• Missouri man faces up to life term for killing his grandma Posted on 20 July 2018 at 4:59pm

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he was drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs.

    Robert Forrester pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in last September's death of Beverly Forrester of St. Joseph. The 29-year-old grandson faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced later this year.

  • Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playboy model Posted on 20 July 2018 at 4:38pm

    (CNN) -- The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen in which the two men prior to the election discuss a payment to a former Playboy model who has alleged an affair with Trump, Rudy Giuliani and a source familiar with the matter told CNN Friday.

    Cohen has other recordings of the President in his records that were seized by the FBI, said both a source with knowledge of Cohen's tapes and Giuliani, who described the other recordings as mundane discussions. Another source with knowledge of the tape, however, said the conversation is not as Giuliani described and is not good for the President, though the source would not elaborate.

  • Rep. Beatty resigning from House to take Jackson County post Posted on 20 July 2018 at 1:57pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty will resign from the Missouri House of Representatives effective Sunday in order to accept an appointment as director of the Jackson County Department of Assessment.

     “Representing Kansas City in the legislature and serving as Democratic leader has been a great honor,” McCann Beatty said. “With my tenure in state government at an end, I’m excited for the opportunity to continue serving the public at the county level.”

  • Two in custody for weapons and drugs Posted on 20 July 2018 at 12:47pm

    COLE COUNTY — The Cole County Sheriff’s Department responded to possible weapons violation on Thursday night.

    When the officers arrived to the scene, it was determined that there were two intoxicated subjects, one male and one female. They were both shooting fireworks.

  • Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs Posted on 20 July 2018 at 9:52am

    (AP) - President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs and again criticized the Federal Reserve, as well as some of the nation's biggest trading partners.

    The comments sent U.S. markets sliding early Friday.

  • Authorities hold press conference on duck boat capsizing Posted on 20 July 2018 at 8:23am

    BRANSON - A press conference was held Friday morning following Thursday's fatal boat capsizing at Table Rock Lake.

    As of 10:30 a.m. Friday, the death toll is at 17 people, with all missing persons located.

  • THE LATEST: Death toll rises to 17 after duck boat capsizes Posted on 20 July 2018 at 8:16am

    BRANSON (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):

    10:30 a.m.

  • Ride the Ducks company has history of incidents Posted on 20 July 2018 at 3:06am

    BRANSON - The recent boat incident that killed 11 and injured seven in Branson isn't the first time Ride the Ducks has dealt with fatal accidents. 

    According to the Ripley Entertainment website, Ride the Ducks Branson used to be owned by the national Ride the Ducks company until it was purchased by Ripley Entertainment in December of 2017. 

  • Head-on crash in Columbia sends at least two people to the hospital Posted on 20 July 2018 at 12:14am

    COLUMBIA - Thursday evening around 9:00 pm, two cars collided head-on at the intersection of Worley St. and W. Boulevard.

    There were at least six Columbia police cars on the scene and two tow trucks arrived around 9:45 p.m.

  • Missouri sheriff, subordinate indicted on multiple felonies Posted on 19 July 2018 at 11:46pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A southern Missouri sheriff and a subordinate with whom he was having a romantic relationship have been indicted on multiple felonies following a year in which more than 40 sheriff's office employees were fired or quit.

    The indictment returned Wednesday charges Texas County Sheriff James Sigman and Lt. Deputy Jennifer Tomaszewski with assault, robbery, child endangerment, unlawful use of a weapon, harassment and two misdemeanors. No attorneys are listed for them in online court records.