Charges Filed

Audio: Missouri Attorney General files five stealing charges against former southeastern Missouri official

Missouri’s Attorney General has filed five charges of felony stealing against the former deputy collector for Madison County in southeastern Missouri county.     Charges against 31-year-old Kelcey Gresham of Fredericktown were announced yesterday. The AG’s office says the crimes came to light last fall when Madison County residents who had paid their property taxes […]

Pamela Hupp

Audio: Convicted Missouri killer Pamela Hupp gets life without parole for death of disabled man

Convicted murderer Pamela Hupp will spend the rest of her life behind bars in the fatal shooting of a mentally disabled man.     On Monday, a St. Charles County judge gave Hupp a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the fatal shooting of Louis Gumpenberger. Investigators have long said that Hupp lured […]

Overcrowded Jail

Audio: Missouri public defender system launches pilot program in attempt to reduce overcrowded jails

The Missouri Public Defender System has rolled out a pilot program in five cities that aims to reduce overcrowded local jail populations. The Uptrust program will send text messages to defendants to remind them about court dates and other legal appointments. Public Defender System Director Michael Barrett thinks the new software could have an impact […]

Audit Graphic

Audio: Audit alleges St. Francois County Prosecutor’s office paid for illegal bonuses, excessive number of meals

A state audit about an eastern Missouri prosecutor’s office details potential misuse of public money.     State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s audit alleges the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office provided more than 21,000 dollars in illegal staff bonuses. It also says the eastern Missouri office paid for an excessive amount of meal reimbursements and […]

Angie Housman

Audio: Murder charges filed against suspect in 1993 Angie Housman murder

Prosecutors in eastern Missouri’s St. Charles County say murder charges have been filed against a man for the gruesome 1993 kidnapping and killing of nine-year-old Angie Housman of St. Ann. St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar has announced that 61-year-old Earl Webster Cox is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, and sodomy for Housman’s death. Lohmar […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Grain Belt Express/Eminent Domain Bill quickly passes committee, heads to House

A bill to stop – or at least redirect–the Grain Belt Express powerline project, is headed to the Missouri House floor.   A House committee moved quickly this week to pass the bill by Jim Hansen, Republican from Frankford. The issue, he says, is the privately-held company’s use of the power of eminent domain to put […]

Audio: Nancy Pelosi makes stop in Ferguson to push for bills addressing voting rights, dark money

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a stop in the St. Louis-area of Ferguson Monday to rally support for two bills. Pelosi joined eastern Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and other elected officials at the Urban League Empowerment Center about the proposals that would expand voting rights and change laws about concealed campaign gifts.     Pelosi […]

Audio: Toyota revs up investment in eastern Missouri plant

Japanese carmaker Toyota is driving 62-million dollars into its Bodine Aluminum Plant in eastern Missouri’s Troy. Factory spokesperson Leah Omling says the investment is a direct reflection of the hard work of the company’s employees.     The investment at the 900-worker factory will not include additional jobs but will provide new equipment to make […]