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LEADING OFF: Major League Baseball nears 20,000 players

May. 15, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ COUNT ’EM! Major League Baseball is full of huge numbers — 4,256 hits by Pete Rose, 511 wins for Cy Young, 2,632 consecutive games played by Cal Ripken Jr. ...

Missouri passes COVID-19 liability shield for businesses

May. 14, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A legislative session that began amid a surge in coronavirus cases ended Friday with Missouri lawmakers passing a legal shield against pandemic-related liability lawsuits as their final action. The House vote, taken barely five minutes before...

LEADING OFF: Major League Baseball nears 20,000 players

May. 14, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: ____ COUNT ’EM! Major League Baseball is full of huge numbers — 4,256 hits by Pete Rose, 511 wins for Cy Young, the 2,632 straight games by Cal Ripken Jr. ...

Missouri lawmakers pass high-profile gun bill on last day

May. 14, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature passed a high-profile measure to ban local enforcement of federal gun laws with just an hour to spare before lawmakers' 6 p.m. Friday deadline. The GOP-led House voted 111-42 along party lines to send the...

A look at bills passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2021

May. 14, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Legislature wrapped up its 2021 session Friday by passing a bill granting legal protections to businesses and health care providers from COVID-19 liability lawsuits. Here's a look at that and other bills that passed during the 2021 session. ...

Missouri lawmakers back lawsuits over police budget cuts

May. 14, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers targeted the “defund the police” movement backed by racial justice advocates Friday, passing legislation that would allow people to sue cities that cut funding for police by more than a certain amount. The legislation,...

Man accused of shooting girlfriend to death in Independence

May. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE. Mo. (AP) — An Independence man was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend in December. Brandon McDaniel, 26, was also charged with armed criminal action in the death of Oriana Starr, the Jackson County Prosecutor's office...

Missouri set to require online stores to collect taxes

May. 14, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is set to become the last state to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on residents' purchases after the GOP House gave its approval Friday. House members voted 145-6 to send an online sales tax bill to fellow...

Missouri lawmakers approve expanded alcohol sales

May. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sunday tailgaters could buy beers earlier in the morning and a pandemic allowance for carryout cocktails could become permanent under a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature. The bill expanding the availability of...

KC and St. Louis area leaders end indoor mask requirements

May. 14, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

O'FALLON, (AP) — After more than a year of severe restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri’s two urban areas, Kansas City, St. Louis and St. Louis County on Friday took major steps to allow businesses, schools and other places to return to some semblance of...