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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) " Illinois appears poised to enter a second year without a budget after lawmakers finished their legislative session Tuesday without agreement on a spending plan, setting up a November electoral showdown while public schools and social service providers brace for an uncertain future. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion for a last-minute, short-term budget to give the state some near-term stability amid the 11-month impasse also failed to gain traction with...

Updated at 1:16 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) " A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent...

Updated at 12:56 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A Canadian man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of torturing, mutilating and killing a girlfriend whose bloodless body was found in their Southern California apartment. Blake Leibel, 35, could face the death penalty...

Updated at 12:15 AM

Funtastic Balloon Creations opened its showroom at 1103 NW Casey Blvd., in Grain Valley, today. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is opened on Sundays and at other times by...

Updated at 12:09 AM

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho — An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri and having her marry a 24-year-old family friend who had raped her. The father pleaded guilty to injury...

Updated at 12:00 AM

Ethan Childress wasn’t expecting to see a fastball, but it didn’t matter. Childress crushed the pitch over the wall in left-center field in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday, his three-run homer helping Blue Springs Post...

Updated at 11:58 PM

The Kansas City Royals offense continues to sizzle, Dillon Gee pitched just well enough to get a win, Chris Young starred in the bullpen and Wade Davis was, well, Wade Davis. That all adds up to the fifth straight win for the red-hot...

Updated at 11:57 PM

For the 34th year in a row, I celebrated my wedding anniversary with some of the most talented and humble kids in the state at the Missouri State High School Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Jefferson City High School. The...

Updated at 11:54 PM

A pair of solid pitching performances allowed Independence Post 21 to open Zone 2 league play with a pair of victories. Brandon Borchert pitched Post 21 to a 6-1 win in the first game and Trent DuRall threw a complete game in a 5-1 victory...

Updated at 11:53 PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL 6 p.m. — Odessa Post 286 vs. Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s at Hidden Valley Park (2 games)    THURSDAY,...

Updated at 11:53 PM

Grain Valley High School graduate Dylan Farrell helped the University of Central Missouri baseball team stay alive in the NCAA Division II World Series Tuesday. Farrell, a junior right fielder, went 0-for-3 but drew a bases-loaded walk as...

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