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Lawsuit: 4,600 on Missouri public defender 'wait lists'

Feb. 27, 2020 1:09 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights advocates filed a lawsuit to end Missouri's use of public defender “wait lists,” a practice they contend deprives thousands of people of their right to court-appointed counsel. A petition filed Wednesday in the Circuit Court of Cole County seeks a court...

Former Joplin officer sentenced in child porn case

Feb. 27, 2020 12:45 PM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole for receiving and distributing child pornography. Gary McKinney, 44, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to the charge in August. He will be required to be on supervised release...

Man charged with raping woman he met through Facebook

Feb. 27, 2020 10:13 AM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man has been charged with raping a woman after meeting her through a Facebook dating feature. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Bennard Howard III is jailed in St. Charles County on $250,000 cash bail on one count of rape and two counts of...

Lawsuit settled in case against school superintendent's son

Feb. 27, 2020 9:28 AM EST

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement involving a former Missouri high school coach accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student while the coach's father was the superintendent of the school district. The Kansas City Star reports that the settlement amount...

Missouri beats Vandy 61-52 for 1st SEC road win of season

Feb. 27, 2020 2:51 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cuonzo Martin and his assistant coaches hadn't talked about Missouri needing to win a road game in the Southeastern Conference. That doesn't make the Tigers' first league victory in nearly a year any less important. Xavier Pinson scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, and...

Perkins lifts Saint Louis past St. Joseph's 76-63

Feb. 26, 2020 11:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javonte Perkins had 21 points as Saint Louis beat Saint Joseph's 76-63 on Wednesday night. Hasahn French had 19 points and eight rebounds for Saint Louis (20-8, 9-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jordan Goodwin added 17 points and 11 rebounds. Terrence Hargrove Jr. had 13 points and three...

FBI agent involved in shooting in Kansas City

Feb. 26, 2020 6:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An FBI agent shot someone inside a central Kansas City apartment building Wednesday but few details were released. The shooting happened at the Alcazar apartments. Daniel Netemeyer, assistant special agent in charge for FBI in Kansas City, confirmed the shooting involved an agent....

Woman dies in traffic crash on icy roads in Missouri

Feb. 26, 2020 5:49 PM EST

ROCHEPORT, Mo. (AP) — A 35-year-old Boonville woman died Wednesday when she lost control of her car on an icy bridge on Interstate 70 near Rocheport, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The patrol said Chantel Winfield's vehicle went off the highway, hit a barrier and returned to the road. Winfield...

Gender identity bill faces criticism at Missouri Capitol

Feb. 26, 2020 5:22 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has proposed a bill that would let Missouri parents remove their kids from classes and school events that touch on sexual orientation and gender identity, causing some parents to protest the measure at the state Capitol. Rep. Chuck Basye said he introduced...

Inter Miami CF Managing Owner Jorge Mas is interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

Feb. 26, 2020 5:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three days ahead of the Major League Soccer's 25th season, owners, executives and players gathered for a day of unbridled optimism and hyperbole. Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicted MLS will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years and Inter Miami...