Missouri

August 28, 2018 - 6:55 pm
A woman accused of intentionally driving into the Kansas River with her children in the car will stand trial on first-degree murder and attempted murder charges. The Lawrence Journal-World reports a mental evaluation of Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, found she was mentally...
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August 28, 2018 - 6:34 pm
Authorities have arrested a man who is accused of stealing a patrol car in Kansas City, Missouri, and fleeing into Kansas City, Kansas. Police in Kansas City, Missouri, said in a news release that an officer first approached the man because he had been spotted walking in traffic. The release says...
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August 21, 2018 - 6:50 pm
A Kansas City woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison for selling heroin to a user who suffered a near-fatal overdose. Loretta Gilliard, 35, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. The investigation began when a user from Overland...
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August 20, 2018 - 8:49 pm
New state programs will allow Missouri farmers suffering from drought to hay and pump water from some state land. Gov. Mike Parson on Monday announced that farmers will have access to water on 28 conservation areas and five state parks in northern and mid-Missouri. Up to 5,000 gallons of water can...
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August 17, 2018 - 6:08 pm
The Kansas City Zoo has a special rhino that's kept hidden from the public. An eastern black rhinoceros named Imara spends all day inside a barn or a small shaded pen because of a skin condition that makes it dangerous to be in the sun. Kirk Suedmeyer is the zoo's head veterinarian. He says Imara...
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August 16, 2018 - 9:07 pm
The trial of a man facing a capital murder charge in the 1984 death of a Missouri teenager has been moved to a different county. The trial of Martin Priest, 59, in the death of Tammy Sue Rothganger, 15, of Eldon has been moved from Miller to Laclede County. Rothganger disappeared while walking to...
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August 15, 2018 - 7:23 pm
A board member of a Kansas City-area lacrosse team who offered to be a "sex coach" for a female player has pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct. Platte County prosecutors say James McEnerney, 61, of Overland Park, Kansas, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor. McEnerney...
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August 14, 2018 - 7:19 pm
A man who fought with and threatened security officers outside a federal office building in Kansas City has been sentenced to 15 years without parole. James Everett Jr., 32, of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday for threatening a federal law enforcement officer, resisting a federal law...
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August 13, 2018 - 8:52 pm
Officials with Lee Jeans say the company plans to move its headquarters from Merriam, Kansas, to North Carolina. The company announced Monday that the move to Greensboro, North Carolina, is part of a reorganization and split by its parent company, VF Corp. Lee Jeans will join Wrangler jeans in...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:21 pm
Three teenagers from Kansas are dead and 10 other people are hurt after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern Missouri. The wreck happened around 10:40 a.m. Friday near Bolivar. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. John Lueckenhoff says those killed were a boy, 16, from Olathe, a...
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