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Springfield is getting 2 electric-powered transit buses

Nov. 14, 2019 9:50 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield is getting two electric-powered transit buses and could get more if they perform as expected. The Springfield News-Leader reports that City Utilities says the buses will arrive in Springfield by the end of 2020. Transit director Matt Crawford says the buses will help the...

Judge: Man accused of threats to US Senator to be medicated

Nov. 14, 2019 9:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge on has ordered a man accused of threatening U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, his family and an unnamed Oregon state official in phone calls and emails, to be involuntarily medicated so he can be returned to competency and stand trial. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge...

Cook leads Missouri State past Cleveland St. 73-53

Nov. 12, 2019 11:05 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Keandre Cook registered 19 points and nine rebounds as Missouri State romped past Cleveland State 73-53 on Tuesday night. Tulio Da Silva had 13 points and seven rebounds for Missouri State (2-1). Lamont West added 10 points. Kabir Mohammed had 11 rebounds for the hosts. Tyrese...

Missouri awarded $35M in federal grants for road projects

Nov. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is getting close to $35 million in federal grants for road projects in two cities. Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced nearly $21 million will go toward pedestrian and bicycle lanes in Springfield, Missouri. Another $13.5 million will be spent on safety improvements...

Cook scores 31, Missouri State beats Alabama State 59-50

Nov. 10, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Keandre Cook had a career-high 31 points as Missouri State topped Alabama State 59-50 on Sunday. Cook sank 9 of 13 shots, including 6 for 7 on 3-pointers, and all seven of his free throws for Missouri State (1-1). The rest of the Bears made just 13 of 39 shots (33 from the floor,...

Missouri fire chief convicted of raping woman

Nov. 9, 2019 3:37 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri fire chief has been convicted of three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy and one count of second-degree rape. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 70-year-old Brookline Fire Chief Larry McConnell was found guilty by a judge Friday after a bench...

Law governing when fall classes can start leads to grumbles

Nov. 8, 2019 10:46 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials in one of Missouri's largest school districts are grumbling as they work to comply with a new state law that requires them to wait until late August to begin classes. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the proposed 2020-21 calendar for 25,000-student school...

Missouri CPA convicted in $7 million fraud scheme

Nov. 7, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri certified public accountant has been convicted of a $7 million scheme to defraud his employer and clients. Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Douglas Richardson, of Lebanon, was found guilty Thursday of six counts of wire fraud and four counts of money laundering....

Company says nearly 120 Sidney jobs moving to Missouri

Nov. 7, 2019 5:33 PM EST

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops says nearly 120 jobs at its Cabela's operation in Sidney will be relocated to Bass Pro Shops' headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. The company announced Wednesday that employees who choose not to move to Springfield will be offered severance and outplacement aid....

Woman charged in hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist

Nov. 6, 2019 8:55 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A driver has been charged with a hit-and-run Missouri crash that killed a bicyclist from Louisiana. KMIZ-TV reports that 26-year-old Haily Crabtree, of Springfield, Missouri, is jailed without bond after she was charged Tuesday with a felony leaving the scene of an accident...