ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - Two men arrested for protesting against President Barack Obama on an Interstate 70 overpass near St. Louis say they were breaking no laws.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 41-year-old Marc Messmer of St. Charles and 57-year-old Duane Weed of Bridgeton were arrested Saturday afternoon on a St. Charles overpass. It was part of a series of overpass demonstrations around the country calling for impeachment of the president.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum says the men and 10 other protesters were creating a traffic hazard and were told to leave. Nothum says Messmer and Weed were arrested for failing to obey.
Nothum says that earlier Saturday there were five accidents near the location of the protest. None involved serious injury.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - State health officials say a fifth case of cyclospora infection has been confirmed in Missouri.
The Department of Health and Senior Services said Tuesday the latest report came from a health provider in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The agency says the source of the illnesses has not been confirmed, and it's not known whether the Missouri cases are connected to those in other states.
Previously, cases of cyclospora infections have been reported in the Kansas City metro area and in Jackson, Taney and Miller counties.
Cyclospora infections are mostly found in tropical or subtropical countries. Symptoms include diarrhea, severe stomach cramps or nausea.
PHOENIX (AP) - Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up "seeing 30 rounds fired into them" by one of his deputies.
His unapologetically terse comments came Tuesday after a member of an Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement was arrested over the weekend for pointing a rifle at a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy he apparently mistook for a drug smuggler.
Court records say Richard Malley believed he had the right to aim the rifle at the deputy because he thought a crime was occurring. Malley was arrested for aggravated assault.
He was released on $10,000 bail and is to appear in court Aug. 26. It wasn't clear if Malley had an attorney, and telephone numbers listed for him were disconnected.