Man guilty of manslaughter in girlfriend’s shooting death


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 32-year-old Springfield man was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for death of his girlfriend. Prosecutors say Jonathan Greer killed his girlfriend, 34-year-old Angie Holbrook, in July 2013. He was charged with second-degree murder but was found guilty Thursday of the lesser charge. The Springfield News-Leader reports Holbrook was shot during […]

2 former corrections officers at St. Louis jail charged

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman is facing charges for allegedly having sex with a jail inmate while she was working as a corrections officer. Authorities say 29-year-old Deborah Gibson-Harris performed sex acts with an inmate between Feb. 1 and April 26 in a cell at the city’s Medium Security Institution. She is […]

Applebee’s moving from Kansas City to California


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The headquarters of Kansas City-based Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar is moving to California. The company also says Steven Layt, president of Applebee’s, will not move and has resigned. The Kansas City Star reports that a statement from DineEquity Inc., the California company that owns the Applebee’s and IHOP chains, […]

Late Missouri trooper eulogized as Christian, ethical

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DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper killed last week in an on-duty crash is being remembered as a dedicated law enforcer guided by his spirituality. Hundreds of mourners attended Friday’s services for James Bava in the St. Louis suburb of Dardenne Prairie, including Gov. Jay Nixon and dozens of fellow […]

Some believe unemployment bill veto can’t be overridden, Republicans plan to try (VIDEO)

Representative Scott Fitzpatrick watches as former House Speaker John Diehl, Junior, signs the override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of Fitzpatrick’s HB 150, reducing unemployment benefits in Missouri. (photo courtesy; Missourinet)

(Missourinet)- State Senate Republican leaders plan to attempt to override Governor Nixon’s veto of a bill to reduce unemployment benefits, but there are those who say they can’t. The state House voted to override the veto of the unemployment bill before the end of the regular legislative session, but in the Senate, Republicans used a procedural […]

Man hit and killed by train

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SULLIVAN, Mo. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has died after being struck by a train in downtown Sullivan. Authorities are trying to determine if the victim was walking along the track or stumbled as the train approached. His name is being held until his family is notified. According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, officers […]

Boy, 11, shoots and kills intruder, 16

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion. Sergeant Brian Schellman says officers responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a shooting at a north St. Louis County home. He says officers arrived to find the 16-year-old boy dead inside. Police believe […]