News for Saturday, May 3, 2014
Games played May 3, 2014
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Brandon Belt, Buster Posey and Michael Morse led off innings with home runs, and the streaking San Francisco Giants beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Saturday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
Games played on May 3, 2014
Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks.
As two state troopers struggled to arrest his father, a 19-year-old man armed himself with an assault rifle and shot them seven times, killing them outside his home in a remote Alaska village, authorities said in charges filed Saturday.
British royals Prince William and Prince Harry toured the home of the King — Elvis, that is — and then went to a friend's wedding on Saturday during their trip to Tennessee.
A 16-year-old boy was charged Saturday in the assault of a young girl and the killing of her 8-year-old brother, who was apparently slain when he tried to protect her, authorities and relatives said.
A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home Saturday, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said.
European military observers who were held more than a week by insurgents in eastern Ukraine walked free Saturday, with Kiev insisting the release proves Russia is fomenting unrest in Ukraine — as Moscow touted the insurgents as courageous humanists.
Drew Smyly picked up where fellow Tigers starter Rick Porcello left off, tossing seven shutout innings and leading Detroit to a 9-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Games played May 3, 2014
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Masahiro Tanaka extended his regular-season unbeaten streak to 40 starts, and Mark Teixeira homered and drove in three runs to help the Yankees rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 Saturday and end a season-high, three-game losing streak.
Games played May 3, 2014
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Defender Doneil Henry made two mistakes that led to New England goals in the Revolution's 2-1 victory over FC Toronto on Saturday.
Tournaments played May 3, 2014
GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Phil Mickelson's best round of the year wasn't enough for him to stay in the lead Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship, just enough to give him a chance to end his slowest start to a season in 11 years.
The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, but officials on Saturday would not say where they sent him and with whom.
An air show in suburban St. Louis is drawing a larger crowd than expected.
California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win at the 140th Kentucky Derby.
Pennsylvania police say two adults and three children have been found dead inside a cabin in the north-central part of the state.
The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.
The St. Louis Cardinals are in such a hitting funk these days, one big swing against Michael Wacha was enough to beat him.
A 26-year-old southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of an 18-month-old girl.
A group of men on their way to the Kentucky Derby for a bachelor party made a gruesome discovery after they pulled their rented RV over in southeastern Minnesota: a body inside the vehicle's exterior cargo compartment.
On its surface, "The Other Woman" is a very welcome thing: A movie starring talented, funny women with their own punch lines and everything. In the movies, this is bizarrely rare.
Damon Albarn, "Everyday Robots" (Warner Bros.)
Twenty years after he became a Brit-pop poster boy as lead singer of Blur, Damon Albarn has released his first solo album.
"Desperate" (Kensington Publishing), by Daniel Palmer
An act of kindness turns a young couple's life upside down in "Desperate," Daniel Palmer's latest peek behind suburbia's facade.
'We aren't going to promote smokefests, bohemianism, all this stuff they try to pass off as innocuous when it isn't.'
President Jose Mujica says Uruguay's legal marijuana market will be much better than the system in Colorado, which doesn't track the drug after sale. And he says the medical marijuana laws many U.S. states have adopted are based on "hypocrisy" because they enable people to fake illnesses to get prescription weed.
News Tribune editorial
Jefferson City officials are exploring the possibility of merging the city’s long-held desire for a conference center with the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department’s plans to build a multipurpose building.
Meeting with constituents throughout the 3rd District during the most recent District Work period, I returned to Washington with an even stronger commitment to an America that works to improve the lives of all of its citizens.
Nearly 44 years after 1st Lt. Bernard Plassmeyer’s plane went down in South Vietnam, the Westphalia native was among those honored April 25 at Marine Corps Base Quantico near Triangle, Va.
Between Jefferson City and Columbia
Liberty Lane at U.S. 63 in Boone County will close at 8 a.m. Monday for paving operations. The closure is part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s efforts to eliminate two median crossovers in the vicinity.
State Sen. Mike Kehoe will be the keynote speaker for Lincoln University’s 2014 Commencement exercises, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in Dwight Reed Stadium.
An attorney for a Missouri inmate scheduled to be put to death this month is seeking permission to record video of the execution over concerns the man could suffer during the process — a request that follows a botched execution in Oklahoma.
A Holts Summit woman has been charged with selling marijuana in April in Jefferson City.
A Jefferson City woman has been charged with possession of heroin and endangering the welfare of her child.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named Assistant State Fire Marshal Greg Carrell to serve as the acting state fire marshal.
Jefferson City’s Breakfast Lions Club has taken on the mission of fundraising for a rubberized baseball field for the capital city’s Miracle Baseball League of Central Missouri.
Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing “Missouri Health Works” to Missouri small businesses with fewer than 150 employees, in an effort to offset costs in providing employees’ health insurance.
