State News

Grants awarded to promote Missouri produce

The Missouri Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced 14 groups will receive block grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's specialty crop funds.

Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

 The ACLU and some clergy members question why police in Ferguson arrested protesters who have been described as  peaceful.

Report: Gateway Arch in good shape

The analysis showed that the Arch, completed in 1965, is in as good a shape as monuments half its age.

UPDATE: Judge tosses 6-state suit over California egg law

A U.S. district judge said the states, including Missouri, lacked legal standing to sue because they failed to show that the California law does genuine harm to their citizenry instead of just possible future damage to some egg producers.

Vice President Biden praises Joplin at school dedication

The new $121.5 million schools pays tribute to the past with sculptures cut out of the trees that stood on the old high school's property, but it also looks to the future with a new curriculum. The building also features storm shelters large enough to house students and the community.

3 years later, search for 'Baby Lisa' continues

Lisa Irwin, also known as Baby Lisa, went missing on Oct. 4, 2011, when she was 10-months-old. Three years later, her parents and police continue to search for her.

McCaskill increases aid to Democrats to $340,000

Her donations are intended to help the Democrats gain ground in the Missouri legislature, where Republicans hold a two-thirds majority in both chambers.

Plans for statewide Rock Island Trail moving forward

The 145-mile stretch of the Rock Island line could become a bike path running parallel to the Katy Trail. 

UM President Tim Wolfe updates Board of Curators on Title IX issues

The UM System Board of Curators unanimously approved updates to the Collected Rules and Regulations, which were made in an attempt to strengthen the university's sexual misconduct and discrimination responses.

Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks investigation

The post claimed grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old haven't seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer.

UPDATE: Missouri man on death row says cell tracing unfair

David Hosier says police committed an unreasonable search and seizure when they tracked his cell phone before arresting him.

Development group: Brown shooting bad for business

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership expects to pay $24,000 to a public relations consultant hired to respond to the Ferguson shooting.

Missouri ballot items draw political interest

Official actions by the political parties on constitutional amendments will allow them to campaign on the measures as part of their get-out-the-vote efforts for the Nov. 4 election.

Program aimed at helping homeless veterans hits snags

Program managers say five veterans are expected to have their power switched off for unpaid bills.

Missouri to take part in annual earthquake drill

The Missouri Department of Public Safety says more than 400,000 residents are registered to participate in the Great Central U. S. "ShakeOut" earthquake drill on Oct. 16.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers to start review of water patrol

The review follows the death of a 20-year-old handcuffed man who drowned May 31 in the Lake of the Ozarks.

UPDATE: Consumer group sues over Missouri insurance rates

The Consumers Council of Missouri said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services denied its records request for rate information.

Regulators reject challenge to Ameren power rates

The commission also decided not to reconsider Noranda Aluminum's request for a reduction in its own electricity rates.

Review of Missouri education standards divisive

Missouri is among 45 states that adopted Common Core, but it is one of several now backing away.

Missouri lawmaker wants referendum on lottery

The lottery had record sales of nearly $1.16 billion during the 2014 budget year that ended June 30. Yet the amount of lottery proceeds transferred to education declined to $267 million this past year from a high of nearly $289 million in 2013.