State News

Express Scripts expansion could mean 1,500 jobs

The company received nearly $7 million in tax incentives from the state.

Sen. Blunt touts passage of religious envoy legislation

The bill authorizes up to $1 million annually for a special envoy's office to promote freedoms for religious minorities in what the bill describes as the Near East and South Central Asia. The envoy would have the rank of ambassador.

Southwest Missouri fair offering elephant rides

Elephants from Larry Carden's farm near Springfield are giving rides at the Ozark Empire Fair for the first time.

Boy, 13, dies in Missouri dirt bike accident

Chance Harris, 13, has died following a collision of two dirt bikes at a state park in St. Francois County.

Proposed state constitutional amendment tackles electronic privacy rights

This fall, voters will consider amending the state Constitution to protect electronic communications and data from unreasonable search and seizure. But state and local law enforcement officials might already be doing what the amendment requires.

President Obama to visit Kansas City on Tuesday

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Kansas City, where he's expected to speak about the economy.

Health alert for Missouri company's chicken

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday it issued the public health alert after Kansas City-based VU Foods wouldn't recall breaded chicken products after it was determined they hadn't been inspected.

17 reported incidents at Kansas prisons so far this summer

Rebecca Proctor, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, said Thursday there have been 17 inmate-on-staff batteries since June.

Report: Kansas City airport serves as terrorist travel hub

Kansas City Police Capt. Daniel Gates, director of the Kansas City Terrorism Early Warning Group, said he sent the report to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency to be used to help evaluate the region's terrorism risk.

Ex-Rep. Maynard Wallace named to Missouri Education Board

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Maynard Wallace to fill the last vacant position on the eight-member education board. Wallace is a Republican from rural Thornfield in Ozark County who served in the state House from 2003 to 2011.


Freight broker to open office in St. Louis

Total Quality Logistics, a national freight brokerage firm, plans to open a new office in St. Louis that could employ 95 people within the next five years.

UPDATE: Audit finds mismanaged claims at St. Louis VA

A U.S. Office of the Inspector General report released Thursday found that the St. Louis veterans' benefits office mishandled one-third of the disability claims it processes. Qualified veterans were paid too much as well as too little.

UPDATE: Missouri-Kansas City going smoke free on Aug. 1

The ban encompasses indoor and outdoor sites, including the sidewalks and in parking garages.

Humane Society finances opponents of Missouri's right-to-farm ballot issue

The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to an effort to defeat a Missouri ballot measure creating a constitutional right to farm.

World War I Museum to host commission Sunday in Kansas City

The museum says in a release that the events at the museum will include a panel discussion with World War I experts about the impacts of the war. Events are open to the public.

Number of passengers declines at St. Louis airport

The airport says statistics for June show 589,071 passengers boarded flights, down 0.5 percent from June 2013.

Historic status sought for all-metal Joplin home

A few hundred of the prefabricated, enamel-clad metal houses were erected in the Midwest after World War II, and there is one in Joplin.

Hannibal antique-store owner, 95, has no plans to retire

Ila May Dimmitt has worked at Show-Me Antiques since 1968, telling tales of both the old world and the present one.

Corinthian Hall in Kansas City on the rebound

To date, Kansas City has spent about $10 million to refurbish the hall and surrounding outbuildings. The money has paid for a new roof, windows, ventilation and plumbing, among other things.

Hearing delayed in Anheuser-Busch bias case

Online court records show the hearing  on Francine Katz's motion on gender discrimination has been rescheduled for early September.