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Slain Missouri KKK leader’s wife admits to killing him

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — 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 Februa

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Shawn Parcells says he will move to Missouri, continue working

SHAWNEE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- The man who has the been the focus of a relentless KCTV5 News investigation into botched autopsies remains shut down in Kansas, but Shawn Parcells has a backup plan and you may not like it.


$1.3 million in proposed budget cuts in Perry County, IL

PERRY CO, IL (KFVS) - In a recent Perry County board meeting on Tuesday, April 16, county leaders put forth a proposed budget that would cut departments overall by $1.3 million.


Saving prairie chickens in Missouri

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mo. -- During the early morning hours on Missouri's grasslands, the sounds of nature can be heard. The boom and cackle of the great prairie chicken stand out from the rest.


Hoeckele’s cooks up service for Perry County

When asked to name some of the staples in their communities, many residents will likely include popular restaurants on that list. Arguably one of the most well-known eateries in Perry County is Hoeckele’s Bakery & Deli. Hoeckele’s has been serving the community for over 80 years as a family-owned bu


Family rescued from sandbar on Missouri River

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) A family is safe after a scary ordeal overnight on the Missouri River in western North Dakota. Firefighters in Bismarck had to rescue three people -- including one child -- from a sandbar on the river just after midnight Friday.


New scholarship established for students of Perry County

With the school year drawing to a close, many seniors are working on submitting applications for colleges and scholarships. Perry County students who are planning to head into the field of agriculture or are veterans will have one more scholarship opportunity this year if they go to Southeast Missou


Fire heavily damages new Missouri ambulance district building

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Fire officials have determined that a blaze that heavily damaged a central Missouri ambulance district headquarters that was under construction was accidental.


Out of the past: April 19

After listening to testimony from several residents, the Cape Girardeau City Council voted yesterday to study minimum housing standards; the committee will have 60 days to draft a recommendation.


Mueller Report exposes a fake Twitter account with a Missouri twist

WASHINGTON • It had a Midwestern-sounding handle, @MissouriNewsUS, and it posted tweets during the 2016 presidential campaign favorable to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and critical of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.


Community concerned over jail on Missouri School for the Deaf campus

FULTON — A building on the Missouri School for the Deaf's campus may become the new location of a county jail. Community members met Friday at William Woods University to discuss the proposed location for the new Callaway County Jail. The proposed site is at Rice Hall on State Street near the edge o


Missouri House Passes Carjacking Legislation

(Perryville) The Missouri House has passed a bill dealing with carjacking. State Representative Rick Francis of Perryville says he was surprised to learn there was a need for such legislation.


Missouri ‘Shark Tank’ winner redefines the U.S. meat industry

ST. LOUIS – Lucinda Cramsey, Missouri-based farmer turned "Shark Tank" entrepreneur, joins us to promote her meat subscription service, Moink. More than 80 percent of the meat industry is controlled by four companies, but Cramsey is out to change that. Her inspiration came from a desire to help supp


BAD ALLERGIES: Highest pollen count in years takes place in Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Despite his allergies, Paul Lewis is taking a stroll at Nathaniel Greene Park. He says he isn't the only one to suffer from mother nature. "Several of my colleagues at work, and then also my family has been experiencing a heavy amount of runny nose, coughing, some sneezing, thing


Few details emerge after mysterious fires light up Missouri Bootheel town

It is still unclear why the city hall and the former mayor's house in the small town of Parma, Mo., caught fire earlier this week — soon after a new mayor took office. The fires, which authorities suspect were set intentionally, also occurred as the state was preparing to audit the city in the state


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Heartland fire departments are asking for more volunteers

MILLERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - Volunteer firefighters are getting harder to find. The National Fire Protection Agency reports a 20 percent drop in men and women ready to serve across the country.


Yes, some ‘bunny’ loves you

CAMPBELL HILL, Ill. — What’s more fun than chocolate Easter rabbits than a snuggly, fuzzy baby bunny. Shealee Swisher couldn’t agree more, but warns that these sweet little creatures can hop into big trouble if owners are not properly ready for them.


Cape man arrested for burglary

A Cape Girardeau man was arrested last week and charged with several felony counts of burglary and stealing after a joint investigation into a burglary spree that spanned five counties in Southeast Missouri.


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