JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Federal regulators say Missouri's plan to oversee the disposal of toxic waste from coal-fired power plants fails to adequately protect human health and the environment. St. Louis Public Radio reports that the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that several provisions in Missouri's plan are weaker than the 2015 federal coal ash rule.
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) - A northeast Missouri high school student is dead after his car struck a deer and ran off the roadway. KHQA-TV reports that the accident Friday night killed 18-year-old Kaleo Dade, who was a senior at Bowling Green High School. A 17-year-old passenger was flown to a hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited disaster declaration for 56 counties with damage from recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state. The declaration makes assistance available to homeowners, renters, businesses, public entities and some nonprofit organizations.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Faced with resident concerns about violent crime, the city council in Kansas City, Missouri, is adding more police officers. The council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a $1.7 billion budget recommended by city staff in February. The Kansas City Star reports that the budget allocates another $300,000 to hire 12 additional officers for the fiscal year that starts May 1. It's the second straight year the city is adding more police.
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