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Driver pleads guilty in crash that killed Missouri teacher

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri man pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed a teacher and injured four students. The Columbia Missourian reports 27-year-old Brandon Brill, of Clark, pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter and assault. The September 2017 crash killed 37-year-old Brian Simpson, a Harrisburg teacher and cross-country coach. Simpson was…read more »

Koch group launches $1.8M ad against Missouri’s McCaskill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri branch of Americans for Prosperity says it’s spending $1.8 million on ads against Sen. Claire McCaskill. The television and digital ad announced Wednesday by the Koch-backed group accuses the Democratic incumbent of saying she supports tax cuts but voting against President Donald Trump’s tax bill. A narrator in…read more »

Democratic PAC slams Hawley again over claims against donor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new attack ad by a Democratic political action committee claims Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley “thinks he can get away with anything.” The Senate Majority PAC ad launched Wednesday notes he received about $4.5 million from businessman David Humphreys and his family for Hawley’s attorney general campaign. A…read more »

Trooper, suspect shot in rural southwest Missouri

MANSFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper who was shot in southwest Missouri has been released from the hospital. Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jeff Kinder says the trooper was shot Wednesday morning on a county road near Mansfield in Wright County. Crewse was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle…read more »

Suspect sought in fatal shooting in rural southern Missouri

VAN BUREN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in southeast Missouri are searching for a suspect after a deadly shooting in a rural area. KFVS-TV reports that a 34-year-old man was found dead just after midnight Tuesday inside a home along a county road in Carter County. The victim’s name has not been released. Sheriff Richard Stephens…read more »

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MLB willing to loosen spikes color code for players

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is willing to loosen the regulations for the color of players’ spikes. Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek wore black spikes in May despite a warning from Major League Baseball of violating a regulation requiring that at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player’s shoes be…read more »

Odom beaten to fashion punch at SEC Media Days

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local): 3:40 p.m. As one of the lesser-known coaches in the league, Missouri’s Barry Odom was hoping to make a splash at Southeastern Conference Media Days. Sorry, it’s already been done. Odom says he planned to wear a pair of custom-made Jordan sneakers to…read more »

Star CB Darrelle Revis retiring after 11 NFL seasons

Revis Island is closed for business. Darrelle Revis, a star cornerback with the New York Jets and a Super Bowl winner with their archrivals, the New England Patriots, has retired. Revis announced Wednesday on social media that he was ending an 11-season career that included four All-Pro selections. “Today, I am closing a chapter in…read more »

Done deal: Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan’s time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. The Spurs also got center Jakob Poeltl and a 2019…read more »

Horse racing regulators approve sale of Kentucky racetrack

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group holding a minority ownership stake in Ellis Park cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in its bid to purchase the western Kentucky racetrack, winning approval from state horse racing regulators who expect a “seamless” transition at the track known for its summer racing. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, meeting in…read more »

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