Roosevelt Cooper, a former all-state football player at Hogan Prep High, was tragically killed Thursday. His family, friends, and former coaches and teachers gathered at a vigil Friday, the day he was supposed to leave for college.
The Village of Ferrelview, Mo., east of Kansas City International Airport, is in turmoil over the reported rape of a 14-year-old girl allegedly by the son of the board of trustees' chairwoman, Theresa Wilson; city finances; and the possible dismissal of Police Chief Daniel Clayton. The last board meeting on Aug. 8 erupted in pandemonium after an incendiary comment by Street Commissioner Melvin Rhodes.
The second set of Cass County remains found in April by a mushroom hunter was positively identified as Kara Kopetsky. Kopetsky went missing in 2007, and her mother and stepfather, Rhonda and Jim Beckford, have been keeping her story in the public eye. Rhonda Beckford talks about the identification of her daughter. Video by Jill Toyoshiba.
Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday at Henry County Courthouse in Clinton, Mo., to honor Gary Michael, a slain Clinton police officer. Michael was fatally shot Sunday during a traffic stop on Missouri 13. Clinton resident Ian McCarthy has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. Video by Allison Long
The Missouri Highway Patrol searched a house in Chilhowee, Mo., on Tuesday after receiving a tip that murder suspect Ian McCarthy of Clinton was in the building. McCarthy is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death Sunday of Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael. Officers ultimately did not find McCarthy in the house. Video by: Allison Long and Ian Cummings
Chris Michael remembered his brother, Clinton, Mo., Police Officer Gary Michael, as someone always trying to do his best and loving his job. He spoke on Monday as authorities conducted a manhunt for the suspect in his brother's death.