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Missouri budget officials outline $50M cost of data breach

Oct. 19, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Help for roughly 100,000 teachers whose Social Security numbers were made vulnerable in a massive state data breach could cost Missouri as much as $50 million, the governor's office confirmed Tuesday. The estimate includes the cost of credit...

Tennessee man arrested in Kansas woman's shooting death

Oct. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder after a Kansas woman was shot to death during the weekend. Bri’yon E. Baker, 23, of Mount Boswell, Tennessee, was charged Monday in the death of Jase E. Delich, 18, of Pittsburg. ...

Kansas man sentenced for series of armed robberies in KC

Oct. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man from Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday to 19 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies in Kansas City and Grandview, Missouri, three years ago. U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs sentenced 28-year-old Joshua West,...

Man pleads guilty to shooting wife, killing man in Carthage

Oct. 19, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — A Carthage man has pleaded guilty to shooting his estranged wife and killing a man at a motel last year before stealing two vehicles and injuring a police officer at a church service. In a plea deal Monday, Lane Stephens, 30, pleaded guilty to...

First bear taken as hunting season begins in Missouri

Oct. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's first black bear hunting season has begun, and a hunter in southwestern Missouri is the first to take a bear. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a 250-pound female was hunted on private land Monday. Missouri...

97 dogs removed from facility in southwestern Missouri

Oct. 19, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society of Missouri on Tuesday removed nearly 100 dogs, including several puppies, from a southwestern Missouri facility, alleging the dogs suffered from severe neglect. The St. Louis-based Humane Society said in a news release that 97 dogs...

Chillicothe police: Girl died after taking counterfeit pills

Oct. 19, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Two people are in custody in the western Missouri town of Chillicothe after a 17-year-old girl died after taking counterfeit prescription pills. Police say on Facebook that officers were called about 11:30 a.m. Sunday to a report that the girl...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Oct. 19, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Parson blames journalism for his own sorry failures. He should apologize Missouri Gov. Mike Parson opened a morning press appearance Thursday with this: “Good afternoon, and thanks everybody for coming...

Man convicted in deadly road rage attack near St. Charles

Oct. 19, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a road rage confrontation led to another man's death. A jury on Monday found Joshua O’Keefe, of Troy, guilty in the death of Ron Lawson, 68, of Winfield. Prosecutors...

Exchange of gunfire in St. Louis kills 2, injures 2

Oct. 19, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men are dead and two others are hospitalized after a gun battle in north St. Louis. Police say the shootings happened Monday night when two groups of men started shooting at each other. One of the injured men is in critical condition. The other has...