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Man admits attempted arson at Planned Parenthood clinic

Nov. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man has admitted he tried to burn down a Planned Parenthood clinic in Missouri because it provides reproductive services. Forty-two-year-old Wesley Brian Kaster, of Columbia, pleaded guilty Thursday to maliciously using explosive materials to damage a building...

Smith scores 21, leads Missouri past Morehead State 70-52

Nov. 20, 2019 11:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Strong defense and 21 points from Mark Smith gave Missouri the edge over Morehead State 70-52 on Wednesday night. Missouri (4-1) jumped out to a 14-4 lead and kept Morehead State scoreless for a five-minute stretch. The Tigers then went cold from the 3-point range, making just 2 of 14...

Judge upholds University of Missouri’s ban on guns on campus

Nov. 20, 2019 2:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the University of Missouri’s ban on carrying concealed guns on campus. Circuit Judge Jeff Harris on Monday rejected the Missouri attorney general’s arguments that the ban violates the state constitution. He also said the ban supports the...

Missouri uses stingy defense to smother Wofford 75-56

Nov. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In Cuonzo Martin’s third year as Missouri’s coach, the Tigers are adopting the personality of their defensive-minded coach. Missouri held Wofford without a field goal for the final 14½ minutes of a 75-56 victory on Monday. “We have a team that’s built...

Missouri defense clamps down on Wofford for 75-56 win

Nov. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri held Wofford without a field goal for the final 14½ minutes, as the Tigers pulled away for a 75-56 victory on Monday. Mark Smith led Missouri (3-1) with 19 points, Jeremiah Tilmon added 16 and Xavier Pinson finished with 10 points. Nathan Hoover led the Terriers (2-3)...

Hunters asked to help amid search for missing Chinese woman

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police asked hunters to be on the lookout for evidence in the case of a missing Chinese woman as deer season began in Missouri. The Columbia police department said in a news release that hunters should remain vigilant while out in rural areas as the search continues for Mengqi Ji...

Trask, stingy defense lead Florida over Missouri, 23-6

Nov. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Nothing about Kyle Trask’s path to becoming Florida’s starting quarterback was easy. Something as trivial as a sluggish first half doesn’t rattle him. Trask threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter to help No. 11 Florida shake free of Missouri 23-6 on...

No. 11 Florida looks for different outcome against Missouri

Nov. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida linebacker David Reese insists things will be different against Missouri this week. He believes his team's preparation, focus, effort and intensity will change — along with the outcome. It's imperative if the Gators are going to make it to a New Year's Six bowl. No....

Smith leads Missouri past Northern Kentucky, 71-56

Nov. 8, 2019 11:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — It had been a long time since Mark Smith scored a point for Missouri. After sitting out the final seven games of last season with a foot injury, he went scoreless in the season opener. On Friday, he made up for lost time, scoring 19 points in a 71-56 victory over Northern Kentucky. "I...

Fraternity closes troubled University of Missouri chapter

Nov. 8, 2019 12:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri fraternity chapter with a troubled history is closing for now but could reopen with new members as early as 2022. The Columbia Missourian reports that the Executive Committee of Sigma Chi International Fraternity announced Thursday that the chapter on the...