• Former Washington University business director pleads guilty Posted on 4 December 2018 at 3:40pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former business director at Washington University in St. Louis has pleaded guilty to embezzling about $300,000.

    Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced the plea by 38-year-old Barbara Skudrzyk of Rock Hill. She admitted to three counts of mail fraud for embezzling money over a period of more than eight years.

  • Prior drug charges won't restrict medical marijuana users and employees Posted on 4 December 2018 at 3:06pm

    COLUMBIA- Over a month has passed since Missourians voted to pass Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana across the state.

    However, since the passing of Amendment 2, questions have begun to emerge about the finer points of the amendment as the Department of Health and Senior Services and New Approach Missouri work to pass regulations. One question that has remained relatively unanswered, is what is the role those who have prior drug charges will have in the medical marijuana industry and getting a card.

  • Ahmonta Harris' father speaks after gunfire erupts at son's funeral Posted on 4 December 2018 at 2:56pm

    COLUMBIA - Ahmonta Harris's father said he knows the man personally who police said caused a fight and gun shots at his son's funeral. 

    James Glenn, father of Harris, said he is "mad" and "embarassed" after John Cosey allegedly opened fire after the funeral service at Christian Fellowship. 

  • New push for HIV law reform comes too late for one convict Posted on 4 December 2018 at 2:52pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Advocates for people with HIV are celebrating two representatives' bills aimed at reforming criminal prosecution of HIV patients, but the proposed changes will come too late for some convicts who have already served their time.

    That includes Michael Johnson, whom police arrested in 2013 for exposing six men to HIV. He was a student at Lindenwood University at the time.

  • 2 men in custody in connection with 2004 homicide Posted on 4 December 2018 at 1:52pm

    TROY (AP) — Fourteen years after an eastern Missouri man was shot to death, two men are now in custody in connection with the crime.

    The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says in a news release that the 57- and 36-year-old suspects were arrested Tuesday in connection with the 2004 death of Byron Owens.

  • Beulah man arrested, accused of shooting man in stomach Posted on 4 December 2018 at 1:01pm

    PHELPS COUNTY - A suspect is in custody Tuesday for allegedly shooting a man in the stomach.

    David Gates, 54, was charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful use of a weapon. 

  • 5.1 million pounds of beef added to recall due to salmonella Posted on 4 December 2018 at 11:04am

    (CNN) -- JBS Tolleson Inc. is recalling more than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products that may be tainted with salmonella, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday.

    The recalled beef was produced and packaged between July 26 and September 7, according to the service. The products have been distributed nationwide and include the brands Kroger, Cedar River Farms, Grass Run Farms and JBS generic.

  • Trucker hauling burgers enters plea in crash that killed man Posted on 4 December 2018 at 10:49am

    STRAFFORD (AP) — A trucker who was hauling more than 21,000 pounds of White Castle burgers when his rig overturned onto a pickup truck in Missouri and killed the driver has agreed to a plea deal.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that 46-year-old Narinder Singh entered an Alford plea last week to second-degree manslaughter. Under the plea, Singh admits no guilt in the Feb. 16 death of 43-year-old David Lambeth on Interstate 44 near Strafford. But he agrees prosecutors have evidence for a conviction.

  • GM's restructuring was tough. Ford's could be even harder Posted on 4 December 2018 at 10:37am

    (CNN) -- General Motors has already announced plant closings and big job cuts. Ford could be next.

    Ford (F) said this summer that it was planning to radically reshape its business, and could close or scale back unprofitable operations in some regions. It said it would spend up to $11 billion on the transformation.

  • New scooter company arrives in Jefferson City Posted on 4 December 2018 at 8:31am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Spin scooters have arrived in Jefferson City.

    Amy Schroeder, the community relations manager for Jefferson City Parks and Rec, said the city has been in talks with Spin for a while.