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14-year-old boy killed in weekend shooting in St. Louis
14-year-old boy killed in weekend shooting in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Authorities are investigating after a 14-year-old was fatally shot as he walked to a St. Louis store. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Agatha Davis urged whoever killed her grandson, Timothy Lucas, to...

2 men arrested after police chase in Missouri, Illinois

2 men arrested after police chase in Missouri, Illinois

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Cape Girardeau police say two men are in jail after shooting at officers and ramming a patrol vehicle in a chase that crossed into Illinois. Police Sgt. Joey Hann says the chase began Saturday night...

Police say pedestrian killed trying to cross US Highway 71

Police say pedestrian killed trying to cross US Highway 71

Authorities say a pedestrian was killed trying to cross U.S. Highway 71 in south-central Kansas City. The man was struck by a northbound vehicle a little before 11 p.m. Sunday, a few blocks east of Forest Hill &...

Police: 2 dead, possibly 15 injured in Missouri shooting

Police: 2 dead, possibly 15 injured in Missouri shooting

Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say at least two people are dead and upwards of a dozen people may have been injured in a shooting. A statement says police were dispatched just before midnight Sunday for a reported...

San Francisco 49ers roll past Green Bay Packers 37-20 to reach franchise's 7th Super Bowl, will face Kansas City Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers roll past Green Bay Packers 37-20 to reach franchise's 7th Super Bowl, will face Kansas City Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers roll past Green Bay Packers 37-20 to reach franchise's 7th Super Bowl, will face Kansas City Chiefs.

Mahomes' feet, arms, lift Chiefs to Super Bowl over Titans

Mahomes' feet, arms, lift Chiefs to Super Bowl over Titans

Patrick Mahomes tip-toed down the sideline for a game-turning touchdown, added three TD passes, and the Kansas City Chiefs made their first Super Bowl in a half-century by beating the Tennessee Titans 35-24 for the AFC...

Kansas City Chiefs advance to their first Super Bowl in 50 years, beating Tennessee Titans 35-24 in AFC title game

Kansas City Chiefs advance to their first Super Bowl in 50 years, beating Tennessee Titans 35-24 in AFC title game

Kansas City Chiefs advance to their first Super Bowl in 50 years, beating Tennessee Titans 35-24 in AFC title game.

More charges expected in fatal Missouri house fire

More charges expected in fatal Missouri house fire

Additional charges will be filed against a man accused of setting a fire after a 16-year-old boy rescued from the burning home died. Florissant Police say the boy died at a hospital where he was being treated for smoke...

Teen dies after shooting in southeastern Kansas City

Teen dies after shooting in southeastern Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A teenager who was critically hurt during a weekend shooting in southeastern Kansas City, Missouri, has died. Kansas City, Missouri, Police say the victim died at a hospital after the shooting early...

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

ARNOLD, Mo. - A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jack and Harriet Morrison's beds were placed next to...

Official: Homeless woman killed in vacant house fire in KC

Official: Homeless woman killed in vacant house fire in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City fire officials say a homeless woman was killed in a fire at a vacant home on the northeastern side of the city. The Kansas City Star reports that the fire was reported early Friday. When...

Missouri man suspected of firing shots in Walmart arrested

Missouri man suspected of firing shots in Walmart arrested

COLUMBIA, Mo. - An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he fired shots inside a central Missouri Walmart. Police say the shooting happened late Friday night after an employee confronted a man, later...

St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt

St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt

Thousands of St. Louis-area families have been freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that's increasingly popular among churches and other groups - eliminating medical debt. Money raised at...

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people at the urging of conservative advocacy groups. One batch of bills would bar doctors from providing them certain...

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

A winter storm that has already caused trouble at airports in Chicago and Kansas City is expected to bring blizzard conditions to the Plains and Midwest on Saturday and could dump up to a foot of snow in parts of the...

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

The previously confidential computer records of a deceased Republican strategist reveal he was concerned that Democrats were developing better data that could give them an advantage in the next round of redistricting....

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise this past fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass...

Wife of Missouri snake breeder arrested in his 2017 death

Wife of Missouri snake breeder arrested in his 2017 death

NEW FLORENCE, Mo. - Two people are charged with murder in the death of a mid-Missouri snake breeder. Michael Humphrey, of Jefferson City, and Lynlee Renick, of New Florence are charged with first-degree murder and armed...

