• Suspect in Missouri killing arrested after chase in Arizona

    Suspect in Missouri killing arrested after chase in Arizona

    Posted 6:53 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona authorities said they arrested a man sought in a Missouri killing.

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety said 52-year-old Michael Mcafee was arrested Thursday night after a pursuit on westbound Interstate 10 in the southeastern outskirts of Phoenix.

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  • Michael Sam says gay NFL players have reached out to him

    Michael Sam says gay NFL players have reached out to him

    Posted 6:08 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    DALLAS (AP) - Michael Sam said there are "a lot" of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sam gave a speech Thursday at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and took questions from the audience.

    Sam said, "I'm just saying there is a (More)

  • Missouri pawn shop owner found guilty on weapon, assault charges

    Missouri pawn shop owner found guilty on weapon, assault charges

    Posted 4:09 PM 3/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A jury found a Mexico man guilty of assault and weapons charges Thursday after he shot a gun at a car full of people in 2014.

    Attorney General Chris Koster said Friday a jury found Richard Whipple, 41, guilty on two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of first (More)

  • High-speed chase suspect faces state and county charges

    High-speed chase suspect faces state and county charges

    Posted 1:34 PM 3/27/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLE COUNTY - The suspect in a high-speed chase down Highway 54 Thursday faces charges from two states and two counties.

    The Cole County Sheriff's Department named Pearlie Bell as the suspect Friday.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bell's vehicle was linked to a home (More)

  • Missouri man pleads guilty in double homicide case

    Missouri man pleads guilty in double homicide case

    Posted 1:59 PM 3/27/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MORGAN COUNTY - A Missouri man pleaded guilty in Laclede County court Friday morning to a double homicide case from Dec. 2012.

    Ronald Blowers was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the killing of Wayne and Mable Wells.

    An autopsy revealed they died of blunt force (More)

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  • Arrowhead, Kauffman stadiums' food service fires manager

    Arrowhead, Kauffman stadiums' food service fires manager

    Posted 12:24 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A food safety manager at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City says he was fired after complaining about dirty conditions.

    Jon Costa shared with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" a letter that he said came from his former employer, Aramark. The March 17 letter said (More)

  • Deer hunters share mixed reactions over possible changes

    Deer hunters share mixed reactions over possible changes

    Posted 11:01 AM 3/27/2015 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Mid-Missourians gathered Friday morning at the Busy Corner Cafe in Fulton to share their thoughts and concerns about proposed deer hunting changes.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation is trying to find ways to grow the deer population in the state and it proposed (More)

  • Woman fatally shot, man wounded in Cape Girardeau County

    Woman fatally shot, man wounded in Cape Girardeau County

    Posted 10:12 AM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    GORDONVILLE (AP) - Authorities in southeast Missouri are investigating the shooting death of a 27-year-old woman.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that the victim has been identified as Melissa Luttrell of Cape Girardeau County.

    Authorities were called Thursday to a home near (More)

  • Owners of facility for the disabled facing several charges

    Owners of facility for the disabled facing several charges

    Posted 9:53 AM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    PARK HILLS (AP) - The owners of a southeast Missouri facility for disabled residents are facing charges of fraud, tax evasion and exploitation of the elderly.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that 54-year-old Donald Halter of Bismarck and his 50-year-old wife (More)

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  • DOJ officials hear from Ferguson residents

    DOJ officials hear from Ferguson residents

    Posted 9:46 AM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Ferguson residents who met with a panel of Justice Department officials and investigators have given mixed reviews to the DOJ report critical of the town's police department and municipal court.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that more than 200 people attended the (More)

  • Man charged for several car break-ins in downtown St. Louis

    Man charged for several car break-ins in downtown St. Louis

    Posted 7:38 AM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 47-year-old man is in custody and accused of breaking into several cars in downtown St. Louis parking garages.

    KTVI-TV reports that prosecutors have charged Kenneth James Richie with 15 counts that include theft, property damage and forging a check.

    Authorities (More)

  • 2 Missouri postal workers indicted in separate federal cases

    2 Missouri postal workers indicted in separate federal cases

    Posted 7:35 AM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Federal prosecutors have accused one Missouri postal worker of dumping mail and another of embezzlement.

    The U.S. attorney's office announced indictments Thursday against 54-year-old David Thompson, of Warrensburg, and 24-year-old Jacob Crisp, formerly of Kansas City. It (More)

  • Man guilty of sodomizing, strangling baby

    Man guilty of sodomizing, strangling baby

    Posted 7:22 AM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A St. Charles man has been found guilty of sodomizing and strangling his girlfriend's baby.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a jury deliberated for about four hours Thursday before finding 26-year-old Jordan Lafayette Prince guilty of first-degree murder, child (More)

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