State News

2 die in head-on collision in southeast Missouri

Two died and one was injured in a collision on U.S. 67.

Missouri lawyers' group accused of violating ethics

The leader of ShowMe Better Courts, an organization that supports the direct election of judges, has filed a complaint saying the Missouri Bar spent money to oppose their initiative. Skip Walther, the Missouri Bar president, said the complaint is "repelete with inaccuracies."

Missouri Senate runners Blunt, Carnahan join movement against earmarks

Senate candidates Congressman Roy Blunt and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan have shunned the use of earmark spending.


Book clubs for doctors show human side of medicine

Medical workers at MU use literature to understand their patients better.

Kansas City to close 29 of 61 district schools

By fall, Kansas City plans to close 29 of its 61 schools, which will cut 700 of the district's 3,000 jobs within those schools, including 285 teachers.

Missouri governor cuts another $126 million from budget

Almost $1 billion could be cut from the state's budge by the time it's approved.

Enforcement concerns plague possible extension of texting-while-driving ban

A proposed amendment would extend the current restrictions to drivers above the age of 21.

Missouri River barge season began Thursday

The year's first barges started moving up the Missouri River on Thursday, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. The department expects this year's navigation season to be better than in the past.

Another $126 million in budget cuts announced in Missouri

For the third straight month, cuts have been made to the Missouri state budget totalling $254 million.

'48 Hours Mystery' to feature Joshua Kezer case

Falsely imprisoned for 16 years on murder charges, Joshua Kezer is free to tell his story on CBS's "48 Hours Mystery." The program will air  at 9 p.m. central time Saturday.

FDA to review complaints about Real Ham Bone for Dogs

Some consumers have complained that the dog treat, distributed by Frick's Quality Meats, has caused pets' deaths.

MoDOT seeks to save millions over five years

The Missouri Department of Transportation is hoping to save money in the future by eliminating 400 salaried positions and reducing unnecessary spending.

Jetton speaks with grand jury about federal corruption investigation

Former Missouri Speaker of the House Rod Jetton spoke to a grand jury in a bribery and conspiracy investigation stemming from a 2006 campaign donation. In an unrelated matter, Jetton was arraigned on a charge of felony assault Wednesday.

UPDATE: Kansas City closing nearly half its schools

School board approves superintendent proposal to shut down nearly half the Kansas City public schools in order to erase a steep budget shortfall.

Kansas City school board to vote on closures

The Kansas City school board will vote on a proposal that would shut down nearly half the public schools.

Obama to speak on health care in St. Charles

The president will speak at 3:50 p.m. at St. Charles High School and then at 6:30 p.m. in St. Louis.

Former Sen. Jean Carnahan to receive Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award

The award has been given every year since 1973.

Former Rep. Bob Johnson quizzed on Jetton decision

Johnson said he told grand jurors that he was unaware of a $35,000 political contribution from the adult entertainment industry to a fundraising committee with ties to former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton.

Statewide tornado drill postponed until Thursday

The Columbia/Boone County Office of Emergency Management will activate outdoor warning sirens across the county at 1:30 p.m.Thursday