State News

Classic full-throttle love

In nearly 30 years of restoring cars, Brett Schreiber has never let others discourage his passion for automobiles. Now he hopes to turn his hobby into a full-time business.

St. Louis-area schools plant gardens

Schools across the St. Louis area are planting gardens to encourage healthful habits at an early an age and provide an educational  experience as well.

Courthouse raises its Route 66 profile with drive-in display

The display at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage resembles the town's historic Boots Drive-In. Local leaders hope it make the courthouse an even bigger stop for tourists driving the old Mother Road.

Columbia council's budget amendments focus on social services

Columbia City Council members are pushing for a smaller reduction in social services spending for fiscal 2010 after agency representatives argued the recession is the wrong time to cut financial support.

St. Louis-area woman works 60 years in Missouri public schools

A woman who has worked in the Affton school district since she was in high school says she has no plans to retire.

Missouri governor creates partnership for disaster help

The partnership would include 16 state agencies, two federal agencies and 16 private, religious and charitable organizations  that would work together if Missouri is hit with a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

Parents of crash victim file wrongful death suit

The parents of a 17-year-old boy who died in a June 2008 accident are suing the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The petition states that Route M and the bridge over Flat Creek lacked safegaurds to prevent vehicles from hitting the bridge.

MU student hit by bus improves

Condition of student hit by bus upgraded to good condition. A bus struck an MU student in Rocheport early Friday morning after he attempted to stop the bus.

Group seeks reforms for autism insurance coverage

About 2,000 people gathered Sunday afternoon outside of St. Louis to support a bill that would require insurance companies to cover more costs for autism care.

MSSU president directed to make up with faculty

Missouri Southern State University completed a new contract with its embattled president despite faculty concerns.

Missouri and Moberly CC sign admissions pact

"The Mizzou Connection Program" will make transfering from Moberly Community College to the University of Missouri an easier experience.

Sedalia couple not likely to forget Iowa town

A Sedalia couple received a free tour after being pulled over in Kalona, Iowa. Kalona's Chamber of Commerce and Washington County sheriff pulled over people with out-of-state license plates as an attempt to boost tourism.

Crucifix causes concern at St. Louis grocery store

A cross hung by a manager in a downtown Schnucks creates uneasiness among Jewish customers.

Analysis: Nixon appointees draw skepticism

Governor Jay Nixon's recent appointment of Kelley Martin to a partisan slot on the Missouri Development Finance Board is creating controversy. Martin's listed political ideology — Republican — doesn't match his past political donations.

UPDATE: Taxpayers to see $20 million increase to state employee pension fund

After suffering an investment loss in the past fiscal year, the pension fund board for state employees will increase the contribution made by taxpayers.

Student loan default rates up 40 percent from 2008

State officials said 4,617 borrowers in Missouri are in default on their student loans and attributed the increase to high unemployment rates.

Utah authorities find body of missing BASE jumper

Fort Leonard Wood man went missing while mountain climbing.

St. Joseph player with Down syndrome scores big touchdown

For Benton and Maryville high schools, Matt Ziesel's touchdown run Monday was a special moment. The 15-year-old freshman made his season debut and scored his team's only touchdown with help from both sides.

Nixon in St. Louis for economy talk

The talk with some of the region's business executives will focus on opportunities and challenges facing Missouri businesses.

SEMO president worried about finances

With stimulus money going away in 2012, the president of Southeast Missouri State University Ken Dobbins said unless state revenue grows significantly, tough financial decisions will be necessary.