A 17-month-old girl is dead – a victim of what the Festus police chief calls the worst case of child abuse he’s ever seen.
A St. Charles County couple is found guilty in a child endangerment case where an autistic boy was kept in a cage.
Jury selection is underway for the trial of two parents who are accused of keeping their 6-year-old autistic son in a makeshift cage.
Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after a sport utility vehicle crashed into the back of a horse-drawn carriage in northwest Missouri.
The child’s parents say they were in their car when they heard gunshots, then saw their boy had been hit.
Authorities say the boy’s mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse to scare him because they believed he was too nice to people.
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, is calling on Archbishop Robert Carlson to warn the flock about Gary Wolken, now 48, who is scheduled for release Feb. 23 from the Bonne Terre prison.
Police say the boy’s mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse last week to scare him, because they believed he was too nice to people. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the family wanted to teach him about possible danger from strangers.
They told Lincoln County deputies they were teaching the 6-year-old boy about “stranger danger.”
Firefighters pulled the 4-year-old boy, 6-year-old girl and the children’s grandmother from their burning home in the 1000 block of Roth.