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The US Justice Department has recovered a record $2.5 billion in health care fraud over the past year.

~NPR reports the recovery was mostly made possible by drug company whistle blowers.

KENTUCKY~ Please drive safely over the Thanksgiving holiday. McCracken County officials stalemate over whether or not to sue Paducah over annexation. A supposedly drunken elderly Paducah man crashes into a police cruiser and a fugitive drug dealer narrowly escapes police. A pair of fishermen get busted on Kentucky Lake for alleged illegal caviar harvesting. MSU plans a memorial sometime next week for a fatal accident student victim. A westbound stretch of I-24 in Trigg County is down to one lane today. A Livingston lady is accused of sex offenses involving a teenage boy. Deployed Fort Campbell soldiers will start coming home in January. State officials apply for business lending grants, ask retailers to stop selling caffeinated alcoholic beverages and warn a new law is needed to combat Medicaid fraud.

TENNESSEE~ The final report studying last May’s flooding is due out today.

ILLINOIS~ Metropolis’ Honeywell reps and United Steel Worker negotiators are back at the table today.

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Written by Chris Taylor

November 23, 2010 at 9:06 am

Posted in The Morning Cram

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