MEXICO, Mo. (AP) - 1 of the four police officers accused of beating a suspected methamphetamine maker has been sentenced to probation. Lake St. Louis officer Dion Wilson pleaded no contest yesterday to a misdemeanor charge of peace disturbance. Wilson and three other officers were charged in 2009 following the arrest of Phillip Alberternst in Middletown.
NEVADA, Mo. (AP) - The state says it won't seek the death penalty against a farmhand in the death of a southwest Missouri woman. But prosecutors say they haven't yet made that decision for the victim's estranged husband, Bob Beisly II. He and 33-year-old Jeremy Maples are charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 death of Belinda Beisly.
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a man walking in the traffic lane of U.S. Highway 67 in eastern Missouri died after he was hit by a car. Authorities say 51-year-old Bryan Johnston of Park Hills died Tuesday night after he was hit in St. Francois County. Johnston was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the car wasn't injured.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A veteran TV news anchor has been fired after comments he made on Facebook claiming "pressure" by the IRS following his 2012 interview with President Barack Obama. KMOV-TV announced the firing of Larry Conners yesterday. Conners told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his posting simply raised questions about the possibility of an Internal Revenue Service vendetta.
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