• Royals’ Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic.

    Updated: 10:30 pm

  • Spokesman for Kansas City Royals says pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spokesman for Kansas City Royals says pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic.

  • Some question push for tougher penalties for attacking cops

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Eric Greitens is pushing to toughen Missouri’s already stiff penalties for attacking a police officer, reflecting similar efforts underway in other states and pleasing many in Missouri’s law enforcement community, which has been on the defensive since the police killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson more than two years ago.

    Updated: 12:54 pm

  • Jackie Evancho, Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform at inaugural

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald and Melania Trump were feted at their inaugural balls by the Rockettes and by singer Tony Orlando, who sang his famous “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.”

  • Teen due in Las Vegas court in Missouri State player slaying

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fight over name-calling between girlfriends promoted a fight that resulted in the death of a Missouri State University football player outside his Las Vegas home, according to a police report about the arrest of a teenager charged Friday as an adult with murder.

  • Chen grabs surprising lead in short program at US nationals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Teenager Karen Chen held off 20-something veterans Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold to grab a surprising lead Thursday in the women’s short program at the U.S. figure skating championships on Thursday night.

  • New St. Louis stadium plan calls for state land contribution

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has made it clear he’s opposed to state funding for stadiums, yet a revised proposal for a $200 million soccer stadium in St. Louis calls for the state to contribute land that’s potentially worth millions of dollars.

  • Missouri offensive line’s pet fish named Boneyard dies

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A pet fish named Boneyard that was adopted by the Missouri offensive line as part of an effort to be shown on the Memorial Stadium video board has died.

  • Kreklow, Miller help Missouri St hold off Indiana St, 73-68

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Kreklow hit the second of two free throws and Dequon Miller added two more as Missouri State closed out a 73-68 Missouri Valley Conference victory at Indiana State Wednesday night.

  • Teen and mom under arrest in Missouri State player’s death

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a teenager and his mother are under arrest in the death of a Missouri State University football player who tried to stop a fight involving his sister in Las Vegas.