Jennings man charged with the murder of Ferguson mother

(KTRS) – A Jennings man is facing first degree murder charges for allegedly shooting an killing a Ferguson mother. Stassie Greer faces a total of four felony charges connected to the murder of Sharae Bradford. Court documents state that Greer agreed to meet Bradford at her apartment and have sex in exchange for money. Police…

Commission announces new police training standards

(KTRS/AP) – Missouri police officers will now take part in mandatory annual training in recognizing bias, de-escalating situations, and dealing with people with mental health issues. The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission approved 24 hours of mandatory annual training. Police previously needed 48 hours of training every three years. Governor Jay Nixon directed the…

2 candidates challenging Senator Mark Kirk in GOP primary

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Two candidates are challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in the 2016 Republican primary. James Marter of Oswego is a businessman who says he is more conservative than Kirk. Elizabeth Pahlke of Arlington Heights ran unsuccessfully as an independent candidate in the 2013 special election for the 2nd congressional district once held…