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Missouri, Tennessee Lake Electrocutions Kill Three Children

Missouri, Tennessee Lake Electrocutions Kill Three Children

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Fourth of July turned deadly after three children died in two separate electrocution incidents in Missouri and Tennessee.Alexandra Anderson, 13, and brother Brayden, 8, were killed while swimming near a private d…

Missouri Party Host Blamed in Teen’s Fatal Drunk Accident

Missouri Party Host Blamed in Teen’s Fatal Drunk Accident

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — On Halloween 2009, as Kenneth Blake, 19, was driving himself home from a party at which he had gotten drunk, he hit another car, killing Laura Reynolds, 16.  Nearly three years later, a Missouri judge is…

Police Rescue Malnourished Girl From Closet in Kansas City

Police Rescue Malnourished Girl From Closet in Kansas City

ABC News; Kansas City Police Department(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A Kansas City, Mo., mother is behind bars, accused of keeping her 10-year-old daughter locked in a closet, not letting her come out to eat, sleep or even go to the bathroom. The girl weighed …

President Obama Hails Resilience of Joplin, Graduates Year After Tornado

President Obama Hails Resilience of Joplin, Graduates Year After Tornado

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(JOPLIN, Mo.) — President Obama returned to Joplin, Mo., Monday night, one year after a monster tornado leveled the town on high school graduation day, to celebrate its remarkable recovery and the first class of graduates si…

Missouri Petitions to Raise Minimum Wage

Missouri Petitions to Raise Minimum Wage

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What’s the national minimum wage? If you’re, say, one of three Republican candidates running in Missouri’s U.S. Senate primary, you might be hard-pressed to remember it (it’s $7.25).But if you’re one of about 173,000…

Forecasters Warn of Violent,’ Life-Threatening’ Storms for Midwest

Forecasters Warn of Violent,’ Life-Threatening’ Storms for Midwest

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Midwest is bracing itself for an outbreak of violent weather Saturday that could be “life-threatening,” according to forecasters. Baseball-sized hail and damaging 70 mph winds are expected to whip through a handf…

(15) Norfolk State Dances Past (2) Missouri

(15) Norfolk State Dances Past (2) Missouri

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(OMAHA, NEB.) — March Madness has officially gone mad.  The 15th seeded Norfolk State Spartans defeated the second seeded Missouri Tiger 86-84, in the second round of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship Tourn…

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/10/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/10/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — Men’s Top 25 College Basketball: The Big 12 Tournament Championship Game: (5) Missouri (30-4) defeated (12) Baylor (27-7), 90-75.
The Big East Tournament Championship Game: Louisville (26-9) stopped Cincinnati (24-10), …

Missouri Incest Charges Dropped Against Six Relatives

Missouri Incest Charges Dropped Against Six Relatives

Hemera/Thinkstock(LEXINGTON, Mo.) — A case of alleged incest, sex abuse and murder involving six members of the Mohler family of Missouri fell apart before trial when all charges against the men were dropped Thursday.The six adult male family members …

At Least a Dozen Confirmed Dead in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

At Least a Dozen Confirmed Dead in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HARRISBURG, Ill.) — At least 12 people are dead after a series of tornadoes blew through the Midwest earlier this week, according to authorities, and the death toll is expected to rise.The extensive damage caused by the storms…

Tornado-Like Storms Slam Midwest

Tornado-Like Storms Slam Midwest

Comstock/Thinkstock (file photo)(BRANSON, Mo.) — The Midwest is recovering from tornado-like storms that blew through Nebraska and Missouri Tuesday before touching down in Kansas, killing at least one person and causing extensive damage. The town of B…

Missouri and Texas A&M’s Buyout Terms Are Set

Missouri and Texas A&M’s Buyout Terms Are Set

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(IRVING, TX) — Missouri and Texas A&M’s Big 12 exit fee will cost each of program $12.41 million, the conference said on Tuesday.
“We are pleased to have these issues resolved and we wish the Big 12 and its continuing member…

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/21/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/21/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA: The Miami Heat (26-7) pounded the Sacramento Kings (10-22), 120-108.The Indiana Pacers (20-12) outlasted the New Orleans Hornets (7-25) in overtime, 117-108.The Cleveland Cavaliers (13-17) were one point better tha…

Fugitive in 20-Year-Old UK Heist Caught in Missouri

Fugitive in 20-Year-Old UK Heist Caught in Missouri

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(OZARK, Mo.) — A former British security guard suspected of absconding with a van containing $1.5 million in a 1993 heist has been arrested in Missouri after it was discovered that he was living with his family in th…

Missouri Teen Thrill Killer Sentenced to Life; Could Get Parole

Missouri Teen Thrill Killer Sentenced to Life; Could Get Parole

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) — A teenager who slit her young neighbor’s throat and called it “enjoyable” may have the opportunity to walk free one day.Alyssa Bustamante, 18, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole…

Santorum Sweeps: Stops Romney in Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado

Santorum Sweeps: Stops Romney in Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado

Whitney Curtis/Getty Images(SAINT CHARLES, Mo.) — Rick Santorum won all three Republican voting contests Tuesday night, breaking Mitt Romney’s winning streak and denying him the image of an unstoppable front-runner.Based on ABC News projections, Santo…

Analysis: Romney Is Rebuked with Losses in Minnesota, Missouri

Analysis: Romney Is Rebuked with Losses in Minnesota, Missouri

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DENVER) — Make no mistake, victories by Rick Santorum Tuesday night in Minnesota and Missouri represent a rebuke of the “Mitt Romney will sail to the nomination” narrative. It also highlights Romney’s continue…

Rick Santorum Takes Minnesota and Missouri, Says ‘We are in the Fight’

Rick Santorum Takes Minnesota and Missouri, Says ‘We are in the Fight’

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(SAINT CHARLES, Mo.) — “Conservatism is alive and well,” Rick Santorum triumphantly announced to supporters Tuesday night after winning the states of Minnesota and Missouri.Although no delegates are awarded in Mis…

Three States Vote: Can Romney Hang On?

Three States Vote: Can Romney Hang On?

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Voters in three states made their picks for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, as Mitt Romney tried to win enough votes to deny his rivals any momentum going into the first lull of the primary season….

Gingrich Expects Santorum to Have ‘Pretty Good Day’ Tuesday

Gingrich Expects Santorum to Have ‘Pretty Good Day’ Tuesday

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(GOLDEN, Colo.) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made a condensed campaign stop in Colorado Monday, attending two events in Golden — his only effort in the state this election cycle.Gingrich also held one …

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