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State News

Kansas City awaits Rockfest concert

Kansas City businesses have been waiting for the sold-out annual rock concert Rockfest, which will showcase 15 bands, including Buckcherry, Korn and Drowning Pool. 

Kansas City mayor recall falls short

Despite criticism, KC mayor Funkhouser remains in office after a petition for recall falls 129 signatures short of the needed number to remove him from office.

Missouri man gets 15 years for multiple alcohol offenses

After seven alcohol-related offenses, Anthony Roberson is given the maximum sentence.

Man pleads not guilty to killing wife, daughter

  A man accused of killing his wife and daughter nearly 23 years ago in Richmond pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday.

UPDATE: Some Liberty Memorial officials want to fence park

They say it would help protect the monument and National World War I museum from vandals and terrorists. But some Park Department officials think it's a bad idea and scoff at the thought that a fence would stop terrorists.

New $8 million jail facility opens in Vernon County

Curious residents can participate in a lock-in fundraiser to see the new building. The new jail impressed law enforcement with its extended capacities.

Two more lawsuits filed against St. Joseph tannery

A tannery in St. Joseph allegedly distributed a fertilizer to farmers containing a known carcinogen.

Missouri lawmakers to work on autism, stimulus money

House Speaker Ron Richard said he plans on creating an interim panel to decide how to expand insurance coverage for autistic children. The panel would draft a bill to be filed Dec. 1 for the 2010 legislative session.

Saint Louis University studies TB vaccine

Researchers at St. Louis University are figuring out whether a tuberculosis vaccine can be made more effective by giving it to patients in different ways.

Court denies Monsanto injunction on German ban

Last month, the sale and planting of the genetically engineered corn was banned after Agriculture Minister Isle Aigner cited a study that the corn poses an environmental danger.

Supporters say pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi needs urgent care

Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi needs medical attention in the Myanmar prison where she is being held, her party said Friday, while closing arguments in her trial were delayed until the end of next week. Her defense team admitted that John W. Yettaw, a Missouri man, swam to her home but argued it was the goverment guards' duty to prevent intruders.

Gallatin farmers hear payback proposal for grain theft

More than 100 northwest Missouri farmers who lost money to a Gallatin grain elevator will receive about 12 cents on the dollar under a state Department of Agriculture proposal.

Cape Girardeau could get aquarium, shopping district from new plan

A master plan for Old Town Cape has been approved by a board of directors, but still needs approval from several other organizations. The plan targets three sections of the city for potential redevelopment.

Governor to sign bill allowing tractor parades

Gov. Jay Nixon intends to give tractor parades the go-ahead by signing a new bill.

Missouri National Guard soldier to be buried

Sgt. Paul Faris Brooks died in Iraq on May 21 and will be buried in Springfield on Saturday.

Missouri Foundation for Health launches anti-smoking initiative

The Missouri Foundation for Health has launched a campaign to try to reduce the number of smokers in the state.

Four new whooping cough cases found in southwest Missouri

New cases of whooping cough have been found and others are being investigated in Jasper County.

Missouri groups challenge initiatives to restrict eminent domain

Missouri initiatives attempting to curb the use of eminent domain to take private property are being challenged in the courts. This is the third time in four years similar measures have been proposed, but both previous attempts were defeated.

Last witness speaks at trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Kyi Win, the only witness for Suu Kyi of the National League for Democracy party in Myanmar, spoke in Suu Kyi's defense as the Myanmar court listens to closing arguments.

 

Nixon touts plan to increase health education

The "Caring for Missourians" program offers money to state universities and community colleges in hopes of alleviating the critical shortage of health care workers. The University of Missouri System would receive $24 million for its campuses.

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