State News

FBI in St. Louis launches bank robbery Web site

A new Web site aims to aid in solving bank robberies in St. Louis and the 48 other counties covered by the FBI's St. Louis field office.

Seventeen thefts reported during Missouri high school football championships

Seventeen cars were broken into while high school football teams participated in the 2009 Show-Me Bowl on Friday and Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome.

St. Louis mayor wants Lambert Airport smoke-free

But the outgoing airport director says a smoking ban would prompt more smokers to go outside, which would increase security concerns.

Health officials warn of carbon monoxide dangers

Last year, 49 people in the U.S. died from exposure to carbon monoxide and another 287 were treated in hospital emergency rooms.

Crash survivors from St. Louis to try again on Africa documentary

St. Louis men plead guilty to selling stolen goods, sending profits to Mideast

The U.S. attorney's office wouldn't say how much money the men sent to Palestine.

Missouri ordered to pay $152,000 to janitorial company

The judge ruled the firm couldn't have known some employees were illegal immigrants. He also ordered that the company be made eligible for future state contracts.

Bankruptcy filings up by 23 percent in Missouri

The increase in filings means the state ranks 14th in the nation for the number of filings per capita.

Cape woman out of Victoria's Secret model competition

Allison Turner had been in the final five in the national competition.

Suspect in murder of Elizabeth Olten pondered killing, says friend

Alyssa Bustamante, the 15-year-old suspect in the murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, told a friend that she wondered what it would be like to kill someone.

Missouri home buyers could be eligible for tax break

Gov. Jay Nixon and State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, both Democrats, proposed Tuesday having a state housing commission pay the property taxes for several thousand low- and moderate-income people who buy a house in 2010.

Another search warrant executed on Mohler property

Investigators searched a storage shed on Burrell Mohler Jr.'s property on Monday night. Mohler and five relatives are jailed on charges of molest and rape.

UPDATE: Missouri governor resists expanding state-supported health insurance coverage

Gov. Jay Nixon is resisting a plan that would enrol more low-income children potentially eligible for Medicaid because at this time would cost the state too much money.

Missouri governor resists plans to expand health insurance

Nixon's office is troubled by the cost of the plan and doesn't plan to automatically enroll children eligible for Medicaid.

Laura Bush to speak in St. Louis

The former first lady will take part in the St. Louis Speakers Series organized by Maryville University.

Missouri seed company gets low-interest loan

The $3.4 million loan is one of the largest ever made through the state's linked deposit program.

University gets EPA grant to fund program aimed at reducing pollution

The money will go toward creating a minor degree and expanding an internship program.

USDA to curb runoff into Mississippi River in 12 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has $320 million for farmers to slow agricultural runoff into the Mississippi River. The 12 targeted states make up more than 42 milllion acres of land, 5 percent of the river basin's area.

UPDATE: Call to unlisted number prompted Jefferson City hostage scare

The lockdown and police response earlier in the month resulted from a false report called in to an elevator phone at a building where the state government rents space.

UPDATE: Missouri competes for $4 billion in extra education money

Gov. Jay Nixon told meeting participants to be bold and break from the status quo when seeking the federal funds.