News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Missouri man blamed for running the largest organic food fraud in U.S. history has died by suicide, days after he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley confirmed the death of Randy Constant at his home in Chillicothe, Missouri. He said Constant died from carbon monoxide poisoning in his garage.
VIENNA, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a fire in central Missouri that injured six volunteer firefighters was intentionally set. KRCG reports Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said investigators determined the fire was arson. The Vienna Fire Department said an explosion occurred while firefighters battled the blaze. The six firefighters suffered moderate to severe burns and cuts from flying debris.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A proposed settlement would give St. Louis Rams fans a 25% refund on years of tickets and merchandise they bought before the team announced it was moving to Los Angeles. If approved, the settlement would end a class action lawsuit that claimed fans would not have purchased Rams-related merchandise if they knew about the impending move. The Rams denied wrongdoing. A judge gave the settlement preliminary approval on Monday
FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) - A man charged with tampering with a vehicle owned by two missing Wisconsin brothers is facing new charges in Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports Garland Nelson is charged in Bourbon County, Kansas, with endangering the food supply. Prosecutors say Nelson didn't have proper health papers when he took 35 calves from his family's farm in Missouri to a farm in Fort Scott, Kansas, in May.
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