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Missouri St. gets MVC title share beating Youngstown St.

Apr. 10, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Jaden Johnson threw for a pair of touchdowns and Celdon Manning ran for 99 yards and Missouri State beat Youngstown State 21-10 Saturday to earn at least a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title. For the FCS 15th-ranked Bears...

Springfield man charged in death of transgender woman

Apr. 09, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a transgender woman, Greene County officials said Friday. Charles Nelson, 28, was arrested after the body of Dominique Lucious, 26, was found at an apartment...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board. April 8, 2021. Editorial: CT must catch up with times on voting There shouldn’t be anything partisan about voting rights. In an ideal world, expanding the franchise would be seen as a basic political goal of...

Police: Person found shot to death inside Springfield home

Apr. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been found shot to death inside an apartment in Springfield, and a man has been arrested in the case, police in the southwestern Missouri city said. Officers were called just before 7 p.m. Thursday to the apartment, where they found...

ACLU, defense lawyers seek probe into Springfield police

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and defense attorneys are asking Massachusetts' highest court to order an investigation into what they describe as rampant misconduct in the Springfield Police Department. The petition filed with the Supreme Judicial...

LaHood resigns Lincoln Museum job after loan fine disclosure

Apr. 05, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has resigned as chairman of the board of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, officials announced Monday. The move comes days after federal...

In fireworks-wary Illinois, 'fountain' sparklers are debated

Apr. 04, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sandwiched between states that consider fireworks a veritable patriotic right, Illinois advocates are trying to loosen what are among the nation's strictest prohibitions by legalizing “fountains,” a fireworks show-in-a-box that can unleash multicolored sparks,...

Next time you see a tick, don't scream, toss it in the mail

Apr. 03, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri conservation officials are asking people to save the ticks they come across while tromping through the woods and toss them in the mail. The Missouri Department of Conservation and A.T. Still University in Kirksville have partnered in a...

House Democrats continue public hearings on redistricting

Apr. 03, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Public hearings continue next week as the Illinois House Redistricting Committee gathers information for the Legislature's once-a-decade adjustment in political boundaries. Committee Chairwoman Lisa Hernandez, a Cicero Democrat, urges taxpayers...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 02, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

The Hartford Courant. April 1, 2021. Editorial: COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are climbing in Connecticut, despite the vaccine. Here are three mistakes Gov. Ned Lamont is making In the early weeks following the introduction of the COVID-19...