Category: Missouri News

New women’s group defends Akin in Mo. Senate race

(CHESTERFIELD, Mo., AP) — Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is gaining support from some women who believe he has been unfairly judged. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports ( ) that about 300 people gathered Tuesday night for an event sponsored by a new group called Women Standing with Todd Akin. The group describes itself as… Read more »

Catholic group calls for KC Bishop Finn to resign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A national Catholic organization is pushing for Bishop Robert Finn to resign after he became the highest-ranking U.S. church official convicted of a crime related to the child sexual abuse scandal. The Kansas City Star ( ) reported that the National Survivor Advocates Coalition made the demand during a news… Read more »

Five die in small plane crash in Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A small plane crashed early Saturday in southwest Missouri, killing the pilot, his three children and a businesswoman. Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Jason Pace said the single-engine plane went down about 12:30 a.m. northwest of the town of Willard, leaving all five people on board dead. The 2002 Cirrus SR22… Read more »

Two charged in NW Mo. State student’s death

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Two men have been charged in the death of a 21-year-old Northwest Missouri State University student. The Nodaway County prosecutor filed charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault Friday against 23-year-old Tony Overlin and 31-year-old Kevin Dell Mooney, both of Bethany. They were jailed on $100,000 bond, and their arraignment is… Read more »

Police investigate death of NW Mo. State student

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Maryville police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Northwest Missouri State University student. Police say in a news release that Tomarken Smith of St. Louis died at a hospital early Friday after being assaulted in Maryville. Individuals involved in the assault are in custody. Police did not release further details… Read more »

Hundreds of fake football tickets sold for MU game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri officials are warning football fans to watch out for fake tickets to the games. Police say hundreds of fake tickets were detected at last Saturday’s game against Georgia. Chad Moller, spokesman for the Missouri athletic department, says a review of ticket scanners after the game found 400 “missed… Read more »

Possible 19th century outlaw remains to be exhumed

KEARNEY, Mo. (AP) — Researchers trying to confirm if a member of the Jesse James gang was buried in a northwest Missouri cemetery can exhume his suspected remains for DNA testing, a judge has ruled. Clay County Circuit Judge A. Rex Gabbert granted permission Thursday for researchers to dig up the remains, thought to be… Read more »

Mo.’s Cahill to chair public broadcasting board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former general manager of Kansas City’s National Public Radio station has been elected chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Fellow board members of the nonprofit corporation elected Patty Cahill on Tuesday to a one-year term. Elizabeth Sembler, of Seminole, Fla., was elected vice chairman. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was… Read more »

Angler snags hand grenade in SW Mo. lake

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An angler trying his luck at a southwest Missouri reservoir stocked with bass and other desirable fish pulled in something that prompted a military response — a hand grenade. The Springfield News-Leader reports ( ) the fisherman snagged the grenade around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fellows Lake. It was encased in… Read more »

Insurance, tax issues on tap for Mo. veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers will be deciding whether to override any of the vetoes made this year by Gov. Jay Nixon. The annual veto session that kicks off Wednesday carries some suspense this year for at least two bills. One would expand religious and moral exceptions for state requirements regarding insurance coverage… Read more »