State News

Missouri cop charged with dealing drugs near school

Kyle Zumbrunn, 26, of the Weston Police Department was arrested on suspicion of selling a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Union says regional airlines pressuring pilots to fly when sick, tired

John Prather, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, said regional airlines are jeopardizing the safety of passengers by making pilots fly when they are sick or tired and by punishing them when they report maintenance problems with planes.

Trucker pleads not guilty in I-44 crash that killed 10

The Missouri man is charged with misdemeanors that could put him in jail for 10 years. Troopers say his inattention caused the crash.

Powell man pleads not guilty to federal charges

Federal prosecutors say an investigation found that people involved in the white supremacist movement in the U.S. met for survival training at Robert N. Joos' property in McDonald County.

Missouri State University gets $2.75 million grant for business center

MSU's Entrepreneurship and Business Development Center will be located in downtown Springfield. Officials said project was made possible because of stimulus money.

Southeast Missouri cold case on 'America's Most Wanted'

The featured cold case, featured on the Saturday night episode, involves the murder of Sherri Ann Scherer and her 12-year-old daughter, Megan Elizabeth. Their bodies were found in March 1998 at their home.

Columbians might pay lower winter heating costs

Home heating fuel prices have decreased from last year, which could lead to savings in heating bills for customers who use natural gas in their homes. But the Columbia City Council is scheduled to vote on a 5 percent increase in electricity costs.

Missouri monument to honor Union war victims

The monument honors those who died in the 1864 battle following the Centralia Massacre.

Pregnant Missourians sought for flu vaccine trial

Officials expect the vaccine to be among those released this fall to better protect people against the H1N1 flu.

Democrats urge Gov. Nixon to fund Tour of Missouri

Democratic leaders sent a letter to Gov. Jay Nixon Tuesday asking him to continue state funding for the Tour of Missouri.

$100-million project would bring a performing arts center to MU

Due to a lack of educational and performing space, MU is looking at building a performing arts center on the corner of Hitt Street and University Avenue.

Jefferson City public access channel holds film festival

JCTV is inviting submissions of amateur film, animation or any other kind of independently produced video.

Missouri courts complete study of repeat juvenile offenders

The judiciary plans to use the study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of dealing with juvenile defendants.

Medical students crossing the line on the Internet

More than half of the 78 medical school deans who responded to a survey said they were aware of their students posting unprofessional content — such as photos of drug paraphernalia and cadavers — on the Internet.

Missouri state workers union, state officials begin contract negotiations

The union representing the state workers is seeking an annual salary increase of 6 percent for the next three years.

Small plane crash east of Columbia airport leaves one dead

The plane crashed about five miles east of Columbia Regional Airport, killing the only person on board.

Missouri Democrat to White House: Keep focus on Afghanistan

U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to quickly provide direction and resources for the war in Afghanistan.

Former Blunt aide receives letter clearing his name

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster signed a letter defending Scott Eckersley's reputation and concluding that Eckersley had offered advice about Missouri's open-records law.

1890s brick schoolhouse, now a home, up for auction

Built in 1898, the two-story Keene schoolhouse sits at 4713 Brown Station Road. The all-brick structure is the last of its kind in the state. A registered historical landmark, the building sports a Boone County Historical Society plaque near the front door. And if your pockets are deep enough, you could live there.
    After a series of expensive renovations, current owners Daniel and Mary Lee are looking to sell. They’ve put the house up for private auction. Bidding will begin at noon Sept. 28.

Thunderstorms threaten parts of Boone County