State News

Potential changes considered to state's bail bond laws

The state insurance department sent a survey last month to more than 1,000 bail bond agents, who must answer by Friday.

World's leading conservationists meeting in Missouri

The St. Louis Zoo is hosting a conference of leading conservationists this week. Biodiversity loss and lowering carbon dioxide emissions are two main topics for discussion.

Report: Tour of Missouri needs fiscal policy guide

A financial review of the Tour of Missouri Inc., the nonprofit group that runs the bicycle race, shows room for improvement.

Off-duty St. Louis officer wounded

Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, a St. Louis police officer and her boyfriend were wounded during a robbery. Gina Stallis, 34, was killed during the robbery.

Sedalia man entertains with hunting stories, makes games

Glenn McMullin, 76, a well-known storyteller in his Sedalia community, likes to tell stories from his hunting and logging days. In addition to hosting students to the nature walks of his nature trails, McMullin is also a craftsman. He sells wooden toys with a hidden challenge inside.

Warhol rides into town for Union Station's first major art exhibit

Kansas City's Union Station will feature an Andy Warhol now through Jan. 10. The silkscreen prints are on loan from Bank of America. Station officials hope "Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends"—a collection of 84 pieces—will appeal to a broad audience.

Longtime St. Joseph News-Press photographer dies at 61

Ival Lawhon Jr., a photographer for the St. Joseph News-Press for 31 years, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer.

Blind artist has his first one-man public show

Aaron Johnson, a senior at the Accessible Arts, holds his first gallery Wednesday in Kansas City, Kan. It will include drawings, pottery, pens for which he created the barrels, his quilt and a CD he made with classmates.

Lewis and Clark popularity grows in Jefferson City

The Lewis Clark and Clark Task Force continues to maintain Lewis and Clark landmarks and resources within Jefferson city. Docents have also made more than 470 presentations.

Large universities changing freshman experience

MU offers beneficial programs for freshmen students to not get lost in the crowd and succeed both academically and socially.

Wasted energy: Lamar landfill to produce electricity

Methane produced from two landfills in Lamar will provide enough energy to power all the city resident's homes. The $6 million project has been in the works for five years.

Suspect in double killing had violent past

The man accused of killing a Jefferson City couple had three previous altercations with police. David Russell Hosier was also accused of stalking in a order of protection sought a month ago by the female victim.

Settlement reached in 2007 Joplin jail suicide case

Charles M. Hutcherson's suicide case settled for $85,000. Hutcherson hung himself at Joplin City Jailfour days after his arrest on charges of assault, marijauna possession and a felony warrent for stealing.

New murder charges for man once aquitted

The Jackson County Circuit Court charged Ronald T. Taylor with second-degree murder for the April shooting of William E. Harmon. He had previously been aquitted on a 2003 murder charge on the basis of self defense.

School cancels speech from conservative activist

David Horowitz's speech at St. Louis University was seen as "attacking another faith." The school's College Republicans student group had invited Horowitz to speak this month on campus. However, Horowitz is not banned from campus, the university said in a statement.

Analysis: Nixon stayed in dark about E. coli for months

A communications failure in the governor's office led to bacteria-infested beaches at the Lake of the Ozarks remaining open for most of the summer.

ANALYSIS: Recession's end could mean beginning of states' budget woes

States may face a tougher time rebounding from this recession as employment and consumer spending are expected to grow back at a slower rate.

Rio, Madrid still in race for 2016 Olympics

Chicago was stunning eliminated in the first round of voting. The winner will announced later today by IOC president Jacques Rogge.

Kansas man wins lottery prize during embezzlement case

Man wins $96,000 in lottery after allegedly stealing $87,750 from a Kansas Company to support an addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets. The prize money will go toward paying his restitution.

Hallmark to cut 225 to 250 jobs

The latest job cut announcement adds to the 550 to 750 reductions announced by the company in April.