State News

No report on train collision 13 months later

The accident happened when a 60-car Union Pacific train hit a 75-car Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near Rockview on May 25, 2013.

High water leads to rescheduling of Missouri River 340

The Missouri River 340, a boat race across Missouri, has been postponed to Aug. 12 because of flooding.

Deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 election is Wednesday

The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 primary election is Wednesday. Here are the registration requirements and more useful information.

Top projects for the Missouri transportation tax

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released cost estimates for more than 800 projects that could be funded by a sales tax on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Former AFL-CIO leader joins Missouri labor agency

Hugh McVey has been hired as a liaison and coordinator for the Division of Employment Security.

Missouri governor signs bill on carbon emissions

The bill-signing Monday comes as the federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules that would require Missouri to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by more than one-fifth by 2030.

Missouri updates project list for transportation tax

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday on projects to be financed by proposed Constitutional Amendment 7.


Missouri governor vetoes health navigator limits

As passed by the Republican-led legislature, the bill would have required criminal background checks for people seeking state licenses to work as health insurance navigators.

Former Anheuser-Busch executive seeks new trial

Francine Katz's motion in St. Louis Circuit Court cites alleged jury instruction errors as well as a statement by the beer company's attorney during closing arguments that the one-time vice president of communications and consumer affairs says was incorrect.

Murder suspect captured after weekend escape

Winona Police Chief Alonzo Bradwell says 35-year-old Jason McClurg of Winona was arrested without incident Sunday evening at a camper trailer near his hometown.

Lawsuit targets Missouri early voting proposal

The lawsuit was filed in Cole County Circuit Court by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of civil rights leader Norman Seay.

UPDATE: Flooding closes 2 Mississippi River bridges

The Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana closed Sunday. The Quincy Memorial Bridge in Quincy, Ill., shut down Monday morning.

Missouri moves to allow bistate police response

The mutual aid arrangement would be established only if the Kansas Legislature passes a similar law, or the Kansas governor issues an executive order.

Missouri agency targets distracted driving

The state insurance department says that its "Mo Eyes on the Road" campaign will target parents and teenagers through social media, online and printed information and public service announcements.

Air monitors near troubled landfill stolen

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the theft on Thursday. The monitors test for radiation, radon and other toxins.

Parents work to keep missing children in spotlight

For parents of missing children, the waiting, worrying and never knowing can take an immense emotional and physical toll. Often they channel their hope into planning events to keep their child's name in front of the public.

UPDATE: Settlement in St. Louis priest abuse civil suit

The settlement for an undisclosed amount of money in the suit against defrocked Catholic priest Joseph Ross also spared the archdiocese from possible public disclosure of further details on hundreds of abuse complaints against its employees over decades.

Branson magician sends big cats into retirement

All five cats were born in captivity and trained to be an important part of illusionist Kirby VanBurch's show on the Branson strip. Last week, they arrived at the National Tiger Sanctuary. They were the last cats left performing in Branson.

Educators push to keep incoming college students on track

In the time between graduation and fall classes, many students lose resources provided by schools, leaving some at risk of abandoning higher-eduction plans. Researches and educators call this "summer melt."

Analysis: Election timing affects Missouri issues

Five proposed constitutional amendments will go before voters this summer, instead of during the November elections, because of a decision by Gov. Jay Nixon.