State News

Journal expresses concern about study that ranked UMKC No. 1

The school has faced a steady stream of problems since auditors issued a scathing report in January. The report found the academic journal article was not subject to the same rigid standards as top academic papers.

UPDATE: Village clerk fired over Ferguson shooting comments

John Muhammed had said the March 12 shooting was a "setup between members of the police fraternity."

Missouri to receive $2.4M for Medicaid fraud settlement

The money is coming from offshoots of APS Healthcare and Innovative Resource Group over claims that the companies submitted false Medicaid claims.

Liberty school principal resigns after bullying case

A boy with Asperger's syndrome required hospitalization after an attack in the cafeteria of his middle school.

Southwest Missouri man sentenced in infant son's death

Court documents say that when the boy wouldn't stop crying, his father became angry and injured the baby.

Archdiocese of St. Louis cancels speech of Virgin Mary seer

The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith recently sent a request to the Archdiocese of St. Louis to remind clergy members they are not allowed to participate in events that promote the so-called visionaries.

After years of struggle, African-American journalist Lucile Bluford may get her day in Missouri

Legislators want to make July 1 "Lucile Bluford Day," after an African-American journalist who sued MU in 1939 to challenge Missouri's Jim Crow laws.

Missouri man who killed sheriff's deputy put to death

Cecil Clayton was put to death by injection after Gov. Jay Nixon denied a clemency request and the nation's high court turned aside appeals claiming Clayton was mentally incompetent.

Supreme Court denies execution reprieve for Missouri inmate

Attorneys for Cecil Clayton said that he had an IQ of 71 and that psychiatric evaluations indicated he didn't understand the significance of his scheduled execution or the reasons for it, making him ineligible for execution under state and federal law.

Missouri House initially approves blocking plastic bag bans

Republican Rep. Dan Shaul believes the measure will protect consumer and retailer choice.

Missouri official accuses Justice Department of racism

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said President Barack Obama joined in inciting the mob and "encouraging disorder in Ferguson."

Missouri Senate panel advances one Republican labor priority

Right-to-work legislation was sent Tuesday to the full Senate, but a Senate committee failed to move forward with what supporters call a "paycheck protection measure."

Missouri House endorses childproofing e-cigarette refills

A toddler in New York died in December after drinking liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

Missouri House OKs adding advertising to sex trafficking law

The measure endorsed Tuesday would add the advertising of sexual acts with a minor to Missouri's law against sexual trafficking.

Chief: 2 children likely dead before standoff began

Preliminary autopsy results indicate that both children died between 24 and 48 hours before the standoff in southwest Springfield ended, Police Chief Paul Williams said.

Police deny using excessive force in Ferguson suspect arrest

Defense attorney Jerryl Christmas suggested police may have roughed up his client, Jeffrey Williams; police say these assertions are false.

Residents begin recall election effort of Ferguson mayor

Six officials from Ferguson have resigned or been fired since a federal report was released.

Missouri House OKs tax deduction for businesses relocating to Missouri

Businesses would have to create a written plan for relocating and show creation of additional jobs in the state.

Stover man charged with threatening to shoot Obama

An affidavit from a Secret Service agent says Cameron Stout had several conversations during the past week with a confidential informant who is a former Aryan Nation member about plans to kill the president.


Missouri State University celebrates its 110th birthday

Celebrations will continue throughout the week and end Saturday.