State News

Missouri House budget chairman Allen Icet to seek auditor job

Rep. Allen Icet announced his 2010 challenge to Democratic Auditor Susan Montee and hopes to get the Republican Party's support to avoid a primary.

Brad Pitt and family donate $1 million to Springfield hospital

The money is to be used to open the Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center this summer and is expected to make the new center eligible to participate in St. Jude's clinical research trials.

Missouri Botanical Garden celebrates its 150th birthday

Henry Shaw's botanical garden is commemorating it's 150th birthday with activities and events throughout the year including lectures, special displays and free evening concerts.

ANALYSIS: Missouri gov. emphasizing high unemployment

At this point in his term, it's too early for Gov. Jay Nixon to be blamed for the poor economy, so he is safe in citing a high unemployment.

Missouri man overcomes 'football' sized tumor

A cluster of tumors on his kidney complicated his treatment plan and delayed treatment for more than a month.

Supporters rally in Columbia to support Clemons

About 30 people attended a rally for the pardoning of Reggie Clemons.

Clarksville throws party to thank flood helpers

Volunteers built a 12-foot sandbag levee to protect the downtown area of the city from Mississippi River floodwaters last summer.

Funeral held for Cole Camp shooting victims

Services were held on Sunday for the three shooting victims found in their own home in Cole Camp on Tuesday.  No arrests have been made in the investigation.

Kansas man gets 3 life terms for molestation

The man had been convicted previously in Missouri for molesting an 8-year-old child.

Horse quarantined in Raytown with tick disease

The disease, equine piroplasmosis, is carried by ticks and can be fatal for horses.

Six Flags files for bankruptcy

Six Flags amusement park company is seeking bankruptcy protection for being $2.4 billion in debt despite posting record revenues in 2008.

Missouri father of slain soldier gets aid to attend funeral

The U.S. Army has agreed to help Jim Wilson attend his son's military funeral. His son, Matthew Wilson, was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb.

26 defendants indicted in Kansas City drug-smuggling case

Twenty-six defendants were indicted in one of the largest cocaine trafficking rings in the Kansas City area, according to federal prosecutors.

St. Louis' Ballpark Village held up again in final approval

St. Louis' proposed Ballpark Village development seeks final approval, but faces more delays. St. Louis Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III hoped the board would decide the issue at the July meeting.

Air Guard ends 86-year operation in St. Louis

Charles Lindbergh's historic unit in St. Louis, the 131st Fighter Wing, flies away to western Missouri.

72 dogs seized in puppy mill raid

Seventy-two dogs seized from a puppy mill in Mansfield had tumors, eye and skin problems, officials from the Humane Society of Missouri said.

Webster Groves podiatrist indicted on charges of health care fraud

Dr. David Quang Pham was arrested Friday on federal charges alleging he submitted bills to Medicare and Medicaid from 2002 to 2008 for care not provided.

St. Louis man charged in insurance scheme

The St. Louis caretaker was indicted on charges of mail fraud, unauthorized credit card use and theft of government money. He pleaded not guilty.

Lover's Leap could be barricaded by owners

Lover's Leap, a 200-foot-tall bluff overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks, will be closed to visitors if they don't start picking up their trash, owners say.

Consumption tax more nuanced than some people might think

While federal legislation remains in committee, Missouri has moved into the forefront of efforts to enact a consumption tax. A national group promoting a federal consumption tax will hold a rally from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds that's attracting national attention.