Children’s Trust Fund booms

Money is pouring into the charity designated as the recipient of memorials in honor of the late Governor Mel Carnahan. The Children’s Trust Fund, created in 1983 to prevent child abuse and neglect, has had a good year, with more than $180,000 raised so far. The...

Insanity claim in KC infant deaths

An insanity defense will be used later this month when Kansas City resident Mary Bass goes on trial, charged with killing two of her triplet sons. Bass is charged with 16 crimes, including two counts of second-degree murder. Her sons, Larry and Gary, died last October...

Father of crushed infant surrenders

A Taney County man has surrendered to authorities to face charges that he killed his infant son. Brett Svoboda has pleaded not guilty. Svoboda is charged with murder and child endangerment. An autopsy says his 54-day-old son had been squeezed so hard that his ribs...

Father of crushed infant charged

Charges have been filed against a southwest Missouri man accused of killing his young son. Prosecutors on Friday filed second-degree murder charges against Brett Svoboda. His 54-day-old son, Trey, died in January after being crushed to death. A medical...

Don’t shake, massage

Missouri’s Children’s Trust Fund is starting some pilot programs to teach people that they can’t make a baby stop crying by shaking the child. Executive director Bill Heberle says the programs at hospitals in Columbia, Independence, and Jefferson...
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