BREAKING NEWS

AG Koster obtains judgment against Benton County RV park for clean-water violations


Jefferson City, Mo. (December 1, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today the owners of a Benton County RV park were found liable by a jury for violating the Missouri Clean Water Law and the Missouri Safe Drinking Water Law. The jury found Raymond and Elaine Herron, owners of TT Highway Camp & Storage, or TT Campground, liable for violating the Missouri Safe Drinking Water Law related to the operation of the Campground’s public water system. Read more...

AG Koster’s statement regarding Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman


Jefferson City, Mo. (November 29, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster today released the following statement: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman. Judge Teitelman has given our state a lifetime of public service, including two decades at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri representing the most vulnerable of our citizens. We will miss his wisdom, humor, and friendship." Read more...

AG Koster announces Shelbina woman sentenced to 90 years for child molestation and statutory sodomy


Jefferson City, Mo. (November 28, 2016) – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that Macon County Circuit Court Judge Rick Tucker sentenced Melinda S. Tillitt, 39, of Shelbina, to prison terms totaling 90 years. Tillett received consecutive terms of 15 years each for five counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree and one count of child molestation in the first degree. Since at least 2007, Tillitt had sexually abused two female children, ages 8-14, in her household, by engaging in a variety of acts of deviate sexual intercourse, at times holding the children under water to compel compliance.   Read more...

CONSUMER ALERT: AG Koster alerts borrowers affected by recent school closings to possible debt relief from their federal educational loans


Jefferson City, Mo. (November 3, 2016) – On November 1, 2016, Weston Educational Inc. closed its Missouri College campus in Brentwood and its Heritage College campus in Kansas City. These are just the most recent in a series of for-profit school closings in the past 18 months. “Students and faculty are placed in a very difficult position when their schools close. Unfortunately, there is often a lack of information available for those who need it most,” Koster said.   Read more...