State News

Mississippi River harbors to be dredged in 4 states

Dredging of silt and sediment deposits in ports and harbors is important because it clears them for barge traffic, which in turn bolsters commerce. Three Missouri harbors will be dredged.

UPDATE: Trial set for videographer arrested covering Ferguson

St. Louis-based videographer Mary Moore said she wants her reputation, and her criminal record, cleared. She was charged with municipal violations after an arrest on Oct. 3.

Kansas Supreme Court hears convicted killer's appeal

John E. Robinson Sr. was sentenced to life terms in Missouri after pleading guilty to five other killings. 

Headless body found in 1987 exhumed in eastern Missouri

Investigators hope to identify the man using genetic material, 28 years after his body was found.

Missouri audit faults attorney general on lobbyist policy

An audit released Tuesday says Attorney General Chris Koster hasn't formally adopted  policies to address concerns that he's been influenced by lobbyist perks as of February.

Police: No clear motive in Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich's suicide

Police said there is no evidence of an anti-Semitic whisper campaign against Schweich, a Republican gubernatorial candidate who had said that GOP Chairman John Hancock was spreading false information about his religion.

FROM READERS: Columbia Area Career Center students recognized by Rep. Stephen Webber

The students were recognized for their Cause an Effect program, which rebuilds donated computers and provides them to the underserved.

Missouri State searching for man exposing himself on campus

The university has received seven reports since early February of a man wearing only a ski mask entering the female floors of the Hammons House dormitory.

Missouri clinic seeks to provide both physical and mental care

A new partnership aims to help patients with mental illness who might not address physical ailments on their own.

Missouri Republican wants gun ban for 'violent' felons only

The measure addresses what supporters say are unintended consequences of Amendment 5, a voter-approved enhancement of gun-rights provisions to the Missouri Constitution that passed in August.

Poplar Bluff police seeking new station after old one deteriorates

The police building has a leaky roof, structural problems and a damaged boiler.

Engineer wants to turn 'dumb' pavement into a smart I-70

Tim Sylvester sees pavement as an electronic tablet with a concrete touch screen. The 33-year-old from Raytown, Missouri, envisions numerous technological upgrades for Interstate 70.

Study finds minorities feel marginalized at Missouri State

Missouri State will have a committee study the report and recommend changes to curriculum, training, recruitment, and campus events and activities.

Bills that would restrict access to body camera footage

Lawmakers in nearly a third of the states have introduced bills to restrict public access to recordings from police officer-worn body cameras.

State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

Lawmakers in at least 15 states have introduced bills to exempt video recordings of police encounters with citizens from state public records laws, or to limit what can be made public.

Six gold coins from 1860 stolen from Pony Express museum

The 1860 coins, five of which have been appraised to be in fine or extremely fine condition, are worth an estimated $6,000.

Civil War veteran to be buried in southwest Missouri

A civil war veteran will be buried with his family in southwest Missouri after his remains went unclaimed for more than a century. He will be buried April 11.

10-month-old baby rescued from burning vehicle in Rolla

The fire started Thursday when the baby was left unattended while his mother went inside a business, police said.

Missouri Senate passes bill to access $200 million in bonds

Senators voted 26-5 Thursday to lift restrictions on the bonds that had been intended to pay for a new mental health facility at Fulton State Hospital.

Kansas City proposes new regulations for ride-sharing

The city proposed new regulations Thursday that would lower permit fees for individual drivers.