Duo Accused of Having Enough Fentanyl for 1.5 Million Doses

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — Two suburban St. Louis men face federal charges for possessing and intending to distribute enough fentanyl for 1.5 million doses of the dangerous synthetic opioid. The U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis announced charges Thursday against 27-year-old Ruben Lopez and 31-year-old Jonathen Aguilar, both of St. Charles, Missouri. Federal prosecutors…

Carolinas Farms Could take Billions in Losses from Florence

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and EMERY P. DALESIO ,  Associated Press   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago. After last weekend’s high winds and rain that was measured…

Deadly Small Plane Crash In Festus Being Investigated

Festus, MO  (KTRS)  A deadly plane crash in Festus is being investigated. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak has confirmed two people on board the Cessna that crashed near Festus Memorial Airport were killed. Police say the pilot  reported electrical issues around midnight. Emergency personnel began a search for the plane around 2 a.m. Friday. The wreckage…