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Isabell scores 23 to carry Saint Louis over La Salle 62-49

Feb. 16, 2019 7:36 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tramaine Isabell had a season-high 23 points plus 10 rebounds as Saint Louis defeated La Salle 62-49 on Saturday. Javon Bess had 14 points for Saint Louis (17-9, 8-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jordan Goodwin added 10 points and eight rebounds. Hasahn French had 10 rebounds and three blocks...

St. Louis de-escalation program draws praise across US

Feb. 16, 2019 12:11 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis nonprofit is drawing praise from across the country for its de-escalation program, which has prevented gun violence by confronting feuds using trained mediators, involving loved ones and even moving individuals out of the state to avoid conflict. Better Family Life has...

Treacherous driving in Missouri before another winter blast

Feb. 15, 2019 5:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another winter blast hit Missouri on Friday, causing more than 100 accidents, closing schools and leaving highway experts to warn motorists to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. Several sections of Interstate 70 between Kansas City and Columbia were particularly treacherous....

Judge dismisses suit filed by acquitted St. Louis officer

Feb. 15, 2019 4:42 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a white former St. Louis police officer whose acquittal in the death of a black suspect set off weeks of protests. The former officer, Jason Stockley, accused investigators of intentionally disregarding and lying about evidence when he...

Attorney seeks to quash subpoena seeking Hawley's testimony

Feb. 15, 2019 12:23 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley's attorney is asking a court to quash a subpoena against the former Missouri attorney general in a lawsuit over an open records dispute. In motions filed Thursday, Attorney Lowell Pearson argued Hawley shouldn't be deposed because he is a "high-level public...

Ameren announces $6.3 billion grid improvement project

Feb. 15, 2019 10:06 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's largest utility company plans to spend $6.3 billion on grid improvements over the next five years. Ameren Missouri filed its plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission on Thursday. The highlights include installing 800,000 "smart meters" through 2023 as part of an effort...

Missouri photo exhibit honors the state's black farmers

Feb. 15, 2019 1:05 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — June Davis Richardson was raising a family in St. Louis by the time Torsten Kjellstrand began making his regular trips to the Bootheel to photograph her parents. Kjellstrand was a master's candidate at the Missouri School of Journalism in the early '90s, and for his capstone project,...

Patients with rare form of Alzheimer's participate in study

Feb. 15, 2019 1:02 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — They lovingly call each other X-Men, named after the comic book team of mutant superheroes. They have a rare genetic form of Alzheimer's disease that makes up just 1 percent of cases. It strikes early — in their 30s and 40s — and decimates families. Those with the genetic...

St. Louis man indicted in December post office robbery

Feb. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 38-year-old St. Louis man is facing federal indictment for allegedly robbing a post office. Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of Dywane Upchurch on three felony counts. It wasn't immediately clear if Upchurch had an attorney. The crime occurred on Dec. 6....

Man's body found amid materials at Missouri recycling center

Feb. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EST

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis-area authorities are investigating how a man's body was delivered to a recycling center. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports workers at the Republic Services Recycling Center in Hazelwood found the body Thursday morning amid the recyclable materials. Hazelwood Police Capt....