Latest Missouri News

Wandering bear tranquilized, moved outside of St. Louis

Jul. 7, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wildlife officials have relocated a black bear that had wandered into a St. Louis suburb and drew a crowd of hundreds curious to see the out-of-place animal. The has been popular on social media pages for weeks as it plodded hundreds of miles from Wisconsin, through Illinois and briefly...

Woman, girl killed after apparent fireworks altercation

Jul. 6, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 38-year-old woman and 11-year-old girl were killed and three were injured in a weekend shooting in Columbia after someone unintentionally shot fireworks at someone’s household. Police identified the woman killed early Sunday as Tara Knedler and the girl only...

St. Louis County schools to reopen with masks, distancing

Jul. 6, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Schools in St. Louis County will reopen with masks, social distancing and some online classes amid an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. County Executive Sam Page said Monday that public and private schools are expected to present their plans to parents and students...

Missouri governor signs bill to increase prison sentences

Jul. 6, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday announced he's signing a contested bill that will ramp up penalties for gun crimes, second-degree murder and gang crimes. It also would create the crime of vehicle hijacking, which now can be prosecuted as robbery. The measure is the only bill the...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jul. 6, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Kansas City Star, July 5 We all join Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in his heartbreak and disgust over the violence that’s so out of control that three kids were killed here last week. One of them, a 4-year-old who had survived heart surgery, was shot in his own big-boy bed, during a driveby shooting. Two...

4-year-old shot by suspected stray bullet dies of injuries

Jul. 6, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy died after he was shot in the head by an apparent stray bullet in St. Louis on the Fourth of July, authorities said Monday. Police said that the department was reclassifying the shooting of Michael Goodlow III as a homicide after it was notified of his death. Police said...

Man arrested in deadly Missouri shooting after standoff

Jul. 6, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Mo. (AP) — A man was arrested Monday in a deadly northwest Missouri shooting after standoff, authorities say. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jake Angle said the the Atchison County Sheriff's Office responded around 9:30 a.m. after a man was shot in Fairfax. The victim was pronounced dead at a...

62-year-old man drowns while swimming in Missouri River

Jul. 6, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned while swimming in the Missouri River. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 62-year-old Gregory Muller, of O'Fallon. The patrol says he was swimming off a sandbar Friday when he became caught in an eddy in St. Charles County....

10-year-old finds human remains near Kansas City creek

Jul. 6, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has found human remains near a Kansas City creek. Officer Doaa El-Ashkar, a police spokeswoman, said in an email that the discovery was made Sunday near the bank of Shoal Creek. The remains have not been identified. Police said additional searches...

Police shoot, kill suspected carjacker in suburban St. Louis

Jul. 6, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

SPANISH LAKE, Mo. (AP) — An off-duty deputy shot and killed a suspected carjacker Monday after he struck a 67-year-old man as he walked on a suburban St. Louis sidewalk with his 10-year-old grandson, authorities say. St. Louis County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus said the suspect used a weapon to steal...