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Missouri bill on college rape stalls in Senate

Apr. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill to change how Missouri colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual assault and harassment hit a roadblock in the state Senate Wednesday, raising questions about its chances of passing this year. At issue is how schools handle alleged violations of Title IX, a...

Missouri man dies after being shocked, sedated, family says

Apr. 18, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of a homeless, mentally ill man say he has been taken off life support after going into cardiac arrest when St. Louis police shocked him with a stun gun and paramedics sedated him. A relative of 43-year-old Julius Graves and a lawyer for the family confirmed his death Thursday...

Man charged in deadly shooting in St. Louis County

Apr. 18, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with killing another man in a north St. Louis County apartment complex after an apparent drug deal went bad. Thirty-one-year-old Justin Caffey, of Florissant, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the killing of 54-year-old Michael Hudson. He also...

Former arts teacher sentenced for paying boy for sex

Apr. 18, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

BLOOMSDALE, Mo. (AP) — A former arts teacher at a prestigious suburban St. Louis school has been sentenced to five years of probation for paying an underage boy for sex. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 47-year-old Richard Joseph Schwartz Ives was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month...

Teen charged with killing man who was trying to fix vehicle

Apr. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teenager who is suspected of fatally shooting a man as he was trying to fix a vehicle in Kansas City has been arrested at his father's home in Columbia. Eighteen-year-old Bryant Brown was taken into custody Tuesday and charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and armed criminal...

Woman convicted of killing man in Kansas City home

Apr. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been convicted in the shooting and stabbing death of a man in her Kansas City home. The Kansas City Star reports that 46-year-old Michelle Dunkin was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death...

Man dies of electrocution in suburban Kansas City home

Apr. 18, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after being electrocuted while working in the garage of a suburban Kansas City home. The Kansas City Star reports that police say the man's death Wednesday morning in Shawnee, Kansas, is under investigation but appears to be an accident. The name of the...

Bid to reduce penalties for pot possession fails in Missouri

Apr. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attempt to abolish jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana has failed in the Missouri House. Missouri law currently makes possession of 35 grams of marijuana or less a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Republican...

Lawmakers upset with Missouri-Kansas City chancellor

Apr. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for the resignation of University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal over what they say was his inadequate response to the disruption of a conservative speaker's appearance last week. Lawmakers also threatened to...

Theft suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting

Apr. 17, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in eastern Missouri shot a suspected thief during a confrontation in an abandoned nursing home near Festus. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says the 30-year-old suspect was shot in the shoulder while he and the deputy struggled over the deputy's...