KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young man and woman have been wounded in a shooting at a suburban Kansas City mall. An Independence police spokesman says that two young men have been identified as persons of interest in the shooting Saturday afternoon at Independence Center. Police are interviewing at least a dozen witnesses.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a bomb scare at Kansas City International on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been found mentally unfit to stand trial. Federal prosecutors charged 47-year-old Anthony Falco Junior with making false statements to federal agents and trying to bring a simulated explosive device through airport security last September.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri caretaker has been arrested in the death of a patient who had maggot-infested bedsores. Cape Girardeau (juh-RAHR’-doh) County prosecutors filed the second-degree manslaughter charge Friday against 53-year-old Sherrie Gail Coomer of Patton. The charge stems from the October 23rd death of 80-year-old Patricia Langston. The probable cause statement said the coroner ordered an autopsy after finding dead and alive maggots in bedsores on Langston’s back. Coomer cared for Langston in her Cape Girardeau home full time.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Some Missouri lawmakers are making a renewed push to change the way appellate judges are selected. The new effort comes as some Republican legislators are venting their frustration about the way in which a judicial panel redrew the state House and Senate districts last year. The panel deliberated in secret, and some lawmakers aren’t pleased with the new maps.
RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — An 85-year-old man is dead after a fire broke out in his home in the Kansas City suburb of Raytown. The Raytown Fire Department has identified the victim of yesterday’s early morning blaze as Donald Sherrow. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
ROCK PORT, Mo. (AP) – Meetings will be held this week in northwest Missouri to help farmers return after last year’s damaging floods. The flooding left behind a coating of sand on many fields. In some areas, the rushing water cut ruts and holes in the land.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s Conservation Department says hunters shot and killed nearly 239,000 deer during the 2011-2012 firearms hunting season. Conservation officials said the season’s total was up about 7,400 from last year, but roughly 13,000 below the 10-year average.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Metropolitan Community College system in Kansas City has named a new president for its Blue River campus in Independence. He is Michael Banks, currently working at St. Charles Community College. The 51-year-old Banks has been vice president for academic and student affairs at the Cottleville, Missouri college since 2003.