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No. 12 BYU pulls out win at Missouri State 74-68

Dec. 04, 2021 20:49 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Coming off an in-state loss, the first for BYU, the No. 12 Cougars traveled east and found themselves in a physical battle at Missouri State. In the end, BYU overcame. Alex Barcello scored 21 points, Te'Jon Lucas added 17 and...

Springfield kids get new shoes from medical school students

Dec. 04, 2021 17:01 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of schoolchildren got new athletic shoes this week from students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Through the national “Shoes that Fit” program, SIU medical students have provided more than 1,000...

Vermont police chief says gangs behind drugs, violence

Dec. 03, 2021 11:12 AM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A southern Vermont police chief says gangs from Massachusetts are behind more of the recent drug arrests and violence in the area. Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette his department is taking the issue seriously and they are working to counter...

1 dead, 1 in custody after shooting in Northampton

Dec. 02, 2021 16:20 PM EST

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in the first homicide in Hampshire County this year has been held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder and other charges at his arraignment Thursday. Steven J. Malloy, 32, is charged in connection with a fatal shooting...

Fired recruit files federal suit against Springfield police

Nov. 30, 2021 16:13 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A woman fired from the Springfield Police Department after she was accused of lying about a relationship with a sergeant has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination and a hostile work environment. Fired recruit Amanda McIntyre noted in the...

UT Martin forces late INTs to beat Missouri State 32-31

Nov. 27, 2021 20:23 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Dresser Winn threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Donnell Williams with 3:36 remaining, and UT Martin forced a pair of late interceptions to beat Missouri State 32-31 on Saturday night in the first round of the Football Championship Series playoffs. ...

State enforces parking for disabled people during holidays

Nov. 27, 2021 08:33 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Secretary of State’s office has begun stepped-up enforcement during the holiday season of parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities. Secretary of State police conducted sting operations at shopping malls in Schaumburg,...

Springfield parents file lawsuit over school mask mandate

Nov. 25, 2021 14:42 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Six parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that Springfield Public Schools doesn't have the authority to require masks. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the parents argue that the mask mandate in place since August is a legal overreach...

No holiday lights for Capitol Dome. Again

Nov. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Capitol dome in Springfield will be without holiday lights for the third straight year. The same structural issue that kept workers from hanging some 1,300 lights from the state Capitol dome in 2019 and again last year has not been...

Man pleads guilty to role in drug transport conspiracy

Nov. 25, 2021 10:32 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to transport drugs and cash using secret compartments inside tractor trailers. Jamil Roman, 44, of Chicopee, was indicted in 2016. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Springfield to...