State News

Missouri auditor reviewing rules for grain deals

After alleged fraud schemes cost farmers tens of millions of dollars, State Auditor Susan Montee will review the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Grain Regulatory Services program.

Missouri projected to borrow $2.7B for jobless benefits

The Missouri Department of Labor predicts that Missouri will accumulate as much as $2.7 billion in federal loans for unemployment benefits over the next five years.

St. Louis bank robber flees on bicycle

Midwest Credit Union in Florissant was robbed by a man who fled the scene on his bicycle.

Drivers skirting barriers at I-64 project

During the construction on I-64 in St. Louis, some drivers have been driving on the unopened, newly renovated part of the highway.

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.