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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 »

Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it. The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean Line Energy Partners to build one…read more »

2 Nebraska murder suspects arrested at Missouri Walmart

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Two suspects in a Nebraska murder case are in custody in Missouri after being arrested at a Walmart store. Police in Troy, Missouri, say 29-year-old Raymond Davis of Des Moines, Iowa, and 20-year-old Krystal Martin of Hawk Point, Missouri, are jailed without bond, awaiting extradition to Nebraska. Davis and Martin were…read more »

Man found fatally stabbed behind Walmart in Shrewsbury

SHREWSBURY, Mo. (AP) — Two people described as “persons of interest” are in police custody after a man was found fatally stabbed behind a Walmart store in suburban St. Louis. The victim, believed to be around 33 years old, was found Monday night in a wooded area behind the store in Shrewsbury. His name has…read more »

SIU trustees vote for ending Randy Dunn’s presidency

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a separation agreement ending Randy Dunn’s tenure as the school’s president. After voting unanimously Monday for the deal, the board also approved the hiring of J. Kevin Dorsey, a former dean of SIU School of Medicine, as interim president. With the separation…read more »

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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 »

Machado trade rumors grabbing attention at All-Star Game

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pending trade of Manny Machado by the Baltimore Orioles has become the center of attraction at the All-Star Game. Machado was mobbed by his locker before the game Tuesday night. The questions were derived from speculation that Machado will be headed out of Baltimore before the Orioles resume play Friday in…read more »

Lawsuit alleges USA Diving ignored sex abuse of divers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory. The federal lawsuit, filed last week, names Indianapolis-based USA Diving, Inc., the Ohio State University Diving Club and…read more »

Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698. It could have been a scene from a playoff game. That it…read more »

Police: Drowning of NHL goalie Ray Emery not suspicious

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — The drowning of former NHL goalie Ray Emery does not appear suspicious, police said. The 35-year-old player whose career spanned 11 seasons drowned in Hamilton Harbour on Sunday. He jumped off a boat near the Leander Boat Club to go swimming, and friends called emergency services at about 6 a.m. when…read more »

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