State News

MU's Alden to lead national athletic directors' group

Alden will serve as president of the Division 1A Athletic Directors' Association through September 2010.

Jefferson City robbery results in apparent accidental shooting

According to the Cole County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Lamar Gardner died Monday night from wounds allegedly inflicted by his accomplice during the robbery.

More cuts expected as Missouri revenues drop

State revenue collections decreased by 10 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year as compared to the same three months last year. Additional money is expected to be withheld by Gov. Jay Nixon to compensate for the loss.

H1N1 flu vaccine to be distributed through local providers

As the first H1N1 vaccine arrives in Missouri this week, the state's Health Department is leaving it up to local health agencies to decide who will and who will not receive the medicine.

Government report: Consumers should expect lower winter heating costs

The Energy Information Administration said Tuesday it projects lower fuel costs, and expectations of a milder winter will further reduce the cost to heat homes this year.

Sen. McCaskill wants more federal regulations for reverse mortgages

U.S. Sen Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Tuesday that she plans to  introduce legislation that would create more consumer protections for seniors with reverse mortgages, which allow people to convert their home equity into cash.

Fall break prompts alert of serial rapist in Kansas

Thirteen rapes near Kansas State University and the University of Kansas since 2000 have been linked to one person, and most have taken place during school breaks.

Cerner teams up with government to track H1N1

The Kansas City-based company will collect data on the flu strain for federal and state health agencies, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday. She said this will allow the government to deploy resources more strategically.

Missouri man gets life for killing 3 at Texas farmhouse

Levi King was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month for the murders he committed in 2005 near the town of Pampa.

Three charged in death of Kansas teen

Keighley Ann Alyea, who had been missing for nearly a week, was found in Cass County on Monday night.

H1N1 vaccine arrives in Missouri

The St. Louis County Health Department has received several thousand doses of the vaccine but is giving them only to emergency and health care workers at this time. Many more doses will arrive in Missouri later this month

Lake of Ozarks sees higher E. coli levels in 2009

The level of E. coli bacteria in the Lake of the Ozarks has been recorded at such a level that the two state beaches should have been closed 11 times since May.

Former director of Warren Funeral Home awaits trial

Harold Warren Sr., who is charged with three felony counts in relation to unlawful storage of decaying bodies, waived his Monday arraignment hearing in anticipation of a trial.

H1N1 vaccine information to be presented at SLU Tuesday

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., are expected to discuss details concerning the new H1N1 vaccine and how to prevent spread of the disease.

Russellville man scratches gambling itch, wins $3 million prize

Roger Schnieders won the winning prize on Missouri Lottery's "$200,000 A Year for Life" scratcher. Instead of taking the $200,000 a year, the 45-year-old will take the lump sum of $3 million before taxes.

Cardinals open World Series ticket preregistration, just in case

Preregistration for what will be St. Louis Cardinals' World Series tickets, pending the team's qualification, started at 10 a.m. Monday and will end at noon CST on Oct. 15.

Potential changes considered to state's bail bond laws

The state insurance department sent a survey last month to more than 1,000 bail bond agents, who must answer by Friday.

World's leading conservationists meeting in Missouri

The St. Louis Zoo is hosting a conference of leading conservationists this week. Biodiversity loss and lowering carbon dioxide emissions are two main topics for discussion.

Report: Tour of Missouri needs fiscal policy guide

A financial review of the Tour of Missouri Inc., the nonprofit group that runs the bicycle race, shows room for improvement.

Off-duty St. Louis officer wounded

Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, a St. Louis police officer and her boyfriend were wounded during a robbery. Gina Stallis, 34, was killed during the robbery.