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  • Missouri prison still on lockdown a month after riot

    ST. LOUIS – A Missouri prison remains on lockdown more than a month after a protest turned into a riot, and officials with the union representing corrections officers worry that a staffing shortage could lead to more violence. Inmate activities have been restricted at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron since May 12, when dozens of inmates angered by loss of programs and recreation time due to staffing shortages damaged dining halls, the kitchen and other property. Corrections spokeswoman Karen Pojmann […]

  • Police ID men killed by police in downtown Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police have released the names of two men shot and killed by officers in downtown Kansas City. Police say 34-year-old Robert White and 33-year-old Timothy Mosley were killed in the shooting late Thursday afternoon. Police say the men were fighting over a golf cart and a gun in the middle of Barney Allis Plaza, a downtown public square. The melee led hundreds of professors and teachers in town for an event at the nearby Kansas City […]

  • Russell and Heyward homer, Cubs rally past Cardinals 6-3

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Addison Russell and Jason Heyward homered and Ian Happ’s double broke a 3-all tie as the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Saturday night. Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (5-6) gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings, snapping a career-high three game losing streak. Brandon Morrow got the last three outs for his 16th save in 17 chances. Chicago trailed 2-0 and then 3-2 before Kyle Schwarber’s RBI single […]

  • AMC Networks: Hardwick’s talk show on hold amid allegations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) _ AMC Networks says Chris Hardwick’s talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America’s Comic-Con panels. The media company said that it’s had a positive relationship with Hardwick but takes seriously what it calls “troubling” allegations against the host and producer. Hardwick’s former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, lodged a sexual assault claim against a man whom she didn’t identify in an online post. But she included details that led some […]

  • Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album ‘Everything Is Love’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper’s disgust at this year’s Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their dughter Blue Ivy to her siblings. The nine-track album “Everything Is Love” dropped Saturday on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns. The album features Beyonce rapping on songs more than […]

  • 7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ A 7-meter-long (23-foot-long) python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to the village chief, Faris. On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight. Faris, who uses one name, said Saturday that the family and villagers […]

  • 17 killed in stampede after brawl at crowded Caracas club

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) _ Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in Venezuela’s capital Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl and triggered a desperate stampede among hundreds gathered for a graduation celebration, government officials said. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the incident at the “Los Cotorros” club in the middle-class neighborhood of El Paraiso left eight minors dead and five injured. Eight people were detained, including two teens believed responsible for setting off the tear […]

  • St. Louis riverfront rebounds after years of construction

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis riverfront area near the Gateway Arch grounds is finally starting to rebound after five years of construction to renovate the tourist attraction. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Laclede’s Landing saw the number of restaurants and bars drop from 17 to seven during the construction, which ended in March. Investors are now planning and building apartments in the historic riverfront district that would attract an influx of residents. Philadelphia-based Red Rocks Group is looking […]

  • New Missouri Supreme Court rules sealing of case information

    ST. LOUIS – A new Missouri Supreme Court rule that takes effect July 1 will make it harder for judges to seal pending court cases from public view without explanation. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the state Supreme Court adopted the rule in May that requires judges to issue a court order if they want to restrict access to case files. Judges will be required to set forth “specific written findings supporting a compelling justification to restrict access.” The […]

  • The Latest: Slain Kansas deputies were both parents

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Authorities say two Kansas deputies who were fatally shot while transporting an inmate between jail and a court hearing both leave behind children. Wyandotte County sheriff’s Maj. Kelli Bailiff said at a news conference Saturday that 44-year-old sheriff’s Deputy Theresa King had three children and 35-year-old Deputy Patrick Rohrer had two. Terry Zeigler, the police chief of Kansas City, Kansas, said he couldn’t release the name of the inmate suspected of shooting them Friday because he […]

  • 3 men sought after escape from southeastern Illinois jail

    CARMI, Ill. – Authorities in southeastern Illinois were searching for three men who broke out of a county jail. The White County sheriff’s office in Carmi says the men used a pipe to break a hole in an outside concrete block and brick wall early Saturday morning. Corrections officers discovered 24-year-old Zachery Shock, 28-year-old Justin Bray and 61-year-old Johnny Tipton missing about 5:30 a.m. Surveillance video showed the men running along an alley outside the jail about 3 a.m. The […]

  • Bipartisan work yields gun bills, fate rests with Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Three major pieces of legislation aimed at curbing gun violence won approval this spring in answer to seemingly ever-increasing mass shootings. There’s a plan overwhelmingly endorsed by the General Assembly for licensing firearms dealers to try to put a dent in illegal gun purchases. There’s a proposed expanded waiting period for delivery of all guns. Current law requires a 72-hour wait for handguns and 24 hours for long guns. The bill would require a 72-hour wait for […]