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1 dead, 1 hurt in St. Louis shooting; woman arrested

Nov. 22, 2019 3:53 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in north St. Louis, and a female suspect is in custody. The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. Friday on Martin Luther King Drive. Names have not been released. Both victims were taken to a hospital. One died about three hours after...

St. Louis woman incriminated by diary sentenced to prison

Nov. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman whose diary entry detailed dumping a body along a highway has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge on Friday sentenced 39-year-old Joni Janis. She pleaded guilty in September to abandonment of a corpse and a drug charge. Authorities say 26-year-old Kierstin...

Impeachment story illustrates news industry changes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For readers of some prominent regional newspapers, following the impeachment inquiry is a far different experience depending on whether you seek out newsprint or go digital. Copies of The Charlotte Observer, Tampa Bay Times, Indianapolis Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Idaho Statesman...

Mom, son who died in pond had been returning from therapy

Nov. 22, 2019 9:07 AM EST

ROXANA, Ill. (AP) — Relatives say a mother and her 7-year-old son had been returning from an autism therapy session when their minivan ended up in a suburban St. Louis retention pond. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that autopsies completed Thursday indicated that 34-year-old Ashly Maynard, and her...

Convicted Missouri killer charged in double shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 8:32 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A convicted killer has been charged in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 44-year-old Cochee Hurn was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and four other felonies in Tuesday’s shooting in an alley near...

St. Louis poised to add 14 electric buses to busy route

Nov. 22, 2019 8:31 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is poised to add 14 new electric buses to a heavily traveled route. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Metro Transit is set to approved the $18.6 million purchase Friday. The move would mark the St. Louis-area transit agency’s first major commitment to electric...

Binnington makes 40 saves to help Blues beat Flames 5-0

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis defenseman Vince Dunn set the tone for the Blues with a crunching hit that drew a retaliation penalty. "I think it energized everybody in the whole city of St. Louis," goalie Jordan Binnington said after stopping 40 shots for his sixth career shutout in St. Louis’ 5-0 win...

Chinese man who worked at Monsanto faces espionage charge

Nov. 21, 2019 6:19 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a 42-year-old Chinese national who worked at Monsanto in St. Louis stole important proprietary property and tried to take it to China. Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that Haitao Xiang, formerly of Chesterfield, was indicted by a federal grand jury on eight charges,...

Mayor of St. Louis suburb charged in election fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The 81-year-old mayor of a St. Louis suburb was charged Thursday with submitting fraudulent absentee voter applications in what prosecutors say was an effort to illegally influence the city’s municipal elections. Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins is charged with four counts of...

Police: 13-month-old boy died of natural causes

Nov. 21, 2019 4:17 PM EST

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police have determined that a 13-month-old boy’s death was due to natural causes. Officers were called Wednesday to a home in Berkeley, where the child was found unresponsive. He died later at a hospital. Police on Thursday identified the child as Noah Irvin....