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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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A 52-year-old man is dead after he was shot by police in St. Charles. Officers went to a home last night after neighbors complained that a man identified as Martin Brown was threatening them and igniting fireworks. KSDK reports police say Brown was holding a weapon and refused their commands to drop it before he was shot.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A burglary suspect broke his leg while trying to flee from police after a homeowner found him inside a western Missouri residence. WDAF-TV reports the man was discovered around 11 a.m. today inside a Freeman home in Cass County. The suspect's name has not been released.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The operator of the Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis will pay nearly $7 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of homeowners living nearby who claimed that noxious odors and an underground fire harmed their quality of life. The settlement was announced today. It calls for the landfill, a subsidiary of Republic Services, to pay $6.8 million to residents of more than 400 homes.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate has confirmed a longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services today to be the agency's new director. Brian Kinkade has served as the department's acting director since last May and also was acting director from 2011 to 2012.

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