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Oklahoma State hires Bryan Nardo as defensive coordinator

Jan. 24, 2023 14:18 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State announced Tuesday it has hired Bryan Nardo as defensive coordinator. Nardo was defensive coordinator at Division II Gannon University this past season. In his only season at the school in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gannon saw its total defense...

Missouri man gets life sentence for Illinois officer's death

Jan. 23, 2023 19:46 PM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced to life plus 13 years in prison on Monday for a first-degree murder conviction for the death of an Illinois officer who had tried to stop the man from fleeing police. Caleb Campbell, 24, of Florissant, Missouri, was convicted...

Religious leaders sue to block Missouri's abortion ban

Jan. 21, 2023 10:12 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group of religious leaders who support abortion rights filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Missouri's abortion ban, saying lawmakers openly invoked their religious beliefs while drafting the measure and thereby imposed those beliefs on others who don't share them. ...

March for Life eyes Congress for post-Roe abortion limits

Jan. 20, 2023 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half century after Roe v. Wade, March for Life supporters on Friday celebrated the Supreme Court's dismantling of that constitutional right to abortion and heralded the political struggle set loose by the court's decision. President Joe Biden pledged to do all in his limited...

Missouri Gov. Parson calls for $860M to widen I-70

Jan. 18, 2023 18:38 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called on state lawmakers to set aside nearly $860 million to widen and improve traffic flow on Interstate 70 in his annual State of the State address Wednesday. The massive investment in I-70 is part of a nearly $52 billion...

US divided over Roe's repeal as abortion foes gird for march

Jan. 18, 2023 12:52 PM EST

Anti-abortion activists will have multiple reasons to celebrate — and some reasons for unease — when they gather Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life. The march, which includes a rally drawing abortion opponents from across the nation, has been held annually since...

Republicans push anti-abortion measures with new majority

Jan. 11, 2023 18:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are taking early action on abortion with their new majority, approving two measures Wednesday that make clear they want further restraints after the Supreme Court overruled the federal right to abortion last year. The new GOP-led House passed one...

Missouri governor proposes 8.7% pay raise for state workers

Jan. 11, 2023 14:00 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is proposing an 8.7% pay raise for all state workers — plus a bonus for some in strenuous jobs — as a way to offset inflation and discourage employees from leaving for better paying jobs. The Republican governor's plan...

Judges vacate $5M Geico payout to woman who got HPV in car

Jan. 10, 2023 17:18 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Geico is off the hook, at least for now, from paying a Missouri woman $5.2 million because she said she contracted a sexually transmitted disease in the car of a man who is insured by the company. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously to...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jan. 10, 2023 12:41 PM EST

Kansas City Star. January 3, 2023. Editorial: Gov. Parson, show Missouri isn’t a vengeful state. Stop Amber McLaughlin’s execution We have said this before, but as long as Missouri continues to execute prisoners with regularity, it can’t be said too often:...