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Okoboji Summer Theatre upgrades ready in time for shows

Jun. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

OKOBOJI, Iowa (AP) — As a 62nd season of shows beckons, a new building on the Okoboji Summer Theatre grounds will be used for a rehearsal hall by actors hailing from across America. A benefactor from Omaha, Anne Thorne Weaver, gave money to cover the entire cost of the 4,800-square-foot building, which is...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

The Latest: Blues hoist Stanley Cup as St. Louis celebrates

Jun. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup celebration in St. Louis (all times local): 3:30 p.m. St. Louis Blues players have taken turns hoisting the Stanley Cup to the cheers of a massive crowd beneath the Gateway Arch. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Saturday for a parade and rally to...

Missouri mother accused in knife attack found not competent

Jun. 15, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman accused of attacking her 5-year-old son with a knife has been found not mentally competent to stand trial. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a judge this week signed an order finding 35-year-old Syeda Sirajuddin, of Ballwin, mentally unfit for trial. She...

Police: Woman shot, killed in Kansas City suburb of Raytown

Jun. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman has been shot and killed in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Raytown. The Kansas City Star reports the shooting occurred early Saturday morning in Sarah Colman-Livengood Park in Raytown. Police found the woman around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the park. Police say two...

Teen to be tried as adult in retired officer's killing

Jun. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second teenager charged in the shooting death of a retired St. Louis police sergeant will be tried as an adult. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 17-year-old Jalynn Garner, of St. Louis, was charged Friday in adult court with first-degree murder, robbery and two weapons counts....

Jury finds man guilty in January 2018 shooting death of teen

Jun. 15, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 19-year-old Independence man of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the January 2018 shooting death of a teen. The Kansas City Star reports that Tyler Gates was found guilty Thursday in the death of 17-year-old Matthew Haylock in the Kansas City,...

Rural county in uproar over new large-scale feedlot law

Jun. 15, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

STOCKTON, Mo. (AP) — Many residents of a rural southwestern Missouri county are critical of a state law that restricts how much local authorities can regulate industrial feedlots and say they feel betrayed by their local representatives who backed the legislation. Speakers at a community meeting Wednesday...

Lincoln University extends president contract through 2024.

Jun. 15, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lincoln University curators have extended President Jerald Jones Woolfolk's contract for another three years. The school announced the contract extension Friday after the Board of Curators approved it in a closed session Thursday. The news release didn't say if Woolfolk's new...

Man pleads guilty in 2014 hammer death of Bosnian immigrant

Jun. 15, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fourth man who participated in a deadly hammer beating in St. Louis has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the death of a Bosnian immigrant. Twenty-year-old Travid Kidd was sentenced Friday in the 2014 death of Zemir Begic. He pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder. The St....