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Teen sentenced to juvenile detention in ex-officer's death
Teen sentenced to juvenile detention in ex-officer's death

ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis teenager has been ordered to enter a juvenile detention program for his role in the death of a retired St. Louis police sergeant. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 16-year-old Justin Mathews...

Donation to Missouri State will aid Springfield schools

Donation to Missouri State will aid Springfield schools

A $6.5 million donation to Missouri State University will be used to help the Springfield public school district expand its agriculture education offerings. The Darr Family Foundation announced the donation Wednesday. The...

News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CST

News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CST

Coffee drinkers on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence might might have to switch from Kansas City-Coffee drinkers at the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence might have to change from Kansas City-based...

Attorneys in Sunshine Law case seek $345,000 from university

Attorneys in Sunshine Law case seek $345,000 from university

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Attorneys involved in a lawsuit against the University of Missouri over an open records request are seeking $345,000 in fees from the university. The lawsuit stems from a dispute that began in 2015, when...

Man who escaped Lansing Correctional Facility sentenced

Man who escaped Lansing Correctional Facility sentenced

An inmate who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility in January has been sentenced to 10 more years in prison. Cal Henry Green was sentenced Wednesday for aggravated escape from custody, theft and burglary of a...

Chief: St. Louis officer shoots and wounds robbery suspect

Chief: St. Louis officer shoots and wounds robbery suspect

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis police Chief John Hayden says an officer shot and wounded a man who is a suspect in a robbery. Hayden says the shooting occurred early Thursday, when the 27-year-old man pointed a gun at officers. The...

Ex-Glasgow official charged with financial irregularities

Ex-Glasgow official charged with financial irregularities

GLASGOW, Mo. - A former city administrator and police chief in Glasgow has been charged with receiving stolen property. Kevin Atwood was charged last week, about two years after he resigned. A state audit requested by the...

Missouri appeals court weighs wrongful conviction allegation

Missouri appeals court weighs wrongful conviction allegation

ST. LOUIS - A Missouri appeals court will decide if St. Louis' top prosecutor has the authority to request a new trial for a man imprisoned nearly 25 years for a murder she believes he didn't commit. The St. Louis...

Man pleads guilty in Missouri to aiding Islamic State

Man pleads guilty in Missouri to aiding Islamic State

ST. LOUIS - A New York man has admitted that he helped supply money and equipment to a former Missouri man who died in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State. Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old Nihad Rosic, of Utica,...

Highway patrol recovers man's body a Lake of the Ozarks

Highway patrol recovers man's body a Lake of the Ozarks

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says divers recovered a man's body in the Lake of the Ozarks. The man disappeared Tuesday after a canoe he and another man were fishing from flipped in the lake. The other man was able...

New Kansas City airport will include 2 all-gender bathrooms

New Kansas City airport will include 2 all-gender bathrooms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's new airport will include two all-gender bathrooms, as well as other bathrooms designed to be inclusive and convenient. The city's aviation department said Wednesday the airport also...

14-year-old boy injured in shooting at St. Louis gas station

14-year-old boy injured in shooting at St. Louis gas station

A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot at a St. Louis gas station. St. Louis police say the shooting happened Tuesday night at a BP station. No arrests have been made but police are...

Driver who intentionally hit Somali boy near mosque pleads

Driver who intentionally hit Somali boy near mosque pleads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who intentionally drove into a Somali boy outside a Kansas City mosque in 2014 has entered an Alford plea to second-degree murder. Jackson County prosecutors say 39-year-old Ahmed Aden entered the...

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

This year’s record rainfall and devastating flooding are forcing tough decisions about the future of farming in in the face of climate change. Farmers who lost billions of dollars in grain, livestock and equipment must...

School-sponsored raccoon hunt generates complaints

School-sponsored raccoon hunt generates complaints

A southeast Missouri school district was flooded with complaints over the latest school-sponsored raccoon hunt, a tradition that dates back 37 yearss. The Banner Press reports reports that more than 2,200 people across the...

Protesters call for prison to stop housing detainees

Protesters call for prison to stop housing detainees

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. - Protesters gathered outside of the a Rhode Island detention facility calling for the prison to stop housing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. The Providence Journal reports that 200...

Man sentenced to 15 years for fatal motorcycle crash

Man sentenced to 15 years for fatal motorcycle crash

A Columbia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for driving drunk in a motorcycle crash that killed his passenger. Forty-year-old Aaron  Monroe was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter...

