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COVID-19 records: St. Louis hospitalizations, KC deaths

Oct. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The new surge of the coronavirus was evident in Missouri on Thursday, with record hospitalizations in St. Louis and Columbia, and the Kansas City metropolitan area experiencing its worst month ever for COVID-19 deaths. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force late Wednesday...

Contract instructor at police academy fired over racial slur

Oct. 29, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A contract instructor for the academy that trains police officers in St. Louis County has been fired for using a racial slur during a class. KSDK-TV reports that St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton fired the instructor after an investigation. St. Louis Police County Police...

St. Louis police: Man shoved to ground during fight has died

Oct. 29, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who fell and hit his head after being shoved during an argument over the weekend has died, and police are looking for the teen who shoved him. Mustafa Vedinlic, 63, died at a hospital on Wednesday, days after he hit his head on the pavement outside a St. Louis bar Saturday night...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey leave following a court hearing in St. Louis. The St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters in June are asking a judge to disqualify the city's top prosecutor, contending that Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's allegations against them were politically motivated. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson File)

Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor's removal

Oct. 28, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for a St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home asked a judge Wednesday to remove the city's top prosecutor and her entire office from the case. A grand jury earlier this month indicted Mark McCloskey, 63,...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 photo, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., speaks during a news conference in Town and Country, Mo. Wagner of Missouri's 2nd District is facing a challenge from Democratic state Sen. Jill Schupp. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Key Missouri congressional race seen as referendum on Trump

Oct. 28, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Democrat Jill Schupp and Republican Ann Wagner are sparring over health care and crime, but experts agree that the suburban St. Louis congressional race is, like many suburban races around the country, largely a referendum on President Donald Trump. Schupp is challenging four-term...

St. Louis police union has new president

Oct. 28, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police union founded by a group of Black officers nearly 50 years ago has a new president. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Sgt. Donnell Walters' election as leader of the Ethical Society of Police was announced Tuesday. He replaces Sgt. Heather Taylor, who resigned...

A man wearing a face shield as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus walks on a street in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. India reports 36,470 new coronavirus cases, the lowest in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. However, the overall tally neared 8 million, the second in the world behind the U.S. with over 8.7 million positive cases. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

Oct. 28, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour period. The total reported Wednesday includes the highest single-day number of cases for the Indian capital of New Delhi — 4,853. The Health Ministry...

Pat Austin takes COVID-19 swabs in for testing at the state drive-thru testing location UTEP Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. The testing drive-thru site is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)

Virus pushes twin cities El Paso and Juarez to the brink

Oct. 27, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

A record surge in coronavirus cases is pushing hospitals to the brink in the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, confronting health officials in Texas and Mexico with twin disasters in the tightly knit metropolitan area of 3 million people. Health officials are blaming the spike on family gatherings,...

KC sees record virus deaths; St. Louis hospitals filling

Oct. 27, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis hospitals are filling up with coronavirus patients at an alarming rate, and experts say many of those patients are coming from other areas of the state. Meanwhile, the Kansas City area over the past week recorded its highest number of deaths over a one-week period, with more than...

Recent Missouri editorials

Oct. 27, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

Jefferson City News Tribune, Oct. 27 We’re pleased to see Gov. Mike Parson has called another special session, this one to determine how to spend federal money available to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. We just wish it would have come sooner. We’re in the thick of a global pandemic that’s hit...