Small-Town Main Street Organizations Say Downtowns Are Coming Back

Leaders from towns across Missouri are looking to St. Louis, from South Grand to Kirkwood, for inspiration during a conference this week.


Korey MacDonald

Idaho Kidnapping Has Moberly, Mo. Ties

Three mid-Missouri residents arrested for taking 5-year-old.


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Eight Injured in Mo. Crash Involving Traveling Circus

At about 11:00 Thursday night, a caravan of circus performers and animals were traveling down the highway at about 45 miles-per-hour when a truck rear-ended one of the circus vans.



Secretary Of State Kander Takes Legal Action Over Mamtek

Kander says Morgan Keegan told investors that the bonds for the plant were secured by Mamtek’s patents when the company didn’t have any patents.


Mamtek U.S. Inc. CEO Bruce Cole

Ex-Mamtek CEO Appearing in Court on Fraud Charges

The hearing set to begin today will determine whether the Missouri attorney general’s office has submitted enough evidence to put Bruce Cole on trial.



Bank says Mamtek Sale Raised $1.8 Million

Bank officials say an auction of equipment at a failed sweetener plant in Moberly has so far raised less than 5 cents for every dollar spent to finance the project.


Mamtek U.S. Inc. CEO Bruce Cole

Ex-CEO of Mamtek Fights Extradition to Missouri

CEO Bruce Cole remains jailed in California after refusing to be extradited to Missouri to face charges over a failed business planned for Moberly.



Mamtek CEO Charged with Theft, Securities Fraud

The charges announced by Attorney General Chris Koster cap a yearlong investigation into Bruce Cole, who was chairman and CEO of Mamtek U.S.


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Lawmakers Call for More Scrutiny on Economic Development Projects

House committee members investigating failed Mamtek project approved a bill placing greater due diligence standards on officials investigating future economic development projects.


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Tighter Standards for Missouri’s Department of Economic Development

Rep. Jay Barnes, said the legislation serves the purpose of trying to prevent the failure of future economic development projects.



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