State News

UPDATE: Missouri teen to face murder charge as an adult

Alyssa Bustamante, 15, was indicted for first-degree murder and armed criminal action and will be tried as an adult. Bustamante is suspected of killing 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.

Warrant in Mohler family case leads to porn, incest magazines

Pornography, computer equipment and weapons were removed from Burrell Mohler Sr.'s house.

UPDATE: Warrant in Mohler case: Pornography and incest magazines found

The Jackson County search warrant issued last week said investigators seized several items from Burrell E. Mohler Sr.'s home, including four computer towers, several pornographic magazines and books, several DVDs and cameras.

Former Missouri legislator named regional health director

Former state representative Judy Baker of Columbia will take over as regional director of the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Pregame Playmakers: Homecoming committee worked for eight months on parade

For MU and Columbia, Homecoming is the game day of the football season. But for the 29 members of MU's homecoming steering committee, planning starts in February.

Keaveny sworn in as Missouri state senator

Democrat Joe Keaveny was sworn in Wednesday as Missouri's newest state senator.

Nixon proposes continuation of tuition freeze at public state universities

Nixon's proposal calls for a 5.2 percent decrease in state appropriations compared to the current fiscal year.

Relatives of Mohler family doubt some sex abuse claims

Police are continuing to search for evidence, but they still have found no evidence of the buried glass jars with notes written by children, who might have documented sexual abuse.

New mammogram guidelines raise questions, concerns

A government task force said Monday that most women should get mammograms every two years starting at age 50 — a break from the American Cancer Society's advice to get yearly mammograms starting at age 40.

UPDATE: New charges filed in family sex-crime case

Only one of the five men has a lawyer. Detectives are also investigating allegations that the men might have killed several people.

UPDATE: Former Missouri lawmaker sentenced to one year in prison

Former state Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and a $50,000 fine in a federal obstruction of justice case. Another former Missouri lawmaker and a campaign treasurer were also sentenced Tuesday for their involvement in the case. 

Ex-Missouri Rep. Baker gets job in Obama adminstration

The former Missouri representative will now serve as a regional director.

Gov. Nixon, presidents agree to freeze tuition

Missouri’s four-year public colleges and universities may see a tuition freeze for the second year in a row.

More charges filed against father, sons in child sex case

Fifteen additional charges have been filed against the five men in the Lexington sex case.

Truman museum to show Pulitzer Prize-winning photos

"Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs" is a new exhibit that will be shown at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence from Saturday through Jan. 24.

Nixon to outline funding plan for Missouri higher education

Nixon will hold news conferences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Missouri State University to announce an agreement.

Missouri officials organize group to expand 911 service

Local 911 directors intend to push for a fee on wireless and Internet-based telephone service that will be used to improve 911 service.

Missouri's DNR director speaks about Missouri's energy future

The Joint Committee on Missouri's Energy Future included a presentation by Natural Resources Director Mark Templeton about obstacles to energy efficiency and other discussions about solar and geothermal power.

Former Missouri lawmakers sentenced for obstruction of justice

Former state Sen. Jeff Smith and former state Rep. Steve Brown pleaded guilty and resigned from office in August.

Fewer deer killed during rainy opening weekend of firearms season

The season began Saturday and runs through Nov. 24.