State News

Hannibal family escape fire that destroys their home and possessions

The family of five escaped unhurt as fire consumed their home late Saturday night, but they are now faced with the challenge of rebuilding from scratch after losing almost everything but a purse and a kitten.

Stray bullet meets K.C. woman's face

Driving home from her aunt's house in Cass County, a bullet traveled from about a mile away across fields, through the partially open driver-side window and connected with 33-year-old Lisa Long's face, causing her to lose a tooth, but not her life.

Springfield family upset with mistaken bond raid

K.C. man arrested after arranged marriage with 14-year-old

Vincent Mosby, 23, was charged with one count of statutory rape after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl during what he considered an arranged marriage, according to court records. However, the marriage was illegal because it isn't allowed without a judge's order.

Tour of Missouri seeks 2010 host cities

Race leaders are looking to collect enough money to allow the 2010 Tour of Missouri to take place.

Analysis: Term-limits lead lawmakers to exit early

Missouri has spent about a half-million dollars on special elections to replace lawmakers in the last eight years. Some legislators are entering the private sector before their term ends.

Where your legislators stand on the health care debate

Look at a breakdown of some of the key issues and where Missouri senators and representatives stand on pieces of health care reform.

UPDATE: K.C. area soldier wounded in Fort Hood attack

Army Reserve Spc. Keara Bono, 21, was on the phone with her husband when she was shot in the back of the shoulder during the attack. She has been released from the hospital and is doing well, according to family members.

Kansas City area soldier wounded in Fort Hood attack

Army Reserve Spc. Keara Bono was shot during the attack but has been released from the hopital.

Poll: One-third can find, get H1N1 flu vaccine

Even those at extra risk are having trouble getting the vaccine. In fact, half of those who tried couldn't find information about where to get the vaccine, according to the Harvard School of Public Health poll.

Old Missouri 'Blue Books' available online

"Blue Books" from 1889 to 1972 are available online; the goal is to have every book available eventually. Blue Books are printed every two years and list government officials, election results and other facts and figures about the state.

Gateway Arch waives fee on Veterans Day

To recognize Veterans Day, the National Park Service will waive the $3 fee and have park rangers portray a frontier soldier and military surveyor at the museum under the Gateway Arch.

Missouri transportation officials prepare for winter

The Missouri Department of Transportation has prepared its equipment for clearing snow and ice from the roads during winter and has stocked up on salt.

State conservation official named technology chief

Doug Young was picked to become Missouri's new chief information officer starting Nov. 18. He will be in charge of the state's budget for computers and technology and deciding what new technological developments should be used.

Missouri Conservation Department picks new director

The Missouri Conservation Commission has picked Bob Ziehmer to head the Department of Conservation starting Jan. 15. Ziehmer will replace John Hoskins, who said in August he planned to retire.

Ameren Corp. cuts 300 jobs

Ameren Corp. is cutting about 3 perecent of the company's total work force because of the current economic conditions, including rising costs and decreasing use of energy by large industrial customers. Most cuts will be effective by the end of the year.

Education leaders discuss future of schools

Four state senators and top state educators met for a hearing at the University of Central Missouri. Educators gave testimony that Missouri needs more educational funding. The Missouri Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee will use the information to plan legislation designed to improve education.

Lawmaker seeks inquiry of Pinnacle CEO's actions

A gambling company's CEO asked a county councilman to cast a zoning vote against another company's planned casino in north St. Louis County. The councilman now wants an investigation into the company's actions.

KU football player diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

University of Kansas defensive end D.J. Marshall has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. In a statement released through the university Thursday, the redshirt freshman vowed to defeat the disease and play football again.

I-64 stretch in St. Louis area to open Dec. 7

Major sections of Interstate 64 in the St. Louis area shut down for a two-year project will be completed a month early and $11 million under budget.