ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three teenagers were killed and two others were flown to a hospital with injuries after a car struck a tree and overturned in the St. Louis area this weekend.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's department says the crash was reported on South Chantilly Road before 4:30 a.m.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones' 18 points helped Southern Illinois defeat Missouri State 73-53 on Sunday.
Jones also added four steals for the Salukis (18-7, 10-4 Missouri Valley Conference).
HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Two abducted children who had been missing from Missouri for almost a year were found in a central Florida grocery store with their non-custodial mother, who was taken into police custody, authorities said.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended its weeklong traverse over the U.S. when it drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales in Missouri officially began Friday after the state health department unexpectedly began approving dispensary permits early.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since a ballot measure passed in 2018, but voters went a step further this November by approving a constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for anyone 21 or older.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 26 points on 10-for-11 shooting and Noah Carter scored 14 points and Missouri won its third straight, beating LSU 87-77 on Wednesday night.
Brown tied his career high with 10-made shots having accomplished the feat twice before.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Alston Mason scored 27 points, including four in overtime, and Missouri State beat Valparaiso 76-67 on Wednesday night,
Mason also had nine assists for the Bears (12-11, 8-5 Missouri Valley Conference).
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican-backed proposal to make it harder to amend Missouri's constitution got initial approval from the state House on Wednesday, moving a top GOP priority closer to becoming law.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The new $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport will officially open Feb. 28, with a Southwest flight to Chicago Midway International Airport at 5 a.m. as the first flight out, city and airport officials said.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri judge on Tuesday stepped down from a powerful appointment after the Missouri Supreme Court suspended his law license for threatening a political opponent years ago.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal agency has recommended nearly $200,000 in fines after an apprentice technician died from electrocution at a construction site in Kansas City last year — just a year after another technician working for the company was electrocuted at a construction site in Kansas.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — Duke Deen had 21 points to lead Bradley to an 83-76 win over Illinois-Chicago on Sunday.
Deen shot 5 for 10 from the floor (4 for 6 from 3-point range) and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line for the Braves (15-8, 8-4 Missouri Valley Conference).
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Seneca Knight scored 24 points and Kendall Lewis secured the victory with a jump shot with 37 seconds remaining as Illinois State took down Southern Illinois 72-66 on Sunday.
Knight shot 6 for 8, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, and 9 of 10 from the free throw line for the Redbirds (9-14, 4-8 Missouri Valley Conference).
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.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Grant Sherfield scored a season-high 30 points, and Oklahoma beat No. 2 Alabama 93-69 on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge to end the Crimson Tide's nine-win streak.
Jalen Hill added a career-high 26 points, helping second-year Oklahoma coach Porter Moser to his biggest win with the program.
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.
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.
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.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Xavier Bledson's 20 points off of the bench helped lead Indiana State to a 79-71 victory against Northern Iowa on Saturday.
Bledson shot 7 for 10 (3 for 6 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free throw line for the Sycamores (14-9, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference).
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.
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 involving eight girls, the St.
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).
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of Missouri's state Senate on Thursday said Republican senators are unified against letting transgender girls play on girls' sports teams.
Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden's comments to reporters on Thursday signal that restrictions on what teams transgender student athletes can play on have a good chance of passing the GOP-led Legislature this year.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Bowen Born's 18 points helped Northern Iowa defeat Valparaiso 77-66 on Wednesday night.
Born shot 5 for 13 (4 for 6 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free throw line for the Panthers (12-9, 8-3 Missouri Valley Conference).
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones had 19 points in Southern Illinois' 68-64 win over Murray State on Tuesday night.
Jones added five rebounds for the Salukis (17-5, 9-2 Missouri Valley Conference).
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Donovan Clay scored 19 points as Missouri State defeated UIC 63-59 on Tuesday night.
Clay added seven rebounds for the Bears (11-10, 7-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Alston Mason added 19 points while shooting 5 for 15 (1 for 7 from 3-point range) and 8 of 9 from the free throw line, and he also had five rebounds and five assists.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — D’Moi Hodge scored 24 points, Isiaih Mosley added 20 and Missouri made 16 3-pointers and beat Mississippi 89-77 on Tuesday night.
