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Missouri Crime

Dream Vacation Turns Into Jail Nightmare After Cops Mistake Woman's Identity

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Crime

A Missouri woman says she was returning home from a dream vacation in Cancun, Mexico, when authorities at a Texas airport arrested and jailed her for...

Amish Minister Confesses To Killing Wife 9 Years Ago: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.14.2016 | Crime

A "burden on his heart" prompted Amish minister Samuel Borntreger to confess this week to the 2006 murder of his wife, 26-year-old Anna Y...

Missing Missouri Mom's Family Receives Heartbreaking News

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.14.2015 | Crime

A six-month search for a missing Missouri woman ended on Friday, when authorities said they'd found the remains of 41-year-old Melissa Doyle. Family ...

Cops Rescue Missing Teen, With A Little Help From Nicolas Cage

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.04.2015 | Crime

A 15-year-old girl who vanished from her home three weeks ago and whose case was publicized by actor Nicolas Cage has been rescued. A 41-year-ol...

10-Year-Old Missouri Girl Pleads For Answers In Mom's Disappearance

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.25.2015 | Crime

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Missouri Police Say Boy Restrained, Raped In Foursome With Young Woman

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.23.2015 | Crime

WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee A Missouri woman and her boyfriend are facing felony charges in the case of a 16-year-old boy who told...

Woman Accused Of Plotting To Kill Husband's Pregnant Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2015 | Crime

A Missouri woman has been arrested on charges that she tried to hire an undercover officer to kill her husband’s pregnant girlfriend. Sherri Ma...

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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...

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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...

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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...