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Storm forces Army helicopters to land in St. Louis area

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Army helicopter was forced by bad weather to make an emergency landing at a restaurant parking lot near St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports it was one of four CH-47 Chinook flying from California to Connecticut that landed briefly in the St. Louis area Monday afternoon because of…read more »

Couple sues Springfield-Cape Girardeau Catholic diocese

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A couple claims in a lawsuit that a former top lay official in the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Catholic diocese emotionally and sexually abused the woman, and the diocese did not intervene. The lawsuit was filed last week against the diocese and Troy Casteel, the diocese’s former director of family ministry. The Springfield…read more »

Missouri authorities investigate salmonella outbreak, picnic

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri authorities are investigating a potential connection between an ongoing salmonella outbreak and a church picnic. The Southeast Missourian reports that the number of people confirmed sick in Perry County has risen to 50. Sheila Hahs is the Perry County Health Department communicable-disease coordinator. She says a cause hasn’t yet been…read more »

Missouri opens hay, water programs for farmers amid drought

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri farmers suffering from intense droughts across the state will be able to hay and pump water from some state land through new relief programs announced Monday by Gov. Mike Parson. Farmers will have access to water at 28 conservation areas and five state parks in northern and mid-Missouri, where…read more »

Illinois State Fair vendors see drop in attendance, sales

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Attendance and sales at the Illinois State Fair declined from last year, vendors said. Vendors also said the mostly favorable weather didn’t help boost sales for the fair that’s seen a downward trend over the past decade, The State Journal-Register reported. “We’ve had our busy nights, don’t get me wrong,” said…read more »

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Carpenter leads surging Cardinals in push for postseason

The St. Louis Cardinals finished July with a 7 ½-game deficit in the NL Central. They were still in the race for a wild card, but after trading outfielder Tommy Pham to Tampa Bay, they didn’t seem like a team that was on the verge of making a serious run at the postseason. Then the…read more »

Cubs to face Pirates in 2019 Little League Classic

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year’s Little League Classic. The game will be held at Bowman Field on Aug. 18, 2019. The Cubs and Pirates will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day. The matchup was announced Sunday night during the Mets-Phillies game…read more »

Racing stickers pour in for casket of Iowa boy with cancer

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia. Caleb Hammond’s uncle, Chris Playle, told The Des Moines Register that his family brought him home to Oskaloosa, about 55 miles southeast of Des…read more »

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson received 18 first-place votes.…read more »

Cubs place Montgomery on DL, move Chatwood back to rotation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Mike Montgomery has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs, and Tyler Chatwood will return to the rotation and start Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Montgomery has left shoulder inflammation and the DL move was made Friday night, retroactive to Aug. 12. Chatwood has a major…read more »

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