Former city clerk charged with stealing $150,000
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 4:07pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has charged a former Greenville city clerk with stealing more than $150,000.
The felony public corruption charges, announced Thursday, accused Pamela S. Birmingham of improperly writing herself several checks from city bank accounts between 2014 and 2016 and of falsifying city records.
6 black bears killed on Missouri roads so far this year
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 4:02pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — State conservation officials say six black bears have died after being hit by vehicles in Missouri this year.
Missouri Department of Conservation biologist Laura Conless says the number of deaths is higher than last year but is not an unusually high number.
Missouri guardians charged with abusing 11-year-old girl
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 3:54pm
ALBANY (AP) — Prosecutors say a northern Missouri man and woman subjected an 11-year-old girl to nearly a year of abuse, including handcuffing her to a metal cage and shocking her with a stun gun.
Gentry County prosecutors on Monday charged 39-year-old Jennifer Reed, of Albany, with 42 felonies, including kidnapping, child endangerment and domestic assault. They charged 50-year-old Raymond Burks of Albany with 22 felonies, including kidnapping and child endangerment.
Suspect shoots officers in Poplar Bluff; both are OK
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 3:39pm
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A police detective and an official with the U.S. Marshals Service are recovering after being shot by a suspect in southeast Missouri.
KFVS-TV reports that the officers went to an apartment in Poplar Bluff Thursday to arrest a man wanted on a warrant. When the officers entered the apartment, the suspect began shooting.
Missouri sheriff, subordinate indicted on multiple felonies
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 3:33pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri sheriff and a subordinate have been indicted on multiple felonies following a year in which more than 40 employees were fired or quit.
The indictment returned Wednesday charges Texas County Sheriff James Sigman and Lt. Deputy Jennifer Tomaszewski with assault, robbery, child endangerment, unlawful use of a weapon, harassment and two misdemeanors. Special prosecutor Don Trotter said Thursday that the assault charge stems from allegations that a mentally disabled man was attacked in the jail.
Highway patrol identifies man accused of shooting trooper
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 3:19pm
MANSFIELD (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Florida man suspected of shooting a trooper is hospitalized in critical condition.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the patrol identified the suspect in Wednesday's shooting as 32-year-old 32-year-old Colby Rey, of Orlando, Florida, on a county road north of Mansfield.
Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 3:16pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest.
Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said the suspects have been jailed without bond in Van Buren, Arkansas, on suspicion of abuse of a corpse, felony theft and tampering with physical evidence in the deaths of Sonny and Pauline Carpenter of Wichita, Kansas.
New study finds changes in farming practices can help the planet
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 2:09pm
COLUMBIA - A new study released Wednesday by Climate Central found conservation farming practices can help promote healthier soil and increase resilience when it comes to extreme weather caused by climate change.
Ethan Miller, a Missouri farmer, knows about the importance of conservation farming.
Jazz concert series at Stephens Lake set to continue in August
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 11:00am
COLUMBIA - The United States Air Force (USAF) Band of Mid-America is partnering with Columbia Parks and Recreation to present a jazz concert in August at Stephens Lake.
According to the press release, the USAF Jazz Ensemble will perform at 6 PM CT on Monday, August 27th.
Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his Holocaust comments
Posted on 19 July 2018 at 9:33am
(CNN Money) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to clarify his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers Wednesday afternoon, hours after he was quoted saying some deniers who post on Facebook aren't "intentionally getting it wrong."
Zuckerberg made his comments during an interview that ReCode's Kara Swisher published Wednesday morning. He cited Holocaust denials as an example of controversial misinformation that Facebook would allow to remain on the platform. Facebook has said that it allows conspiracy theories to remain on the site, but limits their reach so fewer people see them.