Vernon County authorities say a boy is dead after falling through the ice at a farm pond. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office says three boys were playing when they fell through the ice around 9am Saturday. One boy made it to land on his own, a second was rescued, but it took rescuers about 90 minutes to reach the third. The name of the boy hasn't been released; authorities are saying he was younger than 10 years old.
Seven people are dead after a mass shooting by a lone gunman in south-central Missouri. The Missouri Highway Patrol' says the 36-year-old suspect was found dead in Shannon County early Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Initially there were eight reported victims, but it turns out one of them, an elderly woman, had apparently died of "natural