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Bulging Rivers Spread in Midwest as Snow Adds to Flood Danger

The deluge that devastated so much of Nebraska is now moving downstream to threaten cities in Missouri and Kansas as the flood bulge makes its way toward the Mississippi River. Major flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, Missouri, with waters …

Pence Arrives in Nebraska to Review ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Flooding

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads. The …

Work Comp Fraudster Must Repay $246K, Spend Seven Months in Prison

A Cleveland-area man was sentenced to seven months in prison Wednesday and ordered to repay nearly $246,000 in disability benefits he fraudulently received from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Social Security Administration, the BWC said Friday. Louis …

Settlement Reached in Suit over Mo. Duck Boat Accident

The company that owned a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among 17 people who died in the accident. The Kansas City Star reports lawyers for Ervin …

Woman Convicted of Fraud for Misrepresenting Date of Accident

An Iowa woman who filed a claim for damage that occurred after she purchased an auto insurance policy was convicted last week for felony insurance fraud, according to the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. Jennifer Lea Fuentes, 43, was arrested …

Gun Owner Not Liable After Stolen Weapon Is Used to Kills Teen

The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a gun owner who left a loaded handgun on the seat of an unlocked truck isn’t liable for a deadly outcome after the weapon was stolen. Court records say 16-year-old Matthew Kendall …

School Settles with Mother Over Daughter’s Bullying Suicide

A mother whose 13-year-old daughter committed suicide has reached a settlement with the Missouri school district the girl attended. The Columbia Missourian reports Elizabeth Overstreet alleged in the lawsuit that the Hallsville School District did nothing to stop bullying aimed …

Radio Host Says Website Falsely Accused Him of Terrorism

A Muslim-American radio host is asking a federal court in Ohio to award him more than $1 million in damages for his claims that a neo-Nazi website operator falsely accused him of terrorism. Attorneys for SiriusXM Radio show host Dean …

J&J May Be Helped by Missouri Ruling Against Talcum Lawsuits

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling on talc lawsuits could reduce the liability and number of large trials Johnson & Johnson faces over allegations its talc products, including baby powder, cause cancer. The ruling will likely offer some respite to the …

Michigan Court Upholds Dismissal of Job Offer Case Alleging Marijuana Bias

A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling could reinforce zero-tolerance workplace rules for marijuana even in cases in which a person has a medical marijuana card. The Detroit Free Press reports Tuesday’s ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Angela Eplee …

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