Mo. tops list from violence policy center, murder charges, face tattoo

Six pounds of cocaine fell into the laps of police after it was discovered in a salvaged door.
Six pounds of cocaine fell into the laps of police after it was discovered in a salvaged door.

Usually you want to win number one, but Missouri gets the first place spot for a list you don't want your state to even make. According to the National Violence Policy Center, Missouri has the highest rate of African Americans murdered compared to the total African American population. Christy Millweard explains more on Heartland News at 9 on Fox 23 and Heartland News at 10 on KFVS.

A Park Hills, Mo. man faces a murder charge after police say he stabbed his stepfather to death on Sunday.

A Poplar Bluff, Mo. man now faces second-degree murder charges for allegedly beating his father to death with a baseball bat.

A Kennett, Mo. man might be a little itchy after police found him hiding in the insulation of a woman's attic.

A Poplar Bluff, Mo. automotive repair shop had an unexpected find with the SUV door it bought from a Texas salvage yard - cocaine hidden inside the door with a street value of $150,000.

Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Ill. is on level 1 lockdown following a staff assault in the facility's chapel.

A bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Britain cleared a major hurdle today, as lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposals championed by Prime Minister David Cameron.

A former Navy man whose 250 pound steel anchor was stolen from his front yard in Sikeston, Mo. in January now has his anchor back.

Just a word of advice, don't do anything to make the judge mad if you're in court accused of a crime. A bizarre appearance by a woman in court landed her 30 days in the county jail for contempt and took a large hit out of her wallet as well. She flipped off the judge.

This picture will either make you shake your head or believe in true love. A Russian woman allowed her boyfriend to tattoo his name on her face less than 24 hours after they met.

Christy Hendricks
Digital Content Director
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS