• Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair Posted on 20 January 2018 at 2:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital affair he had in 2015.

    In his first interview since acknowledging the affair, the Republican governor told The Associated Press on Saturday that he won't resign.

  • KC police make arrest in double shooting that killed woman Posted on 20 January 2018 at 1:49pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police have made an arrest in a double shooting that left a 46-year-old woman dead and her boyfriend critically injured.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the body of Rhonda Evans was found in a north Kansas City home by police investigating a report of a shooting. Police said Evans had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend, a 58-year-old whose name has not been released, was also shot in the head, but managed to knock on doors to seek help.

  • Warrant issued for man after Sedalia woman's death Posted on 20 January 2018 at 1:33pm

    SEDALIA - The Pettis County prosecutor has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man in connection to the death of Heather McClellan.

    McClellan died on Jan. 14 after someone assaulted her. 

  • Dogs being killed as St. Louis coyotes expand hunt Posted on 20 January 2018 at 11:37am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coyote sightings are becoming more frequent in the St. Louis area, and some are strolling down neighborhood streets and attacking area pets.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis police tweeted last month that four coyotes were spotted near Willmore Park near the River Des Peres. Police are urging people not to approach or feed coyotes, with the caveat that there's no need to dial 911 for sightings of coyotes or any other wildlife.

  • More cases of deer disease in Missouri, but experts hopeful Posted on 20 January 2018 at 11:26am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease in Missouri deer is up, but an expert with the state Department of Conservation said aggressive management efforts are helping to contain the spread.

    Wildlife disease coordinator Jasmine Batten said 15 deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease out of 19,500 tested since July, up from nine the year before. Diseased deer were found in eight counties spread across the state. Linn County had the most, with four.

  • FBI searching for multi-state bank robber Posted on 20 January 2018 at 10:59am

    RICHMOND, Va. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help with identifying a serial robber called "The Chameleon Beard Bandit." The suspect got the nickname because he frequently changes the color of his beard.

    Although officials have not said the suspect robbed any banks in Missouri, the FBI asked for help nationwide to catch this suspect. The FBI said the man was armed or said he was armed in several of the robberies.

  • Clark man found guilty of child molestation and enticement Posted on 20 January 2018 at 8:38am

    CHARITON COUNTY -- Alonzo Bernard Thorpe of Clark, Missouri was found guilty of eight counts of child molestation and two counts of child enticement on Jan. 19 after a two-day jury trial.

    The case stemmed from multiple sexual assaults against two Randolph County children between April 2011 and February 2014.

  • The government just shut down. What happens next? Posted on 20 January 2018 at 6:00am

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In the final moments leading up to Friday's midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a stopgap funding measure to continue government services.

    So what happens next? Here's a rundown of what will happen if the government remains shut down.

  • CNN reports FBI opened inquiry into Gov. Eric Greitens Posted on 19 January 2018 at 10:19pm

    (CNN) - The FBI recently opened an inquiry into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, two US officials told CNN, as he fights an allegation of blackmail and faces calls to resign just a year into his job.

    While the FBI has not commented on the existence of any inquiry or formal investigation into Greitens, the St. Louis circuit attorney's office announced last week that it is investigating Greitens' conduct following an explosive story that forced the Republican governor to acknowledge having had an extramarital affair and confront an allegation of blackmail.

  • Research finds berries effective in cancer treatment Posted on 19 January 2018 at 9:06pm

    COLUMBIA - A visiting MU researcher is working to fight cancer with blueberries - specifically the extract of the fruit.

    Dr. Yujiang Fang says a key component in blueberries is resveratrol, which can be used to treat cancer.