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…

Man sentenced for robbing 6 Columbia banks

( KTRS ) A Columbia man who robbed six banks and used a bicycle as his getaway vehicle will spend almost five years in federal prison. Shaun Christopher Becker has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison without parole. He was also ordered to pay $4,490 in restitution. Becker admitted to robbing…

Missouri educator pleads not guilty in assault case

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – An assistant professor at the University of Missouri has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a campus run-in with student journalists during protests in November. A spokeswoman for Columbia’s city prosecutor says an attorney for Melissa Click entered the plea on Click’s behalf Tuesday in municipal court.…