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Sobolik to lead University of Missouri-St. Louis permanently

Apr. 9, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The temporary leader of the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Thursday was appointed to the job permanently. The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved Interim Chancellor Kristin Sobolik's appointment unanimously. University of Missouri System President Mun Choi appointed...

91,000 more people file for unemployment in Missouri

Apr. 9, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An additional 91,000 Missouri residents applied for unemployment last week as the economic toll from the coronavirus grew, while Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday ordered public schools to stay closed for the rest of the year. The number of new unemployment claims for the week that ended...

St Joseph News-Press to drop 2 days of print edition

Apr. 9, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A drop in advertising revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic has caused the St. Joseph News-Press to drop print editions on two days of the week earlier than planned, newspaper officials said Thursday. The paper will stop its Saturday print edition beginning April 18 and its...

Man shot to death in suburban Kansas City; suspect sought

Apr. 9, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City confirm a man was shot to death in Overland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect. Officers were called around 9 p.m. Wednesday to an area near the Johnson County Central Resource Library for reports of a shooting, police said. The victim...

AP source: Chiefs bring back CB Breeland on 1-year deal

Apr. 9, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million, helping to alleviate one of the Super Bowl champions' biggest concerns ahead of the NFL draft. The deal was confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday...

Democratic veteran running to oversee Missouri elections

Apr. 9, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic veteran who previously worked on reforms in Ferguson is running for Missouri Secretary of State. Missouri Democratic Party Executive Director Lauren Gepford on Thursday lauded Yinka Faleti as the party's nominee to be the state's top elections official. No other...

Missouri plans its first elk hunt this fall after herd grows

Apr. 9, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For the first time in its modern history, Missouri will offer an elk-hunting season later this year, with five permits drawn in a lottery. The Missouri Conservation Commission on Wednesday approved issuing four general permits to the public and one permit to a qualified land...

Suspect shoots at St. Louis-area officer; no serious injury

Apr. 9, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area police officer suffered only cuts from flying glass when a suspect shot at him on an Interstate 70 overpass in St. Louis, police said. The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday when two officers from the Normandy Police Department stopped a car wanted by Maryland...

In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 photo, Mayor Phil Stang stands on the front porch of his home with a friendly message to anyone passing by in Kimmswick, Mo. The tiny town along the banks of the Mississippi River, normally bustling with out-of-town visitors this time of year, is virtually empty as the economic ravages of the coronavirus has shuttered shops and restaurants in the community. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri tourism industry hopes to rebound after pandemic

Apr. 9, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Kimmswick Mayor Phil Stang looks out at his empty Missouri town, a tiny, scenic Mississippi River community normally bustling with visitors, and sees the economic ravages of the coronavirus. The artist shops and restaurants are closed, and there’s little chance the popular...

This undated photo provided by the Cole County (Missouri) Sheriff's Office shows Phillip Lumas. Lumas has been charged with accidentally shooting his 8-year-old child after giving a lesson on gun safety as he put a pistol away. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that 45-year-old Phillip Lumas Sr. of Jefferson City was charged Tuesday, April 7, 2020, with felony second-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. (Cole County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Missouri dad charged with accidentally shooting 8-year-old

Apr. 9, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with accidentally shooting his 8-year-old child after giving a lesson on gun safety as he put a pistol away. Phillip Lumas Sr., 45, of Jefferson City, was charged Tuesday with felony second-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor second-degree...