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Attorneys, advocates seek stay of execution for Missouri man

Feb. 07, 2023 01:14 AM EST

An attorney for Raheem Taylor is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a “constitutionally intolerable event” — the potential execution of an innocent man Tuesday evening. Taylor, 58, is scheduled to die at the state prison Bonne Terre, Missouri, for the killings of his live-in...

Missouri governor denies clemency for man facing execution

Feb. 06, 2023 23:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Monday he will not grant clemency and halt the execution of Raheem Taylor, who faces lethal injection for the deaths of his girlfriend and her three children. Taylor, 58, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday evening at the state...

Spiritual advisers offering final comfort in execution rooms

Feb. 06, 2023 13:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For decades, Missouri executions played out in similar fashion: An inmate was strapped to a gurney in a drab room, alone except for the eyes of witnesses staring through thick, soundproof glass as unidentified executioners administered the lethal chemical from behind a...

Three teens die, two seriously hurt in St. Louis car crash

Feb. 05, 2023 18:49 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three teenagers were killed and two others were flown to a hospital with injuries after a car struck a tree and overturned in the St. Louis area this weekend. The Lincoln County Sheriff's department says the crash was reported on South Chantilly Road before 4:30...

Jones scores 18, Southern Illinois tops Missouri State 73-53

Feb. 05, 2023 17:29 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones' 18 points helped Southern Illinois defeat Missouri State 73-53 on Sunday. Jones also added four steals for the Salukis (18-7, 10-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Troy D'Amico shot 5 of 6 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line to add 15 points....

2 abducted Missouri children found in a Florida supermarket

Feb. 05, 2023 10:32 AM EST

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Two abducted children who had been missing from Missouri for almost a year were found in a central Florida grocery store with their non-custodial mother, who was taken into police custody, authorities said. Kristi Gilley was arrested last Wednesday on an...

Eyes on the sky as Chinese balloon shot down over Atlantic

Feb. 04, 2023 19:15 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended its weeklong traverse over the U.S. when it drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a crowd lining the...

Legal recreational pot sales begin for Missouri adults

Feb. 03, 2023 18:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales in Missouri officially began Friday after the state health department unexpectedly began approving dispensary permits early. Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since a ballot measure passed in 2018, but voters went a...

Maryland marijuana measure prioritizes social equity

Feb. 03, 2023 15:30 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is working toward creating a recreational marijuana industry with greater social equity, lawmakers said Friday, with more licenses for minority-owned businesses and proceeds directed to areas adversely impacted by the war on drugs. The measure before...

Brown's near perfect shooting effort sends Missouri past LSU

Feb. 01, 2023 23:51 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 26 points on 10-for-11 shooting and Noah Carter scored 14 points and Missouri won its third straight, beating LSU 87-77 on Wednesday night. Brown tied his career high with 10-made shots having accomplished the feat twice before. Reserve...