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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...

Father sues over Missouri fatal 2015 police shooting of son

Aug. 20, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of an 18-year-old killed in a St. Louis police shooting alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that his son was shot in the back as he ran. Dennis Ball-Bey says his son, Mansur Ball-Bey, was a church youth leader without a criminal record when he was killed in August 2015. The suit...

Ashcroft investigating why polling place opened late

Aug. 20, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is investigating why a suburban St. Louis polling place opened 90 minutes late for this month's primary election. Ashcroft said Monday that doors at the polling place in O'Fallon remained locked 90 minutes past opening time for the Aug. 7...

Man charged in deadly shooting in downtown St. Louis

Aug. 20, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been charged in a deadly shooting at a downtown St. Louis hotel for low-income residents. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Danny Keyes is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an unidentified man. No attorney is listed for Keyes in online...

Family of man slain by Stockley claims 'cover-up'; wants $5M

Aug. 20, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of a black suspect killed by a white former St. Louis police officer are demanding $5 million to resolve claims of a "cover up." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that an emailed letter Sunday from the family of Anthony Lamar Smith alleges that officials violated a judge's...

Teen killed, soon after posting he was glad to make it to 17

Aug. 20, 2018 9:32 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis teenager posted online that he was glad to make it to his 17th birthday after all he'd been through. Just over an hour later, he was fatally shot in the head. Armond Latimore was shot outside a restaurant about 1 p.m. Saturday — his birthday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

Chacin pitches 6 scoreless, Brewers beat Cardinals 2-1

Aug. 19, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin had some extra motivation. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double, giving Chacin all the runs he needed to beat St. Louis for the first time in his career with the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. "I can die now," Chacin joked to reporters. Milwaukee...

Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle

Aug. 19, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, with water becoming increasingly scarce, experts say. Missouri has had below-average rainfall since winter. The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that nearly all of Missouri is experiencing...

Death penalty sought for man accused in 3 St. Louis killings

Aug. 19, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a St. Louis man charged with killing three people in two separate shootings last year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that prosecutors have filed notice that they will seek to have 26-year-old Ollie Lynch Jr. put to death if...

Cardinals down Brewers 7-2, move into 2nd wild-card spot

Aug. 18, 2018 11:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miles Mikolas got to celebrate twice on Saturday. The St. Louis right-hander was all smiles early in the afternoon when his twins, Miles and Madelyn, were released from the hospital for the first time after being born prematurely a month ago. That good feeling continued hours later as...