Transportation Department Approves Central Missouri Port

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Supporters of opening a new river port in central Missouri are one step closer to their goal. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved an application to create the Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri near Jefferson City. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports the commission’s decision mean the project can…

Burt Reynolds, Star of Film, TV and Tabloids, Dead at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Burt Reynolds, whose credits included acclaimed films such as “Deliverance” and commercial hits like “Smokey and the Bandit,” has died. The handsome film and television star died at age 82, according to his agent Todd Eisner. No other details were immediately available Thursday. During a long, erratic career, Reynolds starred in…

Police Respond To Active Shooter In Downtown Cincinnati

By ANGIE WANG , Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say they’ve responded to an active shooter situation at the Fifth Third Bank building in downtown Cincinnati and there are multiple injuries. The police department in a Tweet described it as an “active shooter/officer involved shooting incident.” The situation appeared to be under control shortly…

Big Quake Hits Northern Japan, Leaving 9 Dead, 30 Missing

By EUGENE HOSHIKO, HARUKA NUGA and MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. At least nine people were killed, Prime Minister…

Trump fumes Over NYT Op-ed; Top Officials Swiftly Deny Role

By ZEKE MILLER, CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing back against explosive reports his own administration is conspiring against him, President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a “resistance” working “from…