State News

Hopes for health care legislation end with session

Despite promises on both sides of the aisle to pass health care legislation, no bill passed in 2009.

Why did Missouri man risk visit to Myanmar's Nobel winner?

John Yettaw tried to see Aung San Suu Kyi before and failed. "Everyone is very angry with this wretched American," Suu Kyi's attorney, Kyi Win, told reporters. "He is the cause of all these problems."

Gangsters' apartment added to historic register

The aparment was nominated in February.

Carthage doctor convicted of tax evasion

The surgeon and his brother were convicted.

Former St. Louis police officer admits stealing

The officer admitted taking money from a beauty shop.

Kansas City toddler killed in driveway

Police said the boy was supervised.

St. Charles police ID body found in creek as South Carolina man

The man's reason for being in St. Charles is unknown.

Pack your bags: All you need to hit the roads, rails and trails of Missouri

Missourian reporters scoured the state for the best trips we could find at a fair price.  We hope our readers find something worthwhile among the stories in this travel guide.

Major bills left in legislative limbo

Major health care and economic development bills may not be passed before the legislative session ends Friday. Lawmakers did pass bills concerned with public defender workloads and public schools.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers pass economic development bill, end session

The bill expands tax incentives for Missouri businesses, while it imposes new restrictions on some tax credits, letting Republicans and Democrats claim success.

Missouri lawmakers approve jobless benefit extension

The bill, passed Friday, would give unemployed workers an extra 20 weeks of benefits.

UPDATE: Lawmakers put off walk, bike trek for health coverage

Missouri legislature passes wide-ranging crime bill

The bill includes sex offenders, young people who text message while they drive, cattle rustlers and river runners who take beer bongs or kegs with them on the water.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers vote on regulation for privately run jails

A bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon would require Missouri's two private jails to notify local and state law enforcement of escapes.

Missouri lawmakers create defense for running red light

Bikes and motorcycles that are not heavy enough to trip some automated traffic light sensors would be allowed to run red lights that have been on unreasonably long. But it's not quite so simple as that.

MoDOT reports road closings after flash floods

Flash flooding led to the closing of roads in several northern Missouri counties. No damage or injuries had been reported, officials said.

Missouri lawmakers vote to loosen bingo rules

The legislation approved Friday would permit more frequent bingo games and lower taxes on game cards.

International community irate over Suu Kyi's legal plight

A political symbol of democracy in Myanmar has been moved from house arrest to prison and is being charged with violating the terms of her detention on suspicion of sheltering a Missouri man who swam across a lake to sneak into her residence.

Agricultural credit tightened during 1Q, Federal Reserve Bank says

Turbulent agricultural conditions in the Midwest contributed to the tightened farm credit, the agency said.

Missouri lawmakers defeat public notice legislation

The House bill, defeated 108-46, would have decreased the number of public notices required to be published in newspapers.