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Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis on Monday, June 1, 2020. The small group of protesters was originally part of a much larger group demonstrating earlier in the afternoon against the death of George Floyd. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

4 St. Louis officers shot, ex-captain killed during unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests that began peacefully over the death of George Floyd turned violent in the St. Louis area, where four police officers were shot and wounded and a retired St. Louis police captain was killed by looters at a pawn shop, actions that the governor blamed on “criminals”...

Virus outbreak at Kansas City paper plant infects 200-plus

Jun. 2, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak at a Kansas City paper plant has infected more than 200 people, health officials announced Tuesday. The Kansas City Health Department said the first employee at Aspen Paper Products tested positive in mid-May. As cases continued to increase, Aspen tested all...

Court rules that Chiefs don't owe $1M in back taxes

Jun. 2, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has found that the Kansas City Chiefs don't owe $1 million in back taxes on the decade-old Arrowhead Stadium renovation after all. The Kansas City Star reports that the court found Tuesday that the state's Administrative Hearing Commission erred last...

Ex-Kansas City officer pleads in fatal wreck near Arrowhead

Jun. 2, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter after a 2018 wreck near Arrowhead Stadium that killed a Kansas teenager and injured two others. Terrell Watkins, 35, also pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and a misdemeanor...

Kansas City-area police deal with homicides amid chaos

Jun. 2, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the midst of civil unrest that has descended on cities across the nation in recent days, police in the Kansas City area are also handling a number of homicide investigations. Kansas City police on Monday afternoon were called to the Forgotten Homes neighborhood for a shooting....

Recent Missouri editorials

Jun. 2, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 31 Elections are, by definition, always about politics, whether they involve a local bond issue, school board seats or choosing the president of the United States. But the simple act of voting must always be above politics. Those who take the time to vote deserve to be hailed as...

Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis on Monday, June 1, 2020. The small group of protesters was originally part of a much larger group demonstrating earlier in the afternoon against the death of George Floyd. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Police say 4 officers shot in St. Louis protests

Jun. 2, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ ST. LOUIS — Police say four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with...

Protesters chant as they march in the street way from the City Justice Center Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. Protesters gathered to speak out against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri protests remain tense in Kansas City, St. Louis

Jun. 2, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri protests continued Monday over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans, with gatherings in Kansas City, Jefferson City and St. Louis, where protesters smashed windows on a downtown business and stole items before the building caught on fire....

Missouri governor cuts $209M from budget because of virus

Jun. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's governor on Monday cut another $209 million from this year's budget, including deep cuts in education, following a steep drop in revenues because of the coronavirus. Republican Gov. Mike Parson's cuts included $123 million in core funding from public K-12 schools, $34...