(AP) – State Stories

| October 1, 2012 | 8:06 am
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police have been investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found shot to death in a car. Police on Sunday identified the victim as Krystal Robinson. Witnesses told police the shot that killed Robinson Saturday came from a green pickup truck occupied by three men. No arrests have been made.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A year after 10-month-old Lisa Irwin disappeared from her Kansas City home police say they still want a “one-on-one” discussion with the baby’s mother. Deborah Bradley’s lawyer, however, says Bradley has been accessible to police. Bradley and Jeremy Irwin reported their daughter missing early on October 4th, 2011.

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — The family of a Kansas City area man shot to death while he was jogging held a fundraiser to boost the reward for information in the death. The family of 60-year-old Harry Stone held the fundraiser Saturday. Police say Stone was shot May 13th in an apparently random act of violence as he jogged. Stone’s family held an auction and concert Saturday night in Higginsville, raising about $3,000.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s walnut crop this year is expected to be lackluster. Buyers start hulling the nuts this week, and prices are high, with buyers offering as much as $13 per hundred pounds after hulling. But no one is expecting a run to cash in.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State conservation officials have released thousands of lake sturgeon into three central Missouri rivers. The fish are tiny now but could grow to several feet long and weigh a few hundred pounds. Lake sturgeon were once common in Missouri but their numbers fell because of overfishing. They’re protected under state law.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will open Southeast Missouri State University’s annual Speakers Series this week. The retired general will speak tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Show Me Center on the Cape Girardeau campus.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens will be in St. Joseph this week. The oilman-turned-natural gas crusader is scheduled to speak Thursday morning at 10:30 as part of Missouri Western University’s Annual Convocation on Critical Issues.

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — With the sports world taking a more serious look at head injuries, one sport still relies on using the head as a crucial part of the game: soccer. But some youth players will have to wait to learn heading skills. Coaches with Soccer Shots, a franchise that teaches more than 45,000 children in 30 states soccer fundamentals, are prohibited from teaching young kids, ages 2 to 8, how to hit a ball with their head. Proponents cite growing evidence that brain damage can occur with a series of soft impacts to the head, rather than a hard blow.

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