ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in St. Charles County says a three-year-old girl may have been along in an apartment with her dead mother for up to four days. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports deputies went to an apartment Sunday after the woman’s sister found her dead. The girl appeared to be fine, but was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawyers for Catholic Bishop Robert Finn are again trying to have misdemeanor charges dismissed against him and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The attorneys filed motions last week arguing a state law requiring clergy to report any suspicions of child abuse is unconstitutionally vague. Finn and the diocese are charged with failing to report abuse allegations against the Rev. Shawn Ratigan.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Cape Girardeau is one step closer to allowing some deer hunting within city limits. The city council yesterday directed the city staff to draft an ordinance to allow bow hunting inside city limits. The proposal would also allow trained residents to bow hunt on private property with the owner’s permission.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Gov. Jay Nixon is studying legislation expanding Missouri’s “move over” law to include stopped Transportation Department vehicles with flashing amber or white lights. Missouri’s existing law only requires drivers to move over for emergency vehicles.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City woman is going to federal prison for robbing six banks in central and eastern Missouri. Thirty-eight-year-old Dwashan Trakese Thompson pleaded guilty earlier to the robberies, which took place from 2009 to 2010. She was sentenced yesterday to seven years and three months.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former bank manager is going to prison for embezzling more than $30,000 from a Missouri youth soccer league and his own son’s team. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 42-year-old Michael Robert Rettke, of Columbia, was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in federal prison.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Most Southeast Missouri State students are gone for the summer, but some of their discarded belongings are being put to good use. University officials held a massive garage sale on Friday to sell unwanted items that ranged from lamps, fans and TVs to clothes and shoes. Money from the sale was donated to people and families in need.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who’s accused of a series of animal abuse charges wants permission to bring live alligators into a Columbia courtroom when he goes on trial in July. A lawyer for 67-year-old Ken Henderson says the move would allow the defense to show jurors that the reptiles are domesticated and that Henderson cares for them like pets.