Local News

Canadian Police: 2 Of 4 Dead In Shooting Were Officers

Canadian Police: 2 Of 4 Dead In Shooting Were Officers

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Four people, including two police officers, were shot to death in an apartment complex in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton on Friday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. It was a rare instance of gun violence in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Fredericton police said…

Read More ..
Labor: Missouri Farmworkers Kept In Inhumane Conditions

Labor: Missouri Farmworkers Kept In Inhumane Conditions

Kansas City, MO (KTRS) — Federal labor officials say temporary farmworkers were kept in “inhumane” conditions and paid less than they were owed while working in southeast Missouri. The U.S. Labor Department recently issued a preliminary injunction against  Florida-based Marin J Corp, responsible for overseeing 107 workers near the Missouri Bootheel town of Kennett. Marin…

Read More ..
Suspect Charged In Brutal Attack Of Alton Cab Driver

Suspect Charged In Brutal Attack Of Alton Cab Driver

Alton, IL  (KTRS)  A suspect is in custody in connection with a near fatal stabbing of a cab driver in Alton earlier this week. Fifty-four-year-old Arthur Smallwood was arrested on Thursday and charged with attempted first-degree murder. Police say the victim, who is a driver for Alton’s Best Cabs, was stabbed more than a dozen times…

Read More ..
Remembrance Ceremony To Mark 4th Anniversary Of Michael Brown

Remembrance Ceremony To Mark 4th Anniversary Of Michael Brown

Ferguson, MO  (KTRS)  Today is the four-year anniversary of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. About one-hundred supporters gathered for a remembrance ceremony this morning outside of Canfield Green Apartments, the site where the 18-year-old died following a police confrontation. Mike Brown Sr. said he plans to ask Wesley Bell, the newly…

Read More ..
Couple Charged in Farmington Child Abuse Case Ordered Prison Outfits for Kids

Couple Charged in Farmington Child Abuse Case Ordered Prison Outfits for Kids

FARMINGTON, MO (KTRS) St. Francois County authorities say the Farmington couple charged with keeping four children behind plywood in makeshift rooms had ordered prison clothing for the kids. Police in Farmington had answered a call to a child abuse hotline at a home and found four children, aged 6 to 12, apparently being kept with no…

Read More ..