Midwest News

Wisc. Supreme: Homicide Conviction Doesn’t Mean Baby’s Death Wasn’t an Accident

The mother of a baby girl who was killed by her father may pursue a claim against the father’s insurer because of unresolved questions, including whether the death was an accident, a divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a …

Hazing Suit at Bowling Green Ends with Nearly $3M Settlement

The family of a student who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity will receive nearly $3 million from Bowling Green State University to settle its lawsuit, according to an agreement announced Monday. As part of the settlement, the …

Davenport Flood Mitigation Projects Set to Start in 2023

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — In late 2023, residents and business owners will see some of the first projects of Davenport’s flood mitigation plan under construction. The first phase of Davenport’s $165 million plan aims to address floodwaters that surge up …

Police Investigate Illinois Planned Parenthood Fire as Arson

CHICAGO (AP) — A fire at a central Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic is being investigated as arson, Peoria police said Tuesday, just days after the state enacted sweeping abortion protections. Officers responded to a report of an “unknown person throwing …

More Radioactive Tests Sought at St. Louis School District

WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — In an unusual show of bipartisanship, Republican U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley and Democratic U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri asked the federal government to perform more testing for radioactive contamination on properties owned by the Hazelwood …

Officials: No Injuries in Fire at Illinois Chemical Plant

La SALLE, Ill. (AP) — Officials said a large fire that sent smoke plumes towering over a northern Illinois chemical plant has been contained and no injuries have been reported. After the fire began Wednesday morning at Carus Chemical in …

Mo. Supreme Reverses $5.2M Award to Woman Who Caught STD in Boyfriend’s Car

The Missouri Supreme Court threw out a $5.2 million arbitration award to a woman who contracted a venereal disease while having sex with her boyfriend in his car and sought coverage for her “bodily injury” from the boyfriend’s auto insurer. …

Texas Oil Worker Dead After Falling into North Dakota Pit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A worker from Texas is dead after falling at an oil rig site in North Dakota. Daniel Navarrete, 42, of New Braunfels, Texas, fell through an open hatch Thursday in a pit at a Nabors Industries …

Heating Methods Eyed in Ohio Fire After Family of 6 Killed

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities investigating a fire that claimed the lives of six members of an Ohio family are looking at the possibility that the blaze was sparked by alternative methods of heating that the family was using to …

Ransomware Did Not Cause Direct Physical Loss, Ohio High Court Says

A business owner’s insurance policy did not provide coverage for software damaged by a ransomware attack because there was no direct physical damage or loss, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled. “Computer software cannot experience ‘direct physical loss or physical damage’ …

Midwest News Archives by Month