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Closings, weather-related announcements for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Published Jan. 16 2018

The following are Mid-Missouri school closings and weather-related announcements for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Sedalia woman dead after apparent assault with weapon

Published Jan. 16 2018

SEDALIA (AP) — Sedalia police said a woman has died after apparently being assaulted with a weapon.

Winter storm drops snow, ice in South, making roads a mess

Published Jan. 16 2018

PARKERS CROSSROADS, Tenn. (AP) — James A. Jones saw enough cars stranded along the icy highway to know it was...

California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

Published Jan. 16 2018

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12...

Alaska lawmakers go back to work amid sex misconduct fallout

Published Jan. 16 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature opens a new session Tuesday amid lingering fallout from the resignation of a...

Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

Published Jan. 16 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not...

Woman's body found inside burned dumpster

Published Jan. 16 2018

GRANDVIEW (AP) — Police in a Kansas City suburb said a 27-year-old woman's body was found inside a burning dumpster.

Missouri woman forgives man who admitted killing her son

Published Jan. 16 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shaunte Harris lost her son to one of the many homicides that plague St. Louis, but...

Trump defends himself anew against accusations he is racist

Published Jan. 16 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations he is racist, this time...

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

Published Jan. 16 2018

BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared...

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

Published Jan. 16 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald...

Seized ivory probed for clues that could help save elephants

Published Jan. 16 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Scientists are using information gleaned from illegal ivory art and elephant dung to provide clues that...

Dems aim for, and GOP worries about, midterm election wave

Published Jan. 16 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are...

Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

Published Jan. 16 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran who said someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing...

US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal

Published Jan. 16 2018

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's...

Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds

Published Jan. 16 2018

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — After power and drinking water return, and cleanup crews haul away the last of the boulders...

Activists in Chile say pope must apologize for priest abuse

Published Jan. 16 2018

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hours before Pope Francis was set to arrive in Chile Monday, activists on issues related to...

Woman dies after fire on casino boat off Florida's coast

Published Jan. 16 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that erupted...

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

Published Jan. 16 2018

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil...

MLK day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

Published Jan. 16 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging...

Ashley Jones-Kaufman runs for Ward 5 seat

Published Jan. 16 2018

Longtime Jefferson City resident Ashley Jones-Kaufman hopes to encourage more economic development and community connectivity if elected to represent Jefferson...

Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom

Published Jan. 16 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian...

2015 plane crash that killed 3 linked to open cabin door

Published Jan. 16 2018

Pilot tried to return to land, but lost controlFARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators have concluded a plane crash on the grounds...