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State News

Southeast Missouri town will change to 4-day weeks

The change in hours is a trial for July to October.

St. Louis prepares heat relief for Cardinals fans

Flush in the middle of a hot spell, St. Louis officials are preparing heat relief for crowds at upcoming Cardinals games.  Too late to reschedule the games, members of the city's fire department will be on hand at Busch Stadium to provide help.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon proposes $430 million in budget cuts

The governor made spending reductions in the legislature's $23 billion operating budget and two-year, $600 million capital improvements bill.

Gov. Nixon proposes $430 million in budget cuts

The governor made spending reductions in the legislature's $23 billion operating budget and two-year, $600 million capital improvements bill.

Missouri receives $22.9 million from stimulus for energy program

Some of the $22.9 million will be used to help businesses become more energy efficient, officials said. Once its energy plans have been implemented, Missouri is eligible to receive an additional $28.6 million.

Jobless benefits available because of Missouri storms

The benefits are available to individuals in 28 counties. Individuals must be unemployed as a direct result of the storms.

Swine flu arrives in Cole County

A case invovles an infant who is less than one year old.

Obama, Democrats press hard for U.S. climate bill

If passed, the climate change legislation would require the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that can lead to climate change by 17 percent by 2020 and about 80 percent by the next century.

Missouri study finds difficulty getting local budgets

In the study, researchers who sought municipal budgets from certain cities were asked why they wanted the information, and some cities required written requests.

Washington University labs get funding for biodefense research

The St. Louis medical school will receive $37 million to continue research in biodefense and infectious diseases.

Hot weather a boost for mosquitoes and West Nile

Calls about mosquitoes in St. Louis County have increased since last year, and nearly 20 percent of the mosquitoes tested have turned up positive for West Nile.

Economy sending students to cheaper public colleges

New college students across the U.S. are transferring from private universities to lower-priced public institutions, often because of economic fears.

Open St. Louis hydrants frustrate water and fire officials

Crews have been closing hydrants by the dozens this week, and firefighters have grown frustrated because of the difficulties they sometimes face in the process.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon set to announce state budget cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon is set to make an announcement regarding the state budget for the 2010 fiscal year. He is expected to discuss budget cuts he will carry out in the coming year.

Woman's death in St. Charles investigated as homicide

.The woman's body was found by a farmer in a drainage ditch on Wednesday.

E. coli levels close two Lake of the Ozarks beaches

Officials from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources are blaming the high levels at the beaches near U.S. 54 on water runoffs from recent storms and a large flock of geese.

Kansas City man stabbed during sleepwalking episode

Police say a sleepwalking man ignored his girlfriend's efforts to wake him, and reportedly fearing that he may turn aggressive, she grabbed a knife.

Gov. Nixon appoints Bindbeutel to Administrative Hearing Commission

Joseph Bindbeutel was initially tapped in April for the Public Service Commission, but the Senate never acted, so the appointment was withdrawn.

UPDATE: Missouri ignition lock law could affect 70,000

The law, which is targeted at repeat drunken drivers, was passed in 2008 and goes into effect July 1. It applies to anyone convicted of applicable offenses in the past 10 years.

Missourians to lobby in D.C. for health care reform

Two central Missouri residents are heading to Washington to lobby in support of a public health insurance option and the needs of rural Missourians.

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