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Wreck kills St. Louis woman year after her daughter's death

Oct. 31, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A year after a 12-year-old St. Louis girl was struck by a police SUV and later died, her family is dealing with another tragedy — the death of her mother. Akeelah Jackson died in November 2019, about a month after a St. Louis County police SUV struck her as the officer tried to...

18-year-old charged in shooting death of 15-year-old

Oct. 31, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old is facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a 15-year-old in St. Louis. Ezell Johnson III was fatally shot Oct. 22 in the city's Greater Ville neighborhood. Authorities said Saturday that 18-year-old Tevin Collins is charged in his death. Police say...

Nearly 3,000 more COVID-19 cases reported in Missouri

Oct. 31, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department reported nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, along with a positivity rate that remains alarmingly high. The dashboard for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services showed 183,186 COVID-19 cases, a rise of 2,986 from Friday. The death...

Final weekend: Galloway in STL, KC; Parson in St. Peters

Oct. 31, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson is campaigning in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters on Saturday, and his Democratic opponent, Nicole Galloway, is spending the final weekend of the campaign in both of Missouri's big cities. Parson was scheduled to appear Saturday at a “Keep Missouri...

Police: Woman dies nearly 2 weeks after hit-and-run crash

Oct. 30, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman has died nearly two weeks after a hit-and-run crash at an intersection in the far north end of St. Louis, police said. Melissa Bassett, 39, of St. Louis, was driving a car in the city’s Baden neighborhood just after midnight on Oct. 16 when another car hit hers, the St....

COVID-19 records: St. Louis hospitalizations, KC deaths

Oct. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The new surge of the coronavirus was evident in Missouri on Thursday, with record hospitalizations in St. Louis and Columbia, and the Kansas City metropolitan area experiencing its worst month ever for COVID-19 deaths. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force late Wednesday...

Contract instructor at police academy fired over racial slur

Oct. 29, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A contract instructor for the academy that trains police officers in St. Louis County has been fired for using a racial slur during a class. KSDK-TV reports that St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton fired the instructor after an investigation. St. Louis Police County Police...

St. Louis police: Man shoved to ground during fight has died

Oct. 29, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who fell and hit his head after being shoved during an argument over the weekend has died, and police are looking for the teen who shoved him. Mustafa Vedinlic, 63, died at a hospital on Wednesday, days after he hit his head on the pavement outside a St. Louis bar Saturday night...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey leave following a court hearing in St. Louis. The St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters in June are asking a judge to disqualify the city's top prosecutor, contending that Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's allegations against them were politically motivated. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson File)

Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor's removal

Oct. 28, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for a St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home asked a judge Wednesday to remove the city's top prosecutor and her entire office from the case. A grand jury earlier this month indicted Mark McCloskey, 63,...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 photo, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., speaks during a news conference in Town and Country, Mo. Wagner of Missouri's 2nd District is facing a challenge from Democratic state Sen. Jill Schupp. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Key Missouri congressional race seen as referendum on Trump

Oct. 28, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Democrat Jill Schupp and Republican Ann Wagner are sparring over health care and crime, but experts agree that the suburban St. Louis congressional race is, like many suburban races around the country, largely a referendum on President Donald Trump. Schupp is challenging four-term...