State News

Forsee: Higher ed cuts require 'paradigm shift'

MU President Gary Forsee says the state will need to consider taking radical steps, such as offering 3-year degrees, to cut spending by the levels required by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Change of venue motion filed in Olten murder case

Fifteen-year-old Alyssa Bustamante's attorney said the murder trial should be moved because of a perceived bias against Bustamante by Cole County residents.

Four Missouri men sentenced to prison in dogfighting case

Four Missouri men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate federal animal fighting laws after being arrested in the largest coordinated multistate dogfighting raids in U.S. history in July.

Gov. Nixon promoting bill aimed at drunken drivers

Gov. Jay Nixon will make several stops in eastern Missouri on Wednesday to promote drunken drivers legislation. This action stems from a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that highlighted problems with tracking drunken drivers.

Thousands in Missouri, Illinois without power from storm

The hardest hit areas in Missouri are St. Louis city and county, Wentzville, Franklin and St. Charles.

3 killed when freight train hits car in Missouri

Three killed in automobile after being struck by a freight train in Trenton, Mo.

UPDATE: Bustamante pleads not guilty in Elizabeth Olten slaying

The judge scheduled a Feb. 16 hearing for an update on Bustamante's case.

Embattled former House speaker to leave politics

After being charged with second-degree assault on Tuesday, Rod Jetton has decided to close his political consulting firm.

Missouri state departments ask for status quo on budgets

State programs testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday to plead their case to retain funding. Missouri faces a budget shortfall of nearly $1 billion.

Ex-Missouri House speaker to close consulting business

Former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton, who is charged with second-degree assault, plans to close his political consulting business. He was released Tuesday on bond.

Jefferson City man pleads not guilty in double killing

David Russell Hosier pleaded not guilty to a double murder that occurred in September.

UPDATE: Ex-Missouri House speaker facing assault charge is released on bond

Rod Jetton was released on $2,500 bond Tuesday after he was charged with felony second-degree assault, according to the Cole County Sheriff's Department.

Hearing scheduled for Elizabeth Olten murder suspect

Alyssa Bustamante is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten on Oct. 21.

Missouri Republicans fight health care reform

Republican Cynthia Davis is sponsoring a bill in the Missouri House of Representatives to effectively block change made to Missouri's health care options from federal legislation.

Bustamante pleads not guilty in Elizabeth Olten slaying

An attorney for Alyssa Bustamante entered a not guilty plea on her behalf Tuesday to first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Oct. 21 killing of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.

Big storm targets Midwest with snow, wind

Parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota have had blizzard warnings issued. In Columbia, less than an inch of snow and sleet accumulation is expected.

Autopsy finds overdose killed Springsteen's cousin

The cousin and assistant road manager of rock veteran Bruce Springsteen died from an accidental drug overdose on Oct. 26 in Kansas City.

4 Missouri men sentenced to prison in dogfighting case

The men were among the 26 arrested in July when federal agents seized more than 500 dogs.

New track aimed at reducing Amtrak delays in Missouri

A new section of railroad track near California, Mo., is intended to reduce delays for Amtrak passenger trains traveling between St. Louis and Kansas City by nearly 17 percent annually.

Former Missouri House speaker arrested on felony assault charge

Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton was charged with second-degree assault Monday. The complaint alleges he hit and choked a woman on Nov. 15.