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COVID-19 records: St. Louis hospitalizations, KC deaths

Oct. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The new surge of the coronavirus was evident in Missouri on Thursday, with record hospitalizations in St. Louis and Columbia, and the Kansas City metropolitan area experiencing its worst month ever for COVID-19 deaths. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force late Wednesday...

Regulators suspend Missouri nursing home COVID-19 test lab

Oct. 28, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge refused to intervene Wednesday to keep open a Missouri lab that handled coronavirus tests for about 2,500 nursing homes in 11 states after the federal government suspended the lab for what it alleged were serious violations that put patients’ health at risk. ...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to enter the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, in Annapolis, Md., on the first day of in-person early voting in the state. Tens of millions of Americans already cast ballots in the 2020 election amid record-breaking early voting during the coronavirus pandemic. But for some voters in a handful of states, casting an early ballot in-person isn't even an option. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Voters in some states unable to cast early ballots in person

Oct. 27, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — With coronavirus cases spreading rapidly across her state, Samantha Allen laments that Missouri does not allow voters to cast their ballots in person before Election Day. More than 21 million voters across the U.S. have taken advantage of early in-person voting amid record-breaking...

Missouri wide receiver arrested, dismissed from team

Oct. 26, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wide receiver Maurice Massey has been dismissed from the team after being arrested, school officials said Monday. Massey, 20, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault, fourth-degree assault and first-degree property damage, according to the Boone...

Missouri wide receiver Micah Wilson (2) is unable to catch a pass in the end zone as Kentucky defensive back Kelvin Joseph (1) watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri grinds out 1st victory over Kentucky in five years

Oct. 24, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri kept handing the ball to Larry Rountree, and Kentucky barely got a chance to take a turn. Rountree carried 37 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers dominated the clock and the Wildcats in a 20-10 victory on Saturday. Missouri (2-2 Southeastern Conference) held...

Kentucky defensive end Joshua Paschal (4) runs 77 yards after intercepting a Mississippi State pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Kentucky visits Missouri with both teams coming off big wins

Oct. 22, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kentucky finally ended a 17-game losing streak at Tennessee. Missouri beat the reigning national champions for the first time since 1978 while giving coach Eli Drinkwitz his first SEC win with an upset of LSU. Now, two teams that have plenty of momentum are poised to tussle in...

Missouri head coach Eliah Drinkwitz watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against LSU Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Mizzou unleashes Drinkwitz's offense in upset of No. 17 LSU

Oct. 11, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz arrived at Missouri with a reputation for being one of college football's brightest offensive minds. He first proved his chops during coordinator stints at Arkansas State, Boise State and North Carolina State. The last of those stops earned the often-brash,...

University of Missouri: Cheating up with more classes online

Oct. 10, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — More than 150 University of Missouri students have been caught using group chats to cheat on exams since many classes moved online amid the coronavirus pandemic. University spokeswoman Liz McCune said Friday that the school has identified three cheating incidents that each involved...

LSU quarterback Myles Brennan throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Mizzou's goal-line stand helps beat No. 17 LSU, 45-41

Oct. 10, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In a game that was dominated by a pair of offenses that seemingly couldn't be stopped, it was the much-maligned Missouri defense that managed to stand tall against No. 17 LSU when it came time to decide the game. Connor Bazelak threw for 406 yards and four touchdowns despite missing...

Missouri's COVID-19 response in spotlight at governor forum

Oct. 9, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his Democratic opponent spent much of a candidate forum on Friday sparring over the governor's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Parson and Democratic candidate Nicole Galloway, along with Libertarian candidate Rik Combs and Green Party...