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3 shot, including police officer, after alleged robbery

Jul. 2, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three people including a police officer were shot after a reported robbery at bus stop Thursday in northeast Kansas City, Missouri, authorities said. A Ride KC bus driver called police after the suspect in a robbery she had just witnessed boarded her bus, said Sgt. Bill Lowe of the...

Veterans Affairs says agency is changing troubled culture

Jul. 2, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is making significant progress in its efforts to change a culture that has been beset by complaints from veterans and low employee morale, the leader of the agency said Thursday. Robert Wilkie, secretary of Veterans Affairs, made his comments after...

Armed homeowners standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house Sunday, June 28, 2020, in the Central West End of St. Louis. The protesters called for Krewson's resignation for releasing the names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Court record shows St. Louis couple pulled gun before

Jul. 2, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property, according to an affidavit in an ongoing case. As demonstrators marched near the Renaissance...

Missouri jurisdictions divided on requiring face coverings

Jul. 2, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of Missouri’s largest metropolitan areas are now requiring face coverings in response to the surge in confirmed coronavirus cases, but many other places across the state are leaving it up to individuals to decide. Kansas City and Jackson County began requiring face...

FILE - In this May 16, 2001, file photo, the entrance to the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. A Zen Buddhist priest wants a federal judge to stop the execution of a federal death row inmate he’s been counseling and argues he would be put at high risk for the coronavirus if the execution happens this month. Dale Hartkemeyer goes by the religious name Seigen. He filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Indiana. The 68-year-old wants the court to delay Wesley Ira Purkey’s execution until a coronavirus vaccine is available or there’s a widespread effective treatment. Purkey is one of four federal death row inmates scheduled to be executed in July and August. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Priest sues to stop federal execution over coronavirus risk

Jul. 2, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Zen Buddhist priest, who is a spiritual adviser to one of three federal death row inmates scheduled to be executed this month, filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the Bureau of Prisons is putting him at risk for the coronavirus by moving forward with executions during a nationwide...

Kansas City police investigate separate shooting deaths

Jul. 2, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating two separate shooting deaths that occurred only minutes apart. The first shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in a residential neighborhood at Chestnut Avenue and East 27th Street, police said in a news release. Officers called to the...

Eastern Missouri man killed in motorcycle-truck collision

Jul. 2, 2020 8:20 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a pickup truck in eastern Missouri, authorities there said. Jack Cable, 25, of Farmington, was killed in the Tuesday afternoon crash on Highway 221 just west of Farmington, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Cable was operating a...

Man found shot to death in north St. Louis

Jul. 2, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating a fatal shooting after the victim's body was found at sunrise Thursday. Police have not identified the victim, found about 5:30 a.m. in north St. Louis. Police say he had been shot several times, but no other information was released. St. Louis is on pace...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Jefferson City, Mo., native and WNBA star Maya Moore, right, calls Jonathan Irons as supporters react in Jefferson City after Cole County Judge Dan Green overturned Irons' convictions in a 1997 burglary and assault case. Moore, a family friend, had supported Irons, sharing his story on a national basis. Irons was freed from prison Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. (Jeff Haldiman/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA's Moore

Jul. 1, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons,...

Missouri governor signs bill to limit lawsuits

Jul. 1, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a bill that's part of a business-backed effort to rein in lawsuits against businesses in the state. The law deals with lawsuits seeking money for injuries or other harm caused by businesses' products or actions. In liability...