Consumers shopping for health insurance on the exchanges are getting another reprieve from the Federal Government.
Anyone looking to start coverage on January 1 was supposed to sign up by tonight. Regulators extended the deadline for people to enroll until the end of Christmas Eve.
In Missouri 16 percent of residents under the age of 65 are uninsured.
Air travelers who have compiled significant frequent-flyer miles are being urged to consider donating those miles to injured soldiers and their families for the holidays.
Since 2005, Operation Hero Miles has issued more than 40,000 donated tickets. The Fisher House Foundation that manages the program says it has saved military families nearly $63 million in ticket costs over the years.
A pair of teenagers are facing charges after prosecutors say they raped an East St. Louis High School student.
The Belleville News Democrat reports that an 18-year-old is charged with criminal sexual assault, while a 16-year-old suspect is facing charges in juvenile court. The victim told police that the assault happened at school in a closet.
The 18-year-old suspect is held on a $100,000 bond.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 52-year-old has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in loans from a suburban St. Louis bank.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Michael Filmore of Chesterfield entered the plea Friday in federal court. Filmore admitted through his plea that he lied about the destination of the money and falsified a brokerage account statement claiming $5.5 million to back up a $1 million line of credit.
Filmore told Pulaski Bank that the loans would be used to broker and lease medical equipment. Many of the loans were in the name of his business, Healthcare Partners Group LLC.
According to court testimony, Filmore obtained more than $6 million through fraud and still owes more than $5 million.