Former Lady Jay competes at MIAA Championships
Erin Alewine’s track and field career has come full circle — and perhaps just in the nick of time.
Jurors heard emotional testimony Friday from one of the sons of a Missouri woman on trial for allegedly shooting her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago.
A bear cub that nipped students at Washington University was not rabid and will not be euthanized, officials of the St. Louis school said Friday.
WARDSVILLE — The Blair Oaks Falcons took two games from the Camdenton Lakers on Thursday.
The Blair Oaks Falcons and the Jefferson City Jays split a junior-varsity doubleheader Friday.
By 10-9 count
LINN — Hunter Hennier had a three-run home run to help the Fatima Comets snag a 10-9 win against the Linn Wildcats on Friday.
Hit three home runs in victory
RUSSELLVILLE — Southern Boone used the long ball to beat Russellville 6-3 on Friday.
Patterson goes the distance
TUSCUMBIA — Orrie Patterson went the distance on the mound Friday as Tuscumbia defeated Richland 9-4.
VERSAILLES — Logan Bax drove in three runs Friday to lead the Blair Oaks Falcons to a 12-0 victory in five innings against the Versailles Tigers.
HANNIBAL — The Helias Crusaders scored six runs in the first inning Friday on their way to a 12-2 victory in five innings against the Hannibal Pirates.
More names will be added today to the Law Enforcement Memorial, located on the grounds of the north side of the state Capitol, to honor Missouri law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.
U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.
In soccer tournament
BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Jefferson City Lady Jays dropped a 2-0 decision Friday to St. Charles (Ill.) North in the opening round of the Tournament of Champions.
Lose on late goal to Incarnate Word
ST. LOUIS — Incarnate Word Academy scored with less than three minutes remaining Friday to take a 3-2 victory against the Helias Lady Crusaders.
Chiefs' GM prepares for draft
KANSAS CITY — Much has changed since last year’s draft for Chiefs general manager John Dorsey.
Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don’t snap that selfie.
The Florida jail crippled by an apparent gas explosion was the subject of a five-year investigation that uncovered a facility so “grossly” understaffed that posts went unmanned and cells were seldom searched. Violence was pervasive and inmates were segregated by race.
With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren’t ready for takeoff.
ROLLA — The Helias Crusaders dropped just 17 games in rolling to a 9-0 victory Friday against the Rolla Bulldogs.
With two victories
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Jefferson City Jays won a pair of duals Friday in the Edwardsville Invitational.
President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened tough sanctions Friday on broad swaths of Russia’s economy if Moscow disrupts Ukraine’s May 25 presidential elections, putting President Vladimir Putin on notice for harsher penalties even if he stops short of a full invasion.
Nevadan was looking for tax break
RENO, Nev. — Horse racing is a sport filled with blue bloods.
California Chrome the favorite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The owners of California Chrome are putting all their hopes into the chestnut colt to win the Kentucky Derby. After all, he’s the only horse they own.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two troopers in a remote village, the Alaska State Troopers said Friday.
Untapable runs away from field
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Untapable surged past My Miss Sophia entering the stretch and rolled to a 4½-length victory Friday in the 140th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.
No. 1 gate will be empty
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby field has been reduced to 19 horses after the owners of Pablo Del Monte decided to pass on the race.
Despite impending loss of World Cup
NEW YORK — ESPN executives gushed Friday about the World Cup with no hint they are a lame-duck broadcaster when it comes to the tournament.
Pick up contract option
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco 49ers know Aldon Smith still has plenty of work to do in order to repair his tarnished image and stay on track away from the football field.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari is recovering from right hip replacement surgery Friday.
In open records case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A state appeals court has ruled the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, the body that regulates high school sports, is subject to the Tennessee Public Records Act.
Five Lincoln University golfers were honored Thursday by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association when they were named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the son of famous musicians who gained television stardom in the 1950s-60s hit "77 Sunset Strip" and later "The FBI," has died at age 95.
Isolated and battered after months of bombardment and blockades, Syrian rebels agreed Friday to a cease-fire that would allow hundreds of fighters to evacuate their last bastions in Homs, handing over to President Bashar Assad's forces a strategic but largely destroyed city once hailed as the capital of the revolution.
On one side of a major highway lies Hammanskraal, a poor township in South Africa’s most populous province.
British Princes William and Harry have been spotted at a downtown Memphis, Tennessee, restaurant.
Northern Ireland police were granted an extra 48 hours Friday to interrogate Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams about the 1972 IRA killing of a Belfast widow, infuriating his Irish nationalist party and raising questions about the stability of the province’s Catholic-Protestant government.
It may be hard to recognize Ray LaMontagne behind all the reverb and distortion on his new album, but the singer-songwriter says it's the most exposed he's ever been on a record.
Episode No. 550 of Fox's "The Simpsons" was put together Lego brick by brick, in a CGI manner of speaking.