State News

Brown family, protesters call for officer's arrest

Michael Brown's parents and supporters called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown, during a march on Saturday.

Cellphone video from Ferguson shows witness raising hands in air

A cellphone video taken immediately after the fatal shooting in Ferguson potentially supports previous accounts that Michael Brown was surrendering when he was shot.



Nixon freezes spending items after veto overrides

Governor Nixon blocked spending for all 47 budget items he originally line-item vetoed, including school safety grants and services for child abuse victims.

Riverboat enthusiasts try to save Delta Queen

The Delta Queen, a 1920s paddle-wheeler, could set sail from St. Louis for passenger cruises on the Mississippi if operators overcome financial and legal hurdles.

Business leaders lash out against punitive damages

The court had ruled unanimously Tuesday that Missouri's 2005 law capping punitive damages at $500,000 does not apply to lawsuits that make common-law claims of injury, such as fraud.

USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records

A massive harvest has been expected this year as adequate rain and cool temperatures made for favorable growing conditions. The expectations have driven corn and soybean prices significantly lower.

EV-D68: What you need to know about respiratory virus

EV-D68, the virus that has sickened children in Kansas City and St. Louis and resulted in some hospitalizations, hasn't caused any confirmed cases yet in Columbia, health officials said.

Bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors clears Missouri veto session

Senate Bill 841 passed the Missouri House of Representatives with a 125-33 vote early Thursday morning. The bill, which bans the sales of e-cigarettes to people younger than 18, cleared the Senate on Wednesday. 

UPDATE: Missouri legislature overrides gun rights veto

The Senate voted 23-8 to override a bill that would arm some trained teachers and administrators.

Civil War history comes to life this fall at events across Missouri

The Battle of Centralia Re-enactment Weekend will be this Saturday and Sunday in Boone County. Other re-enactments will occur throughout the state in September and October.

UPDATE: Missouri legislature overrides abortion law veto

Legislators passed a measure Wednesday that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting a physician before having an abortion.

Legislative roundup for veto session

The Missouri legislature convened Wednesday and went into early Thursday to override several of Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes covering topics from unemployment benefits to selling alcohol at the Capitol.

UPDATE: Missouri legislators vote to ban selling e-cigarettes to kids

The state House and Senate have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation banning sales of electronic cigarettes to people under 18.

Nixon frees $143 million for education after veto session

Nixon announced the release of the money Thursday, after lawmakers concluded a veto session in which they overrode 47 line-item budget vetoes and 10 vetoes on other bills.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers override vetoes of millions in spending

Some of the first vetoed items overridden by both chambers would provide $1.5 million for forensic exams of abused children and $4.1 million for a computer program that helps develop emergency plans at public schools.

How top issues fared in Missouri override session

Missouri lawmakers overrode numerous vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon during a session that spanned from Wednesday into early Thursday.

1 dead, 8 seriously injured in Missouri pileup

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the semitrailer was traveling on Interstate 70 near Warrenton on Wednesday when the crash occurred.

Missouri executes man convicted in 1998 Columbia robbery, double murder

Earl Ringo Jr.'s execution was the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.

Arrests made as Ferguson protesters plan shutdown

Organizers hoping to block access to part of Interstate 70 said they expected to be arrested. They were greeted at the protest site by police in riot gear.

UPDATE: Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests

State troopers and St. Louis city and county officers warned the roughly 150 demonstrators who gathered to stay out of the road as they protested last month's shooting of Michael Brown, a black, unarmed 18-year-old, by a white officer. There were nearly as many officers as demonstrators.