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Today in History

Aug. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2019. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 2000, rescue efforts to reach the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended with divers announcing none of the 118 sailors had survived. On this date: In 1609,...

Education lacking on Missouri ID law, critics argue in court

Aug. 19, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Critics of Missouri's new voter identification law argued in court Monday that election officials hadn't done enough to help residents navigate the changes, countering the secretary of state's position that his 18-month informational campaign "far exceeded" the legal...

Today in History

Aug. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2019. There are 135 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 18, 1963, James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi. On this date: In 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of...

Today in History

Aug. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2019. There are 137 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42. On this date: In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812....

Judge orders release of Missouri man imprisoned 2 decades

Aug. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge ordered the release Thursday of a Missouri inmate who was imprisoned for more than 20 years for a double murder, a day after overturning his conviction. DeKalb County Judge Daren Adkins said in his order that prosecutors didn't object to 44-year-old Ricky Kidd being freed...

Judge rules man imprisoned decades for 2 murders is innocent

Aug. 14, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man imprisoned more than 20 years for a double murder is innocent and should either be released or retried, a judge ruled Wednesday. Ricky Kidd, now 44, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the February 1996 deaths of George Bryant and Oscar Bridges in Kansas...

Galloway takes first step to run for Missouri governor

Aug. 9, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has taken a first, official step toward running for governor next year, setting up a potential challenge to Republican Gov. Mike Parson. Galloway updated her campaign committee paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to show that...

Timeline of events in shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

Aug. 8, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown and a friend were walking in the middle of Canfield Drive, a two-lane street in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, when a police officer drove by and told them to use the sidewalk. After words were exchanged, the white officer confronted the...

In Ferguson, varying views on the legacy of Aug. 9, 2014

Aug. 8, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Mayor James Knowles III was doing volunteer cleanup work at the Ferguson Farmers Market when he got a phone call that a teenager had been fatally shot by a police officer . Videographer Chris Phillips, who lived in the apartment complex where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed,...

Missouri Medicaid panel chairman removed amid drop in rolls

Jul. 24, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of a committee that oversees Missouri's Medicaid program was replaced amid a steep drop in people receiving health care through the program. Timothy McBride, who was appointed chairman of the MoHealthNet Oversight Committee in 2013 by Democratic then-Gov. Jay Nixon,...