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Man dies after being taken into custody in Springfield

Jan. 24, 2022 15:54 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who was taken into custody after a struggle with Springfield police over the weekend died on his way to the hospital, authorities said Monday. Officers found Tymel Bowman, 43, and another man rummaging through trash at a Casey's store on Saturday...

Missouri man gets life sentence for 2017 stabbing

Jan. 22, 2022 16:16 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who fatally stabbed another man because he mistakenly thought the victim was part of a sex-trafficking ring has been sentenced to life in prison. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 39-year-old Christopher Manuel, of Republic, was...

Oregon man pleads guilty to distributing pot on dark web

Jan. 22, 2022 10:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to distributing marijuana on the dark web and laundering his cryptocurrency proceeds, according to federal prosecutors. The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon said Robert Kelly O’Neill, 59, waived indictment and...

Flags lowered to honor slain Illinois child welfare worker

Jan. 22, 2022 09:44 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Flags at Illinois state office buildings were lowered for three days to honor a child welfare worker who was stabbed to death this month. Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered that U.S. and Illinois flags be set at half-staff beginning at sunrise Thursday in honor...

Officer who shot, killed man who stabbed him in neck cleared

Jan. 21, 2022 15:55 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed a man who stabbed him earlier this month has been cleared of wrongdoing, investigators said Friday. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni in a statement said Springfield Officer Arjel Falcon’s use of...

Mosley, Prim spark Missouri State over Illinois State 88-63

Jan. 19, 2022 22:46 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Isiaih Mosley tossed in 24 points and Gaige Prim added a double-double as Missouri State rolled past Illinois State 88-63 on Wednesday night. Prim finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears (14-6, 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Ja'Monta Black...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 18, 2022 13:19 PM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. January 18, 2022. Editorial: State should boost fund to municipalities and help control property taxes Costs are rising for all of us. Inflation has increased the price of everything from gas and groceries to new and used...

Springfield museum exhibit features artists from Illinois

Jan. 16, 2022 09:23 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A museum exhibit in Springfield is featuring a range of work from Illinois artists including Muddy Waters, Earth Wind and Fire and Chance the Rapper. It’s called the “State of Sound” and runs through Jan. 23 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential...

Man killed in Easthampton crash, police say

Jan. 15, 2022 10:47 AM EST

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A 29-year-old man was killed in a car crash in Easthampton on Friday, authorities said. Police were called to the area of 44 Glendale Street around 9:30 p.m. on reports of a crash. The driver was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he...

Missouri boarding school doctor says not guilty to 3 charges

Jan. 14, 2022 16:12 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A doctor charged with 11 felony sex abuse crimes involving children at a Missouri boarding school has pleaded not guilty to three of the charges. Dr. David Smock, a longtime physician at Agape Boarding School, entered the plea Thursday in Greene County...