Man faces charges in fatal hit-and-run of “Rose Man”

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Seven months after the man known as the “Rose Man” was killed in a hit-and-run accident, a St. Louis man is charged in the crime. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that first-degree involuntary manslaughter charges were filed Wednesday against Antonio Cooper. He is jailed on $150,000 cash-only bond and does not…

Trial of Mayor of Sunset Hills ends in mistrial

(KTRS) – The trial of Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer is over after a judge declared a mistrial today. Furrer was accused of intentionally hitting a bicyclist with his car last year. Furrer told the jury he never his the cyclist, Randy Murdick. The Post-Dispatch reports the trial headed toward a mistrial after lawyers started…

Marking anniversary, Obama says long journey for US, Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the process of normalizing relations with Cuba will take time, but there’s progress already. Obama is marking the one-year anniversary of the announcement by the United States and Cuba of plans to restore relations. Obama says both countries have taken important steps in that year to normalize relations.…

Exec who jacked up price of a life-saving drug is arrested

NEW YORK (AP) – Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacking up the price of a life-saving drug more than fiftyfold, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges unrelated to the furor. The boyish-looking 32-year-old entrepreneur – a relentlessly self-promoting figure…

Charges Filed In “Rose Man” Fatal Hit & Run

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Seven months after the man known as the “Rose Man” was killed in a hit-and-run accident, a suspect is facing charges. Antonio Cooper was charged Wednesday with first-degree  involuntary manslaughter in the death of 64-year-old Jerrel Nixon. Police say Cooper was speeding just before midnight on May 17 when he ran a red…