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Man uses coffee to fight off carjacking suspect

(FENTON, Mo., AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis are searching for a carjacking suspect after the victim successfully fought him off with a face full of coffee. KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/2bg9yn7…

Crews search for missing Arkansas woman in flooded Missouri

(POPLAR BLUFF, Mo., AP) — Authorities are searching in southeast Missouri for an Arkansas woman after she called 911 to report that she was trapped in a flooding car. KFVS-TV…

Missouri clergy guilty of trespassing in Capitol protest

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Twenty-two Missouri clergy members could face up to six months behind bars after being convicted Wednesday on trespassing charges and acquitted…

St. Louis police major claims racial discrimination

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A white St. Louis police major has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming he was discriminated against when he didn’t get a promotion. Maj. Michael…

Prison sentence for Kansas man who embezzled from company

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A 42-year-old Kansas accountant faces nine years in prison for defrauding clients of more than $4 million. Thomas Hauk, of Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced…

St. Louis County early literacy campaign launches

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The St. Louis County Library system has launched a literacy campaign to get children to read 1,000 books before they start kindergarten. The campaign encourages parents…

Columbia woman indicted in Missouri double homicide case

(FULTON, Mo., AP) — A Columbia woman has been indicted in connection with a double homicide. The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/2aWiEWn ) reports that 27-year-old Jennifer Grayson was charged last…

Flooding threatens levee at Poplar Bluff

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Emergency crews in southeast Missouri were monitoring a levee at Poplar Bluff Wednesday after torrential rains caused significant flooding in farmland along…

Missouri man charged with killing, dismembering woman

(WEST PLAINS, Mo., AP) — Authorities say a man charged with fatally stabbing a woman has admitted to dismembering her body and hiding some of her remains in a wooded…

Woman’s remains found in West Plains; suspect jailed

(WEST PLAINS, Mo., AP) — Authorities say a person of interest in the disappearance of a missing woman has led detectives to her remains in a wooded area in southern…