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Missouri DE Williams pleads to misdemeanor, put on probation

Jul. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Tre Williams pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation after prosecutors dropped a felony domestic assault charge. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Williams pleaded guilty to peace disturbance and was sentenced...

Second special prosecutor appointed over Greitens case

Jul. 16, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Last year's criminal case involving Missouri's former governor is under the scrutiny of a second special prosecutor, this time to investigate allegations from St. Louis' prosecutor. Presiding St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Tuesday appointed retired Boone County Associate Circuit...

Missouri's only abortion clinic continues fight over license

Jun. 25, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic on Tuesday asked a state panel for an extension to continue providing abortions after its license is set to expire Friday. The state health department last week refused to renew the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate's license, and a court order...

The Latest: Missouri abortion clinic asks for stay

Jun. 25, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute between the Missouri state health department and a St. Louis clinic over the clinic's license to perform abortions (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Missouri's only abortion clinic is asking a state administrative panel to intervene before its license to perform...

Correction: Missouri Research Complex story

Jun. 25, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In a story June 24 about a new University of Missouri health institute, The Associated Press erroneously reported the projected opening of the center. It is expected to open in 2021, not 2012. A corrected version of the story is below: University of Missouri System touts new health...

Former Missouri football coach Pinkel says cancer returned

Jun. 24, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says he is being treated for cancer again. Pinkel told ABC17 TV in Columbia Saturday that he had treatment last month after his cancer came out of remission for the first time in four years. Pinkel retired after the 2015 season after...

Police arrest suspect in naked break-ins of 2 Missouri homes

May. 20, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police in central Missouri say they have arrested a suspect after reports that a naked man broke into two homes. Interim Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said the man got into homes about a half-mile apart early Saturday. He said police believe he tried to enter other homes. In both...