SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A black swastika was painted on the outside wall of an historically Black church in southwestern Missouri and police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime.
Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church in Springfield reported that the swastika was spray painted on the building on May 18 or 19.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A state lawmaker charged with fraud involving medical treatments has been sued by a patient over the care she prescribed for him to relieve back pain.
Rep. Tricia Derges, a Nixa Republican, is scheduled to go on trial in federal court next month on charges that she sold fake stem cell treatments, fraudulently used pandemic aid and wrote illegal prescriptions.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Republicans held their state party convention on Saturday as they wrestle with how far to the right they should move in a deeply blue state.
Members of the state GOP gathered in Springfield ahead of this autumn's elections to hear from candidates and party leaders as they hope to rebuild a bloc that's lost nearly all of the levers of political power in the state.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Two Springfield women have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building.
Cara Hentschel and Mahailya Pryer, both 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois fuel retailers argued in a lawsuit filed Thursday that a requirement to post signs alerting consumers about a six-month freeze in the state motor-fuel tax unconstitutionally compels them to promote Gov.
BOSTON (AP) — A father and his son have both been sent to prison for more than 12 years for their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed cocaine and opioids in New England, federal prosecutors in Massachsetts said Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Republic man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing an 80-year-old woman who was trying to help him after the ran away from home.
Trystan Westrip, 22, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Mary Shisler near Strafford in October 2016.
JASPER, Ark. (AP) — A 46-year-old Missouri man died after falling about 20 feet (6 meters) while hiking at the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, officials said Monday.
Brad Lee Thomas of Springfield was hiking with a group on Saturday in an underdeveloped wilderness area when he fell in the Indian Creek drainage, the National Park Service said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Horace Mann Educators Corp. (HMN) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $14.5 million.
The Springfield, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 35 cents per share.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Eversource Energy (ES) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $443.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Springfield, Massachusetts-based company said it had profit of $1.28.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police were investigating after mushroom hunters discovered a body in a rural, hand-dug water well in south-central Missouri.
The discovery was made Sunday near the unincorporated community of Long Lane, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an early morning shooting in Ohio killed one person and wounded four others.
Springfield police said officers responded to multiple calls about shots fired on the city's south side shortly after 2:30 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $481.9 million.
On a per-share basis, the Springfield, Missouri-based company said it had profit of $7.17.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Jurors on Monday convicted an Illinois Department of Corrections officer for violating the civil rights of an inmate brutally beaten at a western Illinois prison in 2018, but could not reach a verdict against a superior.
BOSTON (AP) — A California man's online threats of violence against dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster Inc. over updated gender definitions have landed him in a Massachusetts federal court.
Merriam-Webster closed its main office in Springfield, Massachusetts, and another in New York City for five business days last year in response to comments from Jeremy David Hanson, prosecutors said.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (GSBC) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $17 million.
On a per-share basis, the Springfield, Missouri-based company said it had net income of $1.30.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man is dead following a late-night shooting Friday in Massachusetts.
According to a spokesman for the Springfield Police Department, officers found the victim at a residence in downtown Springfield following a call about a shooting.
A grand jury indicted a 16-year-old girl for murder in the fatal stabbing of another teenager outside a Springfield high school, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
The girl, who was 15 at the time of the stabbing, was indicted in the Nov.
The Justice Department and the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, on Wednesday announced an agreement on police oversight and use-of-force policies that comes almost two years after a federal civil rights investigation found that the department's narcotics unit routinely used excessive force during arrests.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A jury convicted a man of a federal murder charge Friday in the shooting death of a northern Illinois sheriff’s deputy.
Floyd E. Brown, 42 of Springfield, was found guilty of the second-degree murder of Jacob Keltner, attempted murder of a federal officer, assault and weapons charges.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — The bodies of two people were found during an investigation into a large commercial fire on Springfield's Main Street early Friday morning, police said.
Fire crews responded to the blaze at about 4:15 a.m., KEZI-TV reported.
PANA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police have released video of a state trooper's fatal shooting of a man suspected in the slayings of his estranged partner and her sister.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Rochester Americans forward Ben Holmstrom has been suspended eight games for “homophobic language,” the American Hockey League announced Wednesday.
Holmstrom, signed to a professional tryout in February, was assessed a game misconduct for using offensive language at the end of the first period of a home game against the Utica Comets on March 30.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday defended a television ad paid for by the Democratic Governors Association that attacks one of the Republican challengers for governor as “simply telling the truth.”
