State News

ANALYSIS: Politicians weigh in on controversial Nixon appointments

Gov. Jay Nixon's controversial appointments could lead to a dispute when the Senate reconvenes next year.

Usher describes shooting, threats in Kansas abortion provider's church

A second usher at abortion doctor George Tiller's church, where Tiller was fatally shot in May, testified Tuesday about the shooting and about suspect Scott Roeder's threats against the ushers who tried to stop him.

Suspect in Kansas abortion doctor's killing pleads not guilty

The man suspected of fatally shooting late-term abortion provider George Tiller in May at Tiller's church pleaded not guilty Tuesday. He will be tried in September.

Nixon appointments could be questioned by state Senate

Gov. Jay Nixon recently appointed Joseph Bindbeutel and John Temporiti to state jobs, but the appointments might be disputed by the state Senate when it reconvenes next year.

Nixon announces grants for Missouri cyber crime units

Gov. Jay Nixon's tours of two Missouri task force units included the announcement of cyber crime grants to police agencies across the state.

Missouri agency reviewing earthquake insurance policies

Missouri's director of the Insurance Department is surveying the 20 largest homeowner insurers in Missouri to find out what earthquake coverage they offer, along with rates and deductibles.

Jury selection set for new trial in $20 million judgment

Jury selection  began Monday for a new trial on the $20 million awarded from a tobacco company. In 2005, a Jackson County jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages from Brown & Williamson to Lincoln Smith of Independence for the 2000 death of his wife, Barbara.

Suu Kyi awarded Amnesty's highest honor

The international community and Suu Kyi's local supporters worry the ruling junta of Myanmar has found an excuse to keep her behind bars through elections planned for next year. Her trial for violating her house arrest is expected to wrap up Tuesday.

Southeast Missouri teen dies after being run over by trailer

Officials said they are investigating the Friday death of Derek Watts of Ellington.

QuikTrip to pay nearly $750,000 in OT after probe

The U.S. Department of Labor found that QuikTrip Corp. failed to pay more than 3,500 current and former employees the overtime compensation they were supposed to receive.

Firefighters save 4 boaters on Mississippi River

On Sunday night, rescuers saved four stranded people whose boat had lost power and lights.

Kansas City father of starved baby to stand trial in February

Nicholas Candler is charged with second-degree murder after his 4-month-old son, weighing 5 pounds, was pronounced dead at a hospital in November. His wife, Rebecca Candler, is also charged with second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child.

New Lutheran museum opens in Kirkwood

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's museum explains the origins of the Lutheran church, the founding of the Missouri Synod and the growth of the church.

St. Louis judge sues over red-light camera ticket

Judge Robery Dierker has asked for a jury trial in the case, and has asked a fellow judge to dismiss the charge.

Carbon plan could mean higher utility bills

The cap-and-trade system proposed in Congress would force utilities to reduce their emissions or pay extra for pollution credits.

Missing boater's body found in Stockton Lake

Missouri State Water Patrol divers found George Rosales' body on Saturday night. He drowned while sailing with his girlfriend and grandfather on Friday.

Woman dies after backing SUV into Lake of the Ozarks

Linda Rambo of Lake Ozark died on Saturday night after backing over a sea wall and into the lake.

YMCA camp where sickness broke out remains closed

Campers at Camp Lakewood in Potosi came down with an illness that is still unidentified. The YMCA said Swine Flu is not suspected.

National Guardsmen get extra help adjusting to civilian life

About 350 Missouri National Guardsmen attended a three days worth of orientations for people coming back to the U.S. after being overseas. The program featured discussions on military benefits and reintigrating into civilia life.

Swine flu delays MU student's wedding

An MU grad student who was diagnosed as mainland China's first case of swine flu has returned to Columbia with his new bride.