Missouri man sentenced for killing witness in a murder case

Missouri man sentenced for killing witness in a murder case

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A 28-year-old man was sentenced to 34 years in prison for killing a woman who was a witness in a murder case against him. Michael Dumas was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder, assault and two...

Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the...

Man sentenced for collecting missing wife's benefits

Man sentenced for collecting missing wife's benefits

A Missouri man whose wife has been missing since September 2017 has been sentenced to two years years in prison for collecting her Social Security disability benefits after her disappearance. The U.S. attorney's office...

Man sentenced to 5 years for Missouri post office heist

Man sentenced to 5 years for Missouri post office heist

A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a suburban St. Louis post office. Sixty-year-old Dywane Upchurch was sentenced Thursday for being a felon in possession of a firearm and assault while committing...

Man serving life sentence in 1979 killing dies in prison

Man serving life sentence in 1979 killing dies in prison

A 75-year-old man serving a life sentence for killing another man more than four decades ago in southwest Missouri has died in prison. The Missouri Department of Corrections said in a news release that Willard Woods died...

Plane slides off taxiway as icy conditions close schools

Plane slides off taxiway as icy conditions close schools

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities say a plane has slide off the taxiway at Kansas City International Airport due to icy conditions that also have closed schools and government offices. KMBC-TV reports that airport spokesman...

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Starbucks, the home of the $4 latte, is expanding a program to open coffee shops in poor neighborhoods. The Seattle-based company plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S....

Man sentenced for St. Louis carjacking with toddler in car

Man sentenced for St. Louis carjacking with toddler in car

A St. Louis man who carjacked a car with a toddler inside has been sentenced to 11 years and two months in prison. Federal authorities say Elijah Roberts used a gun to take a woman's car in St. Louis on February 2018...

Missouri governor denounces expanding government health care

Missouri governor denounces expanding government health care

Republican Gov. Mike Parson says he'll fight efforts to expand the number of people eligible for government health care in Missouri. Parson told The Associated Press on Thursday that the state cannot afford to expand...

Man who was angry about missing mower charged with murder

Man who was angry about missing mower charged with murder

A St. Louis man has been charged will fatally shooting another man after getting mad at him about a missing lawn mower and leaf blower. Thirty-six-year-old Antonio Taylor was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and...

Missouri Senate confirms 2 Democratic colleagues to new jobs

Missouri Senate confirms 2 Democratic colleagues to new jobs

Two Democratic state senators from Kansas City are leaving to take executive branch jobs. The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointments of Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls to the state Labor and Industrial Relations Committee...

Man convicted of killing his neighbor in Carthage

Man convicted of killing his neighbor in Carthage

CARTHAGE, Mo. - A 62-year-old Carthage man has been found guilty of fatally shooting his neighbor. Ricky Marchbanks was convicted Wednesday of killing 38-year-old Jeremy Neeper in 2016. Marchbanks claimed the shooting was...

Man wounded in latest shooting along I-270 in St. Louis area

Man wounded in latest shooting along I-270 in St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS - Authorities say a gunman has opened fire along a St. Louis County highway and wounded a motorist who crashed into a cable barrier. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Wednesday night shooting is the...

Man sentenced to 4 years in prison in Missouri bank heist

Man sentenced to 4 years in prison in Missouri bank heist

A man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for robbing a St. Louis County bank. The U.S. attorney's office says 57-year-old Mitchell Finley was sentenced Wednesday for the heist and for being a felon in...

Leader of St. Louis black police union says racial bias real

Leader of St. Louis black police union says racial bias real

The president of a predominantly black St. Louis police union says the city prosecutor’s lawsuit is correct in pointing out racial concerns in St. Louis, including biases within the police department itself. Ethical...

University of Missouri ending ties with Confucius Institute

University of Missouri ending ties with Confucius Institute

The University of Missouri plans to end its contract with the Confucius Institute. The university said Wednesday that the partnership will end in August, six months before the contract was scheduled to end. The institute...

Company closes Boonville hospital with short notice

Company closes Boonville hospital with short notice

BOONVILLE, Mo. - A Kansas hospital company abruptly closed a central Missouri hospital because of regulatory issues. Pinnacle Regional Hospital announced Wednesday that its Boonville hospital would close by the end of the...