Hodge made a season-high six 3-pointers and Mosley added four as the Tigers shot 53% from long range, with its 16 3s a program best in a SEC game.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of advocates, including drag queens in full makeup, rallied Tuesday at Missouri's Capitol against bills banning transgender athletes from participating on girls sports teams, gender-affirming treatment for transgender kids and public drag shows.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers moved quickly to pass more restrictions on amending the state constitution during one of the session's first hearings Tuesday.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced to life plus 13 years in prison on Monday for a first-degree murder conviction for the death of an Illinois officer who had tried to stop the man from fleeing police.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Newly appointed Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey on Monday officially launched his campaign for a full term in office.
Fellow Republican Gov. Mike Parson named Bailey attorney general to replace Eric Schmitt, who was elected to the U.S.
Purdue is back at No. 1 in the AP Top 25. Alabama is right behind the Boilermakers.
Purdue returned to the top spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, moving up two spots after Temple knocked off No.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Noah Clowney and Mark Sears each scored 17 points, and No. 4 Alabama beat Missouri 85-64 on Saturday.
Alabama (17-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) remained undefeated against unranked teams this season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Duax scored 21 points as Northern Iowa beat UIC 78-72 on Saturday.
Duax added 11 rebounds for the Panthers (11-9, 7-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Bowen Born scored 18 points while shooting 4 for 9 (1 for 6 from 3-point range) and 9 of 10 from the free throw line.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Lance Jones' 11 points helped Southern Illinois defeat Missouri State 61-57 on Saturday.
Jones shot 4 for 12, including 3 for 9 from beyond the arc for the Salukis (16-5, 8-2 Missouri Valley Conference).
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are piecing together how five inmates escaped from a Missouri jail.
The inmates escaped from the the St. Francois County Jail in Farmington, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) south of St.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group of religious leaders who support abortion rights filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Missouri's abortion ban, saying lawmakers openly invoked their religious beliefs while drafting the measure and thereby imposed those beliefs on others who don't share them.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. ( (AP) — Jordan Sears scored 20 points as UT Martin beat Southeast Missouri State 80-60 on Thursday night.
Sears was 8 of 10 shooting (2 for 3 from distance) for the Skyhawks (12-8, 4-3 Ohio Valley Conference).
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 17 points and hit two free throws with 29 seconds to lift Missouri to a 79-76 win over No. 25 Arkansas on Wednesday night.
DeAndre Gholston added 16 and Sean East II had 12 points for the Tigers (14-4, 3-3 SEC), who avenged a 74-68 loss in Fayetteville on Jan.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — KC Ndefo grabbed a rebound and made a follow-up layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give Seton Hall a 67-66 come-from-behind win over No. 15 UConn on Wednesday night.
Ndefo grabbed his eighth rebound of the game and scored the decisive points as he was fouled on the play.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bryan Trimble Jr. scored 16 points and Alston Mason had four in the overtime as Missouri State beat Drake 65-62 on Wednesday night.
Trimble also contributed five rebounds for the Bears (10-9, 6-3 Missouri Valley Conference).
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called on state lawmakers to set aside nearly $860 million to widen and improve traffic flow on Interstate 70 in his annual State of the State address Wednesday.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A driver who led police on a chase in suburban St. Louis was shot and killed by officers after pointing a gun at them, police said.
The shooting happened about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 70 in Wentzville, Missouri.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Domask scored 21 points of his career-tying 32 points and grabbed five rebounds to help lead Southern Illinois over Evansville 78-70 on Tuesday night.
Jawaun Newton added 11 points while going 4 of 5 and 2 of 4 from the free throw line, and he also had five rebounds.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Kobe King scored 24 points to help Valparaiso defeat UIC 76-66 on Tuesday night.
King shot 8 for 14 (0 for 3 from 3-point range) and 8 of 8 from the free throw line for the Beacons (8-12, 2-7 Missouri Valley Conference).
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Treasurer Vivek Malek officially became Missouri's first non-white state officeholder during a Tuesday ceremony.
The 45-year-old attorney from the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood took the oath of office surrounded by family and at least 200 supporters.