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State News

Nodler announces candidacy for U.S. House seat

State Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, says if elected he will  "resist" increases in federal spending.

Oklahoman killed in head-on collision with vehicle fleeing Missouri police

Police said the car driven by Nicholas Schilling of Belton crossed the median and struck a pickup truck while being chased by police, killing the driver. Schilling also died in the collision.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi blames woes on security breach by Missouri man

The uninvited visit of a Missouri man is the source of a new trial and new troubles for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Patrol makes 2,178 Memorial Day weekend arrests

The Highway Patrol's special enforcement operation led to an increased number of arrests, warnings and citations over the holiday weekend.

Springfield bank warned about lending practices

The Department of the Treasury has issued regulatory warnings against the Citizens National Bank of Springfield.

Federal Reserve officers thwart burglary attempt in Kansas City

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday after trying to break into the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City using a screwdriver.

12 charged in connection with human trafficking scheme in Missouri

The indictment says the conspiracy was centered around Kansas City, where the perpetrators used local companies including Giant Labor Solutions to obtain labor leasing contracts in 14 states.

UPDATE: Federal grant to air Missouri's Civil War-era cases

The National Endowment for the Humanities $330,000 grant will make thousands of case files containing material on women, African Americans and steamboats available to the public.

Midwest home sales post 10 percent annual decline

The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales dropped 4.6 percent nationnally from April 2008 and median sales prices more than 15 percent. The Midwest took a bigger hit.

Missouri Gov. Nixon upholds contract for Highway Patrol radio system

Gov. Jay Nixon's administration rejected protests from Tyco Electronics Ltd., which said it gave a cheaper bid than Motorola Inc. for a new Highway Patrol radio system. 

New commander for New Orleans levee work named

Col. Robert Sinkler takes over from Col. Michael McCormick, who had been in charge since August 2008.

Cool, wet weather cited in decline in Monsanto earnings

The agricultural products company's shares declined Wednesday, contributing to low expectations for third-quarter earnings.

California high court upholds gay-marriage ban

But the court said 18,000 same-sex weddings were still valid. The decision sparked protests  and promises to repeal the ban.

Man stomps on state seal, detained at Missouri Capitol

James Bohling, 42, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly stomping on the roped-off state seal on the floor of Capitol building in Jefferson City and pushing a tour guide.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds death sentence in Kirkwood police killing

The court, in its majority opinion, stated that none of 11 points raised by Kevin Johnson could be used to appeal his conviction and sentence.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi defends self after American's visit

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified Tuesday on her behalf but offered few insights. She faces up to five years in prison after a Missouri man swam across a lake and entered her house uninvited.

Internship program aligns youths, in-demand jobs

This summer, federal stimulus funds will help Missouri students get internships.

Hundreds remember Ladue Air Force lieutenant for her compassion

The funeral for Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, was held on Memorial Day in St. Louis.

 

Gay marriage proponents plan St. Louis rally

The California Supreme Court's decision whether to overturn Proposition 8 will set the tone of Tuesday's rally.

Missouri bicyclist killed in hit-and-run

A fatal hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist led to a partial closure of Interstate 35 in Kansas City early this morning.

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