State News

Report: Missouri near bottom in anti-tobacco money

The only state ranked worse is New Jersey, where no spending is listed. But the report says the New Jersey figure hasn't been confirmed by the state health department.

Environmentalists want hold on Callaway plant extension

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment wants a 20-year-extension for the nuclear power plant halted until legal challenges about fuel rod storage are settled.

Mo. bill would give parents time off to attend school events

If the legislature approves, parents could take eight hours from work each year to attend an event with a child.

Independence mulls building state's largest solar farm

The city set a goal for the city-owned Independence Power and Light to produce at least 10 percent of its power from renewable energy by 2018 and 15 percent by 2021.

Missouri lawmakers investigating Ferguson security

A House and Senate investigative committee met for the first time Thursday and pledged to use subpoenas, if necessary, to compel members of Jay Nixon's administration to testify and turn over documents.

Audit: St. Louis Zoo healthy, policies need polish

Among the highlights the zoo auditors found were thousands of volunteer hours logged at the facility and a $17 million increase in donations over three years.

Project to provide grants for damaged businesses

The money will come from donations by businesses and civic organizations and from an online fundraising campaign. 

Bridge for park-over-highway project complete

The next phase is putting trees, grass and dirt over the 97-foot-wide bridge that will ease pedestrian traffic from downtown to the Arch.

Judge hears case as protesters seek police limits

Protester Alexi Templeton testified Thursday as part of a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order that would place strict guidelines on police use of force during demonstrations.

Webber braces for role as senior member of Boone County's state House delegation

At 31, the Columbia Democrat reflects on his service as a lawmaker and as a Marine in Iraq.

Ferguson man charged with shooting at helicopter

The helicopter wasn't hit, and neither police officer inside was injured.


Gun charges filed after Ferguson ATF shooting

A burglary of a St. Charles County pawn ship led to a non-fatal Ferguson shooting by federal ATF agents.

Anheuser-Busch shifts jobs from St. Louis

Anheuser-Busch plans to shift an undetermined number of jobs to New York as part of a restructuring of its sales and marketing operations.

UPDATE: Missouri executes Paul Goodwin for 1998 hammer attack in St. Louis County

The execution began at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, more than an hour after it was scheduled because of Supreme Court appeals.

Union Station's Science Center rebounding

Museum operators hope donations and new science exhibits will inspire young scientists.

UPDATE: UMSL links hiring freeze to Ferguson fallout

School spokesman Bob Samples said the campus expects to enroll 600 fewer students in the upcoming spring semester compared to spring 2014.

Corps: U.S. falling behind on waterway levees, dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that 16 percent of the dams it operates are categorized as extremely or very high risk.

Black police straddle a line between race and duty

"You have to prove yourself to the black community, you have to prove yourself to all of your co-workers, you have to prove yourself to society," police officer Jorge Ferreira said.

Protesters ask federal courts to curb police

The lawyer who represents six St. Louis-area protesters, said what the police are doing is "punishing people for being out protesting."

Antlerless portion of the firearms deer season is less successful than last year

Despite the decrease in antlerless kills, the total number of deer taken in Missouri this year is up 4 percent from 2013. The Missouri Department of Conservation also reports chronic wasting disease in Adair County.