Recent Articles
  • 1 dead, 2 injured by carbon monoxide in Jefferson City

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A man died and two females were critically injured in an apparently accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a Jefferson City home. Jefferson City police say emergency responders were called to the home early Saturday for a medical emergency. Responders found 51-year-old Troy Feltrop dead in the home. Two females, 44-year-old Lisa Feltrop and a 14-year-old girl, were taken to hospitals. Police say they are both in critical condition. Police detectives determined a vehicle was left […]

  • 9 people face misdemeanor charge in Springfield raids

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Greene County authorities are looking for nine people who are believed to be involved in an alleged sex-trafficking ring that operated at Asian massage parlors in Springfield. County Prosecutor Dan Patterson said charged the nine suspects Friday with operating a massage business without a proper state license, a misdemeanor. The charges come after an investigation into human trafficking that led authorities to raid 13 businesses and five residences Thursday. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says Asian […]

  • Pokemon Go Fest has troubles moving

    CHICAGO (AP) _ Huge crowds at Chicago’s Grant Park experienced technical glitches at the Pokemon Go Fest . The celebration of the cellphone-app game’s one-year anniversary went awry Saturday. The Chicago Tribune reported the festival’s organizers decided to issue refunds for the $20 tickets and $100 in credits for use on the app. The Chicago Sun-Times reported the CEO of the game’s developer was booed when he made an explanation to the crowd. Niantic Inc.’s John Hanke said “the whole […]

  • Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

    CHICAGO (AP) _ Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo’s bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL Central race. A classic pitchers’ duel between Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright kept it scoreless into the eighth. The Cubs began the day one game behind shaky Milwaukee for the division lead, with the Cardinals 3 1/2 back of the Brewers. […]

  • Illinois Raptor Center expands rehabilitation space

    DECATUR, Ill. –  A raptor center in Illinois soon will have rehabilitation space necessary for injured birds of any size. The Herald & Review ( ) reports that the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur is building a Super Flight, a 16 feet wide, 17 feet high, 400 feet long space for birds of prey to regain their soaring heights and hunting skills. Partition doors can create seven separate flights or be left open to allow birds to use the entire […]

  • Target to phase out Cartwheel Perks rewards program

    MINNEAPOLIS –  Target Corp. is ending the Cartwheel Perks rewards program that it began testing in five markets last year. The Star Tribune reports that the program was part of the company’s Cartwheel app, which provides in-store shoppers with digital coupons for extra savings when they check out. The Cartwheel app will remain otherwise intact. Cartwheel Perks allowed customers to rack up points every time they made in-store purchases. Once they accrued a certain number of points, they could choose […]

  • Cardinals trade Marco Gonzales for top outfield prospect

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners have acquired young left-hander Marco Gonzales from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for top outfield prospect Tyler O’Neill. The clubs pulled off the surprising deal Friday, the second move to add pitching help in as many days for the Mariners. Seattle acquired veteran reliever David Phelps from Miami on Thursday. This time, Seattle added a young starter who will have a number of seasons of club control but paid a hefty price. O’Neill was […]

  • Cardinals activate OF Grichuk, LHP Duke from DL

    CHICAGO – The St. Louis Cardinals have activated outfielder Randal Grichuk and reliever Zach Duke from the disabled list and recalled catching prospect Carson Kelly from Triple-A Memphis. St. Louis also acquired minor league outfielder Tyler O’Neill in a trade with Seattle for left-hander Marco Gonzales, and designated catcher Eric Fryer for assignment before Friday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Right-hander Sam Tuivailala and outfielder Magneuris Sierra were optioned to the minors after Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the New York […]

  • Illinois reports 1st human case of West Nile virus this year

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois public health officials say the state has confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus this year. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Thursday that the victim is a Will County man in his 60s who became ill at the end of June. In 2016 the first human case of West Nile virus was reported June 6. Last year the department reported 155 human cases, including six deaths. The virus is transmitted through […]

  • Attorneys: Red-light camera deal in taxpayer’s best interest

    CHICAGO (AP) _ Attorneys for the city of Chicago say they’re recommending aldermen approve a nearly $40 million settlement to a class action lawsuit involving the city’s red-light camera program. Chicago corporation counsel Ed Siskel says the city’s Law Department is making the recommendation “in the best interest of the taxpayers.” He says there was a risk of a more than $250 million settlement against the city in the case without the settlement. Under the deal announced Thursday about 1.2 […]

  • 1 victim of triple shooting in St. Joseph dies from injuries

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say one of the victims of a triple shooting at a St. Joseph apartment complex has died. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the shooting happened early Thursday at Brittany Village apartments. Police Capt. Jeff Wilson says the victims were ages 42, 37 and 31. The three were rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. It wasn’t immediately clear which one died. Police didn’t immediately have a suspect in custody. Wilson said detectives continue […]

  • Missouri woman sues H&M over alleged abduction by employee

    [ooyala code=”5pcjV2YTE6DgGYEL5XD7c9s7cEWtdcBZ” player_id=”c660b791c3704ff69d4162d7adb7c4a1″ auto=”true” width=”1920″ height= CLAYTON, Mo. – A woman is suing the H&M clothing chain and a former security officer who is accused of kidnapping her from a store in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the suit filed Wednesday in St. Louis County alleges that the retailer should have fired Shaun Ivy before she was abducted. Authorities allege two other women were targeted. Ivy has pleaded not guilty to two count […]