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Wrongful death case over teen's suicide in state court

Oct. 16, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

GLASGOW, Mo. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit over the suicide of a 17-year-old Missouri boy whom witnesses said killed himself because of relentless bullying has been moved to state court after a judge dismissed federal claims. The Columbia Missourian reports that the move was made in August, over a year...

3 suffer minor injuries after mountain coaster crash

Oct. 16, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Officials say two carts on a mountain coaster crashed into each other earlier this month in Branson, sending three people to the hospital with minor injuries. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the issue appears to be with a collision avoidance system on the Runaway Branson...

Suspect in 2 deadly St. Louis shootings linked to a third

Oct. 16, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in two deadly st. louis shootings has been linked to a third. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 21-year-old William Malik Pearson Jr. is charged with first-degree murder and other charges in the November 2017 shooting that killed 21-year-old Leon Smith Jr....

Mississippi River waters begin to recede north of St. Louis

Oct. 16, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Water levels on the Mississippi River are dropping north of St. Louis after high waters forced road and ferry closures. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that in the hardest-hit communities, floodwater crested over the weekend at almost nine feet above flood stage. Hannibal saw the...

Man charged in death of woman who was stabbed 17 times

Oct. 16, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have charged a suburban St. Louis man with stabbing a woman 17 times after catching him in the slain woman's vehicle covered in blood. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 56-year-old Gregory Boston is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and stealing a...

Congresswoman's spokeswoman doesn't attend candidate forum

Oct. 16, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — GOP incumbent Rep. Ann Wagner didn't show up at a League of Women Voters candidate forum after her spokeswoman blamed the group of being biased against Republicans. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Democrat Cort Van Ostran and Libertarian Larry Kirk were the only ones...

Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

Oct. 16, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages as they also seek settlement negotiations with victims' family members. But Tia Coleman, an Indiana woman who...

The Latest: Lawyers blast legal move in fatal boat accident

Oct. 15, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuits over a July tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A survivor of a July tourist boat accident that killed 17 people in Missouri and attorneys representing deceased family members are calling the latest legal...

Democrats call on Hawley to drop appeal in voter ID case

Oct. 15, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley to drop an appeal of a ruling that struck down parts of Missouri's voter photo ID law. U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay in a Monday statement said Hawley is appealing to "suppress the vote of minorities, the disabled and the...

McCaskill brings in another $8.5M for Senate re-election bid

Oct. 15, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Data released Monday shows Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill brought in $7.8 million in roughly two months for her tough re-election bid, breaking records and raising nearly double what her Republican opponent did. McCaskill's haul appears to break Missouri records...