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MSU AD: "We need to win"; Terry Allen out as MSU football coach Terry Allen said Saturday night he’d coached his last game of football at Missouri State University. Director of Athletics Kyle Moats made that official at a Sunday afternoon news conference . Moats announced that Allen will not be retained as head football coach . The lack of success was the key. "We need to win," said Moats. The football Bears finished their season Saturday with a 38-24 loss ...

MSU announces search for new football coach Terry Allen said Saturday night he’d coached his last game of football at Missouri State University. Director of Athletics Kyle Moats made that official at a Sunday afternoon news conference . Moats announced that Allen will not be retained as head football coach . The lack of success was the key. "We need to win," said Moats. The football Bears finished their season Saturday with a 38-24 loss ...

Missouri lawmakers hopeful for agriculture bill Missouri lawmakers say they're reviving a failed agricultural bill that could help dairy, cattle and crop farmers. Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill last session, citing concerns with a provision shifting oversight of captive-deer farms from the Department of Conservation to the Department of Agriculture. The bill fell one vote short of the two-thirds needed to override Nixon's veto. Legislators plan to remove the deer provisions from a ...

Top schools in Arkansas to reap rewards Thousands of dollars are being distributed to dozens of Arkansas schools to reward them for their academic achievement. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that $7 million from the governor's share of the state General Improvement Fund will be distributed in the coming weeks to 215 of the state's more than 1,000 public schools as part of the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program. The recipients are top-performing elementary, ...

Petition aims to reduce sentences for drug offenders Missourians may get a chance to vote on a measure aimed at freeing up more space in state prisons. Secretary of State Jason Kander has announced that his office has received an initiative petition which calls for re-writing state law to repeal sentences for non-violent drug offenders which call for no probation or parole. It also would establish new sentencing guidelines to guarantee the amount of ...

Missouri lawmakers hopeful for agriculture bill Missouri lawmakers say they're reviving a failed agricultural bill that could help dairy, cattle and crop farmers. Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill last session, citing concerns with a provision shifting oversight of captive-deer farms from the Department of Conservation to the Department of Agriculture. The bill fell one vote short of the two-thirds needed to override Nixon's veto. Legislators plan to remove the deer provisions from a ...



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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
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Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs
This photo shows a home where authorities said a gunman set his house on fire and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in Tallahasse, Fla. Authorities say the gunman was killed by police. It was not immediately known whether anyone was in the house when it was set on fire. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday.

Kiwi teen Ko wins Tour Championship, season crown
Lydia Ko of New Zealand plays the sixth hole during the third round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 22, 2014, in Naples, FloridaNew Zealand teen Lydia Ko parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Carlota Ciganda and win the LPGA Tour Championship, completing a $1.5 million haul Sunday that included a season points crown. Ko tapped in for par on the final extra hole after her Spanish rival buried her approach under a bush, giving the Seoul-born 17-year-old her third title of her first full LPGA season. "This has been a big year, a roller coaster ride," Ko said. Ko, Paraguay's Julieta Granada and Ciganda each finished 72 holes on 10-under par 278 to force a playoff, staged entirely on the 18th hole at Tiburon Golf Club.