An early morning accident leaves a woman and two children dead.
Around 5:30 Friday morning, a cargo van crashed into a Chevy Impala on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Illinois. Investigators say it appears the Chevy was either stopped or moving very slowly when the accident occurred. A woman sitting in the front seat of the car was killed and two kids in the back seat of the car died as well. Two other children were taken to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis.
The driver of the van was not injured.
A Belleville martial arts instructor is headed to prison after admitting to sexually abusing three of his students.
Christopher Horton told a judge, he abused the students and recorded the acts on his cell phone. The incidents happened between May of 2012 and February of this year. The victims were between six and ten years old. Horton pleaded guilty to six total counts. When he is sentenced in March, Horton will face up to 30 years behind bars.
Law enforcement officials are reminding fans and visitors to St. Louis to secure any valuables in their car by placing them out of sight and locking their doors.
St. Louis police and the Cardinals are committed to ensuring a safe 2013 World Series experience, but they will need an assist from the public.
The Redbirds and Boston Red Sox play Games 3, 4 and 5 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Busch Stadium.
Officers will patrol in both uniform and undercover capacities -- in both marked and unmarked vehicles. They will also have more foot and mounted patrols.
Police are encouraging anyone who sees suspicious activity to alert a nearby officer or call 911.
There will be a pre-game pep rally at Ballpark Village beginning at 3:30 each afternoon and the gates to the stadium will open at 4:30 each day.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A prominent Kansas City defense attorney has been hired to represent a northwest Missouri man at the center of a teen sexual assault case that has gained national attention because of the way it was handled.
J.R. Hobbs confirmed Thursday that he will assist the Maryville native who was 17 in January 2012 when a 14-year-old girl claimed he plied her with alcohol and sexually assaulted her.
Daisy Coleman says justice was not served when Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice dismissed felony charges against the boy, along with a second 17-year-old accused of recording the incident on his cellphone.
Jackson County prosecuting attorney Jean Peters Baker was appointed Monday as special prosecutor in the case and will decide whether evidence supports refiling of charges.