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State News

Obama, local officers threatened on Internet site

The Secret Service and authorities from southeast Missouri are investigating Internet threats against President Obama, local officers and a school. The threats were made Tuesday as four postings on Topix, an Internet message board with a Poplar Bluff local page.

Two rescued from floodwaters in northeast Missouri

The rescue happened near Center, southwest of Hannibal on Thursday evening. The car was found on a bridge surrounded by water for several hundred yards.

St. Louis suspect in shooting committed to psychiatric facility

The 24-year-old man charged with shooting a mail carrier in the head and shoulders will remain in the facility until able to assist in his own defense at trial.

Swine flu prompts Washington University to halt study abroad

The university in St. Louis will not send a group of students to study in Mexico this summer because of the swine flu.

Kansas City exhibit looks at 1918 flu pandemic

The National Archives' display begins May 23 and focuses on the Spanish flu, which began in Kansas 91 years ago and killed 50 million people.

House rejects $336 million in stimulus funds for state projects

Democrats opposing the bill charged that it was filled with pork projects that unnecessarily spent federal funds.

MU student groups sponsor concealed weapon discussion

MU College Republicans and College Democrats co-sponsored a discussion on the effects of concealed-carry legislation Thursday night in Middlebush Auditorium.

U.S. health officials confirm Missouri swine flu case

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a Kansas City-area woman in her 30s has the swine flu.  State health officials  said a 19-year-old man in the same area may also have the virus.

Missouri receives $156 million from tobacco settlement

Missouri received the money as part of a nationwide settlement with tobacco companies from 1998. This year's annual payment brings Missouri's total receipts from the settlement to $1.5 billion.

Missouri House defeats federal stimulus spending plan

House members have defeated a plan to spend $336 million of federal stimulus money on various projects across Missouri, calling the spending "pork."

Former Gov. Blunt to join Ashcroft Group

Former Gov. Matt Blunt will join former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's law and consulting firm.

Nixon picks MU graduate to fill trial judge spot

J. Dale Youngs worked in the Missouri Attorney General's office while Gov. Jay Nixon was attorney general.

UPDATE: Missouri has second probable case of swine flu

Officials said a 19-year-old Missouri man who visited a Nebraska health care center for another health condition probably has the virus.

 

Swine flu warnings earn groans on Missouri House floor

Representative Rob Schaaf, a physician from St. Joseph, warned school children not to come to the Capitol in the last two weeks of the legislative session to prevent an outbreak of swine flu.

Name of flu virus to blame for decreasing hog prices

Producers believe the unfortunately named swine flu is the cause of recent steep declines in pork prices, despite the virus' irrelevance to the species. President Barack Obama has aknowledged this problem, and stated Wednesday that his administration would no longer refer to the virus as swine flu.

Missouri's House restores $31 million for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

The Missouri House restored $31.2 million for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on Wednesday, two days after a House committee stripped the facility of the funds. The funding was reinserted into the $1.6 billion federal stimulus spending bill.

Mark Twain Lake to get new visitor's center

The popular lake in northeast Missouri will get a federally-funded, $5.5 million makeover in the form of a 6,000-square-foot visitor's center.

Transportation districts collect your money with little oversight

$8.4 million has been collected by transportation districts through added sales tax over the past three years. But all the money doesn't go to road projects.

Missouri has probable case of swine flu, Nixon says

State officials have identified one probable case of swine flu in Platte County north of Kansas City. Gov. Jay Nixon announced the first possible case of the flu strand in Missouri at a news conference Wednesday evening.

Obama in St. Louis for 100th Day

Obama marked his 100th day in office Wednesday with a town hall meeting at Fox Senior High School south of St. Louis.

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