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Correction: Missouri Rape Kits-Backlog story

Nov. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about the Missouri rape kit backlog, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a review found that nearly 90% of Missouri’s rape kits had not been tested. It was nearly 90% of the state’s backlogged rape kits that had not been tested. A corrected...

Man admits attempted arson at Planned Parenthood clinic

Nov. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man has admitted he tried to burn down a Planned Parenthood clinic in Missouri because it provides reproductive services. Forty-two-year-old Wesley Brian Kaster, of Columbia, pleaded guilty Thursday to maliciously using explosive materials to damage a building...

Columbia man convicted in shooting death at restaurant

Nov. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A 31-year-old man faces a life sentence after being convicted of second-degree murder after a man died at a Waffle House restaurant in Columbia. A Boone County jury on Wednesday convicted Matthew McMillan in the New Year’s Day 2018 death of Anthony Warren, who died when he was...

Smith scores 21, leads Missouri past Morehead State 70-52

Nov. 20, 2019 11:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Strong defense and 21 points from Mark Smith gave Missouri the edge over Morehead State 70-52 on Wednesday night. Missouri (4-1) jumped out to a 14-4 lead and kept Morehead State scoreless for a five-minute stretch. The Tigers then went cold from the 3-point range, making just 2 of 14...

Judge upholds University of Missouri’s ban on guns on campus

Nov. 20, 2019 2:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the University of Missouri’s ban on carrying concealed guns on campus. Circuit Judge Jeff Harris on Monday rejected the Missouri attorney general’s arguments that the ban violates the state constitution. He also said the ban supports the...

Missouri uses stingy defense to smother Wofford 75-56

Nov. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In Cuonzo Martin’s third year as Missouri’s coach, the Tigers are adopting the personality of their defensive-minded coach. Missouri held Wofford without a field goal for the final 14½ minutes of a 75-56 victory on Monday. “We have a team that’s built...

Missouri defense clamps down on Wofford for 75-56 win

Nov. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri held Wofford without a field goal for the final 14½ minutes, as the Tigers pulled away for a 75-56 victory on Monday. Mark Smith led Missouri (3-1) with 19 points, Jeremiah Tilmon added 16 and Xavier Pinson finished with 10 points. Nathan Hoover led the Terriers (2-3)...

2nd charge against Missouri man whose wife disappeared

Nov. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected in the disappearance of his wife in Columbia is facing an additional charge. KMIZ-TV reports Boone County Prosecutors Dan Knight on Monday filed an amended complaint adding a first-degree child endangerment charge against Joseph Elledge, who previously was charged with...

1 person dead, 1 wounded in Missouri hunting accidents

Nov. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EST

EDINA, Mo. (AP) — One hunter was killed by his grandfather and another was wounded by a friend during the opening weekend of the firearm deer season in Missouri. KTVO-TV reports that 17-year-old Andrew Howe, of rural Baring was killed around 1 p.m. Sunday in a rural area 175 miles (281.62 kilometers)...

Hunters asked to help amid search for missing Chinese woman

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police asked hunters to be on the lookout for evidence in the case of a missing Chinese woman as deer season began in Missouri. The Columbia police department said in a news release that hunters should remain vigilant while out in rural areas as the search continues for Mengqi Ji...