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Afternoon Newscast for September 18, 2020

Sep 18, 2020

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A violent year in Kansas City continues with another fatal shooting — the fourth in five days. The Kansas City Star reports that a man was found shot to death near a vehicle after 2 a.m. Friday. Police Sgt. Jacob Becchina said officers were called about a suspicious car in front of home and found the victim outside the vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives are working to identify the victim and determine his association to the car and the area. Kansas City has reported 143 homicides so far in 2020, just seven fewer than all of last year.

St. Louis County Health Officials Defend Sports Ban

Sep 18, 2020

St. Louis County health officials say a ban on some high school sports will continue until the number of coronavirus cases is reduced and they can recommend return to in-person school. The county's ban on some high school sports, particularly football, has prompted protests and an unsuccessful effort to take away pandemic-related power from County Executive Sam Page and the health department. The department says in a news release Friday that it has documented five clusters of transmissions directly linked to sports practices or games.

Afternoon Newscast for September, 15 2020

Sep 15, 2020

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Afternoon Newscast for September 11, 2020

Sep 11, 2020

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Nine protesters have been issued trespassing summonses for marching onto a private St. Louis street in June, a demonstration that prompted a couple to emerge from their home with guns to confront the demonstrators. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were both charged in July with unlawful use of a weapon in a polarizing case that landed them a spot at the Republican National Convention last month. Police spokeswoman Evita Caldwell confirms that nine protesters have been issued summonses, but says the St. Louis City Counselor’s office is still deciding whether to issue charges.

Virus Cases up in St. Louis County Nursing Homes

Sep 11, 2020

Another 306 people have been sickened and 33 people have died from the coronavirus in St. Louis County long-term care facilities. St. Louis County on Friday reported new COVID-19 cases and deaths at nursing homes and other centers as of August. Cases in August were up compared to July. when 256 new cases were reported. At least 33 people died in July as well. The data comes as the Jackson County Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence is closing because of COVID-19. Jackson County on Thursday closed the courthouse after several county employees tested positive for the virus.

K-8 Students Encounter Problems With CPS iPads Ahead of First Day

Sep 8, 2020

Families of K-8 students experienced problems with their school-issued iPads over the weekend.

Modifications made by iboss, the third-party vendor Columbia Public Schools use for its iPad connectivity, caused problems with the devices, according to a Monday email from district spokesperson Michelle Baumstark.

'Our Voices Will Still Be Heard': Peoples Defense Holds 100th Protest

Sep 8, 2020

Local activist group Peoples Defense held its 100th consecutive protest Monday evening in Columbia.

Its protests began in May after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis. Since then, the list of Black people subject to police brutality has grown to include names such as Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake.

Nearly three-quarters of public school students in Missouri have the option to attend classes in person this fall.

Missouri's 518 school districts and 36 public charter schools are taking varying approaches as they balance educational needs with the desire to protect students, teachers and staff from the coronavirus.

Hundreds of mourners gathered to lay to rest a Missouri police officer who was fatally shot in the line of duty.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis police Officer Tamarris Bohannon was remembered Sunday as a family man and dedicated civil servant.

The funeral events started with a procession from a funeral home to the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica. Bohannon was shot in the head by a gunman who barricaded himself inside someone else’s home on the south side of St. Louis Aug. 29. The 29-year-old married father of three died the following day.

Afternoon Newscast for September 4, 2020

Sep 4, 2020

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6 Black Lives Matter Murals Planned for Streets of KC

Sep 4, 2020

Organizers of a plan to paint Black Lives Matter murals on six Kansas City, Missouri, streets say the project may be the largest of its kind.

The Kansas City Star reports that the murals will be painted Saturday. Several other cities have seen street murals honoring the Black Lives Matter movement in the months since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. But Kansas City organizers said they’re unaware of any matching the scope of what they have planned.

The number of Missouri prison inmates who have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is approaching 1,000, and the number of infected prison staff has topped 300.

Data on the Missouri Department of Corrections website shows 953 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, as have 340 staff members. Just one inmate has died from the virus.

Afternoon Newscast for September 1, 2020

Sep 1, 2020

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