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May 2014 Archives

Alleged DUI driver charged in injurious crash involving trooper

A Missouri driver has been arrested after striking a trooper during an alleged DUI accident. The defendant, age 43, has been charged with second-degree assault and intoxicated assault in connection with the collision, which occurred on May 25. Authorities say the DUI crash occurred when that driver veered off the road and ran into the trooper's vehicle and another car during a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 55.

Man to stand trial for assault, other charges in party death

A 59-year-old Missouri man who has been waiting to stand trial in connection with a shooting on July 20, 2013, will face a jury this month. The defendant, accused of felony assault, second-degree murder and armed criminal action, is currently only on trial for the murder charge. He allegedly shot a 48-year-old man during a float party on the Meramec River.

Woman sentenced to 7 years' jail time for role in child abuse

A Missouri woman accused of severe child abuse will serve seven years' prison time for her role in the child endangerment. The 28-year-old woman entered a guilty plea in January in connection with the abuse, which reportedly involved locking a school-aged girl in her basement without adequate access to food or washroom facilities. The child's father, age 30, may also be facing jail time for his involvement in the incident.

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