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Tie broken: Incumbent wins special election after tie vote
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) - An incumbent county commissioner in eastern Missouri is apparently staying in office after a special election necessitated by a tie vote. The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri (http://bit.ly/2czu1SM ) reports that incumbent St. Francois County District 1 Commissioner Gary Wilkinson defeated challenger Linda Black ...
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Discipline possible for ex-cop’s actions in Ferguson
A former St. Louis-area cop might be disciplined for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at Ferguson, Missouri, protesters       
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Ex-officer can be disciplined for pointing gun at protesters
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A state commission has ruled that a former police officer can be disciplined for pointing a semi-automatic rifle at Ferguson, Missouri, protesters more than two years ago. Raymond D. Albers was a lieutenant for St. Ann police. He was working at a protest 10 days after ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | St. Louis Missouri Rifle Joseph Pulitzer Police Semi-automatic rifle Constable St. Louis Post-Dispatch Legal professions
St. Louis police: Boy behind 2 robbery attempts
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 12-year-old boy is in juvenile custody in St. Louis, accused of two separate robbery attempts. Police say both crimes happened Wednesday near Tower Grove Park. The boy was riding a bike with other boys when he allegedly tried to grab a woman's purse. After a ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Crime Tower Grove Park Boy St. Louis Missouri Criminology Leo White Jess Robbins
Authorities investigate southeast Missouri homicide
MALDEN, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a homicide in the southeast Missouri town of Malden. KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/2cz94aN ) reports that Police Chief Jarrett Bullock says the killing happened Thursday night in the Dunklin County town. No other information was immediately available, including the name of the victim. Malden is ...
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Kansas City police investigate man's death as a homicide
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a man's death as a homicide after his body was found in a Kansas City residence with an open front door. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2cJzwBQ ) reports that officers made the discovery Thursday morning after they were asked to check on ...
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Endangered salamander complicates removal of dam
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - When construction crews begin tearing down Dawt Mill dam on the North Fork River later this month, they'll be working under the watchful eye of Trisha Crabill. Crabill, a U.S Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, will be on the scene looking for any critically endangered Ozark ...
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Perryville teen plays volleyball despite leg amputation
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Dru Hemmann is one tough cookie. Since an ATV accident in May led to her left leg being amputated above the knee, the 14-year-old Perryville High School freshman has bulldozed her way through 12 surgical procedures and, now, an ill-fitting prosthetic device her mother expects to ...
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ACLU sues Kansas City school district after young child handcuffed, reports say
The 7-year-old boy was taken to the principal's office in handcuffs, the lawsuit says. KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- The city's school district is being sued for a 2014 incident in which a 7-year-old student was handcuffed by a resource officer after crying and disrupting a teacher's class, reports say. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in federal court in Kansas City on behalf of the student, the Kansas City Star reports. The incident reportedly occurred in April 2014 at George Melcher Elementary School. The Associated Press reports the boy was told to change seats but refused because it would place him near a student who had bullied him in the past. The boy, who reportedly has a hearing impediment, began "crying and hollering," attracting the attention of school resource officer Brandon Craddock. The Star reports the lawsuit says the boy began to quiet down when Craddock entered the room. Craddock twice asked the boy to step outside into the hallway. The lawsuit states the boy became "frightened" when he went into the hallway and again began crying while trying to walk away from Craddock. According to the lawsuit, "Instead of stopping or employing any de-escalation techniques, Defendant Craddock twisted (the boy's) arms and handcuffed ... his arms behind his back, and then led him to the front office in handcuffs."  The boy was less than 4 feet tall and weighed less than 50 pounds at the time of the incident, the lawsuit says. He reportedly sat in the office handcuffed for as long as 15 minutes. The school district, Craddock and Principal Anne Wallace have been named as defendants in the lawsuit. It seeks an unspecified amount for damages and lawyers' fees. The boy's mother removed him from the school and home-schooled him for two years, reports say. The boy, now 9, returned to public schools this year.
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Cranbrook Art Museum to debut documentary on Eero Saarinen
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Southeastern Michigan's Cranbrook Art Museum will host the global premiere of a documentary about famed Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. "Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future" debuts Friday evening at the Bloomfield Hills museum. The 68-minute documentary, part of PBS' "American Masters" series, explores ...
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Clinton will be speaking more openly about her faith and values, campaign says
Clinton is delivering the first of at least four speeches meant to convey her larger goals for the country, and to be “more about her than about” Donald Trump, a Clinton aide says.
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Missouri man gets prison term for military benefits fraud
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man who admits he passed himself off as a Navy veteran and fraudulently received more than $234,000 in benefits has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison. Sixty-three-year-old Eric D. Smith of Independence also was ordered Thursday in federal ...
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ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing boy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kansas City Public Schools on behalf of a young child whose hands were cuffed behind his back two years ago when he was a 7-year-old second-grader. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City claims ...