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of his estranged partner and her sister has died after being shot by a state trooper following a vehicle chase in southwestern Illinois, authorities said.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of two women in southwestern Illinois has been shot and wounded by a state police trooper following a vehicle chase.
The women's bodies were found Saturday morning outside a home in Collinsville, about 83 miles (133 kilometers) south of Springfield, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Applebee's has confirmed that an employee of a Missouri-based franchisee has been fired after sending an email speculating that high gas prices and the end of pandemic stimulus money would force employees to work longer hours for lower pay.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A man was arrested Friday after walking into a Springfield courtroom, trying to approach the judge and fighting with officers and biting one on the arm, Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri nonprofit that was at the center of a corruption probe that involved several legislators is paying more than $8 million to the federal government and the state of Arkansas under an agreement with prosecutors announced Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has a bipartisan plan to crack down on smash-and-grab retail thefts and the selling of stolen items that follows.
The legislation takes aim at retail theft networks that are believed to be responsible for stealing merchandise from stores.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — One man died and another man was injured after a shooting in Springfield Saturday morning.
Springfield Police said the shooting was reported shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 2400 block of East Commercial Street, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democrats in Springfield are celebrating approval of legislation that wipes out $4.1 billion in debt.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is fining the parent company of the state's largest health insurer — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois — $339,000 for allegedly violating state law.
The Illinois Department of Insurance said Health Care Service Corp.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with involuntary manslaughter in the death of another man who was fatally injured in a fight outside a Springfield strip club.
Jasmin Marquis Hopkins, 31, was charged Tuesday in the death of Jeffrey Brent, 37, of Springfield, television station KYTV reported.
FAIR GROVE, Mo. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter has died in southwest Missouri when the truck he was driving overturned, officials said.
Dustin Brandhorst, 36, died Friday evening while he was responding to a fire at an abandoned structure north of Springfield, KOLR-TV reported.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Three southwestern Missouri men have been sentenced to probation and fines after pleading guilty last year to federal misdemeanors for breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Zachary Martin, 46, received three years’ probation, while his two brothers — Michael Quick, 44, and Stephen Quick, 49 — each received two years’ probation, the Kansas City Star reported.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An 82-year-old man who was crossing a Springfield street early Thursday morning was hit and killed by a van, police said.
The crash happened around 6:30 a.m., when a southbound transit van hit Mantak Chiu, 82, of Springfield, as Chiu was in a crosswalk, police said in a news release.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges two Springfield, Oregon, police officers failed to use non-lethal force or de-escalate an encounter with Chase Brooks before one of them fatally shot him.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An 11-year-old Springfield boy was fatally shot over the weekend by another 11-year-old in what police are calling “a likely accidental shooting.”
Saturday afternoon's shooting in a Springfield home killed Cameron Eugene Bentley, who was pronounced dead at a hospital, said Sangamon County coroner Jim Allmon said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A crash in Ohio over the weekend killed four men and critically injured two other people, authorities said.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a car heading south in Clark County's Moorefield Township collided with another car heading west just after 11 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — For more than three decades, Marcus Hargrett’s version of getting ready for work included holstering a semiautomatic pistol before reporting to the Cook County Jail.
Now retired, Hargrett and thousands of other similarly situated former county sheriff’s officers say a federal law allows them to carry weapons anywhere in the nation.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gyo Obata, an architect whose designs included sports and entertainment arenas, airports and a presidential library, has died. He was 99.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, who held a virtual lock on Statehouse power for most of the past four decades, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to multiple counts of racketeering and bribery in what prosecutors say was a long-running enterprise to amass riches and clout.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri child care provider faces multiple charges after an infant died when she allegedly left him and eight other young children home alone.
Springfield officers were called to a home on March 2 after Deborah Lundstrom reported that an 8-month-old boy under her care was not breathing, police said Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after entering an Alford plea to voluntary manslaughter in the 2020 beating death of his girlfriend.
John Schuck, 57, entered the plea last week in the death of 54-year-old Tammy Colbert., the News-Leader reported.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (SWBI) on Thursday reported earnings of $30.5 million in its fiscal third quarter.
The Springfield, Massachusetts-based company said it had net income of 65 cents per share.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A third person has been arrested in the shooting deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a Springfield house last summer, officials said.
Larry McClain Jr., of Springfield, was arrested on Wednesday by the Springfield police and the U.S.