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Wife of Missouri KKK Leader Admits Killing Her Husband

In 2017, the imperial wizard of a local Missouri KKK chapter was found shot to death — and now his wife has been sentenced to life in prison for his murder, PEOPLE confirms. Frank Ancona, 51, was the Lakewood, MO, based leader of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. After he went


Missouri teacher charged with hiring hitman to kill student, 10, who he allegedly molested: report

A Missouri teacher is accused of hiring a hitman to kill a 10-year-old boy he allegedly molested. Deonte Taylor, 36, and his boyfriend Michael Johnson, 66, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in a St. Louis court on Wednesday, KSDK reported.


As syphilis invades rural Missouri, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the “dominoes gang” in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza. Turns out it was a group of men in their 60s and 70s who held a standing game night — which included sex with one another. They showed up at her clinic infect


Missouri Lawmakers Look To Undo Voter-Approved Initiatives

In the last month of Missouri's legislative session, lawmakers are likely to change — if not completely eliminate — some of the initiative petitions the state’s voters passed in November.


Marshall, Missouri, bus driver fired after allegedly hitting 6-year-old boy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bus driver for the Marshall, Missouri, school district has been fired following a conduct investigation, the superintendent told 41 Action News Monday morning.


NW Missouri woman hospitalized after her car runs over her ankle

GENTRY COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just after 1:40p.m. Monday in Gentry County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2016 Nissan passenger vehicle driven by Deanna L. Hurkman, 51, Albany, was parking in the Dollar General parking lot in Albany. She left the car in reverse


Missouri Firemen Push Disabled Vet Home After His Electric Wheelchair Runs Out of Power

A trio of Missouri firefighters banded together to push a man with disabilities 30 minutes back to his home after his electric wheelchair lost power on a hot afternoon. Last week, the Raytown Fire Protection District posted a video to their Facebook page that showed their firefighters helping the ma


Route 61 at Alexandria, Missouri, now open

ALEXANDRIA, Mo (WGEM) — The Missouri Department of Transportation has reported that Hannibal – U.S. Route 61 at Alexandria, Missouri, is now open. MoDOT officials spent much of the day Monday clearing the road so that it could be opened.


Pedestrian Struck on Highway 100 Died

A 39-year-old Pacific woman who was struck by a vehicle Wednesday, April 17, died from the injuries. Washington police said Heather Burda died Friday, April 19, while in a St. Louis hospital.


Proposed Missouri bill would lessen chances of jail time for traffic tickets, failure to appear

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A former southwest Missouri police chief wants to cut the chances of getting arrested and going to jail over failure to appear for a traffic ticket. It's something that prompted State Representative Lane Roberts to start writing a bill. "It actually grows out of some conduct th


Latest census data shows population decline in 52 Missouri counties

COLUMBIA - New census data shows, while Missouri’s population increased slightly last year compared to 2017, more than 52 counties lost population. Callaway County lost 55 people. The county's presiding commissioner, Gary Jungermann, said he did not see the new numbers yet, but 0.1% change in the po


Body found inside barrel in Gasconade River identified as a man

GASCONADE COUNTY, Mo. - The sex of a body found in a barrel in the Gasconade River last week has been identified. According to the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office, the human remains were identified as belonging to a man.


Police called to break up massive fight at Worlds of Fun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several local law enforcement agencies were called to Worlds of Fun Saturday night, shortly before the park closed. Police and witnesses say close to 300 people, mostly teenagers, were involved in a large fight.


Oddsmaker says Blues are favorites to win the Stanley Cup

One round into the Stanley Cup playoffs -- with three series still going -- the Blues have been set as the favorites to win the Stanley Cup by at least one online sportsbook. Betonline.ag has the Blues as 5-1 favorites to win the Stanley Cup, just ahead of Washington at 6/1, Columbus and the New Yor


Franklin County Man Arrested, Charged With Domestic Assault

A St. Clair man was arrested for allegedly choking a woman. Brandon A. Wilson, 30, was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with second-degree domestic assault Wednesday, April 17.


Congressman shot by Belleville man to speak in Illinois

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana is scheduled to speak later this month at a congressional prayer breakfast in southern Illinois. Scalise was injured in June 2017 when he was shot while practicing for the annual congressional baseball game in Washington. When


Trump sues to block House subpoena of his financial records

WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.


Supreme Court will take up LGBT employee discrimination case next term

WASHINGTON • The Supreme Court on Monday added what could be landmark issues to its docket for next term: whether federal anti-discrimination laws protect on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.


US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported

(CNN) -- There have been 626 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update.


Metro City Plan To Impact Area

Campaign representatives seeking to create a united metropolitan St. Louis say the impact of the county and city consolidation will have great impact on Franklin County and the other “collars” of St. Louis.