• Man killed by Kansas City police had long criminal record Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:33pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A man who was shot to death on Sunday after shooting three Kansas City police officers had an extensive criminal background and a reputation for violence in Oklahoma that started when he was a teenager, according to a police detective who investigated him at the time.

    Marlin James Mack Jr. was first arrested in Tulsa when he was 15 for breaking into cars and was later arrested for taking a gun to school. When he was 17, Mack was sentenced to prison for robbing a woman at gunpoint in front of her three children while he was on the Tulsa's police department's list of most wanted robbers, according to court records.

  • Trooper, suspect shot in rural southwest Missouri Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:28pm

    MANSFIELD (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper who was shot in southwest Missouri has been released from the hospital.

    Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jeff Kinder says the trooper was shot Wednesday morning on a county road near Mansfield in Wright County.

  • White St. Louis police chief candidate alleges bias Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:20pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The white former interim police chief of St. Louis is alleging discrimination based on race in the selection of a permanent chief.

    Lt. Col. Lawrence O'Toole was among six finalists for the permanent job late last year. The job went to the only other internal candidate, John Hayden, who is black.

  • Trump to address VFW convention next Tuesday in Kansas City Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:13pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will visit Missouri next week to deliver his first address as president to the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention.

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will head to Kansas City on Tuesday to address the gathering.

  • Governor Parson issues executive order putting 47 counties on drought alert Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:12pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - On Wednesday, Governor Parson issued an executive order putting nearly half of the counties in Missouri under a drought alert.

    Forty-seven Missouri counties are now under the drought alert with parts of northern Missouri experiencing the most severe drought.

  • Missouri lawmaker unblocks Twitter critic who sued her Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:10pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri state representative has unblocked a critic from her Twitter account after he sued.

    Republican Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, of Hallsville, said in announcing her decision Tuesday that Michael Campbell's lawsuit was frivolous and that he has never tried to communicate with her in a "meaningful way." Campbell, who lives in Centralia and practices law in Columbia, was blocked from Reisch's account after he retweeted another state representative who criticized her, The Columbia Missourian reported.

  • 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.

  • Harrisburg reacts to guilty plea after crash kills beloved teacher Posted on 18 July 2018 at 5:57pm

    HARRISBURG - A town rocked by tragedy continues to heal after the man responsible for the car crash that killed a popular teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday.

    27-year-old Brandon Brill pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault after being arrested for causing a 2017 crash that killed Harrisburg teacher Brian Simpson and injured four students.

  • 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.