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1 arrested, 1 sought in murder of Missouri couple

When a crime occurs in Missouri -- especially a violent crime -- law enforcement officers often feel a great deal of pressure to find someone to blame and arrest. Unfortunately, this pressure can rush officials to make decisions that may not be fully supported by evidence. In fact, details regarding the alleged murder of a Missouri couple are unclear.

The incident is said to have happened on a day in early October. According to reports, the victims were celebrating their anniversary when they allegedly interrupted a robbery occurring at their home. Police say that a gunfight then occurred.

DWI, drug charges follow fatal Missouri crash

A car accident can happen at any moment in time and for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately, the consequences can be tragic regardless of their cause. In fact, a recent crash in Missouri has led to drug charges, among others.

The incident happened on a day in late September. According to reports, a 22-year-old male was headed west on a Missouri road when he struck a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old man. The first vehicle continued into oncoming traffic, striking a westbound vehicle driven by a 60-year-old man. The driver of the second vehicle reportedly overcorrected after traveling to the right side of the road, causing the vehicle to cross the centerline and strike the westbound vehicle.

Missouri county tax collector pleads guilty to embezzlement

Many people in this country are required by law to pay taxes on their income, personal property and individual purchases, often both at the federal, state and local levels. Some people may question how their tax payments are actually used. Unfortunately, officials in one Missouri county claim that a county tax collector was stealing payments. She has recently pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the embezzlement accusations.

Police say that the woman began stealing from the county starting in Sept. 2015. She is accused of taking money over 100 different occasions. According to reports, she deposited taxpayer funds into personal bank accounts and hid the theft by transferring funds from a variety of different accounts.

Penalties for a DWI in Missouri

If you are driving home one night and an officer pulls you over for drinking while intoxicated, you are probably feeling a lot of emotions. Scared, anxious and confused may top the list, as you likely are unsure of what will happen next.

Missouri officials arrest many individuals for drunk driving. According to most recent statistics, over 30,000 individuals are arrested in a year. What are the penalties for driving while intoxicated? Do the penalties increase depending on the situation?

Suspicious package in Missouri leads to drug charges

When a package is shipped between two states via the United States Postal Service, there is the potential that it will ultimately go through the hands of several postal workers. Throughout their career, postal workers likely encounter a number of different items -- both expected and unexpected. Unfortunately, officials in Missouri claim that a package that was allegedly suspicious has resulted in drug charges against two men.

The two men were arrested on a day in September. According to reports, a suspicious package, originated from out of state, was mailed to a location in Missouri. Though reports indicate that the package was addressed to a model, it is unclear what about the package was believed to be suspicious.

Missouri police officer fired following assault charge

Anyone who has been charged with a crime likely knows of the complications that such a situation can create. While the potential criminal outcomes of a conviction are obvious, many people also face personal and professional ramifications as well. In fact, a Missouri police officer has recently lost his job after he was charged with assault.

The incident that led to the man's arrest happened around 10 p.m. on a day in late August. According to reports, the 30-year-old police officer, who was off duty at the time, followed his girlfriend and a man to a residence. Reports claim that the former officer confronted the pair in the backyard.

Drunk driving charges following injury of Missouri pedestrian

Car accidents happen every day in Missouri and other states. While certain measures are in place in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents and the impact of those that do occur, the risk cannot be completely eliminated. Though they can occur for a variety of different reasons, it may be easy for police to assume that drunk driving was involved.

In fact, a driver in Missouri is now accused of driving under the influence of alcohol following a recent accident involving a pedestrian. Reports indicate that the alleged victim, whose identity was not released in the immediate aftermath of the accident, was standing in the median, waiting to cross the street. Unfortunately, the man was reportedly struck by a sports utility vehicle and pinned between it and a traffic light pole.

Missouri church employee accused of theft

Many organizations -- regardless of their overall purpose -- often have processes in place that require oversight on any expenditures made. These measures are primarily in place to protect the organization's finances  but could also ultimately protect an employee who handles the money from accusations of wrongdoing. Unfortunately, a secretary at a church in Missouri now faces accusations of theft from the church she served.

Reports indicate that the woman worked for the church for 35 years. She is accused of taking money from the church over the years until another employee reportedly discovered discrepancies in the bookkeeping. The woman allegedly wrote checks to herself but indicated that the money was directed to a vendor.

Obtaining restricted driving privileges in Missouri after a DWI

You made a mistake, and you decided to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Based on your BAC level, an officer charged you with a DWI. You worry significantly about how the penalties will affect your life, but you know that a suspended license will bring undue hardship to your livelihood.

In Missouri, you have the ability to apply for RDP, or Restricted Driving Privileges. A modified license may help you continue normal life after your criminal conviction and let you continue to work or attend school.

Discovery of body in Missouri leads to murder charge

Regardless of what criminal charge a person is facing, he or she is presumed innocent unless sufficient evidence is provided that proves otherwise. Even when police and other law enforcement authorities make statements that make it seem as if a person is definitively guilty, they must provide evidence for their claims. At this time, however, it is unclear what evidence supports the claims that a man committed the murder of woman whose body was discovered in Missouri.

The man apparently became under the scrutiny of police during a traffic stop that occurred on a day in mid-August. Reports indicate that he was stopped for speeding. However, police say that 5,000 rounds of ammunition and 53 guns were discovered in his car, apparently suspected of being stolen. An officer claims that the man fired a gun at him, but the former was uninjured as the gun reportedly jammed.

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