Other stories from across the region

(Warrensburg, MO)  --  A western Missouri judge has ruled he wants to hear from public health officials before he allows a murder defendant to have in-person meetings with his lawyers.

(St. Louis, MO) -- A St. Louis-area doctor is gathering petition signatures to call on Governor Parson to issue a statewide mask mandate. K-M-O-V Television reports Dr. Micah Luderer with Barnes Jewish Hospital compares the fight against the coronavirus to war, saying “defense doesn’t requir…

(Des Moines, IA) -- State election officials have certified the election results giving Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks a six-vote win over Democrat Rita Hart in the Second Congressional District race.