State News

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.

Parents seek to block daughter's deployment

The parents of a soldier who trained at Ft. Leonard Wood claim in a lawsuit that they were mislead by an Army recruiter, and are trying to block her deployment to Afghanistan.

Missouri State Fair adds science, rural life exhibits

The goal of the new Rural Lifestyles Showcase at the Missouri State Fair is to teach classes on cooking and floriculture.

Judge rejects city's challenge to red-light cameras

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Mummert III on Thursday sided with the city of Arnold, which had argued that its red-light cameras didn't break the law.

State looking at lead waste cleanup efforts

Nanci Gonder, a spokeswoman for Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, said an investigation will look at Doe Run's use of treated sewage to spur plant growth on the tailings.

Ameren to seek 18 percent rate hike in Missouri

About half of the new revenue would be used to make reliability improvements such as putting wires underground and trimming trees, along with covering increasing generation and delivery costs and other expenses.

Curators approve appropriations request to state

The UM System Board of Curators met Friday and unanimously approved capital and operations funding requests to the state. The money would help the UM System address increasing student enrollment as well as fund building rehabilitation and construction.

Federal Reserve chairman to appear in Kansas City forum

On Sunday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will appear on a PBS "Newshour"-sponsored town hall forum being held in Kansas City.

Callaway man saves toddler from oncoming car

Witnesses to the accident have set up a fund to cover the medical expenses of the man, who is expecting a third child with his wife in several weeks.

Couple to face trial for selling baby

Missouri auditor faults Liberty schools on finances

Missouri Auditor Susan Montee cited poor spending tactics by the administration in the Liberty School District.

Names needed for offspring of rescued critters

Two newborn critters, a miniature horse and a miniature donkey, are in need of names, and the Humane Society of Missouri wants the public to help.

Power outage knocks out Missouri computer center

A power outage temporarily shut down Missouri's data center causing the state's Web site to go offline.

EPA to remind Missouri remodelers about lead dust

The Environmental Protection Agency would like to remind remodelers about a federal rule protecting children from lead dust exposure. The EPA is sending out postcards with guidelines to help contractors remember.

Meetings held for businesses planning new St. Louis bridge bids

A $640 million project to build a new bridge across the Mississippi in St. Louis is scheduled to go out to bed in the fall.  Meetings will be held Aug. 5 and Aug. 6 for businesses looking to bid for work on the project.

Closed landfill in Hannibal will not be energy source

The city of Hannibal is still searching for alternative energy sources after it was determined the amount of methane gas in an old landfill would not be sufficient to generate electricity.

Missouri conservationists ask for help in combating wildflower

Spotted knapweed, a plant not native to the Missouri area, is taking over many pastures and wildlife habitats.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking for help in eradicating the wildflower.