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Missouri seeks retired medical staff, others to fight virus

Apr. 4, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is asking medical professionals who are not working to join a specialized state team that responds to critical health emergencies. “We are calling on all available medical professionals to support the effort to fight the virus by joining a critical reserve unit...

Virus cluster found at Kansas rehabilitation center

Apr. 4, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been found at a rehabilitation center in Kansas City, Kansas, where 17 residents and two staff members have tested positive for the virus. Six of those 17 residents at the Riverbend Post Acute Care Center have been hospitalized, said Dr. Allen Greiner,...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Boone County Sheriff's Department in Columbia, Mo., shows Joseph Elledge. Elledge, accused of killing his Chinese wife Mengqi Ji. Ji's family is seeking help from lawmakers and the community to spend at least $500,000 toward the search for her body. Columbia police believe the body of Mengqi Ji was dumped in the Lamine River, near Booneville, Mo. Cadaver dogs indicated human remains there, and divers have been searching the waters for five months. (Boone County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Search for body of missing woman could cost $500,000

Apr. 3, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The search for the body of a Missouri woman presumed to have been murdered by her husband could cost at least $500,000, forcing her family to ask lawmakers and the community for help in funding the effort. Columbia police believe the body of Mengqi Ji was dropped in the Lamine...

People relax and exercise in Forest Park Friday, April 3, 2020, in St. Louis. The city is under a stay-at-home order asking everyone to stay inside and away from others as much as possible, with some exceptions such as going out for groceries or exercise, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to curb virus

Apr. 3, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Friday, meaning Missouri has joined about 40 other states already requiring residents to avoid going out except for essential purposes. The order came as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri reached 2,113, up...

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. On Friday, April 3, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that eating alkaline foods will stave off the novel coronavirus, which has a pH level of 5.5 to 8.5. Donald Schaffner, extension specialist in food science at Rutgers University, told the AP. “The human body is designed to be really good at maintaining its pH. … the best way to keep from getting a virus is to stay away from people.” (NIAID-RML via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: False coronavirus claims and phony remedies

Apr. 3, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Eating alkaline foods will stave off the novel coronavirus, which has a...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to combat the spread of the new coronavirus

Apr. 3, 2020 6:04 PM EDT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

Plan in motion to complete Interstate 49 around Bella Vista

Apr. 3, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Missouri highway officials approved a plan to complete the remaining five miles of the Bella Vista Bypass, also known as the Interstate 49 Missouri/Arkansas Connector. Bella Vista is the only stretch where traffic has to leave I-49 and continue on U.S. 71 to travel north or south. ...

3 charged for robbery, assault in Missouri cemetery

Apr. 3, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Cass County Sheriff's Office says three people are charged with robbing and assaulting a woman Thursday in a Kansas City, Missouri-area cemetery. Prosecutors charged 32-year-old Harrisonville resident Maggie Jestice, 31-year-old Lancaster, Kansas resident Dustin Richardson,...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches a pass during warm-ups prior to the NFL Super Bowl football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers 31-20.(Margaret Bowles via AP)

AP source: Chiefs agree to reworked deal with WR Watkins

Apr. 3, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs and wide receiver Sammy Watkins have agreed on a restructured one-year contract that gives the franchise much-needed salary cap relief, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Friday. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs...

79-year-old woman dies in southwest Missouri house fire

Apr. 3, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

HOLLISTER, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old woman has died in a house fire in southwest Missouri, along with two cats and a dog. KYTV reports that the Taney County Coroner identified the victim as Betty Sinson. The Western Taney County Fire Protection District reports that crews responded around 4...