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  • Mom of 3-year-old boy accidentally shot, killed in St. Louis home gets probation

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was accidentally shot and killed in her north St. Louis County home was sentenced to five years of probation. Semaj Porter was sentenced Wednesday for child endangerment in the December 2015 shooting of her son, Xavier “Zae” Robinson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Porter was working when her son was accidentally shot by 15-year-old Kameron Harvey, of Hazelwood, a friend of the boy’s brother. Prosecutors said Porter and the boy’s father, […]

  • Suspect in shooting of 7 South Carolina officers is competitive rifleman

    FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A police officer was killed and six of his comrades were wounded when an elderly man began shooting at deputies who came to serve a search warrant, barricading himself in his home with children and spraying bullets across his upscale suburban neighborhood, authorities said. The sheriff’s armored personnel carrier was brought in to recover the wounded during Wednesday’s two-hour standoff, and the shooter finally released the children as he was taken into custody, authorities said. “Officers […]

  • Sheriff says 1 arrested, 1 sought in killings of southwest Missouri couple

    TUNAS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested one suspect and are looking for another in the deadly shooting of a southwest Missouri couple who were killed after celebrating their wedding anniversary when they interrupted a robbery at their home. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office says in a Facebook post that Jeffrey Dale Lee Stevenson was arrested Wednesday night. He is jailed without bond in the deaths of Joe and Brandy Allen. Authorities are still searching for 22-year-old Billy Sage Medley and say […]

  • University of Missouri professor among 3 to receive Nobel Prize in chemistry

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the three researchers who were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry “harnessed the power of evolution” to develop enzymes and antibodies that have led to new pharmaceuticals and biofuels. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology was awarded half the prize for conducting the first directed evolution of enzymes, leading to more environmentally friendly manufacturing of chemicals, including drugs, and in the production of renewable fuels. George Smith […]

  • Crews rescue exhausted man stuck in cave near Branson

    KISSEE MILLS, Mo. — A man was rescued after being stuck in a cave in Taney County. KOLR-10 reports that Central Taney County Fire District Training Officer Jeff Romines says that three men were in a cave on Tuesday near Devil’s Tea Table Road when one became too tired to get out. He says the men were about 30 feet (9.14 meters) into the cave. Romines says two men stayed to help keep the stuck man calm. Crews used a harness to […]

  • Free food pantry opens at University of Kansas student union

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas is offering a free food pantry at the Memorial Union on the Lawrence campus. The Campus Cupboard on the fourth level of the union opened Monday. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the space allows students, faculty and staff to pick up such items as fresh fruit, cereal, steaks and even gluten-free products. Shoppers can visit the store twice a week. They receive 15 points each time they visit and they spend the points as they […]

  • Vegas shooting anniversary: ‘We remember the unforgettable’

    LAS VEGAS — A flock of 58 doves was released at somber sunrise remembrance ceremony Monday in Las Vegas that started a day of memorials to honor the lives lost when a gunman opened fire on a crowd attending an outdoor country music concert a year ago in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Several hundred people including survivors , families of victims, first-responders and elected officials gathered at an outdoor amphitheater for the daybreak event to honor the 58 […]

  • Audit finds that location of almost 1,300 Missouri sex offenders is unknown

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police don’t know the whereabouts of nearly 1,300 registered sex offenders in Missouri, including hundreds who fall into the most dangerous category, according to state audit released Monday. Missouri law requires convicted sex offenders to register their names, addresses and other information with their county law enforcement, most often the sheriff’s department. The Missouri State Highway Patrol maintains a publicly available database. Offenders must keep their information up-to-date and notify law enforcement when they move. The […]

  • Two killed in apparent home-invasion gunfight in southwest Missouri

    TUNAS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two southwest Missouri homeowners have been shot to death in a gunfight with possible intruders. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the shooting happened Sunday morning at a home in the Dallas County town of Tunas. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office says the homeowner apparently interrupted an attempted robbery. The names of the slain homeowners haven’t been released. Authorities are looking for their pickup truck. The missing vehicle is a 2006 silver Chevrolet Silverado single cab […]

  • Georgia high school football player hurt during game dies

    ZEBULON, Ga. (AP) — A football player at a Georgia high school has died from a severe brain injury. News outlets report Pike County High School student Dylan Thomas was hurt during a game Friday night and flown to a hospital in critical condition. Thomas’ uncle, Nick Burgess, says Thomas was hit in the second quarter of the game and later collapsed on the sidelines when an arm and leg went numb. The mayor of Williamson, Steve Fry, tells WAGA-TV […]

  • Missouri trooper says drunken man dragged horse behind his truck

    MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken southwestern Missouri man badly injured a horse by dragging it behind his pickup truck until he was stopped by angry witnesses. Sasha Martinez told KSPR that she, her daughter and a friend saw the horse tied to the pickup Saturday as it drove down the road next to their Wright County home at 15-20 mph. She said she thought it was odd, but hoped the driver was going to drop the horse off […]

  • Vietnam Veterans to be honored in ceremony in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Vietnam veterans will be honored at a ceremony in Kansas City this week. Humana, a health insurance company is holding a pinning and proclamation ceremony from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at its Humana Community location in Kansas City, 215 NE Englewood Road, Suite A, Kansas City, MO 64118. All veterans who served between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, are eligible to participate in the ceremony. Humana is a partner in a federal program called the […]