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Southern Illinois board sets meeting on removing president

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees has set a special meeting to consider placing the school president on administrative leave after a dispute over a failed move to shift about $5 million in state funding between its campuses. The board members are scheduled to meet Thursday in Edwardsville about the future…read more »

Missouri Democrats sue over lieutenant governor appointment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Democratic Party is suing to try to block the appointment of Mike Kehoe as lieutenant governor, reviving a longstanding debate over whether the governor has the power to fill the executive branch’s No. 2 position or whether it can only be filled by voters. The party filed the…read more »

Judge sets limits on evidence in Greitens Confide case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawyer suing over the use of a message-deleting app by former Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff is facing roadblocks in gathering evidence. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem during a Tuesday hearing said the former governor and staffers don’t have to produce records made before Greitens’ inauguration.…read more »

9 state police trooper cadets earn degrees in new program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police announced a hiring policy change a year ago that allows trooper cadet applicants to earn college credit while attending the training academy. State police say the change is paying dividends and nine cadets in the current academy class have earned associate’s degrees. The Bluegrass Community and Technical College…read more »

Search continues for 2 after southern Illinois jail escape

CARMI, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have been continuing to search for two men who they say escaped from a southeastern Illinois county jail over the weekend with a third man who’s been captured. The White County sheriff’s office says men matching the descriptions of 24-year-old Zachery Shock and 61-year-old Johnny Tipton were spotted Sunday night…read more »

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Farmer PH double lifts Dodgers over Cubs in 1st game of DH

CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer doubled sharply down the left-field line with two outs in the ninth to drive in two runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers came back to edge the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Tuesday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Farmer lined a 2-2 pitch from Justin Wilson into…read more »

Ozuna misses Altherr’s 2-run 2B in 10th, Phils top Cards 6-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Altherr got his first lucky break in a while. Left fielder Marcell Ozuna dived for and missed Altherr’s two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to rally for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Altherr had been hitless in his…read more »

Colon passes Marichal for most wins by Dominican pitcher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bartolo Colon has reached one goal he set for himself this season and is within two wins of another. Colon earned his 244th victory, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City…read more »

Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

There’s been little question that Arizona’s Deandre Ayton is the best of a potential-filled group of bigs at the top of Thursday’s NBA draft. Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. Behind him are several talented big men…read more »

Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month. Winning the Cup less than two weeks ago…read more »

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