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Water Patrol says boats not properly equipped

State Water Patrol gave a grim report on the high number of boats in state rivers that aren't adequately maintained.

Thousands of Missouri drivers not complying with ignition lock law

Only about 4,000 of the 70,000 drivers sent letters have obtained the required alcohol-breath-test devices for their vehicles.

Missouri farmers first to receive federal biomass money

Show Me Energy Cooperative was the first facility to qualify for the money under the new federal program

United only flying small jets out of Lambert

As of Wednesday, United Airlines will no longer be flying large planes out of Lambert Airport since it has been having a hard time filling all the seats.

Kansas City loses out on new Harley-Davidson plant

Kansas City won't get a second Harley-Davidson manufacturing plant that was expected to bring 1,300 jobs.

New community college possible in Cape Girardeau

A meeting is set for Sept.24 to discuss a potential new community college in Cape Girardeau.

Hard times hit the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis will have to make cuts because of a drop in its endowment fund.

Nation's drug czar announces anti-meth effort

A new marketing campaign to combat methamphetamine will be announced in St. Louis.

Missouri transportation officials prepare for Tour of Missouri bike race

MoDOT is preparing for next week's Tour of Missouri bicycle race by working with the race's organizers and the Missouri State Highway Patrol to ensure safety.

American Airlines to lay off 228 flight attendants

The airline will also put 244 employees on "involuntary overage leave" for two months because of lower revenue.

St. Louis man sues, says police wrongly shot him

Police had been pursuing a suspect in December in a homicide near the Edward Jones Dome.

O'Fallon couple win $4.4 million in lottery

An O'Fallon man gave his wife the surprise phone call after checking his lottery ticket at a local grocery store.

Drug czar kicks off anti-meth ad campaign in St. Louis

The ads, which will run through November, focus on the states most affected by methamphetamine use.

UPDATE: Missouri Supreme Court upholds school-funding formula

The court ruled the state meets its constitutional obligations and that education is not a fundamental right.

U.S. agriculture interests split over climate bill

Some worry that the bill, which would cap industrial sources' emissions, would also increase energy costs more than a U.S. Department of Agriculture report anticipates.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds school funding formula

Public school districts throughout Missouri sued the state, claiming it fails to provide schools enough money and to distribute it fairly.

Kingdom City man missing after boat capsizes

Roger Redmon went missing Sunday after taking his boat out on the pond and is presumed dead.

EPA approves Missouri impaired waterway list

The Clean Water Act requires states to identify waterways not up to water quality standards, which includes having bacteria, chloride, metals, sediments and other pollutants.

Old unexploded bazooka rounds found near state park

The rounds were safely disposed, but the Army Corps of Engineers plan to search the former firing range for more unexploded rounds

ANALYSIS: Health care provides forum for venting

Even if participants are angry about Sen. Claire McCaskill's stand on health care reform, they seem to appreciate her willingness to hear them out.

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