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St. Louis merger group: Plan would save millions in taxes

Feb. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nonprofit behind an effort to merge the city of St. Louis with St. Louis County says the consolidation would save the region's taxpayers nearly $5 billion in the first 10 years, but some local leaders are questioning the numbers. Better Together released its fiscal analysis Wednesday....

Marijuana brick worth $3K found in Missouri donation bin

Feb. 20, 2019 11:19 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Big Brothers Big Sisters has announced that a cellophane-wrapped marijuana brick with a street value of $3,000 has been found in a Springfield donation bin. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the discovery was made last May as volunteers sorted through donations, but it only...

Fire destroys Missouri home where homicide had been reported

Feb. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a Springfield home where a homicide was reported earlier this month. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 45-year-old David Edwards was found stabbed to death on Feb. 1 in the home where the blaze started Monday. No arrests...

Judge: City's records request denial broke Sunshine Law

Feb. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EST

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Kansas City suburb to pay $42,000 in legal fees for an open records request violation. The Kansas City Star reports that at issue was the city of Raytown's denial of a request for information about the safety of an intersection where 69-year-old Cecile Leggio was...

Some Missouri schools cancel classes after winter blast

Feb. 20, 2019 8:15 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another round of winter weather is closing schools in Missouri. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory across a large swath of Missouri on Wednesday. The Missouri Department of Transportation says many roads across the northern half of the state are partially...

No. 4 Kentucky beats Missouri 66-58

Feb. 20, 2019 1:02 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Three days after knocking off the nation's top-ranked team, Kentucky coach John Calipari just wanted to get out of Missouri with a victory over the struggling Tigers, regardless of how it looked. The fourth-ranked Wildcats accomplished the victory, beating the Tigers 66-58, but getting...

O'Reilly's overtime goal lifts Blues past Maple Leafs 3-2

Feb. 20, 2019 12:00 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the beginning of the season, the St. Louis Blues were finding ways to lose games. Now, they're managing to pull out wins. Ryan O'Reilly scored 34 seconds into overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 11th straight...

Chiefs announce overhaul of defensive coaching staff

Feb. 19, 2019 7:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid moved swiftly to replace longtime defensive coordinator Bob Sutton after his underperforming group allowed Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to run roughshod over them in the AFC title game last month. Reid moved just as swiftly in completing a massive...

Documents: Man thought dog was spying on him for police

Feb. 19, 2019 6:31 PM EST

BARNHART, Mo. (AP) — Court documents indicate a 39-year-old man who authorities say wrapped a small dog with tape and threw him in a ditch believed the animal was spying on him for police. Paul Garcia, of Barnhart, is charged with felony animal abuse and armed criminal action. A sheriff's deputy found the...

Keystone restarts pipeline after repairing Missouri leak

Feb. 19, 2019 5:16 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A segment of the Keystone pipeline that was shut down in early February when a leak was discovered in Missouri is now back in service. Terry Cunha of pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. says the segment from Steele City, Nebraska, to Patoka, Illinois, was restarted Thursday morning....