St. Louis, MO – A Town and Country man has admitted to cheating 40 clients out of $10.3 million in investments.
53-year-old Donald Weir pleaded guilty to mail fraud Friday. Prosecutors say the scheme was simple - he sold coins he had purchased for investors without their permission, then used the proceeds to finance his lifestyle, including donations to charities, and private school and college tuition for his children.
Fort Leonard Wood, MO – Two more people with ties to Missouri's Fort Leonard Wood Army base appear to have meningitis, raising more concerns at the base where two soldiers have died this month from the disease.
Both soldiers died of a bacterial form of the illness.
Officials on Thursday said a male nurse on the base has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, but is responding well to treatment.
Jefferson City, MO – Roy Blunt's potential challengers in next year's Missouri U.S. Senate race have been bombarded with questions today.
Secretary of State and Democratic candidate Robin Carnahan told a group of visiting reporters in Jefferson City that the Republican congressman from Springfield should take some responsibility for the current economic crisis.
Pontoon Beach, Ill. – A Metro East fire chief said the explosion that destroyed a Pontoon Beach home last week is suspicious. However Chief Dan Kreher of the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department did not say why the blast may not have been an accident.
Records show the property was at the center of a long-standing and complicated series of disputes in the Madison County courts.
Those cases include a now-settled foreclosure involving one of the current occupants.