State News

LifeFlight helicopter forced to land after hitting birds

The helicopter landed in a field after a run-in with birds caused a broken window.

Former state Rep. Marilyn Williams dies

The former state representative from southest Missouri died of cancer.

Former Sen. Talent remains active on security issues

Former Sen. Jim Talent supports a new bill to mandate security standards at American labs housing the world's most dangerous germs.

Sept. 11 memorial service scheduled in Jefferson City

A memorial service is scheduled at the Capitol this morning to remember September 11, 2001.

Missouri employers urged to be ready for flu season

The St. Louis County Department of Health said employers should begin preparing for flu season, which could result in many workers out sick.

Southeast Missouri naval recruiter faces statutory rape charge

Robbie Millsaps is charged with one count of second-degree statutory sodomy after allegedly having sex with a high school student who was a potential recruit.

Magazine: Cape Girardeau good for retirees

Money magazine named Cape Girardeau the 24th-best community in which to retire.

St. Louis officer accused of lying in report

Joseph Seper is accused of altering a report to more directly link a suspect to a weapon during a drive-by shooting.

Former leader's withdrawal changes complexion of Tour of Missouri

Just hours before the fourth stage began, Team Columbia-HTC announced the withdrawal of former leader Mark Cavendish from the competition.

Home care union advocates seek support

Former Missouri Sen. Chuck Graham is fighting in favor of home care unions.  Integrity Home Care filed a lawsuit to stop the unionization of home-care workers.

Missouri uninsured rates on the rise, still below national averages

The number of Missouri residents without health insurance rose in 2008, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.

16 injured after church van overturns in southwest Missouri

Excessive speed and wet conditions may have contributed to the crash, according to Hollister police.

50 years and counting at McDonalds for Crestwood man

Leonard Rhomberg began working at Missouri's first McDonalds the year after it opened.

Widow of soldier dies in car crash

The widow of a young soldier who died during basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in April is dead after a car crash. She is survived by their son.

Old St. Francois County jail now open for guests

The inn, on the TransAmerica Trail bicycle route, has 14 bunk beds in three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and laundry room.

Missouri Water Patrol reports decline in drownings for 2009

The patrol reported 23 drownings so far this year, compared with 42 at the same point in each of the past two years.

Man gets 3 years for vandalizing Cape Girardeau Islamic Center

Nicholas T. Proffit, 32, was sentenced on two counts of property damage under Missouri's hate crimes law.

Monsanto plans deeper staff cuts

Monsanto plans to cut staff by 8 percent, double than what it said it would cut in June.

Missouri home foreclosure filings decline in August

The rate decrease, released by RealtyTrac, puts the state far below the national average with a 31st-place ranking.

High E. coli level found in Lake of the Ozarks

Only one sample showed a high level of E. coli out of 50 samples that were taken this week.