Man Sentenced in Lightning Rod Insurance Scam

A 52-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to probation in a lightning rod insurance scam that targeted elderly residents. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a release that Donald Anthony Moses of Neosho, Mo., was sentenced to two years …

Indiana BMV Begins Program for Restoration of Driving Privileges

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is making it easier for residents who want to have their drivers licenses reinstated. Commissioner Don Snemis announced Thursday that the BMV will begin a “relief” program allowing drivers to pay smaller fees to …

Year-Old Ohio Arson Registry Lists 221 Offenders

Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio’s registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more …

Ohio Woman’s Injuries Reveals Cars’ Vulnerability to Rocks

A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway bridge or overpass. As 52-year-old middle school language arts teacher Sharon …

Nebraska Cooperative Cited After Worker’s Death

Federal labor officials have cited a Nebraska cooperative on several safety violations following the March death of an employee exposed to anhydrous ammonia. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health said in a news release Wednesday that Midwest …

Michigan Family Gets Apology After Dead Man Billed $500

A family says it has received an apology after a dead man was sent a bill for $500 to help defray the cost of emergency response to the northern Michigan car crash in which he died. Carl Norman Little’s stepdaughter …

Minnesota County Designated Primary Disaster Zone

Farmers in four southwestern Minnesota counties are eligible for federal help with crop damage caused by recent heavy rain and hail. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated Rock County a primary disaster zone. That’s where storms damaged about 100,000 …

Minnesota Communities Dealing with Rising Flood Damage Costs

Minnesota communities are trying to bounce back from last month’s flooding as damage estimates continue to rise. The state’s deputy director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Joe Kelly, said last month’s excessive rainfall led to a unique disaster. “It’s …

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Operations in Minnesota

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the opening of its newest franchise repair center in Princeton, Minn. The company now operates 48 independently-owned franchises and 182 company-owned locations for a total of 230 in …

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