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Police: Carjacking suspect shot by detectives has died

Jan. 15, 2019 11:25 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a carjacking suspect shot by detectives in St. Louis has died. Police Chief John Hayden says the carjacking occurred around 11 a.m. Tuesday. About four hours later the car and the suspect were spotted. As the man emerged from a store in northwestern St. Louis he was confronted...

Missouri House votes for option to close some records

Jan. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House lawmakers on Tuesday voted against protections for LGBT staffers and gave themselves the option to make some of their emails confidential, despite a voter-approved requirement for transparency. House members changed their records policy as part of a broader package...

High drama, few results as Trump warns of 'long' shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics Tuesday, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced they would...

Man sentenced after officer finds bag of cash in vehicle

Jan. 15, 2019 5:13 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 34-year-old man caught on Interstate 44 in St. Louis County with nearly $750,000 in cash was sentenced to slightly more than a year in prison. Rodolfo Emilio Saenz was driving a rented Jeep in 2016 when St. Louis County police officer stopped him for a traffic violation. The St. Louis...

Man gets more than 5 years for jewelry store heist

Jan. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The last of four men who used hammers to break display cases and steal jewelry from a suburban St. Louis store has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. Robert Scott was sentenced Monday in federal court for the December 2017 heist at the Jared the Galleria of Jewelry store in...

Prosecutor ordered to pay $36,000 for open records violation

Jan. 15, 2019 4:58 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri prosecutor's office has been ordered to pay $36,000 for failing to provide records to a man doing research for the marijuana activist group Show-Me Cannabis. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling that the Cole...

Missouri boy's caregiver pleads not guilty in his death

Jan. 15, 2019 4:33 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A caregiver who reported a 4-year-old Missouri boy missing about a week before his body was found has pleaded not guilty in his death. KRCG reports 26-year-old Quatavia Givens, of Jefferson City, is charged with neglect or abuse of a child resulting in death. She entered her plea...

Teenager fatally shot near McDonald's restaurant in Overland

Jan. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EST

OVERLAND, Mo. (AP) — The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating a fatal shooting outside a McDonald's restaurant in Overland. Police were called around 7:30 p.m. Monday and found 18-year-old Justice Devaun Johnson of Herculaneum near the restaurant along busy Page Boulevard. Johnson died...

Police: 1 address fired 360 shots at New Year's Eve party

Jan. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say people at one address fired 360 shots from at least nine guns to celebrate New Year's Eve. Police Chief Rick Smith posted a picture of the bullet casings on his blog Tuesday. It is illegal to fire guns in celebration in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star...

Mother settles wrongful death police shooting suit for $2.3M

Jan. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family's garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city. In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the...