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Police officer among 4 murdered at Springfield gas station

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Four people are dead, including a police officer, at the hands of a gunman who then turned the weapon on himself. The incident occured at a Springfield, MO convenience store. Officers Christopher ...

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Missouri 23rd, Kansas 37th in rankings of most “sinful” states

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Let the state that is without sin cast the first stone. Missouri is the 23rd most sinful state in the nation, according to a WalletHub survey, while Kansas comes in at No. ...

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Kansas City mayor proposes adding police to fight crime

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas proposes to put more police officers on the streets to address the high crime rate. “We owe it to the victims, to their families, to our own ...

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Man convicted in murder of missionary near International House of Prayer

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A Kansas City man has been convicted of shooting and killing a Chinese missionary near the International House of Prayer. The murder rocked the large missionary community in the region. Curtrail Hudson, ...

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Posing as nurse, woman kidnaps baby from maternity ward in Colombia

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A baby was kidnapped in a hospital by a woman pretending to be a nurse. The incident happened in Colombia this week after the baby girl was taken from her from her ...

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Guatemala to get $1 billion investment to improve economy, security

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The best way to decrease illegal immigration, say many, is to produce economic incentives and better security for migrants to stay in their own country. The Trump administration announced late Wedesday it ...

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Bipartisan effort hopes to update Missouri HIV laws

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Modernizing Missouri’s current HIV laws is a top priority for lawmakers of both parties as the 2020 legislative session gets under way in Jefferson City. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, hopes legislative ...

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Kansas City files lawsuit over what it calls illegal firearms trafficking

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has made reducing violent crime his top priority for 2020. He and the city council this week announced a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer for ignoring what ...

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California police search for missing nephew of former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden

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Police in California continue to search for a missing 25-year-old Missouri man who disappeared on New Year’s Eve. Alexander Holden is the nephew of Bob Holden, who was governor of Missouri from ...

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Kansas City one of seven cities to receive increased resources against violent crime

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Kansas City is among seven cities with high rates of violent crime that will receive increased federal law enforcement resources. U.S. Attorney General William Barr made the announcement at a news conference ...

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KC Mayor seeks bipartisan effort to combat violence

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Quinton Lucas says the hardest part of being the Mayor of Kansas City is dealing with the increasing violence in Missouri’s largest city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 ...

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Local pastor seeking donations to make Christmas brighter for children of murder victims

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It would be hard to think of someone facing a more difficult time this Christmas than the children of one of the nearly 200 murder victims in Kansas City this year. A ...

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St. Louis faith leaders push for changes in Missouri juvenile sentencing guidelines

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Seventeen-year-old offenders automatically are prosecuted as adults in Missouri. A group of faith leaders is trying to change that and give prosecutors discretion in filing charges against juvenile suspects, according to KSDK-TV. ...

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Missouri has one of nation’s highest murder rates

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The Show-Me State has one of the nation’s highest murder rates – and it is climbing rapidly. Missouri had 7.9 murders per 100,000 residents in the period from 2013 to 2017, trailing ...

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Police put down beagle found skinned alive near Neosho

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Police in Neosho, Missouri are investigating an incident of animal cruelty after a beagle was found skinned alive Oct. 3. An $8,000 reward is being offered for information about the case. Neosho ...

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Supreme Court allows execution of Bucklew to take place

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A deliberate and vicious killer was executed in Missouri Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to give him his third reprieve. Russell Bucklew was executed at the Bonne Terre state prison ...

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News Briefs: Biden’s brother sued for fraud; Missouri pro-life law partially blocked; Democrats and ‘luxury’ taxes

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Companies sue Joe Biden’s brother for fraud Biden, the brother of presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, told potential business partners that their health care startups could get more business through ...

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News Briefs: Robo calls; China hacking cancer research; DOJ releases eye-opening arrest data;

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Here’s your daily news briefs. DOJ says majority of arrests are non-citizens Noncitizen immigrants in the United States accounted for a whopping 64 percent of all federal arrests in 2018. That’s according to new ...

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FBI: 64 percent of all federal arrests are noncitizens

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President Trump was criticized for comments about high crime numbers associated with those entering the country illegally. The comments drew national criticism from immigration rights groups, Democrats and many Republicans. Now, the ...

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Suspect arrested after ambush of law enforcement agents

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A gunman is in custody after allegedly shooting two law enforcement officials in southern Missouri in what authorities have described as an ambush. A sheriff’s deputy and Missouri state trooper were serving an eviction notice in ...

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Conservative shames city leaders, organizes Baltimore clean-up

Some 200 volunteers combed through the streets of northwest Baltimore on Aug. 5, cleaning up trash and weeds in an “Americans Helping Americans” event organized by conservative activist Scott Presler. Starting at 7 a.m. ...

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Two bodies found behind local church

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Kansas City’s homicide rate could add two more victims to the growing list after police discovered bodies behind a local church. The Kansas City Police Department  stated officers responded to the call ...

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El Paso witness carried lost children to safety

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A witness to the mass shooting at the El Paso Walmart risked his own life as he carried kids to safety after they were caught in the crossfire. Glen Oakley was at ...

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Death toll rises to Twenty in El Paso Walmart shooting

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The death toll has risen to 20 people with 26 others wounded in a shooting at an El Paso Walmart. Law enforcement officials have said a 21-year-old Dallas-area man named Patrick Crusius ...

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‘It’s just crazy’: Baltimore residents describe their living conditions

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Baltimore residents are now coming out in defense of President Donald Trump’s recent comments about conditions in the city. Trump made comments condemning the poverty and crime in the city which is ...

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