State News

As nation's economy stabilizes, Missouri's economy continues decline

A survey released by the Federal Reserve shows the national economy stabilizing or improving, with the exception of a region that includes over half of Missouri. Mike Brooks, president of Regional Economic Development, says Columbia's economy is doing much better than the region overall.



State revenue collections down in August

State revenue collections for August were down four percent compared to last year. A continued decline in revenue may require Gov. Nixon to cut more from the current budget.



American wins fifth stage of Tour of Missouri

American David Zabriskie won a 19-mile time trial Friday in the Tour of Missouri.

Sept. 11 training exercise sparks confusion in DC

Coast Guard chief of staff said he will review procedures after media reports that shots were fired in the Potomac brought the FBI scrambling to the river. The chief said later that no shots were fired as part of the exercise.

9/11 marked with mourning and a spirit of service

Families of victims were joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a ceremony in lower Manhattan to remember those who were lost.

Sept. 11 service at Missouri Capitol mixes tones

Service remembers those who died on 9/11 as well as those who lost their lives serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.