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Missouri rejects license renewal for lone abortion clinic

Jun. 21, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic lost its license to perform the procedure on Friday, though it remains open at least temporarily under a judge's order. The state health department notified the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis that its abortion license will not be renewed. A letter...

Push for public vote on Missouri abortion law hits roadblock

Jun. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Efforts to put a new Missouri law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy to a public vote hit another roadblock. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by prominent Republican donor David Humphreys, who is seeking to force GOP Secretary of...

Q&A: Missouri River flood risk to continue for months

Jun. 6, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The surging Missouri River is being filled with more than twice the normal amount of water from an upstream reservoir so more flooding is likely, and the heavy releases may continue for months. The flooding could be particularly bad in communities that sit behind levees that were damaged...

Floodwaters test sandbag fortifications around Missouri

Jun. 5, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The flooding Missouri and Mississippi rivers were testing sandbag fortifications Wednesday as surging waters making their way downstream rose to some of their highest levels in more than two decades in parts of Missouri. The Missouri River had been projected to start falling in...

Man dies from injuries from tornado that hit Jefferson City

Jun. 3, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has died from injuries he sustained when a powerful tornado tore through Jefferson City, Missouri. An obituary posted by Millard Family Chapels says 61-year-old John Howard Freeman died May 26 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City due to injuries he sustained...

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

May. 24, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major flooding through the holiday weekend. John Reinhardt, 20,...

The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

May. 24, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. A tornado has touched down just south of Iowa City, Iowa, causing some damage but no injuries. The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the tornado affected two lightly-populated unincorporated towns of Frytown...

Many factors helped save lives in Jefferson City twister

May. 24, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight years to the day after a devastating tornado killed 161 people and injured more than 1,100 others in Joplin, another big twister ripped through Missouri — this time the capital of Jefferson City — but with a far different result: no deaths or serious injuries....

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

May. 24, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed...

Fourth day of nasty storms ravages central US

May. 24, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather...