State News

Missouri hitches future road work to proposed statewide sales tax

Construction workers from the Missouri Department of Transportation work on the Broadway overpass above U.S. 63 on Monday in Columbia. MoDOT would receive an estimated $540 million per year from Amendment 7, a three-quarter cent sales tax increase.

The state promises $68.9 million in spending for Boone County during the 10-year life of the tax, but opponents of Amendment 7 prefer alternative financing.

Missouri Lottery says game choices affect funding

Despite record high sales figures, the Lottery transferred $21.5 million less to education during the 2014 budget that concluded June 30 than during the previous year. That led Gov. Jay Nixonto seek a review of the agency's operations.

Road construction worker killed in Reno County

The accident Tuesday on Kansas 61 killed 22-year-old Dylan Joseph Snyder of Kansas City, Missouri. Snyder was removing construction cones when he was hit.

Two school districts to provide free lunches to all students

A new provision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture allows qualifying districts with high percentages of students on food assistance to feed all of their students.

Kansas woman sentenced in theft from co-workers

The U.S. Attorney's office announced in a news release that 50-year-old Paula Steen, of Overland Park, Kansas, also was ordered to pay $96,012 in restitution.

10 months later, body in river near Hannibal still a mystery

Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn told the Hannibal Courier-Post that his department is revisiting old leads trying to solve the mystery.

Southwest Missouri couple charged with selling K2

The U.S. Attorney says in a news release that 79-year-old Doy Case and his 67-year-old wife, Tressie Case, of Rogersville, were charged Tuesday in a nine-count indictment on suspicion of selling synthetic marijuana.

Online university to aid community college graduates

The Missouri version of Western Governors University has agreed to provide a 5 percent tuition discount for community college graduates who take its online courses.

Federal prisoner in Missouri medical center dies

The U.S. Department of Justice says 57-year-old Cyprian Adoh died Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners says his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Traffic accident on bridge kills 4 in southwest Missouri

The accident happened Wednesday on Missouri 5 on the Niangua River Bridge north of Camdenton.

Costumed St. Louis window washers delight children's hospital patients

Window washers have dressed as superheroes when doing their work at the St. Louis Children's Hospital for the past year-and-a-half.


3 men convicted in $17 million drug conspiracy

The government is seeking a $16.9 million judgment against the three men.

St. Louis developer proposes small northside St. Louis hospital

Paul McKee on Wednesday sent a letter of intent to state health regulators seeking approval for a hospital within the NorthSide Regeneration project area.

Missouri Lottery gave less to education in 2014

Despite record sales, the Missouri Lottery provided less money to education during the recently concluded state budget year, leading Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to order a review of the agency.

State alters transfer plan for Normandy

A new policy approved Tuesday allows students who transferred in 2013-14 to continue to transfer, regardless of where they attended in 2012-13.

Two companies moving from Kansas to Missouri

Leawood, Kan.-based Cbiz Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC have announced plans to move their headquarters and a total of about 450 employees to Kansas City, Missouri's Country Club Plaza.

Missouri sheriff resigns after inmate allegations

Court documents show Schuyler County Sheriff Josh Dole took inmates to bars in Knox and Sullivan counties and released two inmates to work at his home.

White House: Obama to visit Kansas City next week

Additional details of the visit, including the location of his speech, were not immediately available. It also isn't known if the public will be able to attend.

Mississippi River reopens after barge accident

Fifteen barges became dislodged about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday from a tow operated by Marquette Transportation Company of Paducah, Ky.

Phillips, Basye seek GOP nod in 47th House District race

Both of the first-time candidates, Elizabeth "Betsy" Phillips and Chuck Basye, hope to take on the incumbent, Rep. John Wright.