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Springfield man convicted of lesser crime after law change

A Springfield man who withdrew his guilty plea to second-degree murder after Missouri voters approved an amendment changing state gun laws has been convicted of a lesser crime in his girlfriend's death.

Valuable Thomas Hart Benton painting may go on display soon

A suburban Kansas City school district is negotiating to bring a Thomas Hart Benton painting out of safe storage and display it for the public, although officials won't say where it might be seen.

Man gets 40 years for sex crimes with child he babysat

A St. Charles man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for committing sex offenses against the 10-year-old girl he was babysitting.

Corps: Removal of creek contamination could take years

Corps of Engineers officials say removal of contaminated soil from Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County and other contamination sites could take until 2020 or longer.

Dog's quick action saves girl during seizure

A yellow Labrador retriever is being credited with saving the life of an 11-year-old Missouri girl.

NFL’s Goodell seeks to look to future

As if wishing made it so, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.

Man accused of throwing brick at police during protest

A St. Louis man is facing felony assault charges for allegedly throwing the brick that struck a police officer during a protest that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson officer.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Jan. 30, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games with a 105-99 victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Jan. 30, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.

FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder.

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