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Missouri man accused of roommate's murder

For many people in Missouri, sharing a dwelling with a roommate can have some complications. However, while some will argue about who is going to do the dishes, it is rare that violence occurs. Despite this, a man in Missouri has recently been taken into custody and is being held following the alleged murder of his roommate.

Police became involved in the situation after they received a call about the well-being of the deceased man. A co-worker contacted them after the man did not show up for work. Reports indicate that it was reported that the man typically contacted his place of employment if he was not going to be in.

Drunk driving accusations made following fatal Missouri crash

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality of traveling by motor vehicle. Even though the majority of drivers on Missouri roads are committed to safety, even a slight miscalculation can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, a recent crash has resulted in two fatalities and an arrest following accusations of drunk driving.

The crash happened on a day in mid-May. According to reports, a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old male crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a sports utility vehicle head-on. The collision caused both vehicles to overturn.

Missouri school security guard charged with assault

Anyone who has worked in a school system knows of the challenges that these workers face. However, despite the known challenges, most employees respond professionally and within the scope of their training as they encounter issues throughout the day. Unfortunately, a security guard at a school in Missouri was recently charged with assault following an alleged interaction with a teenager.

The incident happened on a day in May. Reports claim that the incident involved a 63-year-old man working as the director of security at a school. According to reports, the man confronted a 14-year-old at a middle school, prompting a verbal disagreement between the two. The reason for their disagreement is unclear.

Missouri man charged with possession of drugs after fatal crash

A car accident can happen under the best of circumstances. Even drivers who are fully committed to safety may be unable to respond to an unexpected obstacle -- such as a pedestrian running across the interstate -- in time to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, a Missouri man now faces multiple criminal charges, including possession of drugs, after police say he was involved in a fatal crash.

The incident happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. on a day in April. According to police reports, a 25-year-old homeless man ran across the interstate. He was allegedly struck by a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man. While a witness claims that the driver initially stopped at the scene, he reportedly got back in his vehicle and left the area.

Could a minor drug charge keep your child out of college for good?

There aren’t many moments of greater pride in a parent’s life than when you get to see your child achieve their academic goals. It reminds you that you’ve raised them right, and gives you the peace of mind that they are on the path of happiness and fulfillment. Everyone makes mistakes, though, and even a minor legal violation can have major repercussions on your child’s future.

Man accused of drunk driving following Missouri crash

Most everyone who has driven in Missouri has likely encountered a motorcycle while on the roads. Unfortunately, because of their smaller size, even the safest of drivers could overlook one. In fact, a recent crash has resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. The other driver involved is now accused of drunk driving.

The incident happened on a day in mid-April. According to reports, a 20-year-old male was headed south on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, police say that a 58-year-old man driving a sports utility vehicle failed to yield the right of way. As a result, the motorcycle allegedly struck the SUV.

Missouri man charged with murder in father's death

When a crime occurs, police are often left to put together the pieces of a puzzle to determine what exactly happened. Even though some scenes are complicated, police often come to a conclusion before they have even had an opportunity to fully examine all of the available evidence. In fact, a man in Missouri has recently found himself facing a murder charge following the death of his father.

The incident that led to the man's arrest reportedly happened in the early morning hours of a day in April. Reports indicate that the call was classified as "nature unknown." However, police say that when they arrived on the scene, the discovered the bodies of two men.

White collar crimes: Missouri man accused of fraud

Making investments inherently carries a certain degree of risk. While a person could potentially make a great deal of profit, he or she could also lose everything. Unfortunately, federal officials claim that a man in Missouri defrauded people that he convinced to invest in his company. He now faces accusations of white collar crimes.

According to court papers, the 42-year-old man ran a company called 5A Holdings, LLC. From July 2015 to March 2018, he reportedly convinced multiple investors to invest in his company. Reports indicate that the man told investors that he would buy cattle from sellers who had a financial incentive to sell. He would then resell the cattle when the market was better; the investors would receive a share of the profits. Investors were reportedly told that the cattle had been examined by an experienced veterinarian and that the man now facing criminal charges had earned 20 percent in returns in previous years.

Missouri man accused of drunk driving blames blood sugar

The human body works in mysterious ways. Often, a person's body can respond to certain conditions -- such as high blood sugar -- in a manner that is unexpected. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri claims that behaviors police interpreted as being alcohol-related were actually caused by his high blood sugar. However, he now faces accusations of drunk driving.

The incident that led to his arrest happened just before midnight on a day in late March. A police officer claims he observed a vehicle in a turn lane that sat through several light cycles without moving. When he approached the car, he alleges that he found a 47-year-old man asleep in the driver's seat.

Feds issue new guidelines on forensic evidence

There are many ways to prove innocence or guilt. On TV, it often comes down to a dedicated detective and forensic science who uses fingerprints, bite marks or hair samples to make the case. The idea in these cases is that the evidence is unique to a lone individual. The process of elimination says only this person could have committed the crime.

While forensic science plays a role in real life criminal justice, it’s not the make or break evidence that it’s used for on TV. It can supplement an argument, but the data behind many plotline twists like bite marks and hair follicles doesn’t live up to its billing.

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