Missouri governor calls for $100M rainy day fund

Missouri governor calls for $100M rainy day fund

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is pitching a new $100 million rainy day fund for financial emergencies. Parson pitched the plan Wednesday as part of his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year and his 2020 State of the...

Rep. Cleaver's opponent apologizes for Cosby-related tweet

Rep. Cleaver's opponent apologizes for Cosby-related tweet

A Democrat running against U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri in this year's primary has apologized after incorrectly accusing the incumbent of having a picture of convicted sex offender Bill Cosby under his desk....

Missouri man sentenced for blowing up ex-wife's car

Missouri man sentenced for blowing up ex-wife's car

ST. LOUIS - A man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for blowing up his ex-wife's car outside a St. Louis home where she and the couple's teenage son were sleeping. KTVI reports that Dean McBaine,...

Report: Staff believed inmate who died had headache or virus

Report: Staff believed inmate who died had headache or virus

An internal investigation has found that jailers and nurses at the St. Louis County Justice Center believed that a man suspected of shooting and wounding an officer had a bad headache or a virus before he became the fifth...

4-year-old shot in back while riding in car in St. Louis

4-year-old shot in back while riding in car in St. Louis

Authorities say a 4-year-old girl was shot in the back while riding in a car in St. Louis. The police report says officers were told that someone in an unknown vehicle started shooting around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday as the girl...

Actress charged in mom's stabbing death claims self-defense

Actress charged in mom's stabbing death claims self-defense

Court records say an actress accused of killing her mom in suburban Kansas City told 911 operators and police that she was acting in self-defense. But medical examiners found no signs to support her claims....

School official dies after being found unresponsive in cell

School official dies after being found unresponsive in cell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities are investigating after a 32-year-old school administrator died days after he was found unresponsive in his holding cell at a Kansas City area police station. Police say Terry “TJ” Farmer had...

St. Louis prosecutor accused of Sunshine Law violation

St. Louis prosecutor accused of Sunshine Law violation

ST. LOUIS - A lawsuit filed by a Fox News contributor accuses St. Louis' top prosecutor of violating Missouri's open records law. KMOV-TV reports that John Solomon's lawsuit filed Friday alleges that Circuit...

Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a decision striking down a central portion of a 2016 voter photo identification law. The court's 5-2 decision on Tuesday permanently blocks a law that required voters without a...

Man sentenced for fatal shooting at Columbia Waffle House

Man sentenced for fatal shooting at Columbia Waffle House

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after a security guard fatally shot a man during a melee inside a Waffle House in Columbia. Matthew McMillan was sentenced Monday for second-degree...

St. Louis prosecutor invokes 'Ku Klux Klan Act' in lawsuit

St. Louis prosecutor invokes 'Ku Klux Klan Act' in lawsuit

St. Louis's elected prosecutor says the city, its police union and others violated a Civil War-era law meant to rein in civil rights abuses against former slaves. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a lawsuit Monday...

Black prosecutors back Gardner, say they've faced resistance

Black prosecutors back Gardner, say they've faced resistance

One day after St. Louis’ top prosecutor filed a federal lawsuit alleging a concerted and racist conspiracy to push her out of office, other black female prosecutors from across the U.S. are defending Kim Gardner, saying...

Construction starts on new dorm at University of Alabama

Construction starts on new dorm at University of Alabama

Construction is underway on the new $150 million Tutwiler Residence Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The new 365,000-square-foot dormitory will be home to 1,285 first-year female students. It will replace the...

Russell Stover to cut jobs in some areas, add jobs elsewhere

Russell Stover to cut jobs in some areas, add jobs elsewhere

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Russell Stover Chocolates plans to close some facilities and cut 400 jobs, which will be offset by new hires in some states. The company announced Tuesday it will close plants in Butler, Missouri, and...

Republicans seek to undo new Missouri redistricting model

Republicans seek to undo new Missouri redistricting model

Republican lawmakers have rolled out a plan that would ask Missouri voters to undo key parts of a legislative redistricting model approved by voters two years ago. A proposed constitutional amendment presented Tuesday in a...

