State News

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.

Kansas City man linked to murder by cat hair sentenced

Forty-five-year-old Henry Lee Polk was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole, plus 120 years, for first-degree murder. Cat hair found in the 41-year-old victim's pocket matched with two cats from Polk's home.

Nearly 500 flu cases reported in St. Louis County

These flu cases have helped fill up the emergency room at St. Louis Children's Hospital and doubled the number of kids with flu-like symptoms at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.

Tour of Missouri spectators shell out $38.1 million, study says

According to the study, locals watching the race spent $5.6 million, Missourians not from the areas where the race occurred spent $11.9 million, and people from outside Missouri spent $20.6 million.

Seasonal flu vaccine delayed, including for Missouri clinics

At the Jefferson City Medical Group, which serves about 70,000 patients in mid-Missouri, the vaccine delay primarily is affecting children younger than three — considered to be a high-risk group for the flu.

In through the roof: Burglary at Joplin Walmart 'significant'

Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts wouldn't say exactly how much was taken, but said Tuesday's theft was one of the most significant property crimes in Joplin in recent years.

Springfield's new Humane Society shelter opening soon

The 15,000-square-foot facility, paid for by private donations, has space for up to 200 dogs and 200 cats.

DNA test confirms guilt in attack on nun

Jackson County prosecutors received results of the test this week, and say it confirms that Jerry J. Owens, who is already serving a life sentence for the crime, assaulted the nun in 1997 at the Holy Rosary convent in Kansas City.

Forsyth teacher resigns over mercury incident

Michael Ragain, a sixth-grade teacher, brought the mercury to school on Aug. 18 and it spilled. School officials said that Ragain did not notify administrators of the incident until the next day.