A Springfield hospital announced Tuesday that it expanded its morgue capacity amid an increase in COVID-19 deaths, while St. Louis began offering immunization incentives for some city employees and the county where Kansas City is located said it would require many workers to get immunized or undergo weekly testing.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials in two major Kansas health care systems on Tuesday urged people to resume wearing masks indoors even if they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 because of the faster spreading delta variant.
TROY, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman already serving a life sentence for murder pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the stabbing death of her friend a decade ago.
Pamela Hupp is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Elizabeth “Betsy” Faria, in 2011.
Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk will step down once a replacement is found, ending a five-year tenure that was marked by school-wide social unrest, millions of dollars in facilities upgrades and key coaching hires in football and basketball.
The attorney general in Missouri has sued in an effort to halt a mask mandate that took effect Monday in the St. Louis area amid a rise in COVID-19 cases that are burdening a growing number of hospitals around the state.
CHAMOIS, Mo. (AP) — Two people were found dead in front of their central Missouri home over the weekend, and another man has been arrested and charged in the deaths, authorities there said.
The Osage County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were called around noon Saturday to a home north of Linn for a report of two deaths.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 in northwestern Kansas caused a head-on collision that killed him and the driver of the pickup truck he hit, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from a jail in southwest Missouri after allegedly attacking an officer.
The McDonald County Sheriff's office in Pineville, Missouri said David Molina, 49; Carmelo Miguel Burgos, 27; and Shun’tavion Ladarrias Thomas, 23; escaped from the jail around 5 p.m.
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — Three people from Wisconsin died in a four-vehicle crash in eastern Missouri on Friday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened on Interstate 44 about 90 miles southwest of St.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri couple facing multiple charges of abuse against girls at a Christian reform school have been released from jail and placed on home confinement after they reported health issues.
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LAST YEAR: The Chiefs won a fifth straight division title and second consecutive AFC championship but failed to defend the Lombardi Trophy with a humbling 31-9 loss to Tampa Bay in February.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and several of his Kansas City Chiefs teammates reported for training camp Friday, with 90% of the team’s roster having received the COVID-19 vaccine.
“There’s six teams that are over 90%, so we’re glad to be in that area there,” coach Andy Reid said.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis city and county officials say they will require masks in some public places starting Monday, citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases spurred by the delta variant.
Masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and on public transportation for everyone age 5 or older, even for those who are vaccinated, officials said in a news release on Friday.
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Nebraska man who set a fire that forced the evacuation of a Missouri county jail has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for arson and other charges.
Ethen Mark Bentley, 29, of Stella, Nebraska, was sentenced July 16 after pleading guilty to first-degree arson for setting a fire in his cell in January at the Nodaway County Jail.
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri woman who shot and killed her boyfriend while acting out a scene from the movie “Deadpool” was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison.
Kalesha Marie Peterson, 40, of Fulton was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter during a court hearing.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Florida truck driver has been arrested in the February shooting death of a man in downtown Springfield, police there said.
Thomas Haynes, 45, was arrested Thursday in Springfield on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the killing of 32-year-old Robert Moffett, police said in a news release.
Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Americans as hospitals in the South are being overrun with patients.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan, overturning a lower court's ruling that the constitutional amendment would wrongfully force lawmakers to set aside additional money.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney general on Thursday said Missouri could get as much as $500 million to help victims of the opioid epidemic as part of a tentative settlement with the three biggest U.S.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday rolled out a vaccine incentive program that includes $10,000 prizes for 900 lottery winners.
Winners will be drawn every two weeks beginning Aug.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — As lead pastor of one of Missouri's largest churches, Jeremy Johnson has heard all the reasons congregants don't want to get the COVID-19 vaccination. He wants them to know it's not only OK to do so but also is what the Bible urges.
PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The city of Parkville, Missouri has agreed to pay $195,000 to a man who had alleged dozens of open-records law violations, the Kansas City suburb announced Wednesday.
The settlement ends a years-long fight with Jason Maki over city officials' emails and other records.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson received roughly $6,300 for his beef cattle ranch through a federal program designed to help small businesses during the pandemic.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois meat processor is planning to relocate to midtown St. Louis, bringing nearly 500 jobs to the area.
Deli Star Corp., of Fayetteville, Illinois, is in the midst of renovating more than 100,000 square feet of space at the the Villa Lighting Building in St.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four civil lawsuits alleging sexual and physical assault by the owners of a southwest Missouri reform school have been settled.
