Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges In Missing Chinese Scholar Case

URBANA, ILL (AP) A 28-year-old man accused in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China has pleaded not guilty to a new, more serious charge of kidnapping resulting in death. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports Yingying Zhang’s mother, Lifeng Ye, began weeping when the suspect entered the federal courtroom Wednesday in Urbana. She had…

Lawmaker Pushes Penalties for Protesters Who Block Rods; Demonstrators Call for Roorda’s Firing

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Protesters upset with the ruling in the case of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley are calling for the resignation of police union business manager Jeff Roorda. Demonstrators gathered last night at Hampton Village at the intersection of Hampton and Chippewa and briefly shut down traffic at the intersection. Meanwhile, State Rep.…