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State trooper cites Mizzou all-America Shane Ray for pot possession 3 days before NFL Draft Authorities say NFL prospect Shane Ray was issued a misdemeanor citation after a trooper found a small amount of marijuana in the defensive end's car. Many expected the 6-foot-3, 245-pound SEC defensive player of the year from the University of Missouri to be an early pick in this week's NFL draft. Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Scott White says a trooper pulled over Ray for speeding ...

Missouri governor approves $250M in additional spending JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has approved spending over $250 million more this fiscal year. Nixon on Monday signed legislation that includes $120 million in additional general revenue spending. Nixon had requested the extra money, in part because lawmakers last year budgeted for an anticipated $50 million from a tobacco settlement that has not yet come. Rising drug costs under the Medicaid health ...

Money available to landowners in 27 counties in Southwest Missouri Landowners in the 27 Southwest Missouri Counties that make up the Mark Twain National Forest could be getting some financial assistance for property management. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is partnering with the US Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation for the Missouri Ozark Highlands Restoration Project. So far $1.2 Million has been set aside over the next three years for landowners in ...

Gordon, Moustakas, Royals keep Kluber winless, beat Indians CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals kept AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber winless this season, beating the Cleveland Indians 6-2 Monday night. Kluber (0-3) gave up six runs, four of them earned, and 10 hits in 6 1-3 innings. After going 18-9 last year, he hasn't won in five starts and has a 4.24 ERA. Gordon drove in two ...

Two accused of supplying alcohol to teens who died in crash Two people are now charged for a fatal crash that killed two teenagers from Urbana last June. 43 year old Jennifer Sharp of Buffalo and 44 year old Kristi Swearengin  of Urbana have been indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on two counts of second-degree involuntary manslaughter, and one count of second-degree child endangerment.  On June 29, 2014 17 year old Holden Beck and 15 ...

Ozarks couple finds unexpected way to beat addiction and reunite family It is not easy to keep up with three children under age three, including a set of busy twins, but playing together as a family are treasured moments for Jose' and Brooke Sepeda.  The two filed for divorce one year ago when Brooke was pregnant with the couple's youngest child Norah.   "I prayed every day.  It didn't matter how much we fought.  It didn't matter ...

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Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Major aftershocks waning
A Nepalese woman sits inside in a tent with her child as people stay on open ground from fears of earthquake tremors in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. A strong magnitude earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)8.45 a.m. (0300 GMT)

Apple profit soars on iPhone, China sales
Apple said Monday its first-quarter profit jumped 33 percent from a year ago, lifted by sales of 61 million iPhones in the first three months of the yearApple on Monday reported a sharp rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China. Revenue increased 27 percent from the same period a year ago to $58.01 billion, Apple said. A major contributor was the expansion of iPhone sales in China. Revenue for "greater China" leapt 71 percent to $16.8 billion in the quarter, allowing the region to overtake Europe as Apple's second-largest market.

Latest on police-custody death: Massive fire related to riot
Mourners view the body of Freddie Gray before his funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)10:50 p.m.

Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody
Demonstrators jump on a damaged Baltimore police department vehicle during clashes in BaltimoreBy Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. The riots broke out just a few blocks from the funeral of Freddie Gray and then spread through much of West Baltimore in the most violent U.S. demonstrations since arson and gunfire in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. Firefighters battled several blazes on Monday evening, including a fire under investigation that consumed a church's senior center under construction in East Baltimore. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, declared a state of emergency and sent in the National Guard.