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Jury Convicts Christensen in Murder of Chinese Scholar

Jury Convicts Christensen in Murder of Chinese Scholar

Peoria, IL (KTRS) A guilty verdict is handed down for a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged in the slaying of a visiting scholar from China. Brendt Christensen was convicted Monday, and will now be sentenced in the 2017 kidnapping and stabbing death of Yingying Zhang. There is no death penalty in Illinois, but…

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Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Police Officer

Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Police Officer

Wellston, MO  (KTRS)  The suspect accused in the fatal shooting of an officer with the North County Police Cooperative is now facing murder charges. Twenty-six-year-old Bonnette Meeks has been charged on several counts, including first-degree murder in the shooting death of Officer Michael Langsdorf. The 40-year-old officer was shot after responding to a call for…

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North County Officer Shot and Killed; Suspect in Custody

North County Officer Shot and Killed; Suspect in Custody

Wellston, MO (KTRS) The community is mourning after a police officer responding to a bad check complaint is shot and killed in North County. North County Police Cooperative Chief John Buchannan says that 40-year-old officer Michael Langsdorf responded to a call Sunday just after 4:30 at Clay’s Food Market in the 6200 block of Page…

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The Latest: Missouri defends abortion licensing decision

The Latest: Missouri defends abortion licensing decision

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a dispute between the Missouri state health department and a St. Louis clinic over the clinic’s license to perform abortions. (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The director of Missouri’s health department says Planned Parenthood corrected just four out of 30 deficiencies cited at its abortion clinic in St.…

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Pam Hupp Plea Leads to Fresh Look at Betsy Faria Murder

Pam Hupp Plea Leads to Fresh Look at Betsy Faria Murder

Troy, MO (KTRS) Wednesday’s plea deal by Pam Hupp in the murder of Louis Gumpenberger leads to the reopening of the investigation into the murder of Betsy Faria. Lincoln County Prosecutor Mike Wood confirmed the investigation Tuesday. Betsy Faria was murdered back in December of 2011. Her husband, Russ Faria, found her stabbed 55 times…

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