Execution pace expected to slow in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Eighteen convicted killers have been executed in Missouri in the last two years, a pace that is expected to slow significantly with death sentences on the decline and many of the 28 remaining death row inmates still filing appeals. Only Texas, with 24, has performed more executions than Missouri since November…

Officials: Man was not shot by trooper after chase

(KTRS) – A chase involved the Missouri State Highway Patrol ended after a trooper fired at a suspect multiple times, but officials now say the man was not shot. The Post-Dispatch reports that although the man’s leg was injured, he was not shot. The incident began just after 8 AM Monday when a trooper spotted…

St. Charles Police investigate drive-by shooting.

( KTRS ) The St. Charles Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that happened Sunday night around 8pm in the 1600 block of Timberlane, near First Capitol Drive. A police spokesperson said several shots were fired at the home, while a child was home alone. Police say the shots were fired from gold or silver…

Missouri woman accused of repeatedly poisoning son, 9

( KTRS ) A Mother has been accused of repeatedly poisoning her 9-year-old son for almost a year. Prosecutors in St. Louis County have charged 35-year-old Rachel Kinsella of Meadville with endangering the welfare of a child. Court documents allege investigators found that Kinsella surreptitiously was having her son treated at two hospitals, getting unspecified prescriptions…