ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suspect has been hospitalized after being shot during a struggle with St. Louis police. The shooting happened yesterday afternoon. Police say the man and an officer got into a struggle after the suspect ran away from a stopped vehicle. Police say the officer’s gun apparently fired accidentally.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for giving her granddaughter blood thinner. Forty-four-year-old Terri Chilton was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child. Court documents indicate Chilton gave her one-year-old granddaughter blood thinner in January 2010.
HERMANN, Mo. (AP) — A former eastern Missouri high school band director has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for providing pornographic material to a minor. Thirty-two-year-old Joshua James of Hermann pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday. James was the band director in the Gasconade County School District.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The company that runs the Suddenlink Communications cable provider is agreeing to sell itself to its management and other investors. The group plans to invest about $2 billion in the company.
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) – A 42-year-old Cartage woman pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from allegations that she illegally distributed prescription drugs. Tammy Neil admitted that she was involved in illegally distributing a drug called phentermine from 2005 to 2008.
COOTER, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is dead after his tractor overturned on top of him. 22-year-old Charles Branham of Hayti was driving a tractor along a county road near Cooter on Tuesday. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell says a rear tire may have slipped down an embankment, causing it to overturn on Branham.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has terminated the parental rights of a Guatemalan woman who’s been contesting her son’s 2008 adoption by a Carthage couple. The decision comes a year after the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a new trial, saying the initial adoption didn’t follow state adoption laws. A lawyer for Encarnacion Bail Romero says she will appeal.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Some authors unhappy with the University of Missouri’s decision to revamp its academic publishing business may take their book projects elsewhere. The disgruntled authors include former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton. He says his memoirs are a “Missouri story” but will be published outside the state after university president Tim Wolfe’s decision to close the 54-year-old publishing house. The university announced Monday that it plans to replace the press with a digital publishing operation.