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3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

May. 24, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed...

Kansas City veteran writes book about combat in Afghanistan

May. 24, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Paul Darling made his wife beef wellington for Mother's Day. Like anyone does in a relationship, he says that she thinks of him a certain way. "My wife has a vision of me as father and husband. I don't think she really liked seeing what I was in...

Northwest Missouri sees divide over wind power projects

May. 24, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The public divide over wind farms starts with the term itself. Atchison County in the northwest corner of Missouri is home to what, thus far, is the largest wind-power project in the state. A landowner and a business leader see the wind turbines as bright, white, spinning beacons of...

Fourth day of nasty storms ravages central US

May. 24, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

Man will spend life in prison for 2014 rampage that killed 5

May. 23, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a 2014 rampage that killed five people in Kansas City, Missouri. The WDAF-TV reports Brandon Howell was convicted in April of five counts of first-degree murder for beating two people to death and shooting and...

Missouri man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

May. 23, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A convicted sex offender in Missouri has admitted having sex with a two underage girls and possessing thousands of images containing child pornography. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 29-year-old Christopher E. Helm of Kirkwood pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of...

Victim of shooting a light rail station identified

May. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

PAGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police have identified the man fatally shot at a MetroLink light rail station. Police on Thursday identified the victim as 23-year-old Omar Martin. The search continues for the shooter. Police Sgt. Benjamin Granda says the shooting happened Wednesday in Pagedale....

Lawsuit: Kansas cadet fired after alleging sexual battery

May. 23, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police cadet was fired after pressing sexual battery charges against her supervisor, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit contends the Kansas City, Kansas, cadet delayed reporting the abuse for fear of retaliation and found that fear justified when...

Pacific man wins $1 million in Powerball drawing

May. 23, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

PACIFIC, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is a $1 million winner in a Powerball drawing. The Missouri Lottery says Dennis Meyer of Pacific matched all five white-ball numbers in the May 11 drawing. Meyer purchased the winning ticket at a QuikTrip store in Eureka. On Sunday, he saw that a $1 million...