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Missouri's McCaskill to meet with US Supreme Court nominee

Aug. 21, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is slated to meet with President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee. The Democrat will meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. She faces a tough battle for re-election this year in a state Trump won by 19 points. McCaskill has said she...

Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed for dredging work

Aug. 21, 2018 2:01 AM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A ferry between Kentucky and Missouri is closed this week while dredging work is completed. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry will be closed until the work is complete. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the ferry plans to perform some maintenance in the meantime. An Army Corps of...

Missouri teacher given suspended sentence for student affair

Aug. 20, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — A 31-year-old Missouri teacher was given a suspended sentence in a case of sexual conduct with a student. Ozarksfirst.com reports Elizabeth Morgan, a Lebanon High School drama teacher, was sentenced Monday to one year of suspended and two years of tracking probation with Child...

Missouri opens hay, water programs for farmers amid drought

Aug. 20, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri farmers suffering from intense droughts across the state will be able to hay and pump water from some state land through new relief programs announced Monday by Gov. Mike Parson. Farmers will have access to water at 28 conservation areas and five state parks in northern...

Storm forces Army helicopters to land in St. Louis area

Aug. 20, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Army helicopter was forced by bad weather to make an emergency landing at a restaurant parking lot near St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports it was one of four CH-47 Chinook flying from California to Connecticut that landed briefly in the St. Louis area Monday afternoon...

Nurse pleads guilty to fraud related to Fulton man's death

Aug. 20, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse has admitted that she did not provide health care services to a developmentally disabled Missouri man for months before his body was found encased in concrete in 2017. Forty-nine-year-year-old Melissa Denise DeLap, of Columbia, pleaded guilty Monday to health care fraud....

Police: 1 dead after woman opens fire at Texas warehouse

Aug. 20, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — A female employee opened fire at a Houston-area food distribution center early Monday, killing a company manager and wounding another worker, police said. The shooter, identified by police as Kristine Peralez, 38, was also killed in the attack, which happened around 2:30 a.m. at...

The Latest: Suspect, a 2-year employee, fired on co-workers

Aug. 20, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on deadly workplace shooting near Houston (all times local): 1 p.m. Police say a woman shot two co-workers at a Houston-area food distribution center, killing one and wounding the other. Missouri City police Capt. Paul Poulton says investigators are still trying to...

Missouri man sentenced to life for attempted student rape

Aug. 20, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for attempting to rape a Missouri State University student. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 55-year-old Stephen Goodwin was sentenced Friday for a first-degree attempted rape conviction. Goodwin entered an Alford plea, which...

Crews investigate storm damage in southwest Missouri

Aug. 20, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

DIGGINS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say storms have damaged trees, downed power lines and churned up at least two small tornados in southwest Missouri. National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Albert says an EF-0 tornado has been confirmed near Diggins in Webster County. It uprooted a tree and caused other...