• Springfield police say attack victim had mouth glued shut Posted on 24 March 2017 at 2:00pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police say a man apparently had his mouth glued shut during a Springfield attack.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that the man was hospitalized in Springfield with non-life threatening injuries after he was bound and attacked as part of ongoing dispute with multiple people.

  • Man charged in 1996 slaying of teen girl to remain in jail Posted on 24 March 2017 at 1:14pm

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Missouri man charged in the 1996 slaying of a 15-year-old Maryland girl will remain behind bars, despite his request for release.

    The Frederick News-Post reports 53-year-old Lloyd Harris has been jailed since his January 2016 arrest in Stacey Lynn Hoffmaster's strangulation death.

  • Lincoln University names new recreation center The Linc Posted on 24 March 2017 at 12:56pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University and Jefferson City Parks and Recreation announced the name for its new wellness and recreation center Friday. 

    "The Link is just so fitting... it links our community to expanded parks programming," Director of Parks Todd Spalding said.

  • New York women arrested in Missouri cigarette scheme Posted on 24 March 2017 at 12:00pm

    FORISTELL (AP) — Authorities said two New York women who were arrested in eastern Missouri after jumping out a second-story motel window and running half-naked across Interstate 70 are suspected in a black market cigarette scheme.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 160 cartons of cigarettes and about two dozen fake credit cards were found after the women's arrest Thursday in the town of Foristell. Police said the women admitted they had driven around the nearby St. Louis area in a rented car buying them up, with plans to sell them back in New York, which has the nation's highest cigarette tax. Missouri's is the lowest.

  • Fatal car crash kills woman, injures toddler in Sedalia Posted on 24 March 2017 at 10:22am

    SEDALIA - A fatal car crash left one woman dead and a toddler injured Thursday night, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

    Troopers said 22-year-old Bonnie J. Debates' car was hit when she drove into the path of 19-year-old John W. Haase on Highway 65 S. at Meadowlark Road.

  • Arrest made in armed robbery at Columbia sandwich shop Posted on 24 March 2017 at 9:52am

    COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man following an armed robbery at Pickleman's Deli on Old 63 early Friday.

    Officers arrested Kevin Jabari Strong, 22, for robbery and armed criminal action. They reported finding money stolen from Pickleman's in Strong's backpack, as well as a receipt where Strong purchased an airsoft pistol at Dick's Sporting Goods.  

  • Jurors convict Missouri mother of poisoning 9-year-old son Posted on 24 March 2017 at 9:21am

    CLAYTON (AP) — A suburban St. Louis mother has been convicted of poisoning her son with prescription medications and keeping him gravely ill for nearly a year.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors found 36-year-old Rachel Kinsella guilty Thursday of charges of first-degree assault and child endangerment. The state removed the then 9-year-old from her care in early 2015.

  • Police look for driver in deadly Missouri hit-and-run crash Posted on 24 March 2017 at 7:50am

    FLORISSANT (AP) — Authorities are looking for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian before fleeing in St. Louis County.

    Police said in a news release that the Wednesday night crash on U.S. 67 in the northern part of the county killed 68-year-old Erick Kimani, of St. Louis. Police suspect that the motorist was driving a silver or gold four-door passenger car with heavy window tint. The release says the vehicle also will have front end damage.

  • Former Missouri teacher admits downloading porn at school Posted on 24 March 2017 at 7:46am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A former southwestern Missouri high school teacher has admitted in federal court that he downloaded child pornography on a school computer.

    Forty-two-year-old Evert Henry of Lebanon, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday in Springfield to a child pornography count.

  • Riot at western Missouri jail squelched without injuries Posted on 24 March 2017 at 6:40am

    CENTERVIEW (AP) — Authorities say a riot inside a western Missouri  jail pod has been squelched.

    The Johnson County sheriff's office announced at 12:15 a.m. Friday on its Facebook page that the situation was resolved without injuries to staff or inmates.