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8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

Dec. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks have been born at the Kansas City Zoo. Their eggs were flown in from SeaWorld San Diego and hatched in incubators in Kansas City, the zoo announced Tuesday. It is the first time in the zoo's 110-year history that it has been home to this species...

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Two people were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Tuesday in Independence. The collision occurred shortly after Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, which travels between St. Louis and Kansas City, left the Independence station on the way to Kansas City, police said....

Missouri Supreme Court denies death row inmate's appeal

Dec. 10, 2019 5:04 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Supreme Court judges have denied a death row inmate's appeal. David Hosier was sentenced to death for killing Angela Gilpin in 2009. The 64-year-old had a relationship with Gilpin while she was separated from her husband, who also was shot to death in her Jefferson City...

Lawmaker: Roman goddess statue shouldn't return to Capitol

Dec. 10, 2019 3:23 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker has asked Gov. Mike Parson to prevent the state from reinstalling a statue of a Roman goddess on the dome of the state Capitol, saying a statue of Jesus could be disputed so a pagan idol should not be allowed. Rep. Mike Moon, an Ash Grove Republican, told...

Missouri day care worker accused of breaking infant's leg

Dec. 10, 2019 2:52 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis day care worker has been charged with child abuse after allegedly breaking the leg of a 10-month-old boy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that 29-year-old Shakyra Nobles was jailed without bond on a charge of abuse of a child that resulted in serious...

Man injured in suspicious house fire has died

Dec. 10, 2019 2:33 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who was critically injured in a fire at a St. Louis-area home has died, and authorities have found no connection to the fire and a homicide that happened at the same home a day earlier. St. Louis County police on Tuesday said 26-year-old Travion Adams was the man critically injured...

2 men killed in different vehicles in St. Louis suburb

Dec. 10, 2019 2:24 PM EST

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after two men in different vehicles were fatally shot in a St. Louis suburb. St. Louis County police say officers responded around 7:15 p.m. Monday to Jennings after someone reported a shooting. Police identified one of the victims Tuesday as 24-year-old...

Supporters of Missouri inmate petition state for his release

Dec. 10, 2019 2:16 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for a Missouri man imprisoned for nearly 25 years for a murder he claims he didn't commit are stepping up their efforts to free him, starting with the delivery Tuesday of petitions urging the state attorney general to stop blocking a new trial. Lamar Johnson was convicted of...

New Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz predicts success

Dec. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz was saying all the right things after being introduced as the new football coach at Missouri, laying out his vision for the once-proud program with unwavering confidence and bold proclamations. Then the former Appalachian State coach made a minor slip-up. “Our...

Missouri, Planned Parenthood argue in court over funding

Dec. 10, 2019 12:47 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Government funding for Missouri Planned Parenthood clinics is at stake in a lawsuit argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. State attorneys asked Supreme Court judges to back the Republican-led Legislature's decision to block funding from Planned Parenthood. The...