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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita school district is warning parents that temporary school closures may be necessary because so many teachers are out sick amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, while some … more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal brought by Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick over wording on a proposed constitutional amendment. Fitzpatrick … more
NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — School districts struggling with staff absences because of COVID-19 are facing difficult decisions about how to provide the required number of instruction hours while being … more
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis firefighter died Thursday and another was injured after a large house collapsed while the firefighters were searching to make sure no one was inside. Fire Chief … more
An overturned conviction in Missouri is raising new questions about video testimony in criminal court cases nationwide, and the ruling could have ripple effects through a justice system increasingly … more
In a year when many U.S. cities saw a substantial increase in killings, St. Louis bucked the trend in 2021 — a dose of good news for a city that for decades has had among the worst homicide rates … more
ST. ROBERT, Mo. (AP) — Two children were killed and two other people were injured in a Missouri mobile home fire, authorities say. The Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District said in a … more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl died and two adults were critically injured in a Kansas City house fire, authorities say. The Kansas City Fire Department said in a news release that crews … more
BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with fatally shooting a woman's ex-boyfriend after the former couple got into an argument in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports … more
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been charged in the death of his 4-year-old son. Blake Dopirak, 23, of Manchester, was charged Wednesday with a felony count of abuse or … more
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say at least four people were killed in separate St. Louis shooting in less than 24 hours. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the violence began Tuesday night … more
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday debated a proposal that would raise the bar for amending Missouri's Constitution, an effort that follows the success of several Democratic … more
A Missouri prosecutor said Wednesday that he will not charge a white man for killing a Black neighbor, agreeing with the finding of a coroner's inquest that the shooting was justifiable … more
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Doctors in Kansas and Missouri are hunting down ventilators and running out of monoclonal antibodies as COVID-19 patient counts hit pandemic highs at a growing number of … more
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man who shot a woman to death during an apparent robbery attempt in north St. Louis County this week will not face charges because the shooting was justified, authorities … more
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Kirksville man charged with killing two people, including an 18-month-old child, and wounding two others has been arrested after 11 days on the run, police said. Anquan … more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In Democratic-led Washington state, just four lawmakers were present in the 98-member House this week as they convened a mostly remote session with an abundance of … more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House panel advanced a congressional redistricting plan Wednesday that is projected to keep Republicans solidly in control of the state's delegation to … more
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly 60 Missouri police chiefs are supporting a lawsuit that raises concerns about a new state law forbidding local law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws. The group … more
Kansas City Star. January 9, 2021. Editorial: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt bobs his head as Tucker Carlson spouts dangerous nonsense What we have learned from our last couple of Missouri … more
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