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Michael McLaughlin

Daughter With Disabilities And 'Paramour' Charged With Murdering Mother

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime

A woman fatally stabbed in the back in her Springfield, Missouri, home was killed by her daughter's "paramour" at the daughter's request, Greene Count...

Teen With Disabilities Found Far Away After Mother's Murder

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime

Authorities found a teen with disabilities in Wisconsin one day after a disturbing Facebook post led to the discovery of her murdered mother's body in...

David Lohr

Sex Offender Accused Of Keeping Ex-Girlfriend In Locked Box Now Wanted in Double Homicide

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

A Missouri sex offender wanted in a manhunt for allegedly holding his former girlfriend in a locked wooden box, is now accused of killing the woman an...

David Lohr

Police Search For Man Accused Of Keeping Girlfriend Locked In Box

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.01.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Missouri are searching for a 47-year-old man who allegedly kept his girlfriend locked in a box for four months inside the house they sh...

Missouri Man Charged In Killings Of 3 People, Unborn Child

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man used the light from a headlamp he was wearing to see and methodically shoot and kill a pregnant woman and two...

Man Lured Girl, 6, With Snacks Before Killing Her: Police

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 04.25.2015 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who was released on bond in a burglary case used snacks to lure a 6-year-old girl into his motel room in the southwest...

Challenges Loom For Ferguson

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It's doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris' dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the...

2015 Is Off To A Violent Start

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

While millions of merrymakers around the country welcomed in the new year, police around the U.S. were busy responding to numerous reports of criminal...

A Glance At Developments In Ferguson

AP | Posted 12.01.2014 | Crime

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown resigned Saturday from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where pr...

Protests Against Ferguson Decision Grow

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 01.26.2015 | Crime

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the...

Guard Reinforcements Contain Damage In Ferguson

AP | TOM FOREMAN JR. and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 01.26.2015 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to nor...

Two FBI Agents Shot, Injured In St. Louis Area

AP | Posted 01.26.2015 | Crime

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authoritie...

More Than 80 Protesters Arrested In St. Louis Area

Associated Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say that more than 80 people were arrested as chaos enveloped sections of the St. Louis area overnight. St. Loui...

Teen Claims Videos Prove Sexual Relations With Principal: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

An elementary school principal in Troy, Missouri, is behind bars after being charged with 10 counts of sexual contact with a teenager. Phillip Broc...

Witness Says Tasered Teen Went Into Convulsions: Report

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

Witnesses to a police stop in Missouri say cops used excessive force when they used a Taser on a 17-year-old boy who is now reportedly in critical con...

Cops Say Couple High On Meth Posed For Selfies With Dead Friend

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.29.2014 | Crime

Authorities in southwest Missouri say Chelsie Berry and Jared Prier posed for a selfie with the body of a friend who died from a drug overdose. Ber...

Missouri Appeals Stay Of Execution

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri execution has been delayed until at least midday Wednesday after a federal judge granted a last-minute stay. Joh...

Man Shot Wife Because He Was 'Tired Of Her': Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

When Bobby Leonard was questioned about shooting his wife, Carolyn, in the shoulder on Saturday, he didn't mince words. Leonard, 59, allegedly conf...

Man Accused Of Stabbing City Worker After His Water Was Shut Off

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man angered that his water had been shut off repeatedly stabbed a city water department bookkeeper i...

Bride-To-Be Killed En Route To Bachelorette Party Moments After Taking Selfie

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.25.2014 | Crime

A weekend bachelorette party in Missouri ended before it began when the bride-to-be was killed in a tragic car accident, just minutes after snapping a...

David Lohr

Family Of Missing College Student Hoping For 'Best Birthday Ever'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.23.2014 | Crime

For more than two decades, May 23 was a special date for Lawrence and Goldia Coldon. It was on that date in 1988 that they welcomed a bright-eyed baby...

One-Time Suspected Serial Killer Found Dead

Posted 05.23.2014 | Crime

Gregory Breeden, a Missouri man suspected in the mid-1990s of killing seven women, has been found dead in a Butler motel, authorities said. Breeden...

School Employee Charged With Murder In Kidnapping Of 10-Year-Old Girl

David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A Missouri public school employee is accused of abducting and slaying a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday. A Greene County warrant ...

Man Sent Cat Poop To Companies That Didn't Hire Him

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.10.2014 | Weird News

Nobody likes being turned down for a job, but Jevons Brown thought it was especially crappy. The 58-year-old St. Louis man decided to let his prosp...

Convicted Robber Asks Judge For Maximum Sentence

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Some people have trouble staying out of jail. Roy Murphy has trouble getting in. The 43-year-old Missouri man, accused of trying to rob a convenie...