State News

KC-area manufacturers see shortage of skilled workers

As U.S. manufacturing continues its comeback from steep job losses during the recession, there are an estimated 600,000 manufacturing job openings nationwide. But employers in the Kansas City area say they can't find workers with the skills to fill them.


Entrepreneurs happy to be in St. Louis

Low cost of living and connections potential make the city attractive to startup companies.

Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

Constitutional Amendment 3 may be the most prominent item on November's ballot.

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights in Northeast

Severe thunderstorms dampened Labor Day weekend celebrations in the Northeast, leading to the cancellation of the Made in America music festival in Philadelphia and the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens.

Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

Michael Brown's death has become a rallying cry for protests over police killings in cities across the nation.


Plea hearing set for Tuesday in Mamtek case

Former Mamteck CEO Bruce Cole is charged with one count of theft and four counts of securities fraud. 

Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

Banks and hospitals are working together to distribute loans with no credit check or interest for patients with medical bills exceeding $300.

Ferguson rally marks three weeks since Brown's death

Marchers, led by Michael Brown's parents, gathered peacefully at the spot where the 18-year-old died on Aug. 9.

Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has requested federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County to provide aid following looting in Ferguson.

Missouri senator a constant presence at Ferguson rallies

Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson in the Missouri Senate, has gained popularity by criticizing the governor's response to protests.

Deputy resigns over pepper spray incident

An eastern Missouri deputy has resigned after he was suspected of putting pepper spray on pizza before giving it to inmates.


Online comments to protesters leads to firing of St. Louis-area officer

A Glendale police officer referred to Ferguson protesters as "a burden on society" on Facebook.

Missouri appeals court gets early voting challenge

At issue is a measure placed on the November ballot by the Republican-led legislature that would allow a six-day early voting period before future general elections.

St. Peters mayor wants red light cameras ban

The mayor said there is confusion among residents about whether they should pay red-light tickets issued by St. Peters amid conflicting court rulings.

Historic finds uncovered during Amtrak street work

A Missouri environmental research team uncovers a historic workhouse as Water Street reconstruction continues in Jefferson City.


Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

Hip-hop's big names make their voices heard after Michael Brown's death.

Unemployment, casino bills among new Missouri laws

Some of this year's most high-profile measures contained clauses delaying their effect until future years, including a rewrite of the state's criminal laws and a gradual income tax cut that won't kick in until at least 2017.

Adjunct St. Louis faculty exploring unionization

Colleges and universities around the country have been relying on adjuncts more and more as a way to save money as state funding for higher education continues a steady decline now approaching 25 years.

UPDATE: Suspect in 6-year-old's shooting death caught after manhunt

During questioning, the suspect admitted that he shot the boy multiple times with a Hi-Point .40 caliber handgun.

Missouri dairy farmers press veto override

The Missouri Dairy Association said the proposed industry incentives are important to keep farmers from closing their dairy operations.