State Rep. among seven arrested during mall protest in St. Louis
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 6:16pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A protest forced a large suburban St. Louis shopping mall to close for an hour on one of the year's busiest shopping days, and renewed concerns by protest leaders about how police handle demonstrations.
Protesters marched Friday at the St. Louis Galleria mall. Richmond Heights, Missouri, police say seven people were arrested for failure to disperse. One of the seven also was cited for assaulting an officer. Among those arrested was state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr.
Sheriff's deputy involved in car crash
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 5:05pm
WILLARD, Mo. (AP) — A Greene County sheriff's deputy responding to an alarm call has been involved in a crash with another vehicle.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the two cars came to rest on opposite sides of U.S. 160 just north of Willard's city limits.
Missouri student is 3rd person to die in Illinois crash
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 4:58pm
HAMEL, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri college student is the third person to die after a major crash this week on Interstate 55 in southwestern Illinois.
The Belleville News-Democrat says Vivian Vu of Joplin, Missouri, died at a hospital Thursday, two days after a tractor-trailer crashed into many vehicles in Madison County. She was a student at Missouri Southern State University.
Boone County firefighters advise not to burn outside with windy weather
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 4:57pm
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Fire Protection District said it battled more than usual brush fires Friday.
"There's nothing to keep people from burning today; however, conditions are pretty dry with the warm weather, the top layers of the brush and everything dry out pretty quickly," Boone County Fire Protection District Captain Darren Day said. "So it's probably not the best idea to do it today with the winds, warm temperatures and dry vegetation."
Corrections officer severely hurt in Kansas City jail attack
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 1:11pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jail inmate has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after authorities say he attacked a corrections officer, critically injuring him.
The Jackson County prosecutor's office says court documents show 20-year-old Johnny Dunlap attacked the officer with a plastic cone and other objects Wednesday night at the Jackson County Detention Center. The name of the officer, who is in a hospital as a result of his injuries, hasn't been released.
Hallsville man arrested for drug trafficking
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 12:37pm
COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man early Thursday morning for various drugs and weapons charges.
CPD says officers smelled marijuana and observed a black scale near the drivers side floor board after they pulled over a 2003 Buick for having a broken taillight.
Missouri teen turns locked buck antlers into European mount
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 12:05pm
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two tangled bucks that drowned in a Missouri lake last month have been memorialized in a teenager's European mount of their two skulls and antlers locked together.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 18-year-old Andrew Roy and fellow youth angler 17-year-old Jacob Gray were fishing a bass tournament in Table Rock Lake when they spotted two motionless deer in the water in Kimberling City.
3 more homicides mean St. Louis matches 2015, 2016 totals
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 11:58am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three Thanksgiving Day killings in St. Louis have brought this year's homicide total to 188, matching the number recorded in both 2016 and 2017.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a man in his 20s was found dead after 11 a.m. after being shot multiple times in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. Less than a mile away, a man was found dead with head trauma just before 5 p.m., and foul play is suspected.
Solider home for the holiday carjacked in St. Louis
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 11:44am
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A soldier home for Thanksgiving in St. Louis is OK, but he lost his car and other items in a carjacking.
KTVI-TV reports that Armando Valenzuela was robbed about 2 a.m. Thursday when several men jumped out of an SUV and put their guns in Valenzuela's face, demanding his belongings.
Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing
Posted on 24 November 2017 at 11:32am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing.
The Desert Sun reports that Justin Tod Rey was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of Sean Ty Ferel.