State News

Discovery of larval sturgeons in Missouri River indicates reproduction

Two lab-confirmed pallid sturgeons mark the first time the endangered species at such early stages have turned up during samplings of an 811-mile stretch of the Missouri.

Judge rejects request for new Ferguson grand jury

The NAACP's Legal Defense and Education Fund had cited concerns about the decision by Prosecuting Attorny Bob McCulloch to allow a witness to provide false testimony.

Senate panel OKs official chosen after Ferguson shooting

Isom was appointed amid criticism about lack of diversity in state department leaders.


Missouri lawmakers called on to release restricted funding

Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee heard three hours of testimony about many of the programs supporters said are now under financial strain because of roughly $700 million in withheld funds.

Special Olympics training will be in Jefferson City

The deciding factor for the group was that Special Olympics Missouri would own donated property in Jefferson City, while it would have had to lease land in Columbia.

Missouri House votes to forego pay increases

The House voted Tuesday to forego salary increases of about 11 percent for themselves and a proposed increase of $22,000 per year for Gov. Jay Nixon.

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Jay Nixon delivers his State of the State speech

Watch as Gov. Jay Nixon delivers his State of the State speech before the Missouri legislature.

Supreme Court: Death row inmate Christeson deserves hearing

The justices said inmate Mark Christeson should get a chance to argue that his court-appointed attorneys were ineffective. It is uncommon for someone to be executed without a federal appeals court hearing.


UPDATE: State senator seeks ban of red-light cameras, plate scanners

Missouri's red-light cameras have largely been unplugged pending a ruling from the state Supreme Court about whether they are legal.

Missouri lawmaker proposes Medicaid expansion for veterans

Sen. Ryan Silvey plans to introduce a bill expanding Medicaid for veterans who fall in the coverage gap created by Missouri's decision not to expand the program.

St. Louis Zoo announces name of baby orangutan

Zoo officials unveiled the name on Monday morning at a baby shower at the Jungle of the Apes habitat.

Springfield bishop objects to hospital's same-sex benefits

Bishop James V. Johnston said Catholics should reject the view that "marriage is whatever the government says it is."

Washington University boosts aid to low-income students

The highly-rated private school ranks at the bottom of the country's wealthiest schools when it comes to how few Pell recipients it enrolls.

Federal data theft legislation would differ from Missouri law

The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act proposed by President Obama would create a 30-day window for businesses to notify consumers in the event of a data breach. Missouri law requires notification "without unreasonable delay."

Black Caucus members invoke MLK at Ferguson church service

Eight members of the Congressional Black Caucus joined U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay at Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson on Sunday.

Military 'mishandled' sexual harrassment complaints at Fort Leonard Wood

A government investigation concluded that high-level leaders "mishandled" informal sexual harassment complaints involving a Fort Leonard Wood drill sergeant who preyed on female subordinates.

Lawsuit caps get renewed attention from Republican lawmakers

Businesses in Missouri can now face lawsuits with unlimited punitive damages in civil injury lawsuits, but business groups and Republican leaders want that decision reversed.

Missouri artists paint in tandem to create original artwork

Together, Barbara Bailey of Marble Hill, Missouri, and Scott County artist Aaron Horrell use an original technique to create whimsical paintings featuring animals and landscape scenes.

Hearings stall for public safety official chosen after Ferguson shooting

The Missouri Senate must confirm the appointment by early next month in order for Isom to continue in the post.

Credit card companies to pay $2.2 million to Missouri

Discover, Capital One and HSBC have agreed not to engage in misleading marketing of identity theft and payment protection products under a settlement announced Friday. The companies admitted no wrongdoing.