State Considering New Rules to Slow Chronic Wasting Disease

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing state regulations to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease, an always-fatal disease that affects deer, moose and elk. Barbara Keller of the conservation department said during a meeting Tuesday in Cape Girardeau that one possible change would prohibit importing deer carcasses…

Small Plane Flips at Missouri Airport, Injuring 2 Pilots

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (AP) — Authorities say two longtime pilots were seriously hurt when a small plane flipped at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Saint Francis Medical Center says Lowell Peterson is hospitalized in critical condition and Jack Mehner in serious condition after Tuesday crash. The Southeast Missourian reports that it’s unclear which man was flying the…

Police Investigate After Handcuffed Man Steals Police SUV

ARNOLD, MO (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether policies were violated that allowed a handcuffed man to commandeer a police sport utility vehicle in suburban St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Emir Muhic, of Arnold, was arrested Monday after a chase ended with a crash. He’s charged with second-degree assault, stealing and resisting…

Administrator of Child Porn Chat Group Sentenced to 30 Years

SPRINGFIELD, MO (AP) — A Springfield man who was the administrator of an online chat group in which members shared images and videos of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 30-year-old Anthony Cotter was sentenced last week for receiving and distributing child pornography. Cotter admitted…