State News

Missouri and Moberly CC sign admissions pact

"The Mizzou Connection Program" will make transfering from Moberly Community College to the University of Missouri an easier experience.

Sedalia couple not likely to forget Iowa town

A Sedalia couple received a free tour after being pulled over in Kalona, Iowa. Kalona's Chamber of Commerce and Washington County sheriff pulled over people with out-of-state license plates as an attempt to boost tourism.

Crucifix causes concern at St. Louis grocery store

A cross hung by a manager in a downtown Schnucks creates uneasiness among Jewish customers.

Analysis: Nixon appointees draw skepticism

Governor Jay Nixon's recent appointment of Kelley Martin to a partisan slot on the Missouri Development Finance Board is creating controversy. Martin's listed political ideology — Republican — doesn't match his past political donations.

UPDATE: Taxpayers to see $20 million increase to state employee pension fund

After suffering an investment loss in the past fiscal year, the pension fund board for state employees will increase the contribution made by taxpayers.

Student loan default rates up 40 percent from 2008

State officials said 4,617 borrowers in Missouri are in default on their student loans and attributed the increase to high unemployment rates.

Utah authorities find body of missing BASE jumper

Fort Leonard Wood man went missing while mountain climbing.

St. Joseph player with Down syndrome scores big touchdown

For Benton and Maryville high schools, Matt Ziesel's touchdown run Monday was a special moment. The 15-year-old freshman made his season debut and scored his team's only touchdown with help from both sides.

Nixon in St. Louis for economy talk

The talk with some of the region's business executives will focus on opportunities and challenges facing Missouri businesses.

SEMO president worried about finances

With stimulus money going away in 2012, the president of Southeast Missouri State University Ken Dobbins said unless state revenue grows significantly, tough financial decisions will be necessary.

Amnesty offered on outstanding warrants in St. Louis County

For people with outstanding warrants in Fenton and Valley Park, Saturday is a day of amnesty. For one day only, they can turn themselves in and resolve their pending cases.

Five Missouri high school students arrested after $30K theft

The students were allegedly seen around school showing off large wads of cash. They are facing burglary-related charges.

Missouri Southern president's job on the line

A faculty group has lodged 23 complaints against President Bruce Speck, whose contract is subject to a yearly review.

Advisers to help Nixon pick new Missouri agency leader

A new Department of Economic Development director is needed after the resignation of Linda Martinez.

Missouri records second death from H1N1 virus

The unidentified 24-year-old woman had no other pre-existing conditions or illnesses, similar to other H1N1-related deaths.

President emeritus of Central Methodist University dead at 78

Joe Al Howell, who died Wednesday, was the university's president for 18 years.

Liberty man dies while snorkeling in Hawaii

The 77-year-old Missouri man was from Liberty. Hawaii County police have ordered an autopsy.

Missouri DNR to take input for official state museum

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a series of public meetings in five cities. Columbia is not selected as a meeting site.

UPDATE: Nixon's veto upheld

The override measure on Nixon's veto on the dome-key measure failed 86-71, which was 109 votes short of a two-thirds majority.

Missouri not yet applying for federal grants

Missouri's education commissioner said the state will participate in the national competition for $4.3 billion in Race to the Top, but it will not apply for the federal grants during the first phase.