Former Washington University Executive Indicted for Embezzling $300,000 from School

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A former Washington University medical school executive has been indicted on charges of embezzling thousands of dollars from the school. The U-S Attorney’s office says the former Business Director for the school’s Division of Medical Education, Barbara Skudrzyk, also known as Barbara Najarro, is charged with six counts of embezzling $300,000 from the…

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Speaks At National Gathering In St. Louis-Area

Maryland Heights, MO  (KTRS)  U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was in the St. Louis area on Monday. Neilsen spoke at the Election Security Summit being held at World Wide Technology in Marylands Heights. She said while the Russian government made a “blazon” attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections, “we have no evidence…

Intensifying Hurricane Florence Could Strike US Southeast

By RUSS BYNUM , Associated Press Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, possibly as a fearsome category 4. A hurricane hunter plane found Florence strengthening quickly, reaching top winds of 85 mph (140 kph) Sunday evening after crossing the…

Hunt Begins for Christmas Tree for Governor’s Mansion

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Missouri officials are on the hunt for the Christmas tree that will grace the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the Missouri Department of Conservation is asking landowners, homeowners, businesses and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact the department. The donated tree must…