Missouri Bill To Allow Faculty To Carry Guns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow universities designate full-time faculty as “campus protection officers” who can carry concealed weapons. Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman introduced the bill to the House Higher Education Committee Wednesday with hopes of college campus safety in an age of increasingly frequent mass shootings,…

Three Dead In Tour Helicopter Crash At Grand Canyon

By ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A tour helicopter carrying seven people on board crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three people and injuring four others. Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed around 5:20 p.m. Saturday on the Hualapai Nation near Quartermaster Canyon,…

Joplin Police Find 7 Trafficking Victims In Massage Raids

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Joplin police say they identified seven adult women as human-trafficking victims during raids on three Joplin massage businesses. The three businesses were searched Thursday as part of a human-trafficking investigation. The Joplin Globe reports that the women were taken to service organizations. No arrests were made Thursday. Including the businesses searched…

Trump Won’t Declassify Democratic Memo On Russia Probe

By CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House has notified the House Intelligence Committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI’s Russia probe. White House counsel…