Missing Chinese woman's spouse wants child abuse trial moved

Missing Chinese woman's spouse wants child abuse trial moved

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A Missouri man who is a suspect in the disappearance of his Chinese wife wants to have his child abuse and endangerment trial moved because of extensive media coverage. The Columbia Missourian reports that...

Corrections officer charged with bringing drugs into prison

Corrections officer charged with bringing drugs into prison

A corrections officer has been charged with sneaking synthetic marijuana and tobacco into a Missouri prion. Twenty-three-year-old Timothy Davis is free on bond after he was charged Saturday with delivery of a controlled...

Reward offered for info about missing son of 2 judges

Reward offered for info about missing son of 2 judges

Two Missouri judges whose 25-year-old son is missing in California are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps find him. Greene County judges Calvin Holden and Margaret Palmietto announced the reward in a...

Musician from Missouri tourist town of Branson dies in crash

Musician from Missouri tourist town of Branson dies in crash

A musician from the Missouri tourist town of Branson has been killed in a crash. Ozark police say 30-year-old Austin Sanders died Saturday night on U.S. 65. The Springfield News-Leader reports that his father, Terry...

Shots fired into St. Louis area home critically injure baby

Shots fired into St. Louis area home critically injure baby

Authorities say a baby was wounded when shots were fired into the bedroom of a St. Louis area home. St. Louis County police said in a news release that the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The baby was rushed to...

Missouri educator dies in Thailand during student trip

Missouri educator dies in Thailand during student trip

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A University of Missouri adjunct professor died in Thailand while on a winter-break study program. The university said 64-year-old Wayne McDaniel died Friday while in the Phi Phi islands, which are near the...

Missouri governor appoints 2 Democratic senators to new jobs

Missouri governor appoints 2 Democratic senators to new jobs

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has appointed two Democratic state senators from Kansas City to executive branch jobs. The Republican governor on Monday announced the appointments of Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls to the state Labor...

St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

St. Louis’ top prosecutor sues city, police union, others, accusing them of racist conspiracy to push her out of office.

St. Louis prosecutor: Racist interests try to force her out

St. Louis prosecutor: Racist interests try to force her out

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has filed what she calls an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing...

Man dies in shooting after police chase in Carthage

Man dies in shooting after police chase in Carthage

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Authorities say a man was shot and killed by law enforcement officers after a police chase near Carthage. Police Chief Greg Dagnan said the man was shot Sunday night after he exchanged gunfire with two...

Planned Parenthood challenges Missouri payment cutoff

Planned Parenthood challenges Missouri payment cutoff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Planned Parenthood is challenging Missouri's denial of claims for Medicaid payments for a second time in two years. KCUR reports that Planned Parenthood’s affiliates in Overland Park, Kansas,...

Oscar nomination for film about Missouri activist Franks

Oscar nomination for film about Missouri activist Franks

ST. LOUIS - A documentary about Missouri activist and former state lawmaker Bruce Franks Jr. of St. Louis is up for an Oscar. The film, called “St. Louis Superman," is one of five finalists for Documentary Short Subject....

Woman drowns after driving through low-water crossing

Woman drowns after driving through low-water crossing

Authorities say a woman has drowned after attempting to drive through a low-water crossing in southern Missouri after heavy rain. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 53-year-old Kristi Yates, of Grovespring, made an...

ATM robbery suspect charged in fatal shooting of accomplice

ATM robbery suspect charged in fatal shooting of accomplice

CLAYTON, Mo. - An ATM robbery suspect has been charged with second-degree murder after two guards fatally shot an accomplice as the would-be robbers awaited sentencing in another attempted ATM heist. Twenty-one-year-old...

Missouri woman sentenced to 30 years in man's shooting death

Missouri woman sentenced to 30 years in man's shooting death

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A southwestern Missouri woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a man she met on an online dating site. Thirty-four-year-old Christina Duckett was sentenced Friday. She had been...

Missouri mother charged with killing her infant twins

Missouri mother charged with killing her infant twins

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - A Missouri mother who said her infant twins were stillborn has been charged with killing her children. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office says the 25-year-old mother has been...

Prosecutor wants federal death penalty in lawyer's slaying

Prosecutor wants federal death penalty in lawyer's slaying

The Madison County state's attorney wants to see if the federal death penalty could be imposed in the stabbing death of a prominent Illinois attorney. Pharmacy student Timothy Michael Banowetz is accused of killing...