• Mom accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter Posted on 18 July 2018 at 6:12pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City-area woman has been charged with letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter.

    Twenty-five-year-old Azzie Watson, of Independence, was charged Tuesday with child abuse and endangerment. Bond is set at $75,000. No attorney is listed for her in online court records.

  • Miller County deputies arrest sex offender for alleged abuse Posted on 18 July 2018 at 5:05pm

    MILLER COUNTY - Deputies arrested a man following an investigation into alleged sexual abuse, and charges were filed in the case Wednesday.

    The victim told deputies Eric Goolsby, 46, of Eldon touched them in a sexual manner. The incident happened while the victim and Goolsby were reportedly driving around.

  • Farmers, clean energy proponents clash after court rules on wind energy project Posted on 18 July 2018 at 4:37pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – Different sides reacted Wednesday to the Missouri Supreme Court's ruling in favor of a wind energy project. 

    In a unanimous decision, the Missouri Supreme Court sent the case involving the Grain Belt Express back to the Public Service Commission.

  • Missouri Democrats appeal judge's ruling in lieutenant governor lawsuit Posted on 18 July 2018 at 2:59pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Democratic Party filed an appeal to the ruling from a Cole County judge dismissing a lawsuit over the appointment of Mike Kehoe as lieutenant governor.

    Judge Jon Beetem dismissed the suit on July 11.

  • Driver in crash that killed Harrisburg teacher pleads guilty Posted on 18 July 2018 at 1:34pm

    COLUMBIA - The man who caused the crash which left a Harrisburg teacher dead pleaded guilty Wednesday.

    Brandon Brill, 27, was charged after he crashed into a school bus driven by Brian Simpson in September 2017. At the time, Simpson was driving members of the Harrisburg High School cross-country team. Simpson died at the scene; the students were injured but recovered.

  • Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers Posted on 18 July 2018 at 11:50am

    SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA (AP) — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken.

    It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their feet, they say. They were hungry, after being given what they say were frozen sandwiches and smelly food.

  • Thailand cave rescue: Boys recount moment they became trapped Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:24am

     (CNN) -- The 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped underground in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand have appeared in public for the first time since their ordeal.

    The boys, who were discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, addressed the world's media at a specially arranged press conference in Chiang Rai.

  • Missouri stroke, heart attack program in limbo Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:17am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri program aimed at connecting stroke, heart attack and trauma patients with the best care as soon as possible is in limbo following a budget cut by Gov. Mike Parson.

    At issue is about $154,000 vetoed by Parson this fiscal year for a program that designates hospitals as stroke, heart attack and trauma centers. The move spurred backlash from lawmakers, hospitals and groups such as the American Heart Association.

  • MGM Resorts denies liability for Las Vegas shooting, sues victims to block lawsuits Posted on 18 July 2018 at 7:32am

    (CNN) -- The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel says it bears no liability in last year's Las Vegas concert massacre and is asking the courts to extend it federal protections that shield companies who provide anti-terrorism products and services to civilians.

    MGM Resorts International, facing a barrage of lawsuits over the shooting, responded Friday by naming more than 1,000 of the shooting victims as defendants in two lawsuits of its own. The entertainment giant is not seeking monetary damages but, citing a federal law, asks the courts to protect it from legal actions filed by the victims.

  • Woman sentenced in ambush shooting of former daughter-in-law Posted on 18 July 2018 at 7:08am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A 61-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to life in prison for an ambush-style shooting of her former daughter-in-law.

    Angaline Ryan, of West Plains, was sentenced Tuesday for the April 2015 attack on Tammy Hatchcock in their shared driveway.