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He Spoke of a School Shooting. Years Later, He Allegedly Killed 6

Fredrick Demond Scott indicted in 3 Missouri killings on Friday

(Newser) - In 2014, Fredrick Demond Scott threatened to "shoot the school up, Columbine-style," according to court records cited by the Washington Post . He didn't do that, but prosecutors say he did cause the shooting deaths of six people in Missouri. The 23-year-old had last August been charged in... More »

Dad of Rare Identical Triplets: 'Man, I Need a Bigger Car'

Ron, Elkanah, and Abishai Choge are a 1-in-20M birth in Kansas City

(Newser) - A Kansas couple is celebrating after becoming parents to a rare set of identical triplets. Dr. Josh Petrikin says the boys are "doing wonderfully" while under observation in Truman Medical Center's neonatal intensive care in Kansas City, Mo. Researchers say identical triplets occur only about once per 20... More »

Remains Found in Missouri ID'd as Missing 21-Year-Old

Police are trying to identify 2nd skull found at scene

(Newser) - Police in Missouri have had to give the parents of Jessica Runions the news they dreaded: One of two skulls found outside Kansas City this week is that of their 21-year-old daughter, who disappeared in September. Police say the case is now a homicide investigation, People reports. Authorities say that... More »

Roller Derby Makes a KC Comeback

Women's league in Kansas City to be featured on ESPN

(Newser) - When Brooke Leavitt lost her right arm in a school bus accident when she was 3, little did she know her handicap would help re-launch roller derby in the Midwest, reports the Steady Burn blog. Leavitt skates for the Knockouts in the four-team Kansas City Roller Warriors women's roller derby... More »

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