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  • Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

    WASHINGTON – Women with military experience, many of them combat veterans, are among the record number of female candidates running for office this year. Some aspire to change Congress, where veterans account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers. Most of the candidates are Democrats and many are mothers. Some have retired and are looking for other ways to serve. The female veterans have expertise in national security and veterans issues, with a track record of thriving in institutions dominated by […]

  • Police investigate resold southern Illinois cemetery plots

    SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. – Families in southern Illinois are coming forth with complaints operators of a cemetery resold plots that were already paid for. South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles said Thursday investigators served subpoenas for the records of Wanda Cemetery. In a statement, Coles said complainants said cemetery staff refused to talk to them about their lots, forcing them to report the issues to police. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Wanda Cemetery office manager Diana Williams said the subpoenas request […]

  • Driver who killed Kansas City cyclist gets 120-day sentence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A man who was under the influence of drugs when his car and hit and killed a 32-year-old Kansas City bicyclist was sentenced to at least 120 days in prison. The Kansas City Star reports 32-year-old Joseph Lasala was sentenced Thursday for involuntary manslaughter in the April 2016 death of Anthony Saluto. Prosecutors say a vehicle driven by Lasala was driving east in central Kansas City when it veered into the westbound lanes and hit Saluto […]

  • Man drowns when watercraft capsizes at Lake of the Ozarks

    CAMDENTON, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 33-year-old man died after he was thrown from a personal watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks. The patrol says Tyrell Anderson of Jefferson City died Thursday afternoon. He was driving a 2006 Yamaha personal watercraft on the main channel of the lake when it capsized. Authorities said he suffered an unknown medical condition while trying to get back on the watercraft. Anderson was wearing a life jacket.

  • Police investigate resold southern Illinois cemetery plots

    SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. (AP) _ Families in southern Illinois are coming forth with complaints operators of a cemetery resold plots that were already paid for. South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles said Thursday investigators served subpoenas for the records of Wanda Cemetery. In a statement, Coles said complainants said cemetery staff refused to talk to them about their lots, forcing them to report the issues to police. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Wanda Cemetery office manager Diana Williams said the subpoenas […]

  • Driver who killed Kansas City cyclist gets 120-day sentence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A man who was under the influence of drugs when his car and hit and killed a 32-year-old Kansas City bicyclist was sentenced to at least 120 days in prison. The Kansas City Star reports 32-year-old Joseph Lasala was sentenced Thursday for involuntary manslaughter in the April 2016 death of Anthony Saluto. Prosecutors say a vehicle driven by Lasala was driving east in central Kansas City when it veered into the westbound lanes and hit Saluto […]

  • Missouri unemployment drops to lowest rate since June 2000

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s unemployment has dropped slightly to hit its lowest rate since June 2000. Department of Economic Development data released Wednesday show the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in July. That’s down from 3.5 percent in June. Missouri unemployment was at 3.6 percent in July 2017 and hovered between 3.6 percent and 3.7 percent for most of the past year. It started edging down in June. According to department data, seasonally adjusted employment went […]

  • Neighbors injured while saving child from burning home

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two people are being treated for injuries after entering a neighbor’s burning home to rescue a child. The St. Louis Fire Department says a blaze broke out Thursday afternoon at a home in south St. Louis. The department says two neighbors rescued a child and were injured when they escaped the blaze through a broken window. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The child’s age and gender were not immediately released, and authorities say […]

  • Illinois Democrats boost election hopefuls at state fair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Close to 3,000 Illinois Democrats have converged on Springfield to kick off the fall election campaign despite a cancellation by keynoter Joe Biden. Illness sidelined the former vice president. Pinch-hitting at Thursday’s Democratic County Chairs Association brunch was the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Pete Buttigieg rallied the crowd with criticism of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and fellow Republican President Donald Trump. He says Democrats need to find challengers to GOP candidates up and down […]

  • Trial in 1984 Missouri teenager’s death moved to new county

    TUSCUMBIA, Mo. – The trial of a 59-year-old man facing a capital murder charge in the 1984 death of a Missouri teenager has been moved to a different county. Martin Priest’s trial in the death of 15-year-old Tammy Sue Rothganger of Eldon has been moved from Miller to Laclede County. Rothganger disappeared while walking to school in May 1984. A friend reported seeing the girl getting into a car with an unidentified man and Priest, who was her mother’s boyfriend. […]

  • ‘Hands just fine’ Matt Carpenter signals success with salsa update

    St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter extended his on-base streak during Wednesday’s game against Washington to 33 games with a walk in the fifth. It’s the longest current streak in the majors. He left the game in the seventh after he was hit on the hand by a pitch from Matt Grace. The St. Louis Cardinals posted this update to Facebook Wednesday night: “After being hit, the trainers wanted to see if Matt Carpenter’s hand was ok. He tested his strength […]

  • Slain felon lied to buy firearm before wounding 3 officers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Authorities say a homicide suspect who was killed by Kansas City police after wounding three officers was able to pass a firearm-purchase background check despite an extensive criminal history in Oklahoma. The Kansas City Star reports that the FBI says 25-year-old Marlin Mack provided false biographical information to an Independence gun shop. Mack was being sought in the killing of Indian engineering student Sharath Koppu when he wounded two officers July 15 while fleeing from a […]