Three Separate Accidents On I-55 In Jeffco Result In 30 Car Pileup

Jefferson County, MO (KTRS)  Three separate accidents resulted in a 30 car pileup in Jefferson County, snarling rush hour traffic Wednesday afternoon. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that both accidents happened along southbound I-55 near Imperial at around 4 p.m. This resulted in the highway being shut down at Vogel Road. Seven people were taken…

Trump Tours Area That’s Expecting More Flooding

HAVELOCK, NC (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is getting an update on how South Carolina is recovering from Hurricane Florence. Trump was participating in a briefing Wednesday with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Republican Sens.…

Failed Efforts to Authenticate Lincoln Stovepipe Were Secret

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Failed efforts to authenticate Abraham Lincoln’s ownership of a stovepipe hat were kept secret for years by the nonprofit group that owns the hat. WBEZ Chicago reports that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation sought national museum experts’ review in 2013 and an FBI DNA analysis in 2015 to prove Lincoln’s link to the…

Grassley Says FBI Doesn’t Need to Investigate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley says the FBI does not need to look into the sexual-assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because Republicans…

Florence Death Toll Climbs to 37; Trump Visits Stricken Area

WILMINGTON, NC (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two mental health patients who drowned when a sheriff’s van was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina…