A 22-year-old Collinsville man has been missing for two weeks.
Police say Joseph Hartsoe was last seen on November 25. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, dark blue jacket and dark gray coat. Police say Hartsoe has a history of substance abuse.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call (618) 301-4444.
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A 34-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty in the methadone overdose death of her 22-month-old son.
Elizabeth Farnam, of Granby, pleaded guilty in September to second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the June 2012 death of Logan Crow.
A toxicology report showed the toddler died from an overdose of methadone, which is prescribed mainly to treat heroin addiction. Investigators said Farnam had obtained the drug illegally.
Farnam told police at the time that she dropped a methadone pill while Logan was sitting on her lap during a church meeting. The toddler began sweating profusely on the drive home and was put down for an afternoon nap, but wasn't checked until the next morning.
KOAM-TV reports Farnam was sentenced Monday in Newton County.
The owner of the popular Hidden Valley Ski Area is hoping for another record-setting season.
The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Hidden Valley saw a record 85,000 guests in the 2012 season. That is nearly double the amount from 2011. This year, the slopes are opening 10 days earlier than last year. H
idden Valley's hill has a 310-foot vertical drop and offers 30 acres of skiable land. The resort also has a snow machine that can make a foot of snow in 24 hours. Peak Resorts owns Hidden Valley and 13 ski areas in six states.
Missouri's proposed incentive package, designed to lure more Boeing jobs to St. Louis, will get its final touch Tuesday.
Governor Nixon will sign the bill at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium at 10:30 AM. Joining the governor for the signing: local lawmakers, labor leaders, and representatives of the Missouri Aerospace Training Consortium. The bill, passed by the General Assembly last week, authorizes up to $1.7 billion in incentives over 20 years.
The legislation was the product of a special session that Nixon called.
The reward for information that leads to the arrest of a murder suspect is now $2,000. CrimeStoppers announced Monday that they were doubling the reward.
Shaun Henderson is charged with murder for the January 2013 shooting of Jordan Anderson. Henderson should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding Henderson's whereabouts should call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous, and may be eligible for a reward up to $2,000.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A Pennsylvania-based real estate investment trust is buying the Casino Queen's real-estate assets in East St. Louis for $140 million.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the properties being bought by Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. include the 38,000-square-foot casino, 157-room hotel and the park for recreational vehicles.
Based in Wyomissing, Pa., Gaming and Leisure Properties was spun off last month by Penn National Gaming Inc.
The employee-owned Casino Queen will lease the property back from the Gaming and Leisure Properties for about $14 million a year.
The Illinois Gaming Board must approve of the sale, which is expected to be finalized early next year.
FULTON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the budget he proposes next month will include a bond issuance to rebuild the Fulton State Hospital.
The hospital admitted its first patients in 1851. Patients now include those committed by the courts for evaluation and treatment. It also is the statewide treatment facility for people who have been found not guilty or unable to stand trial because of mental disease.
Nixon said Monday a new facility will mean better care for patients and safer working conditions for employees. Officials estimate a new facility will cost $211 million.
Missouri's budget taking effect in July includes $13 million to design the new hospital. Nixon initially froze all the money but released $2 million in September. He announced Monday he was releasing the remaining $11 million.
No motive or suspects have been announced after a person was found shot to death in a car in south St. Louis.
Police were called to the scene late Sunday night. In the 5100 block Wabada they found the victim dead in the driver's seat of the car. Police say the victim had been shot in the head.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Four new inductees into the Hall of Famous Missourians include a physician credited as the father of osteopathic medicine and a science fiction writer.
The hall is a collection of bronze busts that generally has honored people chosen by the House speaker. However, half the new inductees this time were chosen through a public nomination and vote.
The four inductees were identified to The Associated Press by House Speaker Tim Jones before they were publicly announced.
The people's top choice was Andrew Taylor Still, who founded the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville. Science fiction writer Robert Heinlein also won public support.
For his part, House Speaker Tim Jones chose suffragist Virginia Minor and the late conservative politician Mel Hancock.
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) - The U.S. military's withdrawal from the Middle East has prompted Fort Leonard Wood to return to its more traditional ways for training recruits.
During the wars in the Middle East, the fort trained recruits in the ways that mimicked the experiences they would encounter there.
Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith, commander at the fort, says the change is part of a large shift at the post back to missions that existed before the wars.
For example, the Army Engineer School will continue studying how to counter improvised explosive devices. But more attention will be paid to traditional missions such as building and demolishing structures and bridging rivers.
Smith told The Springfield News-Leader that with troops not deploying as much, the focus is on how to keep them combat-ready.