State News

YouZeum attendance lower than anticipated

The new Columbia children's museum, which projected it would attract 60,000 visitors a year, has an annual attendance of about 18,000.

MU athletics department sells old phones without erasing data

A man who bought 25 old cell phones from the MU athletics department is trying to sell them for $3,000 after discovering the department didn't delete text messages, e-mails and contact numbers from the phones, one of which belonged to Gary Pinkel.

Funding proposal for Missouri Internet coverage raises questions

Broadband projects in Missouri are poised to receive $225 million in federal funds, but residents question the cost-effectiveness of running miles of new cables.

Missouri overpaying officials to move prisoners

The Department of Corrections is being audited by the state for overpaying county officials for moving prisoners.

Hearing in St. Louis focuses on preventing school dropout

The Missouri House Task Force on Dropout Prevention is working to improve dropout rates in the state.

Ellis Library receives new videoconferencing technology

The new TelePresence center in Ellis Library will allow for easy videoconferencing, thus saving time money on travel.

First red-light camera case dismissed in Columbia

The first challenge to a red-light camera ticket resulted in the dismissal of the ticket in Columbia Municipal Court on Monday.

UPDATE: Missouri sex offender challenges residency restrictions

The Missouri Supreme Court must look at new sex offender policies after a convicted offender contends that one new law is unconstitutional.

Suspect in Missouri killings served time in Indiana

A Jefferson City man suspected in the killings of two neighbors remained held Tuesday in Oklhoma. He previously served prison time in Indiana for battery.

Gas prices dip near $2 in Missouri

According to the AAA Auto Club, Missouri's average gas prices — at $2.19 per gallon — are the lowest in the country.

AT&T to start selling Garmin nuvifone in October

Garmin Ltd. and AT&T Inc. will partner on a new cell — the nuvifone — which features GPS technology in a high-end wireless device.

Missouri sex offender challenges residency restrictions

A sex offender convicted of five felony crimes in 1999 is challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law that forbids sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools and child care centers.

Dendrochronologists at MU use tree rings to reveal answers from the past

Dendrochronologists at MU study tree rings to learn about the history and frequency of natural disasters, to date buildings and to build records of climate change.

Couple found shot dead in Jefferson City

The couple was found after police went to an apartment complex about 3:30 this morning.

Two Missouri men killed in tractor-trailer rig accident

26-year-old Robin Wayne Smith of Camdenton and 38-year-old Cole Preston Winebrinner of Brookwine died Sunday when their tractor-trailer rig crashed on Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma.

Joplin plans campaign to attract thousands of new jobs

The Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative will start next year and the goal is to create 6,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly.

Luetkemeyer holds ceremony for female pilots

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer is holding event to recognize two of the 300 remaining survivors of the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Missouri arts, cultural groups generate over $1 billion

In a survey commissioned by the Missouri Arts Council, it was found that arts and cultural organizations in the state also supported 5,320 full-time jobs.

Farm Aid brings more than music to St. Louis area

In addition to the Farm Aid concert, the St. Louis area will also host events with an agricultural emphasis at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market and the Taste of St. Louis.

Suspect arrested in Jefferson City killings

Oklahoma police say they have arrested a 54-year-old man suspected of killing two people in Jefferson City, Mo. The arrest, which was made near Tulsa, came about 7 hours after police found the two bodies.