Carnival worker accused of stabbing co-worker
TROY, Mo. (AP) - One carnival worker is badly injured and another in jail following an altercation in eastern Missouri.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 25-year-old Clint Carelse of South Africa allegedly got into a fight with the victim late Tuesday at the Troy Fairgrounds in Lincoln County. The 22-year-old victim, also from South Africa was stabbed in the abdomen. He is hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
The two men work for the Southeast Amusement Carnival Co. of Farmland, Ind. Police say they were in Missouri working at a fair in St. Charles County.
Carelse is charged with assault and armed criminal action and jailed on $75,000 cash-only bond.
MILITARY JET-POWER LINES
Military jet from Mo. clips power lines
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) - A low-flying military jet from a western Missouri Air Force base clipped several power lines, but officials said no injuries were reported.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the A-10 Thunderbolt military jet from Whiteman Air Force base hit several power lines crossing Stockton Lake on Wednesday afternoon. A-10 Thunderbolts are single-seat, twin-engine attack jets.
Danielle Johnston, spokeswoman for the Air Force Reserve's 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman, said the plane hit the power lines near the unincorporated town of Bona, which is about 30 miles northwest of Springfield. The jet clipped the lines where they cross the southeast arm of Stockton Lake.
Crews have been working to mark the area with buoys to keep boaters away from submerged power lines.
DEADLY VAN CRASH-ILLINOIS
APNewsBreak: Driver in fatal Ill. van wreck ID'd
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Public records show a New Jersey man behind the wheel of a van that overturned on an Illinois freeway, killing five passengers, had his driving privileges suspended last year for administrative reasons.
Fayette County State's Attorney Joshua Morrison says 45-year-old Malcolm Purnell was ticketed after Monday's wreck on Interstate 70 east of St. Louis for improper lane usage and driving with a suspended license.
Illinois State Police have refused to publicly identify the driver, but The Associated Press obtained the citation against Purnell.
Motor vehicle records show Purnell lost his license after failing to resolve insurance issues. His license also was suspended briefly in 2002 after falling behind on child support. The records show no actual driving-related violations over the past decade.
Purnell hasn't replied to AP interview requests.
Springfield police end investigation into death
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield police say the death of a woman whose body was found in a trash can has been ruled a homicide but no further action will be taken because the suspect is dead.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the body of Kelly A. Frech was found in a trash can on July 5, 2012. The address where the remains were found was the last known home of Adam Bergseth, who was shot and killed by a Marionville police officer June 30, 2012. Police say Bergseth was shot after he approached the officer with a pair of scissors.
Springfield police said in a release Thursday that the investigation showed that Bergseth was responsible for the Frech's death, and that the investigation has ended after being reviewed by the prosecutor's office.
Mo. motorcycle riders had good legislative year
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri motorcycle riders had several favorable bills sent to Gov. Jay Nixon during this year's legislative session, but a big priority could not cross the finish line.
Lawmakers passed bills that would declare May motorcycle awareness month and would prevent police from setting up "motorcycle-only" checkpoints. Officials with the motorcycle advocacy group Freedom of Road Riders say this session was a big success for riders.
But a push to allow motorcycle riders age 21 and older to forgo helmets stalled before lawmakers adjourned last week. Supporters say adults should be able to choose whether to wear a helmet. Opponents argue waiving the helmet requirement would reduce safety and increase medical costs.
Bad choice: Foot chase ends in police building
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A man running from police picked the wrong building to run into - St. Louis County Police headquarters.
KMOV-TV report that a Clayton officer pulled over a car Wednesday afternoon. The driver got out, pushed an officer and ran.
The officer chased him to a downtown Clayton building. The suspect apparently didn't know the building is home to St. Louis County police, and he ran inside.
St. Louis County Police Lt. Bryan Ludwig and officer Randy Vaughn chased the man and blocked him into a corner. He was turned over to Clayton police.
Clayton officers have not disclosed the man's name or why he ran.
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