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Jefferson City district, administrators sued

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:28 Published in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal lawsuit accuses the Jefferson City school district and two administrators of not doing enough to prevent a band teacher from having an affair with a student.

The band teacher, Christopher Knehans, pleaded guilty in 2012 to two felony counts of sexual contact with a student.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported Tuesday the lawsuit alleges that high school Principal Paul Dodson and Assistant Principal Tammy Ridgeway were warned several times that Knehans and the student were involved. It alleges that the administrators did not intervene to stop the relationship.

Knehans is also named in the lawsuit.

The district's attorney, Chris Rackers, said district officials would not comment on the lawsuit, which was filed earlier this year but amended this month.

Police: Olivette home invasion not random

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:14 Published in Local News

Police say that a home invasion in Olivette on Monday, was not random.

Around 10:30 Monday morning, a woman in her 40's and her mother were attacked as they left a house. A neighbor heard the women screaming and called 911. Three suspects drove off, the fourth ran away. Police captured that suspect, who is now identified as Devontez Talley.

He is held on a $1 million bond and faces felony charges. Police say that they learned the identities of two more of the suspects. Investigators also say the victims were specifically targeted.

Imperial, Missouri stepfather shot during argument

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 16:10 Published in Local News

A 32-year-old Imperial, Missouri man is behind bars after police say he shot is stepfather during a fight.

On Sunday after, officers arrived at a home in Imperial they found the stepfather with a gunshot wound to the stomach. He told police his stepson had shot him.

Police later arrested Nicholaus Lohrum and he is now head on a $75,000 bond. 

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