State News

Missouri lawmakers list construction needs but don't recommend doing projects

Legislators prioritized state projects for federal stimulus funding, but say their list is not an endorsement of construction plans.

Missouri unemployment rate climbs to 9.5 percent

Manufacturers, constuction and support services continue to cut jobs, according to a report by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Kansas City worker accused of stealing mail

Latrice-Antionette Murray, 38, is charged with stealing mail that was mistakenly delivered to the Internal Revenue Service.

Fighting scars linger for dogs seized in raids throughout Midwest

Their previous owners having pled guilty to various charges, dogs who lived only until they died in a fight or of their wounds, are now in the care of the Missouri Humane Society.

Missouri's Economic Development director resigns

Gov. Jay Nixon lost a Cabinet member Monday amid a tumultuous economic climate.

UPDATE: Missouri audit finds legislators received unreported funds from lobbyists

A report issued by the state auditor's office Monday found that Missouri lawmakers were soliciting donations from unnamed lobbyists to finance staff gifts and meals. Some of the legislative gifts were not disclosed as required by state law.

Embattled *former representative turns in law license

The Missouri Supreme Court confirmed Monday that state Rep. Steve Brown, D-St. Louis County, has, in fact, turned in his law license, despite several reports to the contrary. Brown resigned from the Missouri House of Representatives in August after pleading guilty to federal obstruction of justice charges.

Clinical trials for H1N1 vaccine run at SLU

Saint Louis University is one of several schools across the country testing vaccines for safety and effectiveness.

Downturn not hurting corn mazes, pick-your-own orchards

Botanical gardens are also experiencing increased attendance as people opt to have a "staycation-daycation" in the down economy.

4 Missouri men plead guilty in dogfighting case

The four could face up to six months in prison if convicted for the crime. Dogs as well as fighting and training equipment were seized from the men.

Missouri woman sentenced for kidnapping of Kansas girl

Dena Riley of Independence received another life sentence Monday after pleading guilty to kidnapping a 5-year-old Kansas girl. Riley now has been sentenced to 10 life sentences.

Missouri Democrats pick candidate to replace Sen. Smith

Democratic officials nominated Joe Keaveny, 62, of St. Louis to run for a vacant seat in the Missouri state senate.

Missouri auditor faults lawmakers for lobbyist gifts

Montee said legislators should think twice about accepting gifts and contributions from lobbyists.

DNR gets $12.5 million stimulus for energy efficiency, conservation projects

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will now have $12.5 million more in stimulus money to work with, thanks to a block grant from the Department of Engergy. The money will go to energy efficiency and conservation projects, as well as outreach and public education.

Missouri judge further delays union election results

Cole County Judge Byron Kinder blocked the certification of the Missouri Home Care Union because of a lawsuit that alleges election flaws.

Panel to pick finalists for spot on Missouri appeals court

A group of fourteen applicants will be narrowed down to three finalists to replace Missouri appellate judge Booker T. Shaw.

Utah crews search for BASE jumper from Missouri

Leroy Buckley, 31, of Fort Leonard Wood, was BASE jumping near Notch Peak, Utah, when he was last seen.

German eatery serves up schnitzel, sauerkraut and strudel in southwest Missouri

Roswitha's Schnitzelbank, located off State Hwy. 43, offers German cuisine that the owner, Rose Hartline, learned from her grandmother. Hartline moved to southwest Missouri about 40 years ago.

Nixon picks former aide to lead Missouri parks division

Bill Bryan's environmental credentials gain him the position.

St. Joseph couple cycles together through states

The Neidingers adopted cycling as an activity to share with their sons and soon became regulars in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.