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A Pregnant Woman in Missouri Spent 39 Days in Jail for Refusing to Make Her Kids Take a Paternity Test
A woman in St. Louis County has filed a lawsuit alleging her civil rights were violated when, after being arrested for refusing a court-ordered paternity test, she was jailed for more than a month. To make matters worse, she was seven months pregnant when she was arrested, and gave birth prematurely
Wife of Ku Klux Klan leader admits to shooting him to death after he asked for divorce
FARMINGTON, Mo. — The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader admitted Friday to fatally shooting her husband. Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life in prison Friday under a deal in which she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse in the February 20
Fathers of Springfield murderer and victim urge Missouri lawmakers to pass Hailey’s Law
The Missouri House and Senate have approved similar bills that would require Missouri’s Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to meet at least annually. Supporters hope to get a bill on the governor’s desk by the end of session in May.
St. Francois County teen accused of sodomy, statutory rape
PARK HILLS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Park Hills teen is accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl and putting his hands down the pants of another teen girl. Alek Barrington, 18, is charged with first-degree felony statutory rape and statutory sodomy involving a victim younger than 14.
Wife of Missouri KKK leader admits to murdering him
The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri admitted in court Friday that she fatally shot her husband in 2017 and dumped his body. “I fired both shots that killed my husband,” Malissa Ancona, 47, told Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn about Frank Ancona Jr., 51.
Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to make a federal disaster declaration this week, which can’t come too soon for farmers and others needing assistance after devastating floods.
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52 Missouri counties lost population in 2018
ST. LOUIS – New census data shows that while Missouri’s population rose slightly last year compared to 2017, more than 50 counties lost population. Data released Thursday shows estimated county populations as of July 1, 2018, compared to the previous year. Missouri overall saw its population rise 0.
Local couples file for divorce
The following dissolution of marriage cases recently were filed with the Jefferson County circuit clerk:. Joshua Muich, Arnold, v. Natalie Muich, Arnold. Erica L. Pollock, Hillsboro, v. Justin W. Pollock, Farmington.
Missouri sees some progress from trapping feral hogs
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation says some landowners are seeing less damage from feral hogs as the state focuses on trapping rather than hunting the invasive animals.
Missouri Legislative Update: MONA Has Made it to Committee!
As the end of Missouri’s 100th legislative session slowly approaches, I’m excited to tell you that two versions of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA), HB 208 sponsored by Rep. Greg Razer and HB 350 sponsored by Rep. Tom Hannegan have been referred to the House Committee on General Laws. Addit
A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products. House members voted 102-50 on Thursday in favor of limiting lawsuits to 15 years after a product is bought or leased, with some exceptions.
Lawrence County, Missouri: Mother of counties
Most people consider county boundaries as fixed since their formation. This may confuse historical researchers and result in failing to consider researching elsewhere when they look for local records. County boundaries changed frequently in Missouri until the mid-1800s. However, few realize that par
Mom says son repeatedly called racial slurs at West County Middle School
LEADWOOD, Mo. — Margo Boyd says her son got suspended from school for punching another student after racial slurs were used towards him repeatedly. "They were being called racial slurs and it's been ongoing at the school, nothing but racial slurs and I take it to the principal each and every time bu
Former arts teacher sentenced for paying boy for sex
BLOOMSDALE, Mo. – A former arts teacher at a prestigious suburban St. Louis school has been sentenced to five years of probation for paying an underage boy for sex. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 47-year-old Richard Joseph Schwartz Ives was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last mont
Park Hills, Mo. man facing child porn charges
PARK HILLS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A Park Hills, Mo. man was charged with possessing and promoting child pornography on Tuesday. Police say Rodney Price, 38, downloaded multiple videos featuring graphic depictions of underage girls performing sex acts on adult men.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrests (April 8-14)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the following arrests in Ste. Genevieve County or involving county residents from April 11 through April 14:. Robert P. Walsh, 55, male, of Ste. Genevieve was arrested at 9:14 p.m. on April 11 in Ste. Genevieve County on a patrol charge of driving while int
Boys track team places 5th at Ste. Genevieve
The Chester High School Boys Track and Field athletes traveled to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Monday April 1 for the Old Settlement Invitational and to Freeburg Monday April 8 for the 2019 Freeburg Boys Invite.
Track and field results from De Soto
County team scores: 1. De Soto 128; 4. Hillsboro 76.5; 5. Festus ‘A’ 56; 7. Seckman 48; 11. Fox 24; 12. Festus ‘B’ 18.3; 13. Herculaneum 18; 14. Grandview 14; 15. St. Pius X 9.
Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Office Incident Report (March 30-April 5)
The following are incident reports from the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office for March 30 through April 5:. Arrested person, 12; alarm activation, 2; animal control, 11; assault, 1; assist other agency, 1; careless and imprudent, 1; check the well-being, 1; disturbance, 7; domestic violence, 1