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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.
2 in custody following police chase in Clay County
CLAY COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – Two people have been taken into custody following a police chase in Clay County, Missouri. The sheriff’s office posted about the chase on Friday afternoon and said it happened overnight.
Teen slaps 70-year-old parking cop who cited her in handicap spot, Texas cops say
An 18-year-old woman was arrested in Houston on Tuesday after local authorities said she slapped the 70-year-old parking officer who ticketed her. Deputies took Jade Williams of Richmond into custody on misdemeanor assault charges around 2:30 p.m., Constable Ted Heap’s Office said in a Facebook post
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.
1 Killed, 3 Injured in Ray County Wreck
A 22-year old woman from Excelsior Springs was killed Monday night and three others injured in a Ray County wreck. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the wreck just before 9:00, on Silvey Road just south of NE 174th.
KCMO working out plan to move inmates from county jail
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — City inmates will be forced to leave the county jail June 25 after negotiations stalled between leaders in Jackson County, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
Independence man, woman charged in alleged rape of 14-year-old girl with autism
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An Independence man and woman are now facing charges in connection to the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl with autism. Steven Nelson, 42, has been charged with five counts related to statutory rape, statutory sodomy and incest. Paula Stark, 47, has been charged with two count
Slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader's wife admits killing him
FARMINGTON, Mo. – The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader has admitted to fatally shooting her husband. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Malissa Ancona pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse in the 2017 death of Frank Ancona Jr.
Independence police still looking for missing man
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) – The Independence Police Department is still looking for a man who was last seen on Nov. 22. Stephen A. Maybir is a 32-year-old man who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weights 240 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He is a Pacific Islander.
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
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.
Argument outside Kansas City house ends in gunfire and murder
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who claims a tattoo under his right eye represents body counts was charged Friday with killing a man in Kansas City. Jackson County prosecutors charged Jonathan Lowrey, 25, of Blue Springs, Mo., with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with a motor vehi
Lee’s Summit police arrest 16-year-old in connection with shooting outside skating rink
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Lee's Summit police say they arrested a 16-year-old from Kansas City related to a shooting outside Landmark2 skating rink last Friday night. Jackson County's juvenile officer charged the teenager on Friday with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
Sheriff says his budget was cut after he investigated Clay County staff, so he sued
More chaos unfolded in Clay County government on Friday when its sheriff, Paul Vescovo, sued the county’s three elected commissioners, alleging that his operating budget was cut by well more than half in retaliation for a criminal referral made two years ago.
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.
Sell power utility? Independence board suggests taking a look
There should be many benefits of owning a municipal utility, Mark McDonald said, but the city of Independence is not in a position to enjoy them. McDonald, vice chairperson of Public Utilities Advisory Board, a volunteer group of appointed city advisors, this week moved to recommend the city manager
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
291 Hwy northbound temporarily shut down for overturned semi
SUGAR CREEK, MISSOURI (KCTV) -- Northbound 291 Highway north of U.S. 24 Highway was temporarily shut down Friday morning while emergency crews dealt with an overturned semi that closed all lanes.
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.