Rumors of recession have been swirling through the country for months, and whether they’re true or not, the economy is on voters’ minds. Candidates for the Ninth District seat in the House of Representatives shared their views.
Mikal Gunn Schrage, 29, pleaded guilty to federal charges in his role in a conspiracy to smuggle anabolic steroids from China and sell them over the Internet.
The city of Joplin recently paid $5,000 to a 25-year-old black man struck in the face by a white police officer while he was handcuffed, according to The Joplin Globe.
The weekly publication launched June 20 brings stories to newspapers that they might not see otherwise.
Jackson County Judge W. Stephen Nixon sentenced Eddie George, 18, on Friday after a jury in May convicted George of first-degree murder and assault in the stabbing death of Pamela Marquez and the slashing of her husband, Joe Marquez.
Jackson County Circuit Judge William Kramer imposed the sentence on Dwayne C. Jones, 47, on Friday after convicting him in April in a bench trial on four counts of rape and sodomy.
Daniel W. Singleton, 28, received the sentence Thursday in Platte County Circuit Court after pleading guilty in May to repeatedly striking the Weston Community Church of the Nazarene with his Jeep.
The dead were identified as Carl Miller, 42, of Washburn; his former wife, Rhonda Miller, 39, also of Washburn, and Donald F. Horton Jr., 45, of Bentonville, Ark. They had been shot to death.
If convicted, the woman faces up to a year in jail and a $500 fine.
Police said officers were called about 9:40 p.m. to the Eastglen theaters, where security officials said they had caught the man making the bootleg copy.
A group seeking to build a memorial nearly 30 years after two walkways collapsed at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center is receiving support from the hotel.
The June unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent, down from a three-year high of 6 percent a month earlier. Missouri also lost 1,900 jobs.
The St. Louis Business Journal says preliminary work for the $650 million development is expected to begin later this summer. Construction will not be completed by next year’s All-Star game in St. Louis.
The Washington-based Club for Growth, which has endorsed Republican rival Bob Onder, says it is spending $100,000 for the ads to attack Luetkemeyer as a supporter of higher taxes. A Luetkemeyer spokesman blasted the ad as ”a politically motivated distortion of Blaine Luetkemeyer’s record."
The attorney general’s office on Friday asked a state judge to name a special assistant attorney general to pursue a lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt over access to e-mail records.
The poem, “About a Little Girl,” was written by William Carlos Williams and will be kept in the rare book room of the university’s Kent Library. The family of the girl who the poem was written about donated the manuscript.
The Missouri State Water Patrol says Ronald Lichtenberg of Florissant was last seen Thursday afternoon on the steps of a retaining wall in Camden County. About 15 minutes later, he was found in the water. A neighbor tried unsuccessfully to revive him.
Police initially linked the woman to a plan to abduct a pregnant teen and cut the baby from her womb. But she said the plan was to steal the baby after the 18-year-old gave birth.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder had a precancerous lesion removed from his face.
The Department of Natural Resources took 55 samples on July 7 from the Community Toll Bridge to mile marker 30. June tests found high levels of E. coli, mainly in high-traffic areas near Tan-Tar-A Resort.