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Man charged over 'Your Next Mass Shooter' social media claim

Aug. 23, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of identifying himself as "Your Next Mass Shooter" on social media has been charged with a felony. Twenty-six-year-old Brian Groner, of Jefferson City, is jailed without bond after he was charged Thursday with one count of making a terroristic threat. No...

Family outraged after 17-year-old killed, 7-year-old wounded

Aug. 23, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives are outraged after a 17-year-old was killed outside a Kansas City home and his 7-year-old sister shot six times as she played nearby. The Kansas City Star reports that police suspect that another teen opened fire Wednesday night after an argument, killing Zavien Hall and...

Missouri man accused of double homicide faces new charges

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man faces new charges in the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend. KMIZ-TV reports that grand jurors indicted Brandon Rapier on Tuesday on two counts of armed criminal action and one count of aggravated stalking. He previously was charged with two counts of...

Man killed in hit-and-run crash in St. Louis

Aug. 23, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in St. Louis. Police say it happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday in a neighborhood in the northern part of the city. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately released, including...

More than 50 animals seized from Columbia home

Aug. 23, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Animals control officers have removed 47 cats, three dogs and two birds from a Columbia home. KMIZ reports that the city animal control spokesman says a caller contacted the office Aug. 1 to report that some of the cats at the home looked unhealthy. Workers visited the home and advised...

Kansas City official rethinks public transportation system

Aug. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Robbie Makinen, CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, has more important matters to discuss than his inability to see. Ask about his vision loss, and he'll redirect the conversation. Yes, he said, he woke up completely blind one morning in 2013, but, "let's talk...

Meet Donna Mowery, the bat-rescue queen of greater St. Louis

Aug. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — Donna Mowery really ought to have her own bat signal. In the last seven years, Mowery has become the go-to bat rehabilitation expert for greater St. Louis, helping panicked people remove bats from homes and answering nonstop calls to take in bats in need. "Someone's got to do...

Fowler's homer caps comeback, Cardinals beat Rockies 6-5

Aug. 23, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina knew Dexter Fowler would come up big, even before Fowler did. Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong and Fowler each hit two-run homers, and the St. Louis Cardinals came back to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Thursday night. Fowler's 15th home run of the season, off of a 97 mph...

Man charged after 2 bodies found in pickup in St. Louis

Aug. 22, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 63-year-old man is charged with killing two people whose bodies were found in a pickup truck parked in St. Louis. Willie Little was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action. He is being held without bail. The bodies of 41-year-old...

University of Missouri enrollment up for 1st time since 2015

Aug. 22, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is seeing an uptick in enrollment this fall for the first time since 2015, when hundreds of students protested what they described as rampant racism on the Columbia campus. Transfer students are largely responsible for the 1% increase in enrollment to 29,677....