Man sentenced to 15 years for secretly recording young girls

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 26-year-old suburban Kansas City man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for secretly recording videos of unsuspecting victims in restrooms and changing rooms at several businesses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City says Nicholas Braile of Independence was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in February […]

Sex offender sentenced to 30 years for producing child pornography

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A Pineville, Mo., man who is a registered sex offender was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for producing child pornography. Jeremy Wayne Law, 31, of Pineville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 30 years in federal prison without parole. On March 25, 2015, Law pleaded guilty to attempting to use a […]

GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators have blocked a state audit of the Kansas foster care system even though several of them acknowledged they have concerns about how it operates. A legislative committee that directs the work of state auditors voted 5-4 Wednesday against initiating a review of the foster care system sought by two […]

Woman finds unexploded mortar round while cleaning home

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City woman cleaning out some of her husband’s items found what is believed to be a live explosive in their home. The Kansas City Star reports the Prairie Village, Kansas, woman called police around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday saying she had found an old military item that could […]

Bill meant to prevent shock-drowning in Missouri to be back in 2016

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(Missourinet) – A bill that sought to make the Lake of the Ozarks safer for swimmers saw little attention in the 2015 legislative session, but will come up again next year. Thirteen year-old Alexandra Anderson and her eight-year-old brother Brayden of Ashland drowned after they were electrocuted while swimming near a dock at the Lake […]

Weapons unaccounted for at Missouri sheriff’s department

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OZARK, Mo. (AP) — A report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Department says federal authorities are working with the department to determine why some of the department’s fully automatic weapons are unaccounted for. The Springfield News-Leader reports that interim Sheriff Dwight McNiel says in a 19-page report that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and […]

Patience pays off for Missouri Powerball winner

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — For two decades, Tom Rea of St. Louis played the same Powerball numbers. It finally paid off — in a big way. The Missouri Lottery on Wednesday introduced the 62-year-old Rea and his wife, Cathy, as winners of a $70 million Powerball jackpot from the July 4 drawing. The couple claimed […]