News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press - KCTV5

News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press

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SHELDON, Mo. (AP) - Two people are dead after an elderly woman drove on the wrong side of Interstate 49 in southwest Missouri and collided head-on with an oncoming car. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Dorothy Cross was driving north in the southbound lanes of the interstate north of Sheldon when she collided with a car driven by Douglas Young yesterday. Cross and Young were killed in the crash.

LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) - No one is hurt but nearly three dozen cars are damaged following a fire at an apartment complex in Lake St. Louis. The fire broke out early this morning at Cedar Ridge Apartments. Authorities say 32 cars in a carport were damaged. Fire officials say the wooden carport was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The pharmacy benefit manager company Express Scripts is opening a new office building in St. Louis County as part of an expansion expected to add 1,500 jobs over the next few years. It's part of a $56 million expansion project for Express Scripts. The company received nearly $7 million in tax incentives from the state.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom. The Missouri Republican says his legislation received unanimous approval from the U.S. House on Friday. Blunt has previously expressed concerns about the way Christians have been attacked, jailed and mistreated.

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