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Missouri appeals court order to reveal execution drug source
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is appealing a federal court's decision that requires the state to break one of its most-guarded secrets and reveal the name of any supplier of its lethal injection drug.
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Academic hospital forms partnership with Hays hospital
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' only academic hospital is working with a hospital in the western part of the state to improve rural health care. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2c9W0rz ) reports that leaders of the University of Kansas Hospital and Hays Medical Center signed a letter Wednesday formalizing the ...
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FBI reaching out to high schools to combat drug problem
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The FBI is reaching out to high school students in Kentucky as part of the strategy to combat the state's illegal drug scourge. FBI officials said Thursday they hope to visit Kentucky high schools to show a 45-minute documentary film showcasing the ravages caused by heroin ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Drug addiction High school Drugs Federal Bureau of Investigation Illegal drug trade Drug abuse Addiction Missouri
Watch live: Hillary Clinton holds a rally in North Carolina
Campaign 2016 updates: Gary Johnson wonders what Aleppo is Sept. 8, 2016, 9:32 a.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is widely mocked after asking, "What is Aleppo?"Voters are finding it harder than...
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17-year-old boy drowns at Missouri group home
SMITHTON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a Missouri group home. The Sedalia Democrat (http://bit.ly/2ccDVLr ) reports that the Pettis County Sheriff's Office says Steven Thompson died Saturday at the home in Smithton. Toxicology results are pending, but no foul play ...
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Police reviewing death of Pamela Hupp's mother
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - St. Louis County police are reviewing their investigation into the death of Pamela Hupp's mother, now that Hupp is charged with first-degree murder in neighboring St. Charles County. Shirley Neumann was 77 when she fell through a balcony railing at her retirement apartment in 2013. The ...
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Watch live: Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters the morning after military town hall
Campaign 2016 updates: Voters struggle to commit, presenting a challenge for Trump and Clinton Sept. 8, 2016, 6:17 a.m. Donald Trump will stop in Cleveland, Ohio today. Hillary Clinton heads to Kansas City, Mo., for the National Baptist Convention. Voters are finding it harder than usual to commit...
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Slight name change for St. Louis airport
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The name of the St. Louis airport is being changed, but only slightly. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2cbH4ZM ) reports that the airport commission unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend the name St. Louis-Lambert International Airport, rather than Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, as it has been known ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Lambert-St. Louis International Airport St. Louis Missouri Charles Lindbergh Albert Bond Lambert St. Louis County Missouri Missouri Comair Change
Anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92
Phyllis Schlafly helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment.         
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Kansas woman killed, husband injured in Nebraska crash
STROMSBURG, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska authorities say a Kansas woman has been killed in a rollover crash. Polk County Sheriff Dwaine Ladwig said in a news release that first responders reached the crash site east of Stromsburg around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/2cvEnTy ) that 80-year-old ...
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TV-radio listings: Sept. 7
Television Paralympics Rio Summer Games Opening Ceremony NBCSN 6 p.m. Pro baseball L.A. Angels at Oakland MLB 2:30 p.m. Pro baseball Astros at Cleveland Root 6 p.m. Pro baseball St. Louis at Pittsburgh ESPN 6 p.m. Pro baseball Texas at Seattle ESPN 9 p.m.FSSW Pro soccer Chicago at FC Kansas City (w) FS1 7 p.m. Tennis U.S. Open ESPN 11 a.m.ESPN 6 p.m. Radio Pro baseball Astros at Cleveland790 AM 6 p.m.Astros in Spanish 94.1 FM
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Ferguson activist found fatally shot in burned car near St. Louis
A prominent activist found shot to death in a torched car was remembered by loved ones for protesting Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson.
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Ferguson protest organizer found shot to death in burning car
Darren Seals, a prominent organizer for the Ferguson protests in response to the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer in 2014, has died. He is the second Ferguson, Missouri activist to be found shot and in a burning car. Read Full Article at RT.com
1338 points by Russia Today | Protest Activism Civil disobedience St. Louis Missouri Demonstration Missouri St. Louis County Missouri Greater St. Louis
Man charged with robbing bank preferred prison to wife

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Woman accused of trying to remove body at funeral
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman is facing charges after being accused of walking into a funeral and trying to remove a body from a casket. News agencies report Columbia police say 36-year-old Cynthia Ann Frierson was charged with disrupting a funeral, public intoxication, unlawful drug paraphernalia and driving ...
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Accused Kansas bank robber tells police he prefers jail to living with wife
Lawrence Ripple took money from a bank, then sat down and waited for police to arrive, reports say. Lawrence RippleWyandotte County Detention Center via AP  KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- A man arrested after a bank robbery last week told police that given the choice between going to prison and living with his wife, he'll take prison. Police say Lawrence John Ripple, 70, went to the Bank of Labor on Friday in Kansas City and gave the teller a note claiming he had a gun and demanding money, the Kansas City Star reports. After receiving the money, Ripple sat down in the bank's lobby and waited for authorities to arrive, telling a bank guard, "I'm the guy you're looking for." Ripple later told investigators he had been arguing with his wife and no longer wanted to live with her. "Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife ... and told her he'd rather be in jail than at home," an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit, the Star reports. Ripple was charged in federal court on Tuesday. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit our crime and courts comments section.
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Ferguson activist found dead in burning car
A homicide investigation was underway Wednesday in St. Louis County into the fatal shooting of Ferguson activist Darren Seals.         
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Investigation looks into East St. Louis Township expenses
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A federal investigation is looking into expenses charged on East St. Louis Township credit cards that are supported by local taxpayers. In total, $280,000 was charged on three credit cards issued to Township Supervisor Oliver Hamilton, administrative assistant Yvette Johnson, and June Hamilton Dean, ...
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Missouri inmate charged with raping woman in her jail cell
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A male inmate at a Missouri jail was charged Wednesday with raping a female inmate after another inmate freed him from his cell using a key that a guard mistakenly left in a door.
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Vegas Play of the Day: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins
Let’s ride the wave: Kansas City has gone over the total in nine of the last 10, and that should continue against the Twins.
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Kansas looks unstoppable, which is why Oregon is so scary
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bill Self has touched each step of the NCAA Tournament, and experienced every emotion imaginable. The Kansas coach has won a national championship, and lost a national title game. He has been upset in the first round, and he has made a Cinderella run while at Tulsa. On Saturday night, Self...
-1 points by New York Post | Kansas City Missouri Sprint Center Sprint Nextel Kansas Big 12 Conference NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Lawrence Kansas Missouri River
Kansas vs Oregon, Elite Eight: prediction, preview, analysis
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- En route to the Elite Eight, Kansas won its three NCAA Tournament games by an average of 30 points, averaging 96 points in that span.
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Unlikely hero keys Oregon’s survival
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Chris Boucher went down, it was unclear whether Oregon could make it past the second round, let alone reach a second straight Elite Eight. Without the team’s leading shot-blocker, third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, the co-champions of the Pac-12 hardly seemed like a Final Four contender anymore, a three-seed in...
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Why Usain Bolt analogy foretells a UCLA win over Kentucky
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you walk by the Garden, say hi to a scalper. They’re in for a rough night. UCLA (PK) over Kentucky: The Bruins may fall before the Final Four, but not to a team that thinks it can win a race against Usain Bolt. On Dec. 3 in Lexington, UCLA defeated...
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No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight
Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Missouri Michigan Indiana Kansas Minnesota Midwestern United States Wisconsin NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
The Latest: Kansas cruising toward Elite 8 with blowout
Top-seeded Kansas is cruising toward its third straight NCAA Tournament blowout         
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The Latest: Swanigan playing outside, hitting 3s for Purdue
Biggie Swanigan is taking his big boy game outside         
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NCAA Tournament live scoring
Check out the latest scores in the NCAA Tournament.        
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The Latest: Kansas has friendly crowd, halftime lead
Purdue coach Matt Painter said Kansas deserved to have a homecourt advantage, playing just down the road from campus in Kansas City, because of what the Jayhawks accomplished this year         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Kansas Missouri Kansas City Missouri Kansas City Metropolitan Area Amtrak Sprint Center Midwestern United States NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
Tech giants scrimmage for Thursday night NFL games
The National Football League has another combine going: the one for streaming rights to its Thursday Night Football games.         
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NCAA tournament: Oregon 69, Michigan 68
       
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NCAA Sweet Sixteen: Michigan vs Oregon
       
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Michigan’s magical run ends in heartbreaking fashion
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The ride is over. It’s time for Michigan to return to the runway. The seventh-seeded Wolverines’ remarkable run through March ended in heartbreaking fashion Thursday night in the Midwest Region semifinal, with Derrick Walton Jr.’s missed 3-pointer in the closing seconds sealing a 69-68 loss to third-seeded Oregon at the Sprint...
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Illinois retains Jamall Walker as assistant coach, report says
Assistant coach Jamall Walker will remain on the Illinois staff under new coach Brad Underwood, according to an Illini Inquirer report Thursday. Retaining Walker — whom new Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin reportedly had targeted for his staff — could help Underwood persuade Illinois' signees to stay...
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Hotel photos could trap child sex traffickers
A mobile app uses crowdsourced photos to help law enforcement locate sex trafficking victims.
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UMKC cruises past Chicago State 84-65
Kyle Steward scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds and UMKC cruised past Chicago State 84-65 on Saturday night         
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Car strikes, kills pedestrian in southeast Missouri
PUXICO, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a car has struck and killed a pedestrian in southeast Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 21-year-old Phillip Manning, of Sikeston, was hit around 12:20 a.m. Friday about a mile south of the Stoddard County town of Puxico on Missouri 51. The ...
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