State News

Missouri man dies after being run over by train in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said 33-year-old Jesse Lloyd Bingaman of Springfield, Missouri, was found lying between two sets of tracks after being spotted by the crew of a train headed east.

Michael Barrett named to lead the Missouri State Public Defender System

Barrett, a Columbia lawyer, says he will seek to improve funding for the system.

Rival resumes campaigning for governor after Missouri auditor's suicide

Catherine Hanaway paused her gubernatorial campaign after the death of Tom Schweich, who would been among Hanaway's opponents in the 2016 race for Missouri's governorship.

Art installation explores a neighborhood lost in Kansas City

Four blocks of east Kansas City were replaced with a police station and a crime lab. Artist Matt Rahner's exhibit titled "Eminent Domain" was designed to evoke the psychological effects felt by those who sold their homes to the city.

Missouri churches threatened over same-sex marriage approval

Pastors "did not want to make a big deal about" the threat, but did discuss the letter, which said any church that accepts same-sex marriage should be burned, with their congregations.

Kansas City University to open new medical school in Joplin

According to the university, this will be Missouri's first new medical school location in 44 years.


Man found guilty in killing of assistant Missouri Southern football coach

Jeffrey Bruner was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Derek Moore, who was an assistant football coach at Missouri Southern State University at the time of his death.

Missouri inmate serving time for assault dies

The Missouri Department of Corrections said in a statement that Robert Holloway died Friday morning at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.

Boy killed, 2 sisters hurt after SUV hits horse-drawn buggy

Joshua Leinbach, 10, was killed in the accident, while his two younger sisters were thrown from the buggy.

Florissant woman helps others with hair loss look their best

After surviving a battle with cancer, Sherri Thomas opened a salon to help women who have lost their hair. She has also applied for a patent on a wig-making machine and partnered with a producer to pitch a reality show. 

Trustees consider splitting Columbia College into schools

President Scott Dalrymple said that if the plan is approved, different deans will oversee each college, and those deans would report to the provost. The structure would be similar to universities or larger colleges.

Settlement reached in lawsuit filed by Ferguson protesters

As part of the deal, three Missouri police agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds.

Man accused of punching ex-Cardinal after racial slurs

St. Louis County prosecutors have charged 37-year-old James Street of Fenton with felony third-degree assault motivated by discrimination.

Student sues St. Louis school district over online classes

The suspended Roosevelt High School freshman doesn't have a computer at home and the nearest library doesn't allow minors to use its computers during school hours, the suit says.

1 dies in collision between Amish carriage, vehicle

An SUV apparently hit the horse-drawn buggy from behind Thursday morning near Wheeling in northwest Missouri.

Joplin sues developer, alleging post-tornado fraud

The city hired Bajjali Development Partners of Sugar Land, Texas, in 2012 to oversee rebuilding plans after the tornado damaged thousands of buildings and killed 161 people.

A tale of 2 Ferguson deaths: 1 well known, 1 anonymous

Another young black man was killed in the months following Michael Brown's death. In the charged climate, St. Louis County Police have found difficulty investigating the second death.

1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

Tornadoes were reported Wednesday in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs as well as in  the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.

2 camels, 2 cows stolen from mid-Missouri

The male camels are about 3 years old, tan and 9-feet tall. The two 900-pound Black Angus steer have tags on their right ears with the numbers 96 and 97.

Missouri school activity makes students uncomfortable

In an activity called "Claim It," students were read various statements about their identity and asked to step forward if the statement applied to them. Some touched on topics such as sexual abuse and financial problems inside the students' homes.