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Mask foes at risk after virus case at Missouri meeting

Aug. 02, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — At least one of the people who were at a boisterous St. Louis County Council meeting last week where many people spoke out against the county's new mask requirement has COVID-19, an official said Monday, noting that contact tracers were trying to determine if other...

2 charged with killing, dismembering woman in Missouri

Aug. 02, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri grand jury indicted a man and woman on a first-degree murder charge alleging they strangled a woman and dismembered her body, the Jackson County prosecutor announced Monday. Kansas City-area residents Michael Hendricks, 40, and...

Police say man fatally shot blocks from Kansas City park

Aug. 02, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has died after being shot several blocks north of Ivanhoe Park in Kansas City, police there said. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday, when reports of the shooting came in, police said in a news release. Arriving officers...

Missouri State Patrol: Man killed in UTV crash in Rayville

Aug. 02, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

RAYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A man was killed when the off-road vehicle he was driving in suburban Kansas City crashed, according the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash happened Saturday night near Rayville when the four-wheel utility vehicle slid on a gravel road, went...

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Kansas City

Aug. 01, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 55-year-old pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday when a vehicle struck him at the base on an interstate exit ramp, police said. Kansas City police said a Kia sedan was driving eastbound when the driver apparently lost...

3 hospitalized, including 2 Kansas City officers, in crash

Aug. 01, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman and two police officers were hospitalized after a highway crash Saturday in Kansas City. The two on-duty officers were driving westbound on U.S. Highway 71 to an emergency call with their lights and sirens on just after 7 p.m., according...

Mahomes impressed by new Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon

Jul. 31, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Just one week into training camp and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sees a potential new member of Kansas City’s Legion of Zoom in running back Jerick McKinnon. “I think he’s going to be a playmaker,” Mahomes said of the eight-year...

Springfield says help with COVID overflow site was too slow

Jul. 30, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield-area health officials have withdrawn their request for a temporary site to handle an overflow of COVID-19 patients because they said it couldn't be put up quickly enough amid a case surge that has led to renewed calls for vaccinations and fights over mask...

EXPLAINER: Is Missouri rent relief enough to halt evictions?

Jul. 30, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September has been the only...

Kansas City Black clergy group calls for US probe of police

Jul. 29, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A group of mostly Black pastors has joined other civil rights organizations in Kansas City who are seeking a federal investigation into officer misconduct in the city's police department. Getting to the Heart of the Matter has asked the Department of...