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State News

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.

Amnesty offered on outstanding warrants in St. Louis County

For people with outstanding warrants in Fenton and Valley Park, Saturday is a day of amnesty. For one day only, they can turn themselves in and resolve their pending cases.

Five Missouri high school students arrested after $30K theft

The students were allegedly seen around school showing off large wads of cash. They are facing burglary-related charges.

Missouri Southern president's job on the line

A faculty group has lodged 23 complaints against President Bruce Speck, whose contract is subject to a yearly review.

Advisers to help Nixon pick new Missouri agency leader

A new Department of Economic Development director is needed after the resignation of Linda Martinez.

Missouri records second death from H1N1 virus

The unidentified 24-year-old woman had no other pre-existing conditions or illnesses, similar to other H1N1-related deaths.

President emeritus of Central Methodist University dead at 78

Joe Al Howell, who died Wednesday, was the university's president for 18 years.

Liberty man dies while snorkeling in Hawaii

The 77-year-old Missouri man was from Liberty. Hawaii County police have ordered an autopsy.

Missouri DNR to take input for official state museum

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a series of public meetings in five cities. Columbia is not selected as a meeting site.

UPDATE: Nixon's veto upheld

The override measure on Nixon's veto on the dome-key measure failed 86-71, which was 109 votes short of a two-thirds majority.

Missouri not yet applying for federal grants

Missouri's education commissioner said the state will participate in the national competition for $4.3 billion in Race to the Top, but it will not apply for the federal grants during the first phase.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan receives Medal of Honor

Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti died during a firefight in 2006 while trying to rescue a wounded soldier.

American Airlines parent gets $2.9B, shifts routes

The airline will scale back its operations in St. Louis and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. In St. Louis, American and its regional affiliates will reduce daily departures by 46 and discontinue service to 20 destinations.

Environmental regulators seek legal action against home for mentally ill

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources are seeking help from the state attorney general's office to take legal action against Whispering Oaks Residental Care, a home for the mentally ill, in Ballwin. The department said the home has violated the state's safe drinking water law.

Missouri employee pension plan to receive increased state funding

Trustees for the Missouri State Employee's Retirement System voted to increase state support for the state employee pension plan in the wake of poor investment income during the recession.

New Civil War monument to be dedicated in Lexington

The monument will feature a description of Union efforts during the 1861 battle and will bear a list of the federal units that took part.

Gateway Arch lights blackout for migrating birds

The blackout will make it easier for migrating birds passing through St. Louis.

Branson Christian sports camp director accused of child molestation

The incidents are alleged to have happened from 1999 to 2008.

Missouri students to protest campus coal use

Student will protest MU's use of coal in its power plants today as part of the Sierra Club's Coal-Free Campus campaign.

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