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Second child dies after apartment fire in St. Louis

Oct. 21, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two small children died after they were left alone in a St. Louis apartment that caught fire and a woman is in custody while the blaze is investigated, authorities said. A 5-year-old girl died Monday at a hospital, a day after the blaze broke out at the Clinton-Peabody public housing...

The Latest: 2nd child dies after St. Louis apartment fire

Oct. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a fatal St. Louis fire (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A second child has died after she and two other small children were reportedly left alone in a St. Louis apartment that caught fire. St. Louis police say a 5-year-old girl died Monday at a hospital. A 6-month-old boy was...

Missouri Botanical Garden getting new $92 million center

Oct. 21, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new $92 million visitor center is planned at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Officials with the garden announced the project Monday. Groundbreaking is scheduled for January and the center that will be known as the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center is scheduled to open in the...

Girl dies after massive aluminum piece falls from flatbed

Oct. 21, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 5-year-old Texas girl is dead after a 34,000-pound piece of aluminum fell from a flatbed trailer on a Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis. The accident happened about 5:30 a.m. Monday on the Poplar Street Bridge. Illinois State Police have not identified the child, who was from...

Opening day set for Planned Parenthood's new Illinois clinic

Oct. 21, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A clinic quietly constructed in southern Illinois to meet demand for abortion services by residents outside the state is close to opening. Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri says Wednesday is opening day for its Fairview Heights clinic. The new...

Lawsuit: Police confiscated phone of woman who filmed arrest

Oct. 21, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

DELLWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman alleges in a lawsuit that an officer violated her free speech rights by confiscating her phone when she used it to film an arrest. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union and the First Amendment Clinic at the...

Severe weather downs trees, power lines in southern Missouri

Oct. 21, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a severe weather system has toppled trees and power lines, damaging some homes and outbuildings across parts of southern Missouri. National Weather Service Meteorologists Megan Terry says crews were headed out Monday morning to determine whether straight line winds...

Grant to help Washington U. address cancer disparities

Oct. 20, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A $7.6 million federal grant will help Washington University in its effort to reduce cancer disparities in parts of Missouri and central and southern Illinois. The grant from the National Cancer Institute was announced Wednesday. It will fund creation of the St. Louis-based university's...

Study: Climate change could threaten bugs in Missouri

Oct. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A recent study indicates that climate change could threaten hundreds of insect species in Missouri that may not recover after they die during extreme weather conditions. A 2019 study by the University of Missouri at St. Louis examined 250 insect species whose populations plummeted...

St. Louis police fatally shoot man who pointed gun at them

Oct. 20, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a St. Louis police officer fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at the officer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Police Chief John Hayden says the confrontation happened around 5 a.m. Sunday after a man sped away from officers trying to pull him over...