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Royals C Perez ends game with pickoff, KC beats Angels 3-2

Apr. 13, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals catcher Salvador Perez picked David Fletcher off third with the bases loaded for the final out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Tuesday night. Danny Duffy pitched one-run...

Cardinals hammer Strasburg, rout Nats 14-3, end 3-game skid

Apr. 13, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Carpenter all homered off Stephen Strasburg and the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Washington Nationals 14-3 on Tuesday night. Jack Flaherty (2-0) allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts in five...

Kansas City approves naming street for Martin Luther King

Apr. 13, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — After years of debate and a divisive election, Kansas City will soon have a street route named for Martin Luther King Jr., removing its designation as one of the largest cities in the U.S. without a street named for the civil rights icon. The...

Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

Apr. 13, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country. Vaisakhi, which falls...

House-backed bill would allow higher college tuition hikes

Apr. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities would have free rein to hike student tuition under a bill the GOP-led House passed Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 128-14 in favor of the bill, with 12 avoiding weighing in directly by voting “present.” The provision...

Missouri House lawmaker accused of child abuse resigns

Apr. 13, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House leaders on Tuesday said they told law enforcement officials that they're concerned a resigning lawmaker accused of sexually and physically abusing his children years ago may pose a risk to other kids. House Speaker Rob Vescovo and...

Missouri lawmakers consider day to honor Rush Limbaugh

Apr. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering setting aside a day each January to honor the late Rush Limbaugh, a proposal that has ignited controversy. The Cape Girardeau native gained national fame before he died in February at age 70 after a battle...

Missouri mail carrier accused of sexually assaulting woman

Apr. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service faces charges after police say he sexually assaulted a 78-year-old woman on his route. Mark Poag, 59, was charged Friday with first-degree sodomy, the Springfield News-Leader...

Missouri pauses use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Missouri joined other states Tuesday and suspended the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine as federal agencies look into six cases in which women who received the single-dose drug developed blood clots. Dr. Randall Williams, director of the state's Department...

Police: Fleeing motorist who caused 6-car crash has died

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man accused of fleeing a traffic stop and causing a six-vehicle pileup near Interstate 70 in north St. Louis has died from his injuries, police said. Silas Smith, 29, of St. Louis, was thrown from his vehicle in the late Monday morning crash and later...