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Cook scores 27, Missouri State tops Valparaiso 67-60

Jan. 23, 2020 10:41 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Keandre Cook poured in 27 points and Missouri State jumped out to a big first-half lead and held off Valparaiso 67-60 on Thursday night. Cook buried 6 of 12 shots from the floor and 12 of 16 free throws for the Bears (10-10, 4-3 Missouri Valley Conference). No other Bear scored in...

Missouri doctor indicted in alleged fentanyl fraud scheme

Jan. 23, 2020 8:10 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a southwest Missouri physician accused of receiving tens of thousands of dollars in kickbacks for prescribing fentanyl spray to hundreds of patients in a $2.4 million medical fraud scheme. Randall D. Halley, 63, of Nixa, was charged in a...

Fleeing motorist convicted of causing deadly Missouri crash

Jan. 23, 2020 1:26 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who caused a deadly Springfield crash while trying to get away from law enforcement has been convicted of second-degree murder. A Greene County judge returned the verdict Thursday in the case against Tommy Morris. He opted for a bench trial in which the judge heard evidence...

Driver in stolen Arkansas SUV crashes into Missouri building

Jan. 22, 2020 1:25 PM EST

SRPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who was behind the wheel of a stolen Arkansas sport utility vehicle has crashed into a parked vehicle and a restaurant in Missouri while fleeing from law enforcement. The Greene County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office says in a news release...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader (48) runs to second base during the fifth inning during Game 1 of a best-of-five National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Bader is confident he will be the starting center fielder for the Cardinals when the season begins. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Bader confident he'll start in center field for Cardinals

Jan. 18, 2020 6:19 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader is confident he'll be in center field for the St. Louis Cardinals when the season begins. Bader was in St. Louis on Saturday taking part in the annual Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. "I'm the starting center fielder," the 25-year-old Bader said. "It's my position. I'm going to...

Bobby Petrino speaks after being introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Missouri State during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Springfield, Mo. Petrino has a 119-56 record in 14 seasons at Arkansas, Western Kentucky and Louisville and replaces Dave Steckel who was fired after winning just 13 games in five seasons. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Petrino back in game, says he knew he wouldn't stay retired

Jan. 16, 2020 12:15 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Petrino is glad to have a job again, even if it's at one of the bottom programs in the second tier of college football. “I knew I wasn't going to stay retired,” Petrino said Thursday at his introductory news conference at Missouri State. “It was just a...

Bradley overcomes Missouri St. run with its own for the win

Jan. 15, 2020 10:39 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Nate Kennell tied a career-high 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range and Bradley beat Missouri State 91-78 on Wednesday. The Braves led 51-41 at halftime before Missouri State emerged from the break on a 22-6 run and led 63-57 when Lamont West buried a 3-pointer with...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers the State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri governor pitches plan to address violent crime

Jan. 15, 2020 6:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday called for a new state savings fund and reaffirmed his support for gun rights in face of a spike in violence in the state's biggest cities. Parson identified both as top goals for the year in a State of the State speech to the...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino tries to get the referees attention during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, in Syracuse, N.Y. Petrino, a coach with a track record of on-the-field success but off-the-field embarrassments, will be the next coach at Missouri State, the university said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Former UL, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino lands at Missouri St

Jan. 15, 2020 11:21 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Petrino, a coach with a track record of on-the-field success and off-the-field embarrassments, will be the next coach at Missouri State. The Springfield-based university said Wednesday that Petrino, 58, will be introduced at a news conference Thursday. He will replace Dave...

Missouri woman sentenced to 30 years in man's shooting death

Jan. 12, 2020 5:56 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a man she met on an online dating site. Thirty-four-year-old Christina Duckett of Springfield was sentenced Friday, the Springfield News-Leader reported. She had been convicted in November of...