State News

U.S. train delegation returns from Spain

A Missouri state representative was part of a group that traveled to Spain to gather ideas for a Midwestern high-speed rail system.

MU professor to be honored as 'adoption angel'

The award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the lives of children in need.

Analysis: Nixon's lake controversy follows Blunt's

Governor Nixon's handling of E. coli bacteria in the Lake of the Ozarks resembles Matt Blunt's handling of deleted e-mails.

Cole County judge nominated U.S. attorney for eastern Missouri

Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan, who has presided over high-profile constitutionality challenges to state laws, was nominated to be a U.S. attorney for eastern Missouri.

Missouri man overcomes brain injury with help of rehabilitation center

Funding to cover certain brain injury treatment centers has been slashed. The younger population, the most likely to be uninsured, are the most likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury.

DNR staff problems slowed release of E. coli test results

Water samples taken at the Lake of the Ozarks showed high E. coli levels, but the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said that internal delays pushed back the release of its report for almost another month.

Armstrong thanked Missouri governor for funding Tour of Missouri

Cyclist Lance Armstong called Gov. Jay Nixon to thank him for funding the Tour of Missouri bicycle race.

Missouri officials investigate whether 14-year-old's death H1N1-related

If H1N1 flu was the cause, the death would be the first among youths. Two adults died earlier this year.

Publisher Steve Rose exits 3rd District race

Rose bows out after bout with Crohn's disease.

Deer will be killed, sterilized to reduce numbers

Sharp shooters and veterinarians will start reducing the deer population in the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country in December.

Johnson & Johnson recalls infants', children's liquid Tylenol

Products made between April and June 2008 are being voluntarily recalled as a safety measure after B. cepacia bacteria were detected in a portion of raw material that were unused in the finished product. The company said no bacteria were found in the finished product.

Lawsuit: Job offer nixed for pregnant woman

A St. Louis community development group rescinded a job offer after learning the woman they hired was pregnant.

Gov. Nixon announces plan to clean up Lake of the Ozarks

Gov. Nixon held a press conference in which he announced a plan to clean up the Lake of the Ozarks, which was the subject of controversy over the summer because of reports of contamination.

Missouri Rep. El-Amin pleads guilty to bribery charge

State Rep. T.D. El-Amin has pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges. He is the third Democratic lawmaker from the St. Louis area to plead guilty to federal charges in the past month.

Woman's body recovered from Lake of the Ozarks

A Sunrise Beach woman's body was found in 13-feet of water Wednesday. The cause of death is still unknown.

Federal court hearing arguments on Arkansas' lethal injection process

Missouri and several other capital punishment states are watching the arguments against Arkansas' use of lethal injections to execute inmates. Arguments that the method is unconstitutional will be heard by a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Thursday.

Hermann unveiling statue of namesake

The statue is of Arminius, also known as Hermann, who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.

High-speed rail advocates gather at Jefferson City

The goal for those meeting in Jefferson City is to build support for improved passenger train service between St. Louis and Kansas City, with the ultimate hope of making it a high-speed rail corridor.

Midwest existing-home sales fluctuate in August; prices down

Sales of previously occupied homes fell in eight of 12 major Midwestern metropolitan areas, according to a monthly report released Thursday by The Associated Press and Re/Max. In St. Louis, sales fell almost 14 percent from a year ago, and the median sale price declined more than 6 percent to $135,900.

St. Louis housing group alleges discrimination in ads

An equal housing council in St. Louis is filing 14 complaints, citing housing centers' discrimination against minorities and people with disabilities. The council claims that minorities are disproportionally represented in advertising materials.