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Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) — Missouri health officials are urging residents to take “aggressive actions” following nearly a week in which daily COVID-19 cases have reached four figures. On Sunday, the state had its sixth straight day of more than 1,000 new cases, with 1,218. A four-day streak of record-breaking […]

Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesSt. Louis rapper Huey was fatally shot and killed in a double shooting late Thursday night in his hometown of Kinloch, Missouri.  He was 32. Huey, born Lawrence Franks Jr., was one of two victims involved in the shooting, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Another victim, a 21-year old male, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local […]

Kuzma/iStock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The police officer who shot and killed Cameron Lamb in Missouri last year was charged with manslaughter Thursday. The news came just days after his family met with President Donald Trump to talk about racial inequality and police reform. A Jackson County grand jury indicted former Kansas City police officer Eric […]

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday that a federal grand jury has indicted a Missouri man on hate crime charges for allegedly setting fire to a mosque last month on the first night of Ramadan. Nicholas Proffitt, 42, was arrested for setting the fire at the Cape Girardeau Islamic […]

Cape Girardeau Fire DepartmentBy ALEXANDER MALLIN and CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.) — A fire that caused structural damage at a mosque in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, hours after the start of Ramadan was allegedly set by man who caused property damage to the same building over 10 years ago, police said. Nicholas Proffitt […]

pictore/iStockBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.) — A fire that broke out at a Cape Girardeau mosque during the early morning hours after the start of Ramadan is under investigation by the FBI and local officials. The fire occurred hours after the beginning of holy month for Muslims — a time of spiritual […]

iStock/Ahmed Zaggoudi(JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri) — BY: ELLA TORRES, ABC News Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government for allegedly running an “appalling campaign of deceit, concealment, misfeasance, and inaction” amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern State of Missouri, […]