Police: Suspect in college campus shooting apprehended

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. /March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory before running from campus was apprehended early Saturday following an intensive daylong search that included more than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, authorities said. James Eric Davis Jr. was … Continue reading Police: Suspect in college campus shooting apprehended

Rojas retains triple jump title; Coleman scare in 60 heat

BIRMINGHAM, England /March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela left it until late but successfully defended her triple jump crown at the world indoor athletics championships on Saturday. Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams and Ana Peleteiro of Spain had both jumped personal bests of 14.48 meters and 14.40 to take up the gold and silver … Continue reading Rojas retains triple jump title; Coleman scare in 60 heat

Police, protesters clash at Kiev tent camp; 100 detained

MOSCOW /March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ukrainian police and demonstrators at a tent camp clashed Saturday morning outside the parliament building in the capital, Kiev. Police say more than 100 people were detained and that explosives were found at the camp. The Interfax news agency quoted a top police official, Andrey Kryshchenko, saying  six protesters … Continue reading Police, protesters clash at Kiev tent camp; 100 detained

Missouri Attorney General Concludes Governor’s Office Follows Records Retention and Sunshine Law

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Yesterday’s report by the Missouri Attorney General makes clear that the Governor’s Office follows state Sunshine and records retention laws.  The Attorney General’s report confirms what the Office has said from the beginning: the Governor’s Office has never used Confide or any similar application to evade state records laws. The report … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Concludes Governor’s Office Follows Records Retention and Sunshine Law

This week in odd news: Meatball theft and a $1,600 Uber ride

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa.  /March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Police say a damning clue led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man charged with stealing a pot of meatballs — red sauce smeared on his face and clothes. Authorities in Luzerne County have charged 48-year-old Leahman Glenn Robert Potter with burglary, criminal trespass and theft by … Continue reading This week in odd news: Meatball theft and a $1,600 Uber ride

Missouri Governor Greitens Signs HB 1246 – Human Trafficking Hotline

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Yesterday, Missouri Governor Greitens signed HB 1246, which directs the Department of Public Safety to create a poster that provides information regarding the National Human Trafficking Hotline.  The law will take effect on August, 28, 2018 and will require entities located in areas most likely to see high levels of human … Continue reading Missouri Governor Greitens Signs HB 1246 – Human Trafficking Hotline

Swiss vote on public TV fees watched elsewhere in Europe

BERN, Switzerland /March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Voters in Switzerland are getting ready to decide whether they should continue paying hundreds of francs every year for public television and other government-supported programming. The Swiss referendum on the national TV fee Sunday is being closely watched elsewhere in Europe. It was sponsored by free-market proponents and … Continue reading Swiss vote on public TV fees watched elsewhere in Europe

Top Beijing official urges outreach to non-mainland Chinese

BEIJING/March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A top Chinese leader called Saturday for continued efforts to rally non-mainland ethnic Chinese, including those overseas, around China’s national interests and help realize President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream” of national rejuvenation. The comments from Yu Zhengsheng come amid heightened Western scrutiny of the Communist Party’s attempts to exert control and … Continue reading Top Beijing official urges outreach to non-mainland Chinese