Missouri

(Tyrone, MO) -- Sheriff deputies are identifying the suspected shooter and several victims in Thursday night's mass shooting in the rural Missouri town of Tyrone. The shooter is identified as 36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge. Deputies say the shooting occurred shortly after...
(Tyrone, MO) -- The threat is passed in rural Missouri after a gunman killed seven people before committing suicide. At a news briefing earlier today, State Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Kinder said there are five active crime scenes near the town of Tyrone and a sixth in Shannon...
(Tyrone, MO) -- Nine people are dead today in at least four separate crime scenes in a rural Missouri community. Police say the shootings in Tyrone are linked and that the suspected shooter is among the dead. The Texas County Sheriff told the "Houston Herald" as many as six...
(St. Louis, MO) -- The lawyers for two men accused of plotting to blow up the Gateway Arch want more time to look into pretrial motions in the case. Brandon Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis appeared in federal court in St. Louis on Thursday for an evidentiary hearing. Prosecutors say...
(Washington, DC) -- Former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is not denying that he's running for U.S. Senate next year. He told a Capitol Hill newspaper that he's not ruling out a challenge to Democratic incumbent Roy Blunt in the 2016 primary. Akin gave the "Post-Dispatch" the...
(St. Louis, MO) -- A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to murdering his girlfriend. Leonard Johnson admitted Wednesday that in 2012 he strangled Sarah Billingsley-Walker in his home. At the time, the victim was Vashon High School's...
(Lincoln County. MO) -- Bail has been reduced for four people in Lincoln County accused of staging a kidnapping to teach a six-year-old a lesson. The child's mother, Elizabeth Hupp, two women she lived with and a male defendant appeared in court Thursday. A judge lowered their...
(Washington, DC) -- The Labor Department is reporting a jump in first-time jobless claims, and some analysts say this might be a sign the labor market is retreating a bit. The Department announced Thursday that Americans filed a total of 313-thousand initial requests last week...
(St. Louis, MO) -- Missouri auditor Tom Schweich is dead. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy says he died Thursday after shooting himself in his home. Schweich was a leading contender in the race for governor in next year's election. An autopsy and investigation into the state...