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No new hearing on condemned Missouri man's innocence claim

Jan. 31, 2023 12:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for a Missouri man facing lethal injection next week said Tuesday that he will ask the state Supreme Court to postpone the execution by three or four months to allow more time to investigate his innocence claim. Leonard Taylor, 58, faces execution Feb....

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jan. 30, 2023 14:28 PM EST

Kansas City Star. January 26, 2023. Editorial: Kansas politicians want to take abortion fight to the city and county level. Just stop In Kansas, a woman’s right to reproductive freedom is enshrined in the state constitution. The issue should be settled —...

Kansas City police find body in man's car after towing it

Jan. 29, 2023 16:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Family members and a forensic expert are questioning why Kansas City police didn't find a man's body in the cargo area of his own SUV until after they towed it to a Missouri police station earlier this month. Adam “A.J.” Blackstock Jr.'s death is being...

Krikke scores 30, leads Valparaiso over Evansville 81-69

Jan. 28, 2023 21:57 PM EST

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Ben Krikke scored 30 points to lead Valparaiso over Evansville 81-69 on Saturday. Krikke added nine rebounds for the Beacons (10-13, 4-8 Missouri Valley Conference). Kobe King added 13 points and Connor Barrett scored nine. Gage Bobe finished...

Brown, Hodge lift Missouri over No. 12 Iowa State 78-61

Jan. 28, 2023 17:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 20 points, and D’Moi Hodge scored 17 points to help Missouri beat No. 12 Iowa State 78-61 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday. “To have a quad one win in January is very important,” Missouri coach Dennis Gates said. “I think...

Perry scores 17 as Murray St. takes down Missouri St.

Jan. 28, 2023 17:12 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Rob Perry scored 17 points as Murray State beat Missouri State 74-71 on Saturday. Perry added six rebounds for the Racers (12-10, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Brian Moore Jr. scored 17 points, going 6 of 9 and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Jamari Smith...

Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies

Jan. 28, 2023 11:18 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mass shootings have commanded public attention on a disturbingly frequent basis across the U.S., from a supermarket slaying in Buffalo, New York, to an elementary school tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, to a recent shooting at a California dance hall. Rather...

Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies

Jan. 28, 2023 11:17 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mass shootings have commanded public attention on a disturbingly frequent basis across the U.S. But rather than provoking a unified response from elected officials, each additional shooting seems to be widening the political divide on gun policy among states. ...

Missouri man gets 16 life sentences for serial rapes

Jan. 27, 2023 17:20 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man convicted of nine counts of rape has been sentenced to 16 consecutive life sentences after a jury deemed him a predatory sexual offender. Dominic Yocco, 23, was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty in September of 16 counts...

Russell scores 30, SE Missouri State downs Tennessee State

Jan. 26, 2023 23:30 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Phillip Russell recorded 30 points as Southeast Missouri State beat Tennessee State 92-75 on Thursday night. Russell added nine assists for the Redhawks (11-11, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Aquan Smart scored 14 points and added six rebounds and four...