Police investigate death of man found in running vehicle

Police investigate death of man found in running vehicle

Authorities are investigating the death of a Columbia man who was found unresponsive in his still-running car as a homicide. Police identified the man in a news release Tuesday as 36-year-old Marceino Carlous Moore....

The Kansas City Star to drop Saturday print edition

The Kansas City Star to drop Saturday print edition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Star says it will stop publishing a print edition on Saturdays in mid-March as more readers get their news online. The paper said Tuesday in a letter to readers that it is shifting to a...

Man jailed in New Orleans rapes faces charges in Kansas City

Man jailed in New Orleans rapes faces charges in Kansas City

A man jailed in New Orleans in a series of rapes has been charged with three sexual assaults in Kansas City. Thirty-five-year-old Daniel Meridy faces three counts of kidnapping, nine counts of armed criminal action and...

Missouri district vows to crack down after racist incidents

Missouri district vows to crack down after racist incidents

Leaders of a school district located just north of Kansas City are vowing to push for tougher discipline after a string of racist incidents. The Kansas City Star reports that Platte County school district Superintendent...

82 veterans settle lawsuits against Leavenworth VA employee

82 veterans settle lawsuits against Leavenworth VA employee

Eighty-two veterans who were sexually abused by a former physician assistant at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth will divide nearly $7 million after settling their lawsuits against the government.

8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

The Kansas City Zoo says its staff is raising eight fluffy new macaroni penguin chicks. It is the first time the zoo has had that species of penguin in its 110-year history. Eggs for the chicks were flown in from SeaWorld...

Missouri Supreme Court denies death row inmate's appeal

Missouri Supreme Court denies death row inmate's appeal

Missouri Supreme Court judges have denied a death row inmate's appeal. David Hosier was sentenced to death for killing Angela Gilpin in 2009. The 64-year-old had a relationship with Gilpin while she was separated from...

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Police say two people were hurt when an Amtrak train hit a vehicle in Independence. The collision occurred Tuesday afternoon. Two people in the vehicle were hospitalized. Amtrak says its Missouri River Runner, which...

Insurance must pay millions to man in Columbia homicide case

Insurance must pay millions to man in Columbia homicide case

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A Missouri appeals court says two insurance companies must pay millions of dollars to a man who spent almost a decade in prison before his conviction in the death of a Columbia sports editor was vacated....

Lawmaker: Roman goddess statue shouldn't return to Capitol

Lawmaker: Roman goddess statue shouldn't return to Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri lawmaker is asking Gov. Mike Parson to prevent the state from reinstalling a statue of a Roman goddess on the dome of the state Capitol. Rep. Mike Moon, a Republican from Ash Grove, says in...

Missouri day care worker accused of breaking infant's leg

Missouri day care worker accused of breaking infant's leg

A suburban St. Louis day care worker is charged with child abuse after allegedly breaking the leg of a 10-month-old boy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 29-year-old Shakyra Nobles is jailed without bond on a...

Man injured in suspicious house fire has died

Man injured in suspicious house fire has died

A man who was critically injured in a fire at a St. Louis-area home has died, and authorities have found no connection to the fire and a homicide that happened at the same home a day earlier. St. Louis County police on...

Supporters of Missouri inmate petition state for his release

Supporters of Missouri inmate petition state for his release

Advocates for a Missouri man imprisoned for nearly 25 years for a murder he claims he didn't commit are stepping up their efforts to free him, starting with petitions urging the state attorney general to stop blocking...

Feral hog hunting curtailed in Mark Twain National Forest

Feral hog hunting curtailed in Mark Twain National Forest

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Feral hog hunting in the Mark Twain National Forest has been curtailed. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the U.S. Forest Service will only allow hunters to kill wild hogs under the new rules if...

2 St. Louis police officers fired over Facebook posts

2 St. Louis police officers fired over Facebook posts

ST. LOUIS - Two of nearly two dozen St. Louis police officers accused this summer by a watchdog group of posting objectionable Facebook messages have been fired. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Sgt. Ronald Hasty...

Death of divorcing couple was murder-suicide, police say

Death of divorcing couple was murder-suicide, police say

WILDWOOD, Mo. - Authorities say a St. Louis area man fatally shot his estranged wife in the parking lot of their daughter's apartment building and then killed himself after setting a fire at the home they once shared....

