SHEFFIELD, England (AP) - U.S. and Royal Air Force planes have soared over Sheffield, England, to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they had tried to land. One of those children, Tony Foulds, is now 82. He watched the fly-past after spending decades lobbying for public recognition of the sacrifice made by the crew of the B-17G nicknamed "Mi Amigo." Foulds wanted an aerial display befitting men who fought in the sky _ and got it.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 25-year-old political consultant and former state legislative aide pleaded guilty to engaging in activities related to child pornography. In exchange for Carter Clinton Ballmann's plea on Thursday, a count of selling or buying children was dropped. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Ballman, of Jefferson City, was arrested April 17 at the Missouri State Capitol as part of a child predator sting.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fraud. Coy must forfeit $231,148, which is the amount of disability benefits paid by PSRS after April 1, 1996.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Court records say a Kansas City man fatally shot a woman after she made a sarcastic remark about him and commented about how he didn't pay rent. Eighteen-year-old Marlon Davis was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 22-year-old Lakeasha Taylor. No attorney is listed for him in online court records. Bond is set at $100,000 cash.
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