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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A proposal to expand Kansas City's streetcar south to the University of Missouri-Kansas City won approval by a wide margin in mail-in balloting. Residents inside a new transportation development district approved special sales and property taxes fund a $227 million project. Voters approved a new 1-cent sales tax for the next 30 years. Property owners generally within one-third of a mile from the streetcar route will face an additional 25-year property tax assessment.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police are releasing more details about two officer-involved shootings last week that left three people dead. Officers fatally shot a woman who was involved in a standoff Thursday after she was seen walking with a sword in a northern Kansas City neighborhood. About an hour later, police shot and killed two men who were fighting in downtown Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Four years after Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill co-sponsored legislation targeting tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, her husband began investing in a hedge fund tied to the Caribbean nation _ an investment that has paid off handsomely. The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that Joseph Shepard has invested $1 million in Matrix Capital Management and that it has earned him between $230,000 and $2.1 million in income.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Federal gun prosecutions have doubled in St. Louis this year as part of an effort to target gun violence in the city. U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that 357 gun cases had been charged from January through May, compared to 156 from during the same period last year. His office estimates that it will file 618 gun cases by the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year, which would be nearly double the 319 filed in the previous one.

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