State News

Victim identified in Callaway County crash

A pilot died in Tuesday's crash on his way home to Alaska by way of Kansas.

Democrats trying to sell health plan to seniors, AARP

In an effort to attract seniors to the idea of a health care reform, Democrats are prodding AARP to support their cause.

State Sen. Stouffer launches challenge to Skelton for Congress

The Republican from Napton says veteran Rep. Ike Skelton has recently become more liberal, belying his reputation as a conservative Democrat.

St. Louis man with HIV charged over sexual contact

Orlando Hadley, 40 of St. Louis county, is facing charges for six counts of recklessly risking infection of another with HIV.

St. Louis-area 13-year-old died of high blood pressure, medical examiner says

The teenager, who weighed 383 pounds, collapsed and died during football practice in August.

Motorcyclist killed in chase by Independence police

The motorcyclist ran a stop sign and was hit by a truck. Police said they were trying to stop him for a traffic violation.

Nixon, Forsee named Tiger basketball scrimmage coaches

The Black and Gold Game will be held on 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Mizzou Arena. The event will kick off homecoming weekend festivities.

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.