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St. Louis to be site of election security summit

Jun. 23, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A national gathering in St. Louis in September will focus on election security. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced this week that the National Election Security Summit will be Sept. 10-11. Participants will include national, state and local election authorities, who will be...

Man struck by fleeing carjackers dies from his injuries

Jun. 22, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The owner of a suburban St. Louis party bus has died, days after he was hit by a stolen pickup truck fleeing a robbery. The St. Louis Medical Examiner's office says 54-year-old Mike Arnold of O'Fallon, Missouri, died Thursday. Arnold was the owner of a 14-passenger party bus called Gus,...

Police cite self-defense in death of man in Florissant

Jun. 22, 2018 6:43 AM EDT

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant say a woman who fatally shot a man inside her home was acting in self-defense. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police will not seek criminal charges against the woman in the death of 34-year-old Randall Gaston. The couple were...

Program gives schizophrenia patients shots instead of pills

Jun. 22, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — Last year Terry Franks received a phone call from her son that frightened her. "He couldn't tell me where he was. I told him, 'Take a picture,' and that's when he took a picture of the campus that he was on," Franks told KSDK-TV . It turns out her son was in western Kansas at Fort...

St. Louis shelters accept more dogs from outside the city

Jun. 21, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society is bringing more dogs to its St. Louis shelters from around Missouri and other states. The group's Shelter Pet Transfer Program welcomes adoptable pets, mostly dogs, from other places with overcrowded shelters or few spay and neuter programs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

Suspect climbs into driver's seat, steals patrol car

Jun. 21, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A felony suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing a suburban St. Louis patrol car. Jefferson County authorities say a deputy stopped at a gas station in Festus Wednesday night and saw the 42-year-old man acting suspiciously. The deputy discovered the man was wanted in St. Charles...

Feds bring charges in twice as many gun cases in St. Louis

Jun. 20, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutions of gun cases have doubled in St. Louis this year as part of an effort to reduce the city's gun violence. U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that 357 gun cases had been charged from January through May, compared to 156 from during the same period...

Father and son accused in assault over Pokemon Go dispute

Jun. 20, 2018 6:52 AM EDT

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A 71-year-old St. Louis man and his adult son are both charged with assault for allegedly beating up a Pokemon Go competitor who accused them of cheating. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a bystander's video captured the skirmish Monday in Kirkwood, a St. Louis suburb. Charges...

Ex-police captain pleads guilty in disability theft

Jun. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former eastern Missouri police officer has admitted to the theft of more than $68,000 in federal disability benefits. Sixty-year-old Everett James, of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty Tuesday to making a false statement to the Social Security Administration and theft of government...

Report: Missouri creek contamination may raise cancer risks

Jun. 19, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A federal report says people who lived near or played in a contaminated St. Louis-area creek from the 1960s to the 1990s may have increased risk of developing cancer. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released a report Monday on cancer risks from exposure to...