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A 21-year-old man has been charged with two felonies after authorities said he shot at a group of frisbee golf players in a Kansas City, Missouri, park and wounded one of them. Jackson County … more
A suspected serial killer already charged in six killings in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas has been charged with first-degree murder in a seventh death. Jackson Couty Prosecutor Jean Peters … more
A black swastika was painted on the outside wall of an historically Black church in southwestern Missouri and police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime. Pitts Chapel United Methodist … more
A federal judge has ordered St. Louis County to pay $300,000 to two people who sued after police barged into their home with guns drawn and without a warrant in what the court previously deemed a … more
A 25-year-old Missouri woman is accused of leaving four dogs locked in a hot car while she had lunch in a central Florida restaurant. The woman, who was visiting from Gainesville, Missouri, was … more
Today in History Today is Friday, May 27, the 147th day of 2022. There are 218 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 27, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court, in … more
Kansas City Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill — but 1 Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 … more
Kansas City Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill — but 1 Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 … more
Today in History Today is Sunday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2022. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, … more
The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a request by U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to give free legal advice to a conservative activist group as a condition of their professional … more
Twenty years after a spate of deaths at a rural Missouri hospital, a former worker has been charged with murder. According to a police investigator, in the five months that Jennifer Anne Hall was a … more
A lawsuit alleges that administrators at a Missouri school district that is the subject of a federal civil rights investigation failed to protect a Black teen from repeated racial taunts that … more
Workers at a public library system based in Columbia are voting this week on whether to join a union. If the union is ratified, employees at the Daniel Boone Regional Library would become the only … more
St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 16, 2022. Editorial: Break up this abusive football cartel The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National … more
Kansas City Star. May 4, 2022. Editorial: Missouri has a shortage of teachers. We’ll lose more if they don’t get a pay raise It’s no secret that Missouri teachers are among the poorest … more
An Associated Press analysis has found a growing number of hazardous dams in poor condition across the U.S. The AP tallied more than 2,200 dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition that are rated as … more
Police have erected a low metal fence outside of the Supreme Court blocking access to all but the lowest level of the building’s steps and separating demonstrators into separate pens. Anti-abortion rights protestors carried signs Tuesday that said “Ignore Roe” and “In God We Trust,” while their pro-abortion-rights counterparts held placards declaring “Bans off our Bodies” and “Impeach Kavanaugh.” One man with a bullhorn shouted, “Before the United States, before the constitution, there was God’s law.”The crowds were expected to build throughout the day as people finished work. Multiple pro-rights groups called for a 5 p.m. mass-gathering at the court. A leaked draft opinion shows that a majority of theS upreme Court is prepared to overrule Roe v. Wade. more
A man whose death sentence for killing a Missouri couple while robbing their home was overturned three times is scheduled to be executed. Carman Deck would be just the fifth U.S. inmate to be executed this year if his lethal injection goes ahead Tuesday evening. His hopes for a reprieve were all but dashed on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court turned aside an appeal and Republican Gov. Mike Parson declined Deck’s clemency request, though he could file new appeals. Deck was convicted in the 1996 deaths of James and Zelma Long at their home in De Soto. more
Kansas City Star. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Missouri already has an abortion ‘trigger’ ban. Kansas, your freedom is on the line The Supreme Court’s apparent decision to reverse its … more
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to halt the upcoming execution of Missouri inmate Carman Deck, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson says he will not grant clemency. Both decisions were announced Monday, a day before the 56-year-old Deck is scheduled to die by injection at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Deck would become just the fifth U.S. inmate put to death this year if he's executed. He admitted that he killed James and Zelma Long while robbing their home in the eastern Missouri town of De Soto in July of 1996. Deck’s death sentence was thrown out three times due to procedural errors before a federal appeals court panel restored it in 2020. His attorney declined to comment. more
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