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Critics of Missouri abortion law sue over referendum failure

Aug. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday sued Missouri's top election official, alleging his actions and state laws denied them the right to put one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote. No Bans on Choice Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union sought...

Juvenile arrested in Springfield stabbing death

Aug. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A juvenile is under arrest after a man died of a stab wound in west Springfield. Springfield police say officers responded to a disturbance call Wednesday evening and found what appeared to be blood on the ground. While officers were investigating, three people arrived by car at a...

Man sentenced to 5 years after police chase kills 2 women

Aug. 22, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 22-year-old St. Louis man who led police on a chase before a crash killed two women has been sentenced to five years in prison. Malik Henderson was sentenced Thursday for two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Investigators say Henderson was under the influence of alcohol and drugs...

University of Missouri enrollment up for 1st time since 2015

Aug. 22, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is seeing an uptick in enrollment for the first time since 2015 when hundreds of students protested what they described as rampant racism on the Columbia campus. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that transfer students are largely responsible for the 1%...

Chiefs welcome new/old faces in Allen, Thomas to roster

Aug. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Jeff Allen spent most of the offseason baking cookies with his wife, who began a business back home in Texas, and it may have turned out to be good for his waist line. The last thing Allen wanted to do after hours in the kitchen was eat one of those cookies. As...

Holt, Red Sox top Royals 5-4 in 10th to cap suspended game

Aug. 22, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt helped the Red Sox make quick work of the Kansas City Royals in a victory that was two weeks in the making. Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as Boston beat Kansas City 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. "We wanted to end...

Missouri man charged with threatening mass shooting

Aug. 22, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City police say a 26-year-old man has been charged with making a terrorist threat. Brian Groner, of Jefferson City, was charged Thursday with posting the threats on his Facebook page. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports a probable cause statement says Groner's posts...

Lawyers seek exam for man charged in Ole Miss student death

Aug. 22, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing a University of Mississippi student withdrew their request Thursday for a judge to set bail, instead seeking a psychiatric evaluation. Defense lawyer Tony Farese said after the brief hearing that lawyers had obtained new information Wednesday...

NFL 2019: Chiefs aim for Super Bowl with Mahomes at QB

Aug. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs came within a defensive stop in overtime of beating the New England Patriots in the AFC title game, the closest they've come to reaching the Super Bowl in nearly five decades. Not surprisingly, expectations among fans are to take that next step. They are among...

2 hippos to return to Colorado after Missouri 'vacation'

Aug. 22, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Two hippo sisters are getting ready to return to their newly remodeled home in Colorado after spending nearly two years at a Missouri zoo. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the hippos came to the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri, in October 2017 because the...