State News

Third Mohler receives change of venue approval

Burrell Mohler Jr. has been granted a change of venue. Mohler and five other men are accused of molesting young relatives two decades ago.

Lake Springfield seeing more white pelicans

White pelicans are migrating to Lake Springfield seemingly more and more often. Nature Center naturalist Rudy Martinez believes the birds could make a regular appearance at the lake.

Missouri finds no chronic wasting disease in wild deer

Despite finding a captive deer that tested positive earlier this year, no cases of the ailment were found in the most recent test of wild deer.

Sen. Bond stresses energy, agriculture in Asia

Sen. Kit Bond returned from his weeklong trip through Asia where he met with officials about energy, agriculture, education and defense issues.

Bomb threat, package forces evacuation of Kansas City federal courthouse

A package and a note warning of a bomb inside was found near a garage door of the federal courthouse in Kansas City. The building was evacuated and a bomb robot is being used to inspect the package.

Proposed regulations target hog hunting industry

Rep. Tom Loehner, R-Koelztown, is working to regulate Missouri's commercial hunting industry by tightening regulations for recklessly released animals.

ANALYSIS: Republicans outnumber Democrats as Missouri candidates

Results of Missouri's candidacy filing show that there are more Republican than Democratic candidates, and a rise of third party candidates, this year.

Man drowns in southern Missouri river in attempt to rescue someone

A southern Missouri man drowned Saturday while trying to help someone who had fallen in to Jacks Fork River.

First Missouri effort to use speed cameras on hold

Police chief doesn't want to start the program with a potential bill trying to stop it.

Jefferson City man shot in tussle with police

The 25-year-old suspect was shot twice after gaining control of a police officer's firearm.

UPDATE: Missouri governor gets letter from anti-government group

Federal officials alerted Missouri about possible letters to come before Gov. Nixon received a letter asking him to leave office within three days.

Missouri governor gets letter from anti-government group

Gov. Jay Nixon received a letter from Guardians of the Free Republics asking him and other executives to leave office.

Judge awards $30 million to blind Missourians

Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce determined the Missouri Department of Social Services miscalculated pension benefits for blind Missourians for almost 18 years.

MOSERS to pay more than $370,000 in staff bonuses

The Missouri State Employees' Retirement System will divide $370,000 in bonuses in June. More bonuses for operations staff at the retirement fund have not been calculated but will be paid in June.

Missouri revenues down 13 percent this fiscal year

Figures released Friday show Missouri's sales tax collections have now fallen for 10 straight quarters.

Missouri celebrates Civil War sesquicentennial with commission

Gov. Jay Nixon established the Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission with an executive order Friday.

Missouri woman once on FBI's most-wanted list goes free

After serving three years in prison, the eighth woman to be included on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list is released.

Lawmakers push states to speed taxpayer refunds

Some states have delayed giving tax refunds in order to save up or spend elsewhere, but this might be causing unhappiness for many taxpayers.

Missouri Senate panel backs cut for childhood program

Missouri Senate budget writers want to cut funding for the Parents as Teachers initiative, which began in Missouri and has since spread nationwide and to several foreign countries.

Survey suggests growth ahead for Midwest economy

The overall business conditions index for the Mid-America region hit its highest level since May 2006, and the index remained well above the growth neutral score of 50. The March index hit 64.3, outpacing February's 61.