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PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

Oct. 19, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. An ad from Black Americans for the President's Agenda in an...

St. Louis restored prairie in bloom but faces threats

Oct. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A restored St. Louis prairie of native grasses and flowers is in bloom, but the nature reserve's conservation is threatened by inaction and invasive plants. Biologists discovered the 25-acre (10-hectare) hidden prairie in the 1990s at Calvary Cemetery, where it was protected from...

Former Columbia school official admits to St. Louis thefts

Oct. 19, 2018 9:49 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The former chief financial officer at Columbia Public Schools has admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from band boosters at a suburban St. Louis high school. The Columbia Daily-Tribune reports that Anna Munson pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Louis County District Court to...

Loaded gun found in Missouri student's backpack, police say

Oct. 19, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suburban St. Louis student after finding a loaded gun and a razor inside the student's backpack. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the student was taken into custody Thursday at McCluer North Senior High School in Florissant. Police said in a news...

Missouri veteran recalls service as surgical technician

Oct. 19, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In 1952, Emil Fischer had graduated from Russellville High School the previous year and was working on his father's farm in Lohman. It was at this point he chose to join the newest branch of the armed forces — the U.S. Air Force — which, at the time, was weeks away...

Shuttered St. Louis hospital's nurses reunite after 50 years

Oct. 19, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Judy Murphy didn't grow up wanting to become a nurse. But she reluctantly enrolled in the three-year program at City Hospital in 1965, for a total cost of about $471. The program was essential to the hospital, the primary public one in south St. Louis for those who could not pay. The work...

Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

Oct. 18, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican candidate Josh Hawley used a Thursday debate to try to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The candidates'...

Hyperloop study touts Interstate 70 Missouri route

Oct. 18, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new study says the approximately 250-mile (400 kilometer) trip from Kansas City to St. Louis could be slashed to a half-hour's time, but an ultra-high-speed Hyperloop system across Missouri wouldn't come cheap. KMBC-TV reports that Kansas City-based Black and Veatch found in its...

Authorities suspect man was killed while working on car

Oct. 18, 2018 9:09 AM EDT

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say it appears that a man was killed after his car fell on top of him in eastern Missouri. KSDK-TV reports that it happened Thursday morning in House Springs, which is south of the St. Louis area. Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Dallas Thompson says it appears...

Officer shoots, wounds man during struggle with suspect

Oct. 18, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a St. Louis police officer has shot and wounded a suspect during a struggle over a pellet gun that looked like a semi-automatic pistol. St. Louis police Chief John Hayden says the shooting happened Wednesday night after two officers were sent to an auto parts store to...