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Prosecutors say St. Louis man innocent, but still in prison

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

A St. Louis man imprisoned for a murder that the local prosecutor said he did not commit expressed dismay this week at why he remains behind bars. "I just don't understand why I can't go home," Lamar Johnson said in a telephone interview from the Jefferson City Correctional Center. In the three weeks since the...

Steelers honor Drake, keep Chiefs in check in 17-7 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shirts read "shut out the noise." Shutting out the pain of suddenly losing the man behind the mantra will take far longer for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, there was something about the game-day routine that brought a sense of relief and normalcy just six days removed from the death...

Today in History

Aug. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2019. There are 135 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 18, 1963, James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi. On this date: In 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of...

Mets beat Royals 4-1 behind deGrom, Alonso

Aug. 17, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso's error at first base in the fourth inning led to Kansas City's only run of the night and put the New York Mets behind. So when he got a chance to come through for his teammates with the bases loaded in the seventh, Alonso didn't want to fail. After narrowly missing out...

Officials: 8 dogs die in Cape Girardeau house fire

Aug. 17, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters say no people were injured, but eight dogs have died, in an early morning fire in southeastern Missouri. Television station KFVS says the fire broke out early Saturday morning in a Cape Girardeau home. Officials say firefighters were able to get the home's occupants...

Federal officials: Man admitted firing shot that killed boy

Aug. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal authorities say a man charged in an armored car theft has told investigators he fired the shot earlier this month that killed a 7-year-old boy in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 23-year-old Malik Ross appeared in court Friday on several federal charges,...

Police: 2 bodies found in truck in Old North St. Louis

Aug. 17, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say two bodies have been found inside a pickup truck in a north city neighborhood. Television station KMOV reports that the bodies of a man and a woman were found Friday evening in Old North St. Louis. Police say both people had been shot. No other details, including the...

Kansas couple sue to keep son from being vaccinated

Aug. 17, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City, Kansas, lawyer and his wife are suing to try to keep from having to vaccinate their 4-year-old son. The Kansas City Star reports it's the second time Linus and Terri Baker, of Stilwell, have sued over the issue. They sued the Kansas Department of Children and...

Public defenders plan texts to remind clients of court dates

Aug. 17, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Public Defender's office plans to experiment with sending text messages to defendants reminding them of their court dates in an effort to reduce the number of people in jail. The project is designed to ensure defendants don't face jail time for missing court dates,...

Montgomery outpitches Syndergaard as Royals top Mets 4-1

Aug. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery is settling back into being a starting pitcher again, and the results are showing. The left-hander outdueled Noah Syndergaard as the Kansas City Royals ended their scoreless drought Friday night in a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets. In his first three starts after...