KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police arrested a carjacker this weekend after a passenger in the SUV texted friends to ask for help. A 27-year-old man is facing charges for robbery, kidnapping and armed criminal action.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin minister is set to speak at the annual Missouri Governor’s Prayer Breakfast next month. Reverend Randy Gariss will deliver a speech at the event. He’s a minister at Joplin’s College Heights Christian Church who presided at the memorial service at Missouri Southern State University for victims of the deadly May tornado.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A commission that’s responsible for filling a vacancy on Missouri’s Eastern District Court of Appeals will interview 19 people for the post. The vacancy on the appellate court arose after Judge George Draper the Third was appointed to the state Supreme Court.

LEADWOOD, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri police chief has died of injuries he suffered in a crash while on duty last week. Leadwood Police Chief Jerry Hicks died yesterday at a St. Louis-area hospital. The Missouri Highway Patrol says Hicks’ car struck a tree in Washington County after hitting a patch of ice on a highway bridge.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Actor Robert Loggia will be among those receiving honorary degrees from the University of Missouri. The veteran actor and writer William Least Heat-Moon will receive degrees and speak at the school’s honors graduation ceremony on December 17th. Loggia graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1951.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a Missouri paving company is banned from doing business in Kansas. A judge barred Quality Road Construction from operating in Kansas and ordered three individuals to refund $19,500 to residents who lost money in their operation. Schmidt says the company allegedly defrauded at least three Kansas consumers.