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Burakovsky scores 2, Avs beat Blues to clinch playoff berth

Apr. 22, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored twice and Brandon Saad and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare added goals as the Colorado Avalanche clinched a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. “It shows a lot of team character,” Burakovsky...

Kansas City police set new policies to improve interactions

Apr. 22, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City police department has unveiled several new policies designed to improve community relationships after months of complaints arising from confrontations during last summer's racial injustice protests but some community activists immediately rejected the...

Petrino named Missouri Valley Conference's top coach

Apr. 22, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State coach Bobby Petrino, whose return to the sidelines was delayed until the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was named Missouri Valley Football Conference coach of the year on Thursday. Petrino led the Bears to a 5-1 record, and...

St. Louis County jail could take on some city detainees

Apr. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With new St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones moving to close one of the city's two jails, officials said Thursday that some inmates could be moved to the St. Louis County Jail. Spokesmen for Jones and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page told the St. Louis...

Parson hopes to pick new Missouri health director quickly

Apr. 22, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that he hopes to name a new state health director quickly to rebuild the agency after parting ways with the man who had led it throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The governor's office announced the...

Highway patrol to help out along I-70 in St. Louis

Apr. 22, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol will help St. Louis police patrol Interstate 70 in the city in the wake of shootings that killed a woman and left a teenager critically hurt. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported...

Victim of Springfield killing identified as 28-year-old man

Apr. 22, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a deadly Springfield shooting. Police said 28-year-old Jacob Rowden was found Wednesday night in a yard outside a home. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died of his injuries. Police have...

Canadian National defends its $33.7B bid for US railroad

Apr. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian National is defending its $33.7 billion bid to buy Kansas City Southern railroad against attacks from rival bidder Canadian Pacific. A day after CP's CEO Keith Creel dismissed Canadian National's proposal as “fool's gold” because he...

Kansas governor vetoes ban for transgender school athletes

Apr. 22, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a Republican measure that would have made Kansas the latest state with a GOP-controlled legislature to ban transgender athletes from girls' and women's school sports. Kelly's action was widely expected...

Mass vaccination clinic that was to use J&J vaccine canceled

Apr. 22, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A mass vaccination clinic that was planned at the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play has been canceled due to the suspension of the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The problem was that Arrowhead Stadium and the...