Three Dead In Tour Helicopter Crash At Grand Canyon

By ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A tour helicopter carrying seven people on board crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three people and injuring four others. Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed around 5:20 p.m. Saturday on the Hualapai Nation near Quartermaster Canyon,…

Police: Two Officers Killed Responding To 911; Suspect Held

By MARK GILLISPIE and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call were fatally shot on Saturday after entering an apartment in a Columbus suburb and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said officer Eric Joering, 39, died at…

Joplin Police Find 7 Trafficking Victims In Massage Raids

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Joplin police say they identified seven adult women as human-trafficking victims during raids on three Joplin massage businesses. The three businesses were searched Thursday as part of a human-trafficking investigation. The Joplin Globe reports that the women were taken to service organizations. No arrests were made Thursday. Including the businesses searched…

Trump Won’t Declassify Democratic Memo On Russia Probe

By CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House has notified the House Intelligence Committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI’s Russia probe. White House counsel…

Suspect In Fatal Shooting At Show Me’s Released Pending Further Review

Florissant, MO  (KTRS)  The suspect in the fatal shooting at Show Me’s Sports Bar & Grill in Florissant has been released. The Florissant Police Department released the following statement: In reference to the Shooting a Show-Me’s, the suspect involved in this incident has since been released from police custody. By law an individual can’t legally…

With Extraordinary Political Optics, Winter Olympics Begin

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed. The sister of…