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  • John McCain’s son will accept Truman award for his father

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The son of U.S. Sen. John McCain will accept the Truman Public Service Award in his late father’s name. The Independence Examiner reports the city of Independence bestows the award each year to someone in public life who followed President Harry Truman’s traits such as ability, honesty and integrity. Doug McCain will accept the award during a ceremony June 1 at the Truman Memorial Building. The event is free and open to the public. John McCain died […]

  • Fearsome invasive fish found for first time in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri conservation officials say a particularly troublesome invasive fish has been found in the state for the first time. An angler caught a northern snakehead in a ditch within the St. Francis River levee in April in Dunklin County. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the fish tolerates a wide range of water temperatures, reproduces five times per year and preys on animals that native species eat. It also can survive several days out of water. It […]

  • Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame seeks 2019 nominations

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – People who have records of extraordinary service to improving conservation efforts and outdoor recreation in Illinois are eligible for induction into the state’s Outdoor Hall of Fame . The Illinois Conservation Foundation announced this week that it’s accepting nominations for the 2019 Hall of Fame class. The foundation since 2002 has recognized people who have promoted fishing, hunting, conservation and safety education, led efforts to preserve or enhance fish and wildlife habitat or to protect and restore […]

  • Official: Restoring National Forest trails ‘dangerous work’

    HARRISBURG, Ill. – The Shawnee National Forest was significantly altered a decade ago when a storm struck southern Illinois that was so strong meteorologists created a new class of extreme weather to describe it. The Southern Illinoisan reports that forest officials say the May 2009 storm rerouted trails, caused wildfires and changed habitats. The forest spans 289,000 acres (117,000 hectares) in southern Illinois between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. It is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, […]

  • Jefferson City buildings damaged by tornado being inspected

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Building inspectors in Jefferson City are tagging structures damaged by a Wednesday night tornado with red, yellow and green placards. The News Tribune reports that the 16 inspectors are part of the Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation Coalition, which consists of volunteer engineers, architects and building officials from across Missouri. Buildings marked with red placards are considered too unsafe to occupy. Yellow placards mean a portion of the structure is unsafe. A green placard means […]

  • Gyorko homers as Cardinals rally past Braves 6-3

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Pinch hitter Jedd Gyorko connected for a three-run homer during St. Louis’ four-run eighth inning, helping the Cardinals top the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday night. Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Carpenter each had three hits as St. Louis improved to 7-15 in May. The Cardinals (26-25) were in danger of falling below the .500 mark for the first time since April 7. Andrew Miller (2-2) worked a scoreless eighth for the win, and Jordan Hicks got […]

  • Fighter pilots saw small plane crash off Florida coast

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets. News outlets report that Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport air traffic controllers lost communication with the Cessna business jet Friday afternoon, prompting the Florida Air National Guard to dispatch two F-15 fighter jets. Maj. Mark R. Lazane is a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. […]

  • Man shot and killed on St. Louis County MetroLink identified

    PAGEDALE, Mo. – St. Louis County police are searching for the gunman who killed a man in broad daylight at a MetroLink light rail station. Police Sgt. Benjamin Granda says the shooting happened just before noon Wednesday at St. Charles Rock Road in Pagedale. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. He has been identified as 23-year-old Omar Martin of St. Louis County. Granda says the gunman and the Martin were involved in a dispute on a train. Once […]

  • The Latest: Judge: Actor didn’t appear to be seeking privacy

    CHICAGO – The Latest on a judge’s order unsealing the file from actor Jussie Smollett’s criminal case (all times local): 1 p.m. A judge that ordered the file from Jussie Smollett’s criminal case unsealed says the actor’s actions did not appear to be those of someone seeking to maintain his privacy. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven Watkins said in his order Thursday that Smollett’s lawyers had argued that since the case was dismissed, Smollett had “the right t be […]

  • Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ A federal judge in California has blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration’s efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas. Gilliam issued the ruling after hearing […]

  • Tornado watch issued for parts of Kansas and Missouri until 12am

    A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Kansas and Missouri until 12:00am.  Severe storms possible through tonight, mainly northeast Missouri and after 8pm. The severe weather should not be an issue for St. Louis this evening.  A spot storm could be in the forecast for this Sunday. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Kansas and Missouri until 12 AM CDT pic.twitter.com/syytwcGvsB — NWS St. Louis (@NWSStLouis) May 24, 2019   Severe storms possible through tonight, mainly […]

  • Pacific man wins $1 million in Powerball drawing

    PACIFIC, Mo. – An eastern Missouri man is a $1 million winner in a Powerball drawing. The Missouri Lottery says Dennis Meyer of Pacific matched all five white-ball numbers in the May 11 drawing. Meyer purchased the winning ticket at a QuikTrip store in Eureka. On Sunday, he saw that a $1 million ticket was sold in Eureka and he looked through some recently-purchased tickets. The winner was in his truck. He still wasn’t sure, asking a co-worker to check […]

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