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Oklahoma Reels, Missouri Declares State of Emergency from Storm

Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashing tornadoes and heavy rain roared through the central United States on Tuesday. Rescue crews using boats pulled …

Brutality Focus of Suit Against Ferguson, Missouri Police

A federal lawsuit filed on Aug. 28 alleges that police in Ferguson, Mo., and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by …

Missouri Regulators Assisting Ferguson Businesses with Property Claims

Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance headed to Ferguson on Aug. 27 to assist businesses that experienced damage during recent protests with filing insurance claims and to answer questions about the claims process. The department said it is encouraging …

Missouri DOI Highlights Insurance Costs Related to Distracted Driving

The Missouri Department of Insurance stresses the financial consequences of an accident in the latest MO Eyes on the Road campaign PSA, featuring a teen whose insurance rates significantly increased. According to one of the state’s largest insurance companies, rates …

Patrol Urges Water Safety After 10 Missouri Deaths

Missouri law enforcement officers are urging people to use caution in the water amid 10 reported drowning deaths so far in June. The state Highway Patrol oversees the state’s water patrol division. It says that swimming in rivers and lakes …

Deaths Prompt Effort to Fix Less-Traveled Missouri Rural Roads

In 2009, Randy Frump and Shannon Follwell each lost a child on a rural highway in St. Charles County. Frump’s son Bryan, 26, died in a crash on Highway D near Defiance on New Year’s Day. Follwell’s daughter, Brianna Carron, …

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Legislation Protecting Commercial Property

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that supporters say is aimed at protecting commercial property. A 2011 Missouri law bars residential contractors who fix roofs or complete other exterior repairs on homes from offering to pay insurance deductibles …

The Potential Liability Rule Inapplicable in a Priest Molestation Case

Some courts have adopted the so-called “potential liability standard” in determining whether an insurance company is obligated to indemnify the insured for a settled claim. As an example, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Luria Bros. & Co. v. …

Nearly $3M Awarded in Missouri Malpractice Case

A Missouri family hopes a nearly $3 million jury reward in a medical malpractice case against a Kansas doctor and pain clinic will raise awareness of the risks and possible complications from pain injections. Joel Burnette was 40 when he …

Footprints in Snow Lead to Missouri Burglary Suspects

Two men are facing burglary charges in rural northeast Missouri after police tracked them down from footprints in the snow. The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig reports that 46-year-old Kenneth Floyd of Moberly and 20-year-old Richard Elder of Edina are charged with …