State News

Missouri executions likely on hold again amid federal review

A federal stay for the execution of Reginald Clemons could apply to all Missouri inmates facing execution, according to the incoming chief justice of the state Supreme Court, so it is unlikely the Supreme Court will schedule any additional executions for now.

Two swine flu cases confirmed at Missouri summer camp

Camp Sabra in Morgan County has quarantined about 50 people and will be closed for a week after confirmation of what has been declared the largest outbreak in the state since the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began tracking cases of swine flu in April.

Nixon, Quinn pledge high-speed rail cooperation

Gov. Jay Nixon and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn made a pledge at the St. Louis Amtrak station on Monday to work together to bring high-speed rail to the Midwest. The governors are looking to improve the pace of the St. Louis-Chicago rail connection.

Stimulus act could lead to more Missouri debt

Missouri school districts and the state government are both looking to take advantage of an offer of low-cost bonds for construction projects. However, many officials throughout the state do not think the idea is sound.

Senator Kit Bond calls Army Corps' pallid sturgeon plan 'nuts'

The Republican said he'll do his best to derail the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $70 million funding request.

Mid-Missouri prison inmate dead

Romanze Damont Mosby was pronounced dead Saturday evening at the Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City.

Missouri Public Service Commission to meet with electric utilities Monday

The Missouri Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities, planned a meeting to discuss alternative energy, future demand and changes in state and federal law.

Missouri Highway Patrol: helmet requirement in place

Trial date change for soldier in killing

Inmate escapes from Howard County jail

Neighborhood lake shocks woman, renews fears

A woman reported getting shocked when she dangled a foot into Spring Lake over the Memorial Day weekend. The report has led to the lake being off-limits for the second time in three years after an incident that led to one teen's death in 2006.

Memorial dedicated for founders of St. Louis

A 9-foot-tall granite memorial, honoring some of the first St. Louis residents, was built over a mass grave site that believed to be the final resting place of several early St. Louisans.

Name change possible for Missouri road cleaned by neo-Nazi group

Pending legislation would rename a section of Highway 160 in Missouri that has been adopted by members of the National Socialist Movement for Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Lincoln University prepares students for environmental problems

Lincoln University in Jefferson City, which began an environmental sciences degree four years ago, is just now handing out diplomas to the major's first graduates. The students have been prepared to face modern environmental problems, such as soil pollution and poor water quality.

Government buys Cora Island for $5 million

Conservation groups are calling for birdwatching, fishing and hiking areas on the 1,470-acre island in the Mississippi River near St. Charles, Mo.

Race car jumps track, injures 4

A fierce accident at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington occurred when a race car went airborne over an embankment. The driver and three people were injured.

Chiefs' practice facility contract goes to Kansas bidder

Crossland Construction of Columbus, Kan., has been selected to build the Kansas City Chiefs' new indoor practice facility for $9.4 million.

Missouri judge OKs summary of stem cell ballot measure

Amidst controversy, a Missouri judge has approved the summary and cost estimate of a proposal that would amend the state constitution to ban public contributions for abortion and human cloning.

Kinder, Talent endorse Blunt for U.S. Senate

Republican Congressman Roy Blunt and Democratic candidate, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, are seeking to replace retiring Republican Senator Kit Bond.

Vigil, memorial moved from closed Kansas clinic

A planned vigil in front of George Tiller's clinic was moved by abortion opponents to avoid counter demonstrations. Scott Roeder, 51, faces first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges in connection to Tiller's killing.