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One woman escaped a 'dungeon’ beneath a Missouri home, another was killed. Here's a look at the case

Jul. 12, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man facing trial on kidnapping and sexual assault charges after a woman said she escaped weeks in his captivity was arraigned Friday on a new charge of murder. Authorities say they linked him to the remains of a woman found in a barrel by the Missouri River. ...

Missouri execution plans move forward despite prosecutor trying to overturn murder conviction

Jul. 12, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday ruled that execution plans for Marcellus Williams will move forward, even as a prosecutor works to overturn his 1998 murder conviction. Judges on Friday decided against halting Williams’ execution despite a St....

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 6 The Washington Post on SCOTUS and how government works The Supreme Court’s 2024 term might have been defined, to the general public at least, by multiple decisions concerning...

Missouri man accused of imprisoning and torturing a woman for weeks indicted for murder

Jul. 09, 2024 20:43 PM EDT

A Missouri man accused of keeping a woman hidden in his basement while repeatedly sexually assaulting her was indicted Tuesday for allegedly murdering another woman. Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Thompson said Timothy M. Haslett was charged with murder in connection with...

2 former Missouri police officers accused of federal civil rights violations

Jul. 09, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two former police officers in a small St. Louis suburb are facing a federal indictment alleging that a man was beaten with a police baton while handcuffed. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced the indictment accusing Samuel Davis and Michael Hill of federal...

Gypsy Rose Blanchard pregnant soon after release from prison for conspiring to kill abusive mother

Jul. 09, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who recruited her former boyfriend to kill her mother after years of being forced to pretend she was gravely ill, announced Tuesday that she is pregnant and hopes to give her child everything she lacked growing up. Blanchard said in a YouTube video that the...

Appeals court orders release of woman whose murder conviction was reversed after 43 years in prison

Jul. 09, 2024 14:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An appellate court has ordered the release of a Missouri woman whose murder conviction was overturned after she served 43 years in prison, but the state attorney general is still trying to keep her behind bars as the case is reviewed. Monday's ruling by a...

Appellate court orders release of woman whose conviction was reversed after 43 years. Missouri denies her innocence

Jul. 09, 2024 13:47 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Appellate court orders release of woman whose conviction was reversed after 43 years. Missouri denies her innocence.

Awwww! Four endangered American red wolf pups 'thriving' since birth at Missouri wildlife reserve

Jul. 09, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The world's most endangered wolf species got a big boost at a Missouri wildlife reserve — four little puppies born this spring. The April 26 birth of a female American red wolf pup named Otter was followed by a litter of three other pups — Molly and her...

A Missouri fire official dies when the boat he was in capsizes during a water rescue

Jul. 08, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An assistant fire chief in central Missouri died early Monday when the boat he was in capsized during a water rescue in a flash flood. The Boone County Fire Protection District said Matthew Tobben and another firefighter had just rescued two people from flooded...