- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Custom cuts: Local hairstylist provides free haircuts to special-needs children (6/26/17)3
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Marble Hill man accused of beating, kidnapping woman (6/27/17)
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)2
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)2
- Playing with fire (6/25/17)
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
- Business notebook: Man's cheesecake whim becomes a full-time vocation (6/26/17)
Nation briefs 5/19/04
Rocket launcher found near Atlanta train station
ATLANTA -- A military rocket launcher was found Tuesday near a suburban commuter train station, authorities said. The 3-foot shoulder-held launcher was not loaded, authorities said. The FBI and police searched the area. Transit employees discovered the weapon near a station just outside Atlanta, on an embankment next to the tracks, said Gene Wilson, MARTA police chief.
Justice: 17,000 human trafficking victims in U.S.
WASHINGTON -- As many as 17,000 people each year are brought to the United States by human traffickers who trap them in slavery-like conditions for forced sex, sweatshop labor and domestic servitude, the Justice Department reported Tuesday. A Homeland Security Department official estimated that human smuggling and trafficking generate $9.5 billion each year.
Soldier who fled 'oil-driven' war faces court-martial
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A U.S. soldier who left his unit in Iraq rather than fight for what he called an "oil-driven war" faces a court-martial today on a desertion charge. Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, 28, of Miami Beach, Fla., could go to prison for a year and receive a bad conduct discharge if convicted.
Bill requiring hospitals to ask residency rejected
WASHINGTON -- The House rejected legislation that could have led to hospital emergency rooms denying some services to illegal aliens while helping to get them kicked out of the country. Hispanic legislators led opposition to the bill, joining medical groups in contending that it would prevent illegal residents from seeking life-saving medical treatment.
-- From wire reports