High temps expected to continue this week

( KTRS ) Temperatures nearing the 100-degree mark are forecast for Missouri and Kansas. The National Weather Service issued heat advisories Sunday for several counties, expected to have highs in the mid- to upper 90s, with heat index’s reaching 105 degrees in regions from St. Louis and Kansas City in Missouri, to Topeka in Kansas.…

Top Illinois Republicans are no-shows in Cleveland

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The quadrennial celebration of the Grand Old Party in Cleveland this week will be missing some key members from Illinois. Top Republicans from the Land of Lincoln are taking a pass on the Republican National Convention where delegates are expected to nominate contentious real estate developer Donald Trump. Only U.S. Sen. Mark…

Slain officers identified

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Slain Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary just two weeks ago. A neighbor of slain Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy Brad Garafola says he was a family man. Rhonda Smith says Garafola was never seen without at least one of his four children, who range in…