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Missouri State Auditor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway observes a moment of silence to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Coronavirus throws wrench into Missouri governor's race

Sep. 25, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is hijacking the Missouri governor’s race, stalling Gov. Mike Parson’s campaign Friday after he tested positive this week and taking center stage in his Democratic challenger's pitch to voters. Parson's wife on Wednesday tested positive for the...

FILE - In this July 14, 2020, file photo, a health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School in Waukee, Iowa. South Dakota, Idaho and Iowa are seeing sky-high rates of tests coming back positive. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

Sep. 25, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus outbreak is heating up fast in smaller cities in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment runs high. Elsewhere around the...

Missouri man charged in killing of his girlfriend

Sep. 25, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

A Kansas City, Missouri, man who told an off-duty police officer that something had happened and someone was dead has been charged in the killing of his girlfriend, prosecutors said Friday. Kelshaun D. Moseley, 28, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the in the fatal shooting of...

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Brewers' Burnes goes on IL with strained left oblique

Sep. 25, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes was placed on the injured list Friday with a strained left oblique, likely ending the right-hander’s breakthrough season. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that if Milwaukee advances to the playoffs, Burnes would be unavailable for the first...

Florida Gov.  Ron DeSantis announces the state's phase three openings at news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.  DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The Latest: Iowa reports new cases in schools, nursing homes

Sep. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000. Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303. Data from state health and education departments indicate the virus is circulating...

Court weighs fate of sweeping Missouri abortion restrictions

Sep. 25, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel is weighing the fate of a sweeping Missouri abortion law, including a provision that prohibits a woman from having an abortion because the fetus has Down syndrome. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments...

9 indicted in connection with southwestern Missouri killing

Sep. 25, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — Nine people have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the kidnapping and shooting death of a southwestern Missouri woman in August. KYTV-TV reports that 28-year-old Sarah Pasco of Aurora was kidnapped and fatally shot Aug. 16. Her body was found in a well in the town of...

Homicide alleged after man found dead in burning apartment

Sep. 25, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in St. Louis County say a man found dead in a burning apartment unit in August was the victim of a homicide. The victim, 62-year-old James Kwiatkowski, was found dead in apartment on Aug. 2. Authorities on Thursday announced second-degree murder charges against 27-year-old...

Man charged in fatal shooting in north St. Louis County

Sep. 25, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A man is now facing charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance in north St. Louis County. Authorities say 27-year-old Justin Robnett was arrested Thursday and is jailed without bond in the death of 31-year-old Thomas Wiggins. Robnett also is charged with...

Former city clerk sentenced in meth conspiracy

Sep. 25, 2020 7:39 AM EDT

EVERTON, Mo. (AP) — The former city clerk of a small southwestern Missouri town has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in a money-laundering conspiracy related to a methamphetamine ring. KYTV-TV reports that 35-year-old Kristy A. Conn of Everton was sentenced Wednesday in federal court. She...