State News

Missouri lawmaker to resign and take county office

Missouri House member Dennis Wood of Kimberling City will resign his House seat and start as Stone County Presiding Commissioner on Thursday.

Missouri gets federal OK for truck-only I-70 lanes

Missouri is struggling to find funds for the multi-billion dollar project. The state plans to seek part of the funding from federal stimulus money.

Former Army officer to run for Congress from Missouri

Tommy Sowers, a former Army Special Forces officer, will face 13-year incumbent Rep. Jo Ann Emerson for the southeast Missouri congressional seat.

Missouri judge blocks firing of 3 administrative law judges

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem issued an injuction Wednesday that prohibits the firing of the three administrative law judges who were laid off because of budget cuts.

Analysis: Health care answers wanted from Obama

Residents of Appalachia express skepticism of president's plan and say they're still unsure exactly what he wants to do.

Dog wounded by gunfire gets new shot at life

A yellow Labrador mix, named Bullet, is recovering after being shot four times.

Man pleads guilty to 2006 murder in St. James

Pantaleone Salvatore Salinas pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges on Tuesday for the murder of ReneeZeman of St. James.

Nixon discusses Missouri Automotive Jobs Task Force findings

The task force recommended that Missouri provide skilled workers for companies looking to build electric or gas-electric hybrid vehicles.

Congress weighs landmark change in Web ad privacy

Privacy watchdogs are worried about how marketers compile data about people on the Internet. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., is drafting a bill to address the problem.

Cavendish takes second stage of Tour of Missouri

After taking the first stage on Monday, Mark Cavendish prevailed to win the second stage Tuesday in Cape Girardeau, maintaining his overall lead.

Vande Velde withdraws from Tour of Missouri

Last year's winner decided not to continue Tuesday because of an injured hand.

Idaho lawmaker will attempt to pass bill to prohibit and punish Internet harassment

Idaho Rep. Stephen Hartgen cites the 2006 Missouri case that involved a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide after getting online taunts from a woman posing as a teenager.

Missouri National Guard using federal stimulus money for renovations

The National Guard is using the funds for 21 projects throughout the state, including barracks and training facilities.

Merrill Lynch to pay $26.5 million settlement over sales force's credentials

Missouri is one of seven states that will recieve money from the settlement.

Record low number of Missouri medical malpractice claims

The number of claims has dropped since 2005, when then-Gov. Matt Blunt and the legislature enacted a law that restricts injury lawsuits.

Ash borer doesn't seem to have spread within Missouri

The beetle, which was discovered near Detroit in 2002, was found in Wayne County last year, but it hasn't been found anywhere else in Missouri.

Missouri woman leads police on high speed chase

On Interstate 90, Olive Nightingale, drove faster than 100 mph, according to Montana Highway Patrol. The chase ended when Nightingale's vehicle drove over a set of spikes put in the road by Yellowstone County deputies.

Former Missouri state senator Smith apologizes for lies to FEC

The Republican state senator wrote a letter to family members, friends and other senators to express regret for his involvement in a 2004 plan against Russ Carnahan.

Missouri woman leads police on high speed chase on I-90

The Park Hills, Mo. woman was clocked going speeds up to 130 mph.

Springfield expected to remove law aimed at gay people

An ordinance that makes it illegal to solicit sex from someone of the same gender has been called unconstitutional by the city attorney.