State News

Decision on Kemper Arena's future delayed again

Noting the strong opposition to American Royal's plan, council members said they believed they legally need to seek other proposals, meaning a resolution for the arena could be months away.

Health advocates target minorities, rural Missouri residents

Health care organizations are spending several million dollars in Missouri to promote the insurance website and guide people through the sign-up process.

St. Joseph's Ashland United Methodist keeps history alive

For 60th anniversary, the congregation remembers struggle to stay open, merger with another church and artwork.

Museum chronicles Cape Girardeau's history

The exhibit opened Oct. 3, to coincide with the opening of the "Gone Girl" movie, and since then has received a strong response.

Wagner chosen as chair of Missouri business group

Raymond Wagner works as vice president of government and public affairs at Enterprise Holdings, a St. Louis-based car rental company.

'Soundsuits' on display at St. Louis Art Museum

A Missouri artist brings playful costumes to the museum.

Cardinal: Vatican must address Kansas City bishop's delayed response to child abuse

Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn is under fire after waiting six months to report Rev. Shawn Ratigan to police for taking lewd pictures of young girls in and around churches where he worked.

McCaskill won't support Reid as minority leader

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday that she believes the recent election results show voters want change in Washington and that must begin with a change in leadership.

Panel debating pay raise for Missouri officials

The Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials continued hashing out the appropriate raise for state officials and Missouri General Assembly members Friday in St. Louis.

Report: Missouri insurance prices to vary widely

Open enrollment begins Saturday for 2015 policies offered through

Missouri abortion clinic inspections bill returns

State Sen. Wayne Wallingford has submitted legislation that would mandate the Department of Health and Senior Services conduct annual health inspections of certain abortion clinics.

Ferguson protesters urge holiday economic boycott

The calls for economic protests come as a St. Louis County grand jury is expected to soon decide whether to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Brown family urges police, protester restraint

 Their attorneys echoed Gov. Jay Nixon's call for protesters to avoid rioting, looting and violence, but faulted him for not also calling on police to exercise restraint.



Events to mark anniversary of Jewish site killings

The families of three people killed earlier this year outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish facilities are planning community events to mark the first anniversary of the slayings.

McCaskill's gifts to Missouri Democrats at $850,000

The money did not appear to pay off in the elections, as Republicans gained seats in both state legislative chambers.

Forensics expert to testify at Ferguson grand jury

New York City Chief Medical Examiner Michael Baden was brought in as an independent expert, but the late timing of his testimony could affect jury members.

UN anti-torture panel grills U.S. officials

The committee took private testimony from death penalty experts, anti-torture activists, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Murat Kurnaz and the parents of Michael Brown, the victim in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting case that has riveted a nation.

Joplin company wins $22 million contract

About 130 people in engineering and production jobs eventually will work in EaglePicher Technologies' new fully automated plant, which will produce new lithium-ion batteries.

Springfield supporters plan to fight for changes to equal rights ordinance

The Springfield City Council approved the ordinance Oct. 13, but opponents quickly began a petition drive to repeal it by forcing a public vote on the issue.

Dallas-area teacher suspended for Ferguson tweets

A Dallas-area school district has suspended a teacher over what administrators call "reprehensible" and racially charged tweets about the killing of a black Missouri 18-year-old by a white police officer.