An attorney for four former Circle of Hope Girls Ranch students, identified only as Jane Does, told The Kansas City Star that the settlement amounts are confidential.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old man to 18 years in prison for the death of a woman struck by a stray bullet at a Kansas City arts event.
Kansas City, Missouri resident Deon'te Copkney was sentenced to 18 years for second-degree murder and three years for armed criminal action for his role in Erin Langhofer’s 2019 death, The Kansas City Star reported.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A full federal appeals court has decided to rehear a case over a sweeping Missouri abortion law that would ban the procedures at or around the eighth week of a pregnancy.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri treasurer on Monday sued the secretary of state over a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with expanded powers for the treasurer's office.
Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick sued fellow Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, the St.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri legislative committee on Monday held a hearing on how educators teach K-12 students about race and racism without hearing from any Black Missourians.
No Black parents, teachers or scholars testified to the Joint Committee on Education during the invite-only hearing on critical race theory.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs fans will have to get tickets in advance to visit the Super Bowl runner-up's training camp this year, and they won't be able to get autographs from players because of COVID-19.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — With the delta variant causing a surge of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in southwestern Missouri, health officials have taken to going door-to-door in an effort to encourage vaccinations.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaign finance records show Missouri’s disgraced former governor, Eric Greitens, has raised roughly $350,000 for his run for U.S. Senate.
That means Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt raised the most out of any Missouri Senate candidate during the latest quarter.
NIXA, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy drowned in Table Rock Lake in southwestern Missouri, officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
The drowning happened Sunday night when authorities said the boy was left unattended and without a life vest around 9 p.m.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A girl from Missouri was hospitalized after a large bolt and nut crashed through the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said the incident happened in west Lawrence around 5 p.m.
DITTMER, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man died early Sunday after his car struck a tree about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis.
The Missouri State Patrol said the impact killed Randy McDowell, 68, of Dittmer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The summer surge in COVID-19 cases continued Saturday in Missouri, with the state health department reporting 1,771 newly confirmed cases.
Data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services also showed another uptick in hospitalizations.
JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — Two teenagers are dead after an accident in southeast Missouri.
The accident happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 2003 Mazda 6 was disabled from a previous crash and was blocking both lanes on a bridge when it was struck by a 2013 Ford F150.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating the death of a teenager at an underpass as a homicide.
The victim's body was found Friday afternoon on the roadway at Blue River Road's underpass at Bannister Road.
Fredericktown, Mo. (AP) — A flash flood in rural eastern Missouri led to a water rescue of two people after their vehicle became stranded in the fast-rising water.
Heavy rain on Friday prompted a quick rise of the St.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said the state will “probably” provide funding for a site to help handle the overflow of COVID-19 patients in Springfield, where hospitals are struggling to keep up with a surge driven by the delta variant and vaccination hesitation.
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — A 47-year-old St. Louis-area man was charged Friday with first-degree assault and other felonies after being wounded in a shootout with police in a lake community.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri candidates for U.S. Senate have started racking in money to fuel what likely will be an expensive race for retiring Sen. Roy Blunt’s seat.
Missouri’s Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a top contender, said he raised about $1.3 million since he officially entered the race in late March.
A local prosecutor charged a boat captain and two other employees Friday over 17 deaths in July 2018 when a tourist duck boat sank on a Missouri lake during a severe thunderstorm, reviving the threat of long prison sentences seven months after federal charges against them were dismissed.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The percentage of homes with earthquake insurance in Missouri's highest-risk areas is at a historic low amid rising costs for coverage.
Only 12.7% of homes in the New Madrid fault area were insured as of last year, according to a survey of insurers released by Missouri's Department of Commerce and Insurance this week.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is preparing to install electric vehicle charging stations at some of its state parks.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department on Thursday reported the highest daily count of new COVID-19 cases since the dead of winter, and the association representing the state's hospital is warning that the health care system is potentially on the brink of a crisis.
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — Police say they were led to human remains buried on the property of a home in unincorporated Jackson County outside of Kansas City, Missouri, by a teenager who has accused the homeowner of sexual abuse.
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Two people from Missouri died when a small plane crashed into a cornfield in eastern Iowa's Muscatine County, authorities said.
The single-engine Piper went down Wednesday afternoon about 4 miles north of Muscatine, Sheriff Quinn Riess said.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, has been the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson suggested Tuesday that some southwest Missouri health officials who are publicly discussing a marked increase in COVID-19 cases are trying to find someone to blame and want to scare people into getting vaccinated.