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Baseball Bears rally past Redbirds

news-leader.com — Missouri State pulled off a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Illinois State this afternoon at Hammons Field to take the opener a three-game weekend series. Conner Wilson's sacrifice fly capped a three-run seventh-inning rally and broke a 2-all tie and beat nemesis pitching opponent Dan Savas.

TAG SGF says we're out and you're it

news-leader.com — TAG SGF - the entity behind the monthly TAG Magazine, TAGsgf.com and TAG Radio - is closing May 1. A Friday post on the company's website by owners Allen Vaughan and Brett Johnston said they set out in 2009 "on a mission to celebrate Springfield, Missouri, in a way that had never been done before."
My story: Say goodbe to @tagsgf, ceasing print/radio/online operations May 1: sgfnow.co/1lhMoJz

Shop at Michaels? Monitor your credit card statements

news-leader.com — Shoppers who have used credit or debit cards at Michaels locations in Springfield, Branson and Joplin may want to keep a close eye on their account activity. The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at Michaels stores, may have been affected by an attack "by criminals using highly sophisticated malware."
Monitor your credit card statements: Michaels stores in Springfield, Joplin, Branson impacted by data breach: sgfnow.co/1ph2ZmJ

Attorney asks that Craig Wood's statements be suppressed

news-leader.com — Craig Michael Wood, the Springfield man charged with abducting and murdering a 10-year-old girl, was suffering from "intoxication, emotional turmoil and psychological instability" when he was arrested, his attorney said in court documents asking that Wood's statements to police be thrown out.
Attorney for Craig Michael Wood, accused in killing of 10-year-old girl, asks that statements to cops be suppressed. sgfnow.co/RvapEk