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3 St. Louis County jail staffers suspended after inmate dies

Jun. 19, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Three St. Louis County jail staff members have been suspended after an inmate died in June. County Executive Sam Page on Tuesday also told the County Council that he is making appointments to a board that advises county officials about the jail. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the...

Prosecutor adds 22 St. Louis officers to exclusion list

Jun. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' top prosecutor has added 22 more names to a list of city police officers who are not allowed to bring cases to her office, after a national group accused the officers of posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. The 22 new names brings to 59 the total number of...

After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

Jun. 19, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American Football League, making...

Man charged in threat to kill gays at St. Louis Pride parade

Jun. 19, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man accused of telling organizers of the city's Pride parade that he would shoot and kill as many gays as possible at the LGBTQ celebration before turning the gun on himself has been charged with making a terrorist threat, according to court documents. The St. Louis...

Missouri court overturns conviction of woman whose baby died

Jun. 19, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri woman who gave birth alone at home and didn't seek medical attention before her baby died should not have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter, an appeals court ruled. The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of 43-year-old Emily...

Missouri sheriff fires deputy who is running against him

Jun. 19, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

BENTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri sheriff has fired a deputy who is running against him for sheriff next year. Scott County Deputy Carl Rose, of Sikeston, says he was fired Monday without warning. Rose, who was the department's 2018 employee of the year, accused Sheriff Wes Drury of firing him for...

Woman trapped in St. Louis jail stairwell for 2.5 days

Jun. 19, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a woman was trapped in a St. Louis jail stairwell for more than two days after not understanding how to get out of the building. St. Louis Corrections Commissioner Dale Glass said the woman didn't appear to be suffering when she was found and refused to go to a hospital....

Man sentenced in stabbing death of Sedalia woman in 2018

Jun. 19, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A 29-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced in the stabbing death of a woman in Sedalia. Justin Lewis, of Lincoln, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years and nearly 31 years, to be served consecutively, for the January 2018 death of 33-year-old Heather McClellan. Lewis was convicted in...

Interstate 29 open north of St. Joseph to Iowa

Jun. 19, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Transportation officials say Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa has been reopened as flood waters recede. The interstate has been closed since May 29 because of flooding and flood-related damage. The St. Joseph News-Press reports traffic will restricted to one...

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that...