3 Charged in Killing of Teen Accomplice in Robbery Attempt

UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (AP) — Three people are charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old robbery accomplice who was killed by a suburban St. Louis homeowner. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 18-year-old Gregory Bell, of St. Louis, 18-year-old Davion Rainey, of St. Louis, and 25-year-old Jasmine Kimbrough, of St. Louis County, also…

Missouri Sen. McCaskill Battles To Survive In Red State

By SUMMER BALLENTINE ,  Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has survived political near-death before in increasingly Republican Missouri. Voters on Tuesday will decide whether to re-elect her over young challenger Josh Hawley, who is backed by President Donald Trump in a hotly contested race with national implications. McCaskill embarrassed Republicans…

Illinois Road Closed for Migrating Snakes until Tuesday

HARRISBURG, IL (AP) — Snakes and amphibians that have not yet crossed Snake Road in Shawnee National Forest can relax because officials are giving them a little more time to make the trek. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that typically the 2.5-mile-long (4-kilometer-long) stretch of road in Southern Illinois is closed to automobiles for the annual…