State News

St. Louis police officer dies from injuries

Twenty-three-year-old officer Julius Moore died Thursday from injuries suffered during a Oct 6. accident in south St. Louis. Moore's patrol vehicle collided with a turning tractor trailer while trying to assist in apprehending burglars.

DNR director's suspension extended to Friday

After an announcement from Gov. Jay Nixon that the Department of Natural Resources had given him false information about E. coli levels in the Lake of the Ozarks, the department has been conducting an internal investigation set to conclude Friday.      

Grandson unveils First Lady Truman letters at National Archives

Some of the letters written to President Harry Truman by his wife will eventually be displayed at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence.

Missouri ninth-grader allegedly bullied girl over Internet

A ninth-grade girl at Troy Buchanan High School was arrested Oct. 8 on supsicion of bullying another girl through a Web site. The girl faces school discipline.

Some pit bulls seized in raids find better lives

The Humane Society of Missouri is working with pit bulls seized this summer in the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history. Jakob, Junior and Kali, three pit bulls seized in the raid, appear headed for gentler lives.

More than 1,200 deer killed during this year's urban hunt

The Missouri Department of Conservation says 1,242 deer were killed from last Friday through Monday during the urban portion of Missouri's firearms deer season.

Westminster College uses 100-yard sandwich to help food bank

The football-field long sub sandwich will be sold for $2 a chunk.

ACLU threatens suit about attempt to crack down on meth

The towns of Washington and Union have adopted ordinances requiring prescriptions for any medicine containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the production of methamphetamine.

Beach stayed open despite high bacteria levels

Missouri parks official Jim Yancey runs tests on beaches, and he missed water test results for a Lake of the Ozarks beach which had high bacterial levels. Yancey said he was on vacation, and the beach remained open with high bacteria levels.

UPDATE: Biden speaks in St. Louis, says more jobs are needed

Vice President Joe Biden spoke Thursday at a St. Louis County police and firefighter training center in the St. Louis suburb of Wellston about the nation's economic recovery plan.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits St. Louis

Joe Biden addressed a few hundred people at the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center in Wellston. He said the nation's economic recovery will be successful only when more jobs are created.

U.S. Senate candidates both raise more than $1 million

This is the second straight quarter in which Republican Rep. Roy Blunt has raised more money than Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

Missouri governor promotes health care professional education program

The Caring for Missouri program will provide for about 470 medical professional training spots in four-year Missouri schools and hundreds more spots in two-year schools.

UPDATE: Veteran jailed after arrested with gun at Illinois VA hospital

An army specialist was arrested after he threatened to shoot people at a hospital in southern Illinois.

World War II's Missouri heads toward major refurbishment

The USS Missouri, which was the site of Japan's surrender in World War II, was moved Wednesday to a dry dock to be refurbished.  The restoration will cost $18 million.

Biden to visit St. Louis Thursday

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center to discuss federal funds being used to create jobs and aid law enforcement. Tickets are available to the public from noon to 3 p.m. today at the training center.

Former DNR deputy director regrets E. coli delay

Former DNR Deputy Director Joe Bindbeutel said he regrets the delay in the release of the E. coli levels from the Lake of the Ozarks because it has become a distraction for the department. He told state Senate investigators there was no public risk and the department was working to fix the problem.

Eighth person charged in fatal robbery attempt

Twenty-five-year-old Tommy L. Hawkins III, of Kansas City, was charged Tuesday with second-degree felony murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. The charges stem from the robbery attempt at Jefferson City mobile home on Oct. 5 which resulted in one robber's death.

Former Kansas City CEO sentenced in child porn case

Ronald E. Elmquist, a 63-year-old millionaire and former Kansas City-area CEO, has been fined and sentenced to 30 months in prison for attempting to possess Internet child pornography.

State insurance department nears $11 million returned in complaint cases

The Missouri insurance department said it has helped return almost $11 million to consumers filing complaints about insurers through the first nine months of the year.