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41 dogs and cats rescued from hoarding situation, owner arrested in Bates County, Mo.

BATES CO., Mo. – Forty-one dogs and cats were rescued, and their owner was arrested on Friday. For the third time over an eight year period, the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued animals from a property in Bates County.


Victim of deadly western Missouri I-70 crash identified

OAK GROVE, Mo. - A family still in shock after their 74-year-old matriarch dies in that massive I-70 pileup Friday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Linda and James Henderson of Platte City crashed into the rear towed unit of a semi that slid off the side of the road. Mrs. Henderson died from


21 animals rescued from Missouri hoarder

BATES COUNTY, Mo. - Take a look at these photos from the Humane Society of Missouri. They rescued 21 dogs and 20 cats from an alleged hoarder in Bates County, Missouri. The animals were found inside of a home that was filled with filthy stacks of crates without access to food or water.


Missouri man found guilty in drunken crash death of NWMSU student

MARYVILLE, Mo. — A jury has found a 22-year-old Maryville man guilty of DWI resulting in death for crashing into a bar last year and killing a Northwest Missouri State University student.


Lawmakers criticize Missouri Department of Revenue over tax calculation error

(Jefferson City) -- A bipartisan Missouri House committee blasted the state Department of Revenue (DOR) on Wednesday in Jefferson City for lack of communication regarding an error that is impacting some people’s taxes. DOR says the inaccurate calculation involves the federal tax deduction.


Our wintry weekend claimed three lives across the state of Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports there have been 729 crashes since a counting period began Friday evening, just as the wintry precipitation was starting to fall.


Missouri woman gets prison in fatal abuse of infant son

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A Missouri mother who did nothing to protect her infant from fatal abuse at the hands of her boyfriend has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Megan Hendricks, of Wentzville, was sentenced Friday. She had pleaded guilty in Aug


Missouri State Highway Patrol searching for missing person

(KFVS) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking the public for help in locating a missing man. According to the St. Louis Police Department, Edvin Cahic, 26, went missing from 9616 Jesse Dr. at 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 16.


What Kansas And Missouri Lawmakers Think About Trump's Border Emergency Declaration

This story has been updated to include statements from Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Rep. Bill Graves. For the most part, the reactions of Kansas' and Missouri's congressional delegation to President Donald Trump's emergency declaration Friday fell along party lines.


Viral video shows massive deadly pileup occur in Missouri

A video showing a massive 47-vehicle accident unfolding on a snowy interstate in Kansas City, Mo., was viewed millions of times overnight Friday after it was posted on Twitter.


More freezing precipitation possible for Southern Missouri

Another round of freezing precipitation is possible on the north side of the state line. A winter weather advisory will be in effect for Southern Missouri beginning at 6:00 Saturday evening and continuing until 6:00 Sunday morning.


Dramatic 47-car pile up in Missouri leaves at least one dead

Snowfall in western Missouri caused a terrifying 47-car pile up that left at least one person dead. Video from the incident on I-70 near Oak Grove shows dozens of cars and trucks incapable of slowing down on the icy highway, colliding again and again at high speeds. Highway patrol said visibility at


Clinton man arrested for alleged felony drug possession and warrant

HENRY COUNTY, Mo. — A Clinton resident arrested Saturday afternoon in Henry County could face felony charges. 33-year-old Steven Mackey was arrested just before 3 p.m., according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.


After Kansas City area sees 3-6 inches of snow, prepare for Round 2 Saturday night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City area saw significant snow accumulations Friday. Most got at least 3 inches, and many saw as much 6 inches in some areas. Snow total reports to the National Weather Service show about 3.5 inches in Cass County, 5.2 inches in Platte County, 3.7 in Johnson County (KS)


Missouri Corrections officials say threats to staff real, constant

If something can be sharpened to a point or ground to a sharp edge, some offenders in Missouri's prisons will likely do it. But the inmates don't need a weapon to do serious harm to a guard, according to Stanley Keely, a deputy warden at Jefferson City Correctional Center. Officers have been slashed


Missouri police violated own policy, let man keep belt in jail. He hanged himself

The Pleasant Hill Police Department defied its own written policy when officers placed Anthony Phillip Garner in a city jail cell while he was still wearing his belt, according to an autopsy report and law enforcement documents.


Windsor Driver Injured on Snow-Covered Road

A 53-year old woman from Windsor was injured Friday morning as the vehicle slid off a snow-covered roadway. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the wreck at 9:15, on MO-52 at Route OO in Henry County.


Cottey College basketball features three sisters

NEVADA, MO - The Cottey College women's basketball team features three sisters. Kasey, Karlie, and Kelsey Acton were homeschooled in Traverse City, Michigan and ended up in Nevada, Missouri.


Softball coach pleads not guilty to molesting players

HENRY COUNTY, Mo. – During a formal arraignment Thursday in Henry County, a former softball coach entered a not guilty plea to molesting some of his players. After the plea, the court scheduled a criminal setting next week for Christopher A. Hidy, 43, of Windsor. Hidy is charged with four counts of


Weather delayed molestation case to be reviewed in Cass County

CASS COUNTY, Mo. – A case review is scheduled today in Cass County for a Harrisonville man accused of molesting a runaway. Court documents accuse Miles Wray, 28, of statutory sodomy and child molestation, each in the second degree. A probable cause statement says the juvenile female ran away from ho