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Father and son accused in assault over Pokemon Go dispute

Jun. 20, 2018 6:52 AM EDT

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A 71-year-old St. Louis man and his adult son are both charged with assault for allegedly beating up a Pokemon Go competitor who accused them of cheating. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a bystander's video captured the skirmish Monday in Kirkwood, a St. Louis suburb. Charges...

Rangers extend winning streak to 4, beat Royals 4-1

Jun. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cole Hamels helped the Texas Rangers keep rolling against a Kansas City Royals team caught in a freefall. Hamels allowed four singles over seven innings, Delino DeShields doubled home two runs and the Rangers beat the Royals 4-1 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to a...

Missouri Democrats sue over lieutenant governor appointment

Jun. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Democratic Party is suing to try to block the appointment of Mike Kehoe as lieutenant governor, reviving a longstanding debate over whether the governor has the power to fill the executive branch's No. 2 position or whether it can only be filled by voters. The party...

Medical examiner: Green Park woman's death heat-related

Jun. 19, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County authorities say a 70-year-old Green Park woman died from heat-related issues when her home's air conditioning stopped working. The county's medical examiner's office said Tuesday the woman was found dead last Thursday by a family member. Her name was not released....

Escobar's consecutive streak as Royals' SS to end

Jun. 19, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar's streak of making 406 consecutive starts as the Kansas City Royals shortstop is about to end. Manager Ned Yost said he plans to play Adalberto Mondesi, 22, a couple of days a week at shortstop. Escobar, 31, has been the Royals everyday shortstop since 2011 after...

Rangers send Mendez to minors for breaking team rules

Jun. 19, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Texas Rangers sent rookie left-hander Yohander Mendez back to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday for violating team rules. Mendez was supposed to start Wednesday's series finale against Kansas City. But right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get the ball instead. "It's not criminal,...

Guilty pleas in illegal shipping of hazardous waste

Jun. 19, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally transporting 9 million pounds of hazardous waste from Mississippi to Missouri without acquiring the proper permits. Raymond Williams, 71, of Atlanta, the president and CEO of U.S. Technology Corp., based in Canton, Ohio,...

Bismarck area concerned about rising Missouri River

Jun. 19, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and North Dakota residents are keeping an eye on the rising Missouri River near Bismarck as the agency releases more water from a nearby dam. Water released from Lake Sakakawea at the Garrison Dam will go from 44,000 cubic feet (1,246 cubic meters) per...

Ex-police captain pleads guilty in disability theft

Jun. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former eastern Missouri police officer has admitted to the theft of more than $68,000 in federal disability benefits. Sixty-year-old Everett James, of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty Tuesday to making a false statement to the Social Security Administration and theft of government...

Report: Missouri creek contamination may raise cancer risks

Jun. 19, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A federal report says people who lived near or played in a contaminated St. Louis-area creek from the 1960s to the 1990s may have increased risk of developing cancer. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released a report Monday on cancer risks from exposure to...