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Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

Dec. 18, 2018 5:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn't always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The...

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Dec. 18, 2018 3:31 AM EST

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents...

GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

Dec. 17, 2018 10:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn't always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The...

Forrest helps No. 11 Florida State beat SE Missouri 85-68

Dec. 17, 2018 10:25 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Playing for the first time in eight days, Florida State looked rusty and trailed for much of the first half. Trent Forrest soon changed everything, driving to the basket and consistently producing points or drawing fouls. Forrest scored a career-high 23 points and freshman Devin...

Missouri woman who drove car into Kansas River pleads guilty

Dec. 17, 2018 7:08 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman who told police she intentionally drove into the Kansas River while trying to kill herself and her two young children pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, entered the plea...

St. Louis County prosecutors vote to unionize

Dec. 17, 2018 5:46 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney's office have voted to join a police union. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that prosecutors along with investigators voted by secret ballot Monday to enter the St. Louis Police Officers Association. The association did not...

Police: Child saved after man reports trying to drown her

Dec. 17, 2018 3:51 PM EST

GREENWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Police say an infant is recovering after a man walked into a northwest Missouri police station and said he had drowned his 6-month-old child. The Kansas City Star reports the man made the report at the Greenwood police station Monday morning. Greenwood police Cpl. Thomas Calhoun was...

Missouri woman who reported shooting charged with murder

Dec. 17, 2018 3:24 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — A 30-year-old northeast Missouri woman who called police to report an accidental shooting is now charged in her boyfriend's death. Crystal Denson, of House Springs, was charged Monday with murder in the shooting death of 49-year-old Robert Williams. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave...

Kansas City man sentenced to 30 years for fatal shooting

Dec. 17, 2018 3:12 PM EST

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shotgun killing of another man. Kevin Michael Moore was sentenced earlier this month for the January shooting death of Jacob Wood in Gladstone. The Kansas City Star reports prosecutors said Moore drove to a Gladstone...

Man settles suit over school shooting Facebook post for $80K

Dec. 17, 2018 3:10 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who spent several days in jail for a satirical school shooting Facebook post has settled a lawsuit for $80,000. The Southeast Missourian reports that James Robert Ross, of Cape Girardeau, settled Friday with the city of Jackson and three police officers. He favors...