The Latest: University of Missouri professor suspended

( KTRS ) The University of Missouri’s governor board says it has suspended an assistant professor accused of assault stemming from a campus run-in with student journalists during protests in November. The University of Missouri system’s Board of Curators, announced Wednesday night that Melissa Click is suspended “pending further investigation.” Click gathered national attention after…

Ferguson Reaches Tentative Agreement With DOJ

Ferguson, MO ( KTRS ) The Justice Department has reached a tentative agreement with Ferguson, on systemic changes following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014. City officials announced the proposed deal between the federal government and the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday afternoon. Officials say that before the City Council makes its…

Police board reprimands Chief Jon Belmar

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – The St. Louis County police chief has been censured over a request to a federal judge seeking leniency for a political ally’s nephew in a drug conspiracy case. The county Board of Police Commissioners voted Wednesday to reprimand Chief Jon Belmar. Belmar led St. Louis County’s response to the fatal Ferguson…

Lawmakers considering lifting campus weapons ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri lawmakers have begun discussing whether to allow concealed weapons on college campuses. A Senate committee began hearing testimony Wednesday on a bill that would only allow campuses to ban concealed weapons if the school posts armed guards and metal detectors at every entrance to every campus building. Other bills…

St. Louis Prosecutor’s Law License Suspended

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  A former St. Louis prosecutor is suspended from practicing law. Bliss Barber-Worrell’s law license has been  suspended after she admitted that she helped cover up a city police detective’s assault on a handcuffed suspect.  Barber-Worrell pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge of misprision of a felony. A court order…

Danish food-packaging maker plans Missouri plant

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) – A Danish food-packaging manufacturer says it plans to build a $30-million factory in central Missouri’s Rolla, creating about 50 jobs. As part of the expansion announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Nixon, Brodrene Hartmann says the 334,000-square-foot Rolla plant will make molded-fiber egg cartons. The cartons will be made of recycled newspaper…