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Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

Jul. 23, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team employees — those who...

The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

Jul. 23, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures. The...

Chiefs start reporting for camp with roster 90% vaccinated

Jul. 23, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and several of his Kansas City Chiefs teammates reported for training camp Friday, with 90% of the team’s roster having received the COVID-19 vaccine. “There’s six teams that are over 90%, so we’re glad to be in that area...

St. Louis city and county to require masks in some places

Jul. 23, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis city and county officials say they will require masks in some public places starting Monday, citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases spurred by the delta variant. Masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and on public...

Nebraska man who set fire in Missouri jail sentenced

Jul. 23, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Nebraska man who set a fire that forced the evacuation of a Missouri county jail has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for arson and other charges. Ethen Mark Bentley, 29, of Stella, Nebraska, was sentenced July 16 after pleading guilty to...

Woman sentenced in boyfriend's death during movie scene

Jul. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri woman who shot and killed her boyfriend while acting out a scene from the movie “Deadpool” was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison. Kalesha Marie Peterson, 40, of Fulton was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to...

St. Joseph woman won't be prosecuted in husband's death

Jul. 23, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A St. Joseph woman will not be charged in the shooting death of her husband because she was acting in self-defense, the Buchanan County Prosecutor said Friday. Dawn Applegarth admitted to shooting her husband, Mark Applegarth, 60, at their home on...

Arrest of Florida man made in southwest Missouri killing

Jul. 23, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Florida truck driver has been arrested in the February shooting death of a man in downtown Springfield, police there said. Thomas Haynes, 45, was arrested Thursday in Springfield on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in...

O'Fallon council OKs impeachment hearing for councilwoman

Jul. 23, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of a St. Louis suburb have approved a motion to hold a hearing on whether to remove a city council member from office amid a fallout related to the police chief's resignation last month. The O’Fallon City Council voted 6-3 Thursday to...

Police investigating Kansas City's latest shooting death

Jul. 23, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating Kansas City’s latest homicide after being called early Friday to a neighborhood on the south end of the city. Officers were called around 3 a.m. Friday to an area just blocks north of Noble Park, police said in a news...