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Ruling raises new questions about remote testimony in court

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 r...

As killings rise in many cities, St. Louis sees big decline

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 in t...

Prosecutor: No charges in death of Black Missouri man

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 self-defense. ...

Inquest finds no crime in fatal shooting of Missouri man

A Missouri coroner's inquest jury on Tuesday found that the death of a Black man at the hands of a white neighbor in a small-town trailer park was justified. The six-member coroner's...

Dec. 15 storms across north-central US classified as derecho

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A line of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that swept across the north-central U.S. last week was the result of a serial derecho — the first on record in December, officials wit...

In Missouri, Greitens' comeback bid has some in GOP on edge

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is banking on Republican voters forgiving his past indiscretions when they choose a U.S. Senate nominee next August. Many in the GOP establishment a...

Evictions on the rise months after federal moratorium ends

BOSTON (AP) — Soon after losing his trucking job amid the pandemic, Freddie Davis got another blow: His landlord in Miami was almost doubling the rent on his Miami apartment. Davis g...

Amazon, OSHA promise review after tornado wrecks warehouse

EDWARDSVILLE, Il. (AP) — The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Monday it has opened an investigation into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, after ...

Kentucky governor: Storms may have killed at least 70 people

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor said Saturday that a monstrous tornado likely killed dozens of people in the state and the toll was climbing after severe weather ripped through at least five ...

Duck-billed dinosaur may be one of many at Missouri site

Finding the fossils of a large duck-billed dinosaur in southern Missouri is exciting enough, but a paleontologist who helped lead the dig believes there are many more in the same area. ...

$790M settlement in lawsuit over Rams’ St. Louis departure

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NFL and Rams owner Stan Kroenke will pay $790 million to settle a lawsuit filed by St. Louis interests over the team's relocation to Los Angeles, a joint statement from St. Louis ...

St. Louis officer gets short sentence in attack on colleague

A former St. Louis police officer convicted of beating a Black undercover detective during a 2017 racial injustice protest has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison — far more lenient than ...

Ex-Missouri detective gets 6 years in beating of suspect

A former police detective who repeatedly kicked a defenseless man during a 2019 arrest was sentenced Monday in Missouri to six years in federal prison. Ellis Brown III, 32, of High R...

Charges being dropped against ex-officer at victim's request

Assault charges will be dropped against a former suburban St. Louis police officer who shot a shoplifting suspect, a decision reached after the victim and the ex-officer participated in a mediation ai...

Cori Bush: White supremacists shot at Ferguson protesters

U.S. Rep. Cori Bush has claimed on social media that white supremacists shot at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, but the city's police chief said he was unaware of any such incident. ...