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Missouri man charged with eighth DWI

Apr. 25, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

SRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man whose blood-alcohol level measured three times the legal limit after he hit a parked car has been charged an eighth time with driving while intoxicated. The Springfield News-Leader reports that a warrant was requested Tuesday for 56-year-old Steven Marrs, who was...

Missouri House endorses tax credit program for filmmakers

Apr. 25, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tax credit program for filmmakers would be revived under a bill that has received initial approval in the House. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that lawmakers endorsed the measure Wednesday amid frustration over projects like the drama series "Ozark," which is set in...

Medicaid advocates question Missouri's renewal system

Apr. 25, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson's administration says Missouri's improving economy is the main reason up to 70,000 people dropped off the state's Medicaid rolls last year. But advocates are pointing to problems with a new renewal system as another reason for the decline. The advocates say the...

Endangered wolf pups born in captivity join dens in the wild

Apr. 25, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri wildlife officials have placed six Mexican wolf pups born in captivity near St. Louis with two packs in the wild, in a new effort to repopulate the critically endangered species. Three members of the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri, flew with the 11-day-old pups to...

Officer charged with trying to shock partner as she drove

Apr. 25, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer has been charged with trying to shock another officer with a department-issued Taser as she was driving their patrol car. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Childers was charged Tuesday with one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree assault. Charging documents say the...

Off-duty officer had been drinking before deadly crash

Apr. 25, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An off-duty St. Louis police officer had a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit when he was killed in a wrong-way crash. The St. Louis County medical examiner's office also found that 58-year-old George Boggs had beer cans in his minivan in February when he drove into an...

Public's help sought finding man who killed utility worker

Apr. 25, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are asking the public for help identifying the person who killed a utility worker over a cigarette last year at a Kansas City job site. KMBC-TV reports that the reward has grown to $12,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of 23-year-old Johnathon...

Homecoming day arrives for Korean War soldier

Apr. 25, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri soldier who was killed 68 years ago during the Korean War has been reburied close to home after his remains were identified through DNA. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that U.S. Army Cpl. Frederick Eugene Coon, of St. Joseph, was last seen manning a roadblock on July...

Snell and Rays beaten by Royals 10-2 in lefty's return

Apr. 24, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell was frustrated with his performance, but at least his toe came through OK. The Tampa Bay ace Blake lasted one out into the fourth inning in his return from a broken right fourth toe as the Rays lost 10-2 to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. "It's fine," Snell said...

Wainwright heats up, Cards beat Brewers 5-2 for 3-game sweep

Apr. 24, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One St. Louis Cardinals pitcher reached a career milestone, while another added to his growing reputation as one of the league's toughest relievers. Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory as Cardinals beat the Milwaukee...