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Montgomery outpitches Syndergaard as Royals top Mets 4-1

Aug. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery is settling back into being a starting pitcher again, and the results are showing. The left-hander outdueled Noah Syndergaard as the Kansas City Royals ended their scoreless drought Friday night in a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets. In his first three starts after...

Official says no prosecutions for women seeking abortions

Aug. 16, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A top Missouri prosecutor on Friday said he doesn't think any counterpart "in their right mind" would prosecute pregnant women under a new law that bans abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy. Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys President Tim Lohmar, the St....

Leader of largest US organic food fraud gets 10-year term

Aug. 16, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn't want. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams said Randy Constant orchestrated a...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Women won't face abortion felonies

Aug. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a new Missouri abortion law (all times local): 8:05 p.m. A top Missouri prosecutor says he doesn't believe women will be charged with felonies for seeking abortions under a new state law. Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys President Tim Lohmar told The...

Man suspected of shooting deputy, trooper surrenders

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

VAN BUREN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding two law enforcement officers has surrendered after a seven-hour standoff in southern Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced around 5 p.m. Friday in a Tweet that the standoff had ended. Patrol Cpl. Dallas Thompson...

6 firefighters injured while battling Missouri blaze

Aug. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

VIENNA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say six firefighters have been injured while battling a house fire in central Missouri. The Maries County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the explosion happened Friday. The injured firefighters from the Vienna Fire Protection District were taken to hospitals...

Mother of 4 kids rescued in St. Louis fire faces charges

Aug. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of four young children rescued from an apartment fire in St. Louis is facing felony charges for allegedly leaving them home alone. St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Crystal Ford with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Ford does not have a listed...

Judge: Lawmaker erred by blocking critic on Twitter

Aug. 16, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Missouri state representative violated a critic's constitutional rights by blocking him from her Twitter account. KMIZ-TV reports that U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes said in Friday's ruling that Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch's political Tweets made...

Baby's body found near parking lot in Columbia

Aug. 16, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police say they will use an anthropologist to help identify a baby whose body was found at the edge of a parking lot. KRCG-TV reports that Assistant Chief Jeremiah Hunter says the child's body was so badly decomposed that its gender couldn't be determined. The infant's cause...

Ex-official with ties to Stenger gets probation, fine

Aug. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The former chief executive of the St. Louis County Economic Development Partnership has been sentenced to three years of probation and fined $20,000 for helping cover up the pay-to-play scheme orchestrated by the man who hired her. Sheila Sweeney was sentenced Friday in federal court. She...