Category: In the News

General Electric Appliance Park

Longtime General Electric Employee Dies from Work Related Injuries

Wrongful Death at Work A longtime General Electric employee died a few weeks ago from workplace injuries in Louisville, Kentucky. Steve Herring was working on the refrigeration door line, when he was injured from “a metal fixture that holds foam insulation”. He was taken to the hospital, where he would later die from those injuries. […]

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Archdioces of Kansas City Reveals Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City has confirmed 22 substantiated cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by priests or other clerics. None of the 22 men are currently in ministering positions with the church. Some of the allegations are from decades ago. The archdiocese retained a local Kansas City law firm to investigate over 1,000 […]

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Illinois Catholic Church abuse

Illinois Catholic Church failed to disclose abuse accusations against 500 priests and clergy

Another state’s Catholic diocese is in the news. The Illinois Catholic Church publicly listed 185 clergy members who had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse. However, the church failed to identify 500 other priests and clergy members against whom sexual allegations have been made. According to Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s preliminary findings, the church […]

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Former Missouri Police Officer Criminally Charged for Sexual Abuse

Former Missouri police officer criminally charged for sexual abuse after victim comes forward; victim may also pursue a civil claim to recover money.

The charges were filed against John Rollins, age 34, on July 26, 2018 by the prosecuting attorney in Moniteau County. According the Complaint, Rollins abuse of the minor girl spanned “several years” from ages 5 to 13. The court records provide details surrounding the abuse, including allegations that Rollins performed oral sex on the young […]

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Twin toddlers drown in swimming pool at in-home daycare

Twin toddlers drown in swimming pool at in-home daycare

Our hearts go out to the family of these two toddlers. In today’s era, where both parents are required to work to support their family, we must entrust the care and safety of our children to others at times. A notification such as this is something none of us ever want to receive. Currently, there […]

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Remington Class Action Settlements

Remington Class Action Settlement Once Again in the News

Consumers with Remington bolt action trigger rifles may once again start sending their rifles to Remington Arms to be retrofitted with a new trigger.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied the appeal Wednesday filed by objectors in regards to the Remington Class Action Settlement.   The Class Action was initially approved on […]

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Bird Scooters in Kansas City

Bird Scooters in Kansas City – Now May Have Competition from Lime

Bird Scooters Arrive in Kansas City In case you missed it, Bird, one of the largest e-scooter rental companies, “quietly” dropped off approximately 100 of its battery-powered scooters in downtown KC in early July.  Then in early August they were banned from the Country Club Plaza due to tenant and customer complaints .  However, the […]

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Missouri duck boat accident

At least 13 killed when duck boat sinks during storm in Missouri

Our hearts broke last night for the 31 people aboard the duck boat that capsized and sank in Branson, Missouri. This is the 22nd reported water-related death on Missouri’s waterways since May; and it may be the deadliest ever. The duck boat was owned by Ride the Ducks, which is a national duck tour operator with […]

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Arthur Ashe Courage Award

‘Sister survivors’ Accept Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Last night, 141 women, representing all of the survivors who spoke out about the abuses they endured by Larry Nassar, received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. The award, named for American tennis player Arthur Ashe, is presented annually as part of ESPN’s ESPY Awards. It is presented to recipients who “reflect the spirit of […]

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800 Pound Boulder kills two people

800-Pound Boulder Falls Off Truck, Killing Two

800-Pound Boulder Falls Off Truck, Killing Two One man’s negligence resulted in the death of a mother and daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota, when an 800-pound boulder rolled off the back of his landscaping truck and struck their car. Police arrested Joe Czeck, 33, for the incident after using surveillance footage to identify him. He […]

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Jimmy John's Delivery Driver Accident

Jimmy John’s Driver Hits and Kills Young Boy

Jimmy John’s Driver Hits and Kills Young Boy A Jimmy John’s delivery driver hit and killed a young boy riding his bicycle. The driver hit and killed Blake Huffman, 5, while Blake was riding his bike in front of his home. In addition to the grief they will suffer because of the loss, his family […]

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Twin toddlers drown in swimming pool at in-home daycare

Day Care Questioned Over Supposed Mosquito Bite

Day Care “Mosquito” Bite A mother received a call from a day care employee claiming her son had an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. When she arrived, she found her 8-month-old son with bruises, scrapes, bite marks, and a swollen head. When questioned by the boy’s mother, the day care had no answers. News […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Joins Operation Dry Water

As the 4th of July approaches, a holiday known for attracting large amounts of people to the lake, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds us that safety comes first. Missouri has designated June 29 – July 1 as “Operation Dry Water Weekend,” a program designed to monitor and deter impaired boaters. This year’s Operation Dry […]

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water slide personal injury accidents

Missouri water ride shut down after rider falls from tube

In the wake of a deadly accident at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, the question of amusement park safety resurfaces after a rider fell from the “Typhoon Twister” at Six Flags in St. Louis, Missouri. Similar to the Verruckt water slide, which claimed the life of 10-year old Caleb Schwab in August 2016, […]

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drowsy driving accidents

Drowsy Driving within the Ride Sharing Industry is a Safety Risk

A leading medical authority has issued a statement about the risks of driving fatigue within the ride sharing industry.  Ride sharing, the general description of specific providers like “Uber” and “Lyft” is a quickly emerging industry that is revolutionizing the taxicab and limousine industry.  Riders secure a car and driver through use of a smartphone […]

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