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Black faculty numbers increase at University of Missouri

Aug. 24, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four years after hundreds of students protested a racist campus culture at the University of Missouri, the number of minority faculty has ticked up slightly, but numbers still lag the national average and the school acknowledges it struggles to retain non-white staff. Frustrated by the...

Democrats flock to Kander's veterans nonprofit

Aug. 24, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democrat Jason Kander's job running a nonprofit for homeless veterans has made the Kansas City site a campaign stop for three presidential hopefuls, with more likely to visit. Kander, 38, came close to unseating Republican Sen. Roy Blunt in 2016. The former Missouri...

Woman crossing downtown St. Louis street hit, killed

Aug. 24, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a woman crossing a street in downtown St. Louis has died after being hit by a car. St. Louis television station KMOV reports that the woman was hit about 1 p.m. Saturday as she was walking near Busch Stadium. Authorities have not released other details about the crash or the...

8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting

Aug. 24, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Friday outside Harold's Chop Suey restaurant in the city's Academy neighborhood. Police Chief John...

The Bois Forte consider a wellness court

Aug. 24, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa needed a larger courthouse. "Attorneys were meeting with clients in cars and people charged with crimes and their alleged victims were in the same one room together," Tribal Chairwoman Cathy Chavers told the Hibbing Daily Tribune in recent phone...

Flaherty, Ozuna help Cards past Rockies, back into 1st place

Aug. 24, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty stayed focused while pitching with a special purpose in mind. The St. Louis starter, who helped the Cardinals beat Colorado 8-3 on Friday night, was one of seven players across the majors who wore "Love you Ty" in place of their names on the back of their jerseys. Flaherty...

Oklahoma fugitives accused of child abuse found in Missouri

Aug. 23, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police and the U.S. Marshals Service have found and taken into custody two people wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma last month found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition. Police announced in a tweet that Hakim...

2 ex-state lawmakers appointed to Missouri Gaming Commission

Aug. 23, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two former state lawmakers have been appointed to the Missouri commission that regulates casinos, fantasy sports and bingo. Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointments Friday to the Missouri Gaming Commission of former Republican Rep. Mike Leara, of St. Louis County, and former...

Judge says she can't order new trial for convicted murderer

Aug. 23, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a motion for a new trial for a St. Louis man serving a life sentence for murder, despite an investigation that contended misconduct by police and prosecutors led to his conviction. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan said in her order that she doesn't have the authority...

St. Louis County to pay $70,000 to prosecutor fired by Bell

Aug. 23, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County will pay a $70,000 settlement to a former assistant prosecutor who Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell sought to fire on his second day in office. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the settlement with Jennifer Coffin was reached last week. Coffin and longtime prosecutors...