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The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
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Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
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European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
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A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
PLEASANT HILL, MO (KCTV) -
A search for drugs and stolen property led to authorities discovering the body of a newborn encased in a tub of concrete.
The tub was found in a couple's garage in Cass County.
The mother is in the hospital and the father is in jail. Felony charges are possible.
"Right now, we are looking at a some type of abandonment of a corpse charge," Pleasant Hill Police Department Chief Robert Driscoll said. "We'll have to determine whether the child was alive or whether it was stillborn and exactly where we go from there."
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct the autopsy. Additional charges are possible if the baby was alive and foul play was involved in the death.
The couple's young children have been placed in the care of a relative. The couple are cooperating with investigators, Driscoll said.
Police went to the home Monday night and were there for hours conducting the investigation. They did not find any drugs or stolen property. But during the search, they learned about the possibility of a baby encased in concrete. Authorities undertook special testing of the garage to confirm that and eventually focused on the standard tub.
Driscoll said it appears that the mother gave birth in early October. He said the couple wasn't facing any type of financial issues or other life stresses that would have prevented them from getting help.
If someone has a baby at home and something goes wrong during the delivery, then 911 should be called, the police chief said.
"Some decisions were made that were probably not correct in this instance," he said.
Kurt Brent saw the police activity outside his neighbor's home, but he was still stunned by what was found. He said the fire chief lives two doors down and readily could have provided aid.
"It turns my stomach. It gives me anger and sadness about it," Brent said. "I just think if someone was to dispose of a child in this manner that they were not right in the head."
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Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >