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Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adrian 41, Cass-Midway 12 Archie 61, Lockwood/Golden City 26 Aurora 28, Reeds Spring 14 Ava 48, Cabool 9 Belton 42, William Chrisman 28 Blair Oaks 71,...

Missouri gov slams paper for uncovering data security flaw

Oct. 14, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday condemned one of Missouri's largest newspapers for exposing a flaw in a state database that allowed public access to thousands of teachers' Social Security numbers, even though the paper held off from reporting about the...

Missouri Supreme Court asked to intervene in Politte case

Oct. 13, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

Attorneys for Michael Politte, who was convicted at age 14 of killing his mother, on Wednesday asked the Missouri Supreme Court to free him after more than 22 years behind bars, citing now-disproven evidence, a faulty investigation and a flawed trial defense. Rita Politte...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adrian 54, Lone Jack/Kingville 0 Affton 40, North Point 32 Archie 60, Appleton City/Montrose 8 Ash Grove 35, Clever 0 Aurora 30, Marshfield 19 Ava 35,...

Catholic bishops urge Missouri leaders to end executions

Oct. 07, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

Leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Missouri are urging state leaders to end the use of the death penalty, after a convicted killer of three was executed despite a request for clemency from the pope. Ernest Johnson was executed Tuesday evening, the first...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adrian 21, Crest Ridge 14 Albany 82, Schuyler County 22 Appleton City/Montrose 48, Osceola 14 Ash Grove 52, Agape Boarding 13 Ava 42, Houston 7 Battle...

Auditor Galloway sues over Hawley's reaction to audit

Sep. 30, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (AP) — Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is suing a state board that she said is threatening to discipline her and her office after she issued audits critical of Sen. Josh Hawley for his use of public money while he was Missouri Attorney General. ...

Change of venue granted in trial in Missouri child's death

Sep. 29, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first-degree murder trial of a woman charged in a 4-year-old Jefferson City boy's death will be moved to another county, a Cole County judge ruled Wednesday. Cole County Prosecutor Locke Thompson said Quatavia Givens' case would likely be...

Missouri abortion law leads to court battle over referendums

Sep. 29, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri law seeking to ban most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy led to a legal battle Wednesday before the state's highest court over whether the people's right to overturn laws passed by the Legislature has been illegally limited by procedural...

Supporters of condemned Missouri man push for clemency

Sep. 29, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

Advocates for a Missouri man scheduled to be put to death next week are urging Gov. Mike Parson to grant clemency, citing his intellectual disability. A rally was taking place Wednesday at the Capitol rotunda in Jefferson City in support of Ernest Johnson, 61, who was...