News to Know: Ohio murder suspect arrested in Kansas, and crash south of Midenmines kills 1 and injures 2

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Authorities arrest a suspect in Kansas wanted for killing four people in Ohio. Police in Montgomery County’s Butler Township said late Saturday night 39-year-old Stephen Marlow was taken into custody by police in Lawrence, Kansas. He is wanted in Ohio for shooting and killing four people with one of victim being a teenage girl. They say Marlow will be sent to Ohio to face charges. Follow this story here.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A man is dead and two others are injured after a crash in southwest Missouri. Authorities say a Pittsburg man was driving on Southwest 60th road south of Mindenmines. He drove off the road, hit a tree, and the vehicle overturned. A passenger, 19-year-old Tristan Davis of Mulberry, Kansas was pronounced dead at the scene. Both the driver and the other passenger were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

CENTRALIA, Mo. – Federal Authorities charge a central Missouri man accused of taking a weapon with him to the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. According to the U.S. Justice Department, 36-year-old Jerod Thomas Bargar of Centralia, was arrested in Osage Beach, Missouri. He was charged with entering a restricted building or grounds with a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm on capitol grounds or buildings, along with related misdemeanors. The Kansas City Star reports Bargar is the 23rd Missourian charged in connection to the January 6th insurrection. He is not accused of entering the capitol building. Federal documents allege Bargar took a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with him to a rally and then to the capitol. Bargar did not have a license to carry a weapon in the District of Columbia.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A top Democratic Missouri state lawmaker wrote to the Democratic governors of Kansas and Illinois asking for help paying for abortions for out-of-state Medicaid patients. Missouri House Democratic Minority Leader Crystal Quade called on Kansas and Illinois to apply for Medicaid waivers to cover abortions for out-of-state patients. The waivers only apply in cases of rape, incest and medical emergencies. Spokespeople for both governors have not responded to the request.

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