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U.S. Rep. Jason Smith plans fundraiser at Trump's resort

Apr. 16, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, who is considering running for the U.S. Senate, plans to hold a fundraising event at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. An invitation to the April 30 event lists Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and...

Jury recommends life in prison for Missouri man in 2 deaths

Apr. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A jury recommended on Friday that a Kansas City man receive the maximum sentence for killing two women nearly a decade apart and leaving their bodies in the same field. The Cass County jury recommended that Kylr Yust, 32, serve life in prison...

Another Georgia electric co-op to offer high-speed internet

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Another Georgia electric cooperative will work with a partner to extend broadband internet. The Washington Electric Membership Corp. announced Friday that it will invest $52 million to reach more than 12,000 customers in Baldwin, Emanuel,...

Missouri chiropractor accused of false COVID-19 cure claims

Apr. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri chiropractor and his company are facing a federal complaint over their claims that zinc and vitamin D products were more effective than vaccines in treating or preventing COVID-19. The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it had filed a...

The Latest: Virus slams 6 Challenger tennis events in Canada

Apr. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Six Challenger tennis tournaments scheduled for Canada this year have been canceled because of the pandemic. Tennis Canada said Friday the...

Blue Jays-Royals postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday

Apr. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals postponed Friday night's game because of rain and will make it up Saturday as part of a day-night doubleheader before concluding their four-game series Sunday. The first seven-inning game Saturday will...

Missouri to begin $5M COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

Missouri is preparing to launch a $5 million ad campaign to urge residents to get the coronavirus vaccine as appointment times begin to go unfilled in some places even though the state expanded eligibility to everyone age 16 or older. Called Stronger Together, the...

Joplin man takes plea in shooting death of son's girlfriend

Apr. 16, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — A man who shot and killed his son's girlfriend during a dispute over custody of his grandchildren agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the case. Rickey Lamb, 62, accepted the plea deal Thursday in the June 2019 death of 32-year-old Sarah...

Police identify 12-year-old shot and killed in Leavenworth

Apr. 16, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed near a Leavenworth pharmacy was an innocent bystander, Police Chief Pat Kitchens said. Brian Henderson Jr., of Kansas City, Missouri, died after the shooting Wednesday night near the Kare Pharmacy,...

St. Louis police: Woman killed, 7-year-old hurt in shooting

Apr. 16, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman was fatally shot and a 7-year-old girl injured in a shooting in north St. Louis, police said. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Thursday in the North Pointe neighborhood near the St. Louis border with the suburb of Jennings. according to...