2 men killed in St. Louis suburb of Jennings

2 men killed in St. Louis suburb of Jennings

Authorities are investigating a double homicide in the St. Louis area. St. Louis County police say officers responded around 7:15 p.m. Monday to Jennings after someone reported a shooting. One man was pronounced dead at...

Missouri, Planned Parenthood head to court over funding

Missouri, Planned Parenthood head to court over funding

Government funding for Planned Parenthood is at stake in a lawsuit before the Missouri Supreme Court. State attorneys on Tuesday will ask Supreme Court judges to back the Republican-led Legislature's decision to block...

Missouri man who attacked wife with ax sentenced to 5 years

Missouri man who attacked wife with ax sentenced to 5 years

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - A 35-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking his wife with an ax. Alidor Sita Masingo, of Kirksville, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty in late November to...

Attorney general recuses himself from open records lawsuit

Attorney general recuses himself from open records lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says his office will not defend the state in a lawsuit contending the Missouri House violated the state's open records law. Schmitt declined to explain his decision concerning a...

Missouri attorney general sues city over ticket quotas

Missouri attorney general sues city over ticket quotas

Missouri's attorney general is suing the city of Marshfield for allegedly using traffic ticket quotas to generate revenue. Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Monday announced the lawsuit against the southern...

Missouri couple accused of locking child in closet for hours

Missouri couple accused of locking child in closet for hours

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Authorities say a mid-Missouri couple is jailed after being charged with repeatedly locking a 9-year-old boy in a closet for hours without food or water. Cole County authorities said 52-year-old...

Missouri settles lawsuit on foster kids on psychotropic meds

Missouri settles lawsuit on foster kids on psychotropic meds

Missouri will have to overhaul how it monitors foster children on psychotropic drugs as part of a new legal settlement. A federal judge this past week gave the settlement agreement final approval. Children's Rights and...

Flu blamed for 3 deaths in Missouri

Flu blamed for 3 deaths in Missouri

The cold and flu season is just beginning, but the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says three deaths are already blamed on the flu. The health department on Monday did not release any information about...

Inmates lack hygiene products at Missouri jail

Inmates lack hygiene products at Missouri jail

BENTON, Mo. - Concerns are being raised about a rural Missouri county jail where inmates say they are denied basic necessities like soap, shampoo and even feminine hygiene products. Inmates entering the Scott County Jail...

Suspect in tot's death gets life for abusing another girl

Suspect in tot's death gets life for abusing another girl

A Springfield man awaiting trial in the killing of a toddler has been sentenced to two life sentences plus another 10 years for abusing a different child. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Judge Judge Thomas...

Off-duty officer shots at intruder in his Kansas City home

Off-duty officer shots at intruder in his Kansas City home

Authorities say an off-duty police officer has fired multiple shots at an intruder in his Kansas City home, although it's not known whether the intruder was wounded. Police said in a news release that the officer came...

Man posing as tax driver stabs 2 riders in St. Louis

Man posing as tax driver stabs 2 riders in St. Louis

Authorities say a man posing as a taxi driver in St. Louis stabbed two riders with a pocketknife during a fight over money. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a 23-year-old woman and 26-year-old man gave the...

Man drowns while trying to retrieve boat in Missouri River

Man drowns while trying to retrieve boat in Missouri River

Authorities say a man has drowned in northwest Missouri while attempting to retrieve a boat that was adrift on the Missouri River. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 30-year-old Benjamin Hirner, of...

Divorcing couple found dead miles apart in St. Louis area

Divorcing couple found dead miles apart in St. Louis area

Authorities say a woman who had filed for divorce was found dead in the parking lot outside her suburban St. Louis apartment shortly before her husband's body was found after a fire at their former home. The St. Louis...

Woman found dead just before fatal fire at her former home

Woman found dead just before fatal fire at her former home

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - Police say a woman was found fatally wounded in an apartment parking lot shortly before a man's body was found after a fire at her former home in the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood. Officials said...

Kansas City police end written Miranda warning for suspects

Kansas City police end written Miranda warning for suspects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, no longer will give suspects a written warning of their right to remain silent. Public radio station KCUR-FM reports that police will instead verbally remind suspects of...

Police: Student jogging across Columbia street hit, killed

Police: Student jogging across Columbia street hit, killed

Police in Columbia say a 21-year-old University of Missouri student has died after being hit by a vehicle while trying to cross at city street. Police say in news release that Logan Warnecke was running across College...

