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Judge denies DNA testing sought 13 years post-execution

Nov. 18, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis judge ruled on Monday that the daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have standing to seek DNA testing of evidence in the case, although she stressed that the ruling was not on the merits of the claims. April Alley is the daughter of Sedley Alley,...

1 person dead, 1 wounded in Missouri hunting accidents

Nov. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EST

EDINA, Mo. (AP) — One hunter was killed by his grandfather and another was wounded by a friend during the opening weekend of the firearm deer season in Missouri. KTVO-TV reports that 17-year-old Andrew Howe, of rural Baring was killed around 1 p.m. Sunday in a rural area 175 miles (281.62 kilometers)...

Liz Weston: 5 financial tasks you should tackle by year-end

Nov. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

A task without a deadline is just wishful thinking. Sometimes, you can get away with procrastinating. If you never get around to alphabetizing your spices, no one’s life will change. But putting off some tasks could have a huge impact on loved ones. The close of the year is a good time to set some firm...

Missouri collecting containers found floating in floodwaters

Nov. 18, 2019 12:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of containers — many carrying hazardous materials — have floated into Missouri since flooding in the upper Missouri River basin during the spring. Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials say the agency collected more than 740 containers this year....

The Latest: Attorney to appeal post-execution DNA ruling

Nov. 18, 2019 12:12 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on attempts to test DNA evidence in a murder 13 years after a Tennessee man was executed for the crime (all times local): 11:10 a.m. An attorney for the estate of a Tennessee man executed for murder 13 years ago says he intends to appeal the denial of an order for DNA...

3 shot, wounded at Missouri vigil for car crash victim

Nov. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EST

WELLSTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two men and one woman were shot and wounded while attending a weekend vigil in suburban St. Louis for a car crash victim. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that one person was struck in the hip, another was hit in the forearm and the third was hit in both legs during...

Man convicted of killing witness in another homicide

Nov. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has been convicted of killing a woman who was a key witness against him in another homicide case. The Kansas City Star reports that 28-year-old Michael Dumas, of Pleasant Hill, was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder, third-degree assault and two...

Hunters asked to help amid search for missing Chinese woman

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police asked hunters to be on the lookout for evidence in the case of a missing Chinese woman as deer season began in Missouri. The Columbia police department said in a news release that hunters should remain vigilant while out in rural areas as the search continues for Mengqi Ji...

No signs foul play in death of man found in Missouri freezer

Nov. 18, 2019 8:55 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy has found no signs of foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in a freezer in his wife’s bedroom inside the couple’s southwest Missouri home. Joplin police say the autopsy also confirmed that the man was Paul Barton, whose wife,...

1 wounded in road-rage incident in mid-Missouri

Nov. 18, 2019 8:20 AM EST

ST. MARTINS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been wounded in a road-rage incident in central Missouri. Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler said Sunday in a Tweet that one person was taken into custody and the wounded person was transported to a hospital with injuries that weren’t believed to...