St. Louis homicide rate highest in 50 years

The city's homicide rate hit 87 killings per 100,000 residents in 2020, the highest on record since 1970. Leaders say that stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic contributed to the murder rate.

Gun-toting St. Louis couple suing news photographer

Mark and Patricia McCloskey are suing a news photographer who they say trespassed on private property to take photos that contributed to "significant national recognition and infamy." The McCloskeys threatened BLM protesters with an AR-15 and a semi-automatic handgun.

Kansas City Chiefs nix face paint, headdresses to start NFL season

Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead Stadium for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season won’t be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the police-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Duo who waved guns at protesters appears at RNC

Mark McCloskey came out with a semi-automatic rifle and his wife emerged with a semi-automatic handgun. No shots were fired. Missouri law allows homeowners to use force, even lethal force, to defend their homes.