Police: Man charged in Missouri home invasion death

Police: Man charged in Missouri home invasion death

A suburban Kansas City man has been charged with murder after authorities say an accomplice with him during a home invasion was fatally shot. The Kansas City Star reports that 39-year-old Richard Saettone, of Independence,...

Kansas City woman hit, killed while walking across street

Kansas City woman hit, killed while walking across street

A Kansas City woman has died after being hit by a car while crossing a street. Police say 63-year-old Carrie Davis was walking across a street a block north of the Kansas City VA Medical Center when she was hit. She was...

Missouri veterans home employees could see higher wages

Missouri veterans home employees could see higher wages

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Employees at Missouri's veterans home could see wages climb as turnover soars in the state. This comes as Gov. Mike Parson and legislators attempt to boost the pay for all state workers to stop...

Missouri minimum wage set to increase

Missouri minimum wage set to increase

Missouri’s minimum wage rate is set to go up again soon. The state minimum wage will increase to $9.45 an hour beginning Jan. 1. The current minimum wage is $8.60. The hike is part of a voter-approved plan to gradually...

Missouri attorney general backs high school football prayer

Missouri attorney general backs high school football prayer

Missouri's Republican attorney general is defending a local high school football coach who is under fire for allegedly leading students in prayer. The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint against the...

Ex-Columbia police chief pleads to lesser charge in DWI case

Ex-Columbia police chief pleads to lesser charge in DWI case

Former Columbia police chief Ken Burton has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after originally being charged with driving while intoxicated.  Burton's attorney on Friday entered a guilty plea for Burton to driving with...

Flooding leaves small Missouri city with dozens of sinkholes

Flooding leaves small Missouri city with dozens of sinkholes

Dozens of sinkholes, some up to 12 feet deep, are dotting the landscape in the small southeastern Missouri city of Caruthersville, forcing road detours, swallowing portions of yards and leaving city leaders scrambling to...

St. Louis-area streetcar to close soon but might reopen

St. Louis-area streetcar to close soon but might reopen

The nonprofit company that operates a financially strapped St. Louis-area streetcar says the 2.2-mile line will shut down Dec. 29. But Loop Trolley Co. president John Meyer said Thursday that backers ‘’hope a plan will...

Teen dies in wreck in Columbia while fleeing from police

Teen dies in wreck in Columbia while fleeing from police

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old died in a crash while fleeing police. The patrol says Hayden Holt, of Hallsville, died in the wreck early Friday in Columbia. Holt was fleeing from police when his car...

2 passengers killed in Kansas City area crash

2 passengers killed in Kansas City area crash

Authorities say two people have been killed in a crash on the eastern edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet that deputies responded around 4 a.m. Friday to the...

Kansas City area man sentenced in girlfriend's killing

Kansas City area man sentenced in girlfriend's killing

A Kansas City area man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 107 years for killing his girlfriend and is awaiting trial on charges that he strangled a fellow inmate. The Kansas City Star reports that 36-year-old Marcus...

Missing Missouri woman's phone, shoes found during search

Missing Missouri woman's phone, shoes found during search

Relatives of a missing Missouri mother say they are growing increasingly concerned after deputies found the woman's phone, backpack and shoes. The items were discovered Thursday within 100 yards of the Bates County...

Missouri man sentenced to life in stabbing of estranged wife

Missouri man sentenced to life in stabbing of estranged wife

A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his estranged wife to death after stalking her. The Kansas City Star reports that besides the life term for first-degree murder, 70-year-old Larry Ratliff,...

Driver crashes into Wichita home while fleeing from police

Driver crashes into Wichita home while fleeing from police

A driver has crashed into a Wichita home while fleeing from police. KAKE-TV reports that the chase ended around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the southeast part of the city. Witnesses told the television station that officers were...

Lyft driver charged with raping rider in June

Lyft driver charged with raping rider in June

A driver for a the ride-hailing company Lyft has been charged with raping an intoxicated woman after picking her up in downtown St. Louis. Fifty-three-year-old Larry Donnell Ward, of St. Peters, was charged Thursday with...

Arson hurt man in home a day after a woman was killed there

Arson hurt man in home a day after a woman was killed there

Authorities say a St. Louis area house fire that critically injured a man was intentionally set one day after a woman was fatally shot in the same home. But St. Louis County police say there is no known connection between...

Amount of water released into Missouri River being reduced

Amount of water released into Missouri River being reduced

The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River is being reduced ahead of winter, so flooded areas along the river will see some relief. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being...