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Bishop Elijah Hankerson, president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, watches as various pastors and church leaders drive up to pick up free face masks for their congregations Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Hanley Hills, Mo. The masks were provided by St. Louis city and county and by the state of Missouri at the request of Darryl Gray, a St. Louis activist and pastor, to help area churches prepare to restart services as restrictions surrounding the coronavirus outbreak ease. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Masks handed out to help St. Louis-area black churches open

May. 28, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

HANLEY HILLS, Mo. (AP) — Bishop Floyd Williams knows that the coronavirus has proven especially lethal in the black community, so his decision to reopen his End Times Christian Assembly in St. Louis comes with some trepidation. Still, Williams says that for his 80 parishioners, meeting together again is a...

Lake of the Ozarks business owner defends actions

May. 27, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a business that hosted crowded pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks says no laws were broken and safety measures were in place to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Social media postings over the weekend showed...

St. Louis man gets 15-plus years for spate of carjackings

May. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for a spate of violent carjackings across the city in 2018. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that Deandre Moore, 26, was sentenced Tuesday to 186 months in prison for his part in six armed carjackings....

Arson investigation after fatal fire in St. Louis

May. 27, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fire in St. Louis that killed a woman and critically injured a man is being investigated as arson. St. Louis police Lt. Scott Aubuchon told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wednesday that the homicide unit was investigating the fire in south St. Louis. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m....

Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers reporters' questions about her veto of a sweeping coronavirus bill that would have curbed her power to direct the state's pandemic response during a news conference, Tuesday, May6 26, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Democratic governor issued a new state of emergency and called the Republican-controlled Legislature into special session to extend that state of emergency. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

May. 26, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping Republican coronavirus measure that would have limited her power to direct the state's pandemic response but then ceded to local officials the authority to keep restrictions on businesses. Gov. Laura Kelly not only killed a bill...

Kansas City, St. Louis leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine

May. 26, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of...

Missouri open records lawsuit sent back to lower court

May. 26, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday sent a lawsuit over fees charged by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's administration for an open records request back to a lower court for further consideration. St. Louis attorney Elad Gross, a Democratic candidate for Missouri Attorney General, sued in 2018...

Homicide reported just off I-55 in eastern Missouri

May. 26, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

BARNHART, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating as a homicide the death of a person in eastern Missouri over the long Memorial Day weekend. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating after a person was found dead around 1 p.m. Monday just off Interstate 55 in Barnhart, officials said....

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...