State News

Missouri's cost for Ferguson security near $12 million

The Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol have racked up nearly $12 million of costs while providing security stemming from protests in Ferguson and the St. Louis area.

Feds: Centralia man planned gun sales to Ferguson protesters

Dakota Moss of Centralia, about 60 miles east of St. Louis, remained jailed Friday, two days after being charged with stealing firearms from a federal firearms licensee, carrying a firearm during a violent crime, possessing a stolen firearm and being a felon with a firearm.

Ferguson marchers protesting indictment arrive at Missouri Capitol

Protestors arrived at the Missouri Governor's Mansion and walked into the state Capitol to hold a rally.

Schools trying to bridge financial divide in arts

Kansas City school, Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, show how arts can be a boon for economically challenged children.

Missouri bill could protect employee's passwords

If passed as is, employers could fire or discipline those who don't give them access to their online accounts.

Breaking bread, 9 million times over

The Benedictine Sisters of Clyde, Missouri, have been producing altar bread for churches around the world for over a century. The group produces white, wheat and low-gluten varieties of the bread used during Catholic Mass.

Journey for Justice march pushes toward Jefferson City after resistance

Protesters from as far as Detroit and South Carolina have joined the NAACP's protest march from Ferguson to Jefferson City. The marchers plan to arrive at the Governor's Mansion on Friday afternoon.

Marijuana legalization petition open for public comment

Secretary of State Jason Kander opened a petition amending Article I of the Missouri Constitution for public comment. 

Millions spent to amend Missouri Constitution

Two campaigns in particular spent out hundreds of thousands of dollars in a media blitz leading up to the Nov. 4 elections: a group supporting restrictions on the governor's budget-balancing powers, and opponents of a measure to tie teacher evaluations to student performance.

St. Louis County pays extra $3.4 million after protests

Overtime accounts for more than $2.5 million of the extra expenses. The rest covers supplies, food and clothing.

Police oversight proposal submitted in St. Louis

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced a compromise on Thursday with the bill's sponsor, Alderman Terry Kennedy.

Post-Dispatch sports columnist Bryan Burwell dies

Sports editor Roger Hensleysaid in a statement that Burwell was one of the most well-respected journalists in his field. The Associated Press Sports Editors named Burwell one of the top 10 sports columnists in the country in 2007.

Journey for Justice runs into hostile counter-protest, keeps marching

Somebody shot the window out of the back of one of the buses traveling with the march, activists said.

Veteran newscaster Bob Priddy retires after 40 years on the Capitol beat

Priddy graduated from MU in 1963 with a 2.2 GPA. He went on to cover the General Assembly for decades. His colleagues say he knows more about state politics and government than anyone else in Missouri.

UPDATE: Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

Louis Head said Wednesday in a statement to CNN that he was full of emotion on the night of Nov. 24, when he yelled into a crowd of protesters.

Missouri nuclear plant shuts down after electrical equipment failure

Federal regulators say the Callaway Ameren plant poses no risk to the public. Customers should see no impact, a senior director at Ameren said.

Albino deer shot after years of preservation

An albino deer, rare and known for its white majesty, was shot with a bow and arrow on hunting grounds after years of preservation.

ACLU sues over Missouri headlight-flashing ticket

The ACLU lawsuit against a Kansas City suburb, dismissed in October, brings to attention the gray line that is free speech.

UPDATE: Missouri man denied a same-sex divorce appeals

An attorney for a man identified in court documents as M.S. argued before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that Missouri should allow divorces for same-sex couples married legally in other states.

Missouri lawmakers try to appeal gay marriage case

Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and House Speaker Tim Jones have filed a motion asking to intervene in a Jackson County court case, so they can appeal it to the state Supreme Court.