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Missouri woman killed in head-on crash

May. 24, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 75-year-old woman died in a head-on crash Saturday, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Barbara Shaffer, of De Soto, was driving an SUV northbound on Missouri Highway 47 in an area that’s about 60 miles southwest of St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. A...

2 dead, 10 injured in multiple St. Louis shootings

May. 24, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men died and 10 other people were injured in multiple shootings Sunday in St. Louis. One man was shot several times inside his car in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood and later died at a hospital, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Another man was killed in separate shooting...

This Date in Baseball

May. 23, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

May 24 1918 — Cleveland’s Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win. 1935 — In the first major league night game in Cincinnati, the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 before 25,000....

In this 2017 photo, Carter Broton celebrates in front of a group of fans after scoring a goal for the Owatonna High School boys hockey team at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna, Minn. When attempting to define Carter's path that led him back to his hometown, back to organized hockey, and back to realistic aspirations of continuing his playing career at the next level, words like inspiring, incredible, heartwarming and, yes, painful would all be accurate, but only if used in conjunction.  (Jon Weisbrod/The People's Press via AP)

Inspired by sister, Owatonna's Carter Broton resumes hockey

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — As a first-year junior hockey player that laced up skates exactly once in a two-year span directly following his graduation from Owatonna High School in 2017, Carter Broton’s journey to becoming a future college athlete could best be described as unconventional, at least...

Missouri jobless rate more than doubles to 9.7% due to virus

May. 22, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s unemployment rate more than doubled last month due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus, state officials said Friday. Still, Missouri's jobless rate of 9.7% was well below the national rate of 14.7%. The Missouri Department of Economic Development released its April...

Playwright Tre’von Griffith appears in a self-portrait.  Griffith is part of a national initiative called “Play at Home,” a push by not-for-profit theater companies from New York to California to keep people connected to live theater. “It’s a nice way to introduce myself to a broader audience and to articulate stories that I like to tell,” said Griffith.

Big art, small package: Tiny plays offered to stage at home

May. 22, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The task facing playwright Tito Livas was intense: Write a new play in a few days that could be read alone or aloud with friends. Don't worry if it's too crazy. Oh, and make it 10 minutes or less. Livas is part of a national initiative called “ Play at Home,” a push by...

Police: 2 found shot to death in St. Louis neighborhood

May. 22, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man and a woman have been found shot to death in The Ville neighborhood on the north end of the St. Louis, police there said. Officers found the two Thursday afternoon after responding to a report around 5:30 p.m. of a shooting in the area, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Both...

St. Louis County man released after 55 days battling virus

May. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Ott doesn’t remember many of the days he spent tethered to a ventilator at Mercy Hospital South as he fought the grip of COVID-19 while in a medically induced coma. But for his family, each of the 55 days he spent at Mercy seemed to never end— until he was...

Judge blocks St. Louis prosecutor from law firm payments

May. 21, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has blocked St. Louis' top prosecutor from paying potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills to five outside law firms representing her. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Joan Moriarity on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction sought by a...

5 teens shot, 1 fatally, in 24 hours in St. Louis County

May. 21, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Five teenagers were shot in a 24-hour period in St. Louis County, one of them fatally, in what is shaping up to be another violent year involving young victims in the region. A 16-year-old from Iowa was killed in a shooting Tuesday night and a 14-year-old girl was shot in the hand and...