St. Louis, MO – A Chesterfield man has been indicted on federal charges that he defrauded customers who had purchased prepaid funerals from his company.
Acting U.S. attorney Michael Reap announced the charges against 63-year-old Randall Sutton on Friday. Sutton was the top official at National Prearranged Services in Clayton, which sold the prepaid funeral plans in 19 states. The plans allow customers to pay upfront with the promise that no additional payments will be required when a funeral is needed.
Los Angeles, CA – A woman who went on trial for her role in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old Missouri girl who committed suicide has been granted permission to use the Internet again.
The lawyer for Lori Drew, formerly of St. Charles County, says she has been offered a job that requires her to use a computer and the Internet. A federal judge in California on Thursday modified Drew's bail so she can. The lawyer's filing said government prosecutors did not take a position on the request.
Jefferson City, MO – U.S. postal officials have unveiled a new stamp showcasing Missouri's state flag.
It's the latest in the Flags of our Nation stamp series.
First Lady Georganne Nixon helped unveil the new stamp during a ceremony in the State Capitol.
"It may be difficult to believe, but Missouri went through almost 100 years of statehood without an official state flag...the flag we commemorate today on this stamp was designed in 1908," Mrs. Nixon said.