(AP) – State Stories

| September 17, 2012 | 8:54 am
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A baby was killed and two other people were injured after they were struck by a car leaving a Kansas City church parking lot. The accident occurred yesterday morning in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church in north Kansas City. The victims’ identities haven’t been released.

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A memorial fund has been set up for the family of a Northwest Missouri State University student killed Friday. The university said Saturday that the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board has set up a fund to help the family of Tomarken Smith, who died after being attacked. He was a senior and a member of the fraternity.

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The Fort Zumwalt School District has added security measures for its outdoor camp after a teacher was charged with child pornography. Thirty-eight-year-old Matt Hansen was charged in June with possessing child pornography. Authorities say Hansen is also accused of videotaping boys as they undressed to shower at previous camps at Cuivre River State Park in Lincoln County.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new virus has been discovered in northwest Missouri, where in June 2009 it sickened two men who live miles apart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says so far it’s unclear what causes the virus, which is called the Heartland virus. The CDC says an investigation is under way to determine if the illness stems from bites from ticks or other insects.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — the effort to free Reginald Clemons from Missouri’s death row goes to a St. Louis courtroom starting Monday. Clemons was one of four men convicted in the 1991 killings of two St. Louis-area sisters, 20-year-old Julie Kerry and 19-year-old Robin Kerry. Both girls, along with their visiting male cousin, were thrown from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge. The cousin, Thomas Cummins, survived.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Christian college in southwest Missouri is suing the government over the federal health care law’s birth control mandate. The College of the Ozarks says it will file the suit today in U.S. District Court in Springfield. The federal law requires contraception coverage in employer health insurance plans. The college says the requirement violates its institutional religious beliefs.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in Jackson County say they will reveal the identity of human remains found along a river this summer. The Jackson County Sheriff will hold a news conference today. Authorities say a decomposed hand was found in June along the Little Blue River. A shoe with a human foot inside later turned up about 10 miles downstream.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis alderwoman is seeking a law that requires prescriptions for products that could be used to make methamphetamine. Democrat Jennifer Florida is pushing for a city law requiring prescriptions for cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine. The decongestant is commonly used to make methamphetamine. Dozens of Missouri communities require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine products, but state lawmakers have so far declined to pass a statewide prescription-only law.

 

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