State News

A.G. Edwards CEO from St. Louis dies

Benjamin Edwards III expanded a St. Louis brokerage firm nationally, and was active with the St. Louis United Way and the St. Louis School District.

Penny slots making lots of cents in Missouri

Many casino customers prefer more modern machines.

Probe continues as funeral is held for fire victims

The three children who died in a Holts Summit house fire died of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to an autopsy. Investigators still don't know how long it will take to determine the cause of the fire.

SW Mo sheriff wants inmates to help with costs

Green County Sheriff Jim Arnott wants to charge inmates for booking and medical costs in response to the county commissioner's request for budget-cutting ideas.

KC art museum to display first part of redo

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art went ahead with the $17.2 million upgrade despite recent budget cuts.

Tulsa man arrested in southwest Missouri in Internet sting

The man, who authorities say was meeting with an undercover cop who posed as a 13- year-old girl, was arrested with duct tape and a loaded weapon.

Scott County deputy working real life cold case

Lt. Jerry Bledsoe has been following leads on the 1979 disappearance of Cheryl Anne Scherer.

Missouri House approves $700 million university bond issue

The approval of the proposal, which would allocate $700 million to university construction projects through bonds, comes as a House committee considers using federal money for the projects, whose funding was suspended earlier this year.

Three children found dead after Holts Summit house fire

The siblings died of carbon monoxide poisoning after their two-story Callaway County home caught on fire early Friday morning.

Stimulus funding to be used for site cleanups

Contaminated mining sites in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas will each receive between $10 million and $25 million to accelerate cleanup, the EPA said.

UPDATE: First Rocheport river cleanup to be held Saturday

Missouri River Relief, a volunteer river cleanup organization, will clean up part of the Missouri River in Rocheport on Saturday.

Bill to boost Missouri sales tax passes House

The Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would place on the 2010 ballot a measure to increase Missouri's state sales tax and eliminate its state income and corporate taxes.

Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons on college campuses

Two years after a 32-person killing at Virginia Tech University, the Missouri House passed a bill that, among other gun-related proposals, would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the state's college campuses.

Missouri Senate approves Show-Me Health Coverage

The measure, which would provide coverage to an estimated 35,000 uninsured patients, sparked a philosophical debate about the government's role in providing universal health care.

Biden pledges to alleviate college tuition burden during Missouri visit

At a town-hall style meeting at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Vice President Joe Biden said the adminstration will explore ways to make higher education more affordable, possibly with low-interest loans against 529s and by extending tax credits.

Sentencing to resume for rape, murder of St. Louis girl

Starting Monday, a judge is to decide whether to give life in prison or the death penalty to the 38-year-old Tennessee man who last year pleaded guilty to the May 2006 rape and strangling of Tiffany Souers, 20, who attended college in South Carolina.

Biden to discuss making college more affordable at meeting on St. Louis campus

While in Missouri, the vice president will also visit a Boys & Girls Club to announce a new job training program.

Humane Society gets custody of 102 dogs from alleged puppy mill

More than 100 dogs and three primates were seized in Daviess County. The dogs are at the Humane Society in St. Louis, and some will be put up for adoption next week.

Preliminary hearing set in 30-year-old Cape Girardeau murder

The former deputy sheriff, who is on parole for a kidnapping conviction, is suspected of killing a Cape Girardeau woman in 1979.

Suspect in Hannibal killing pleads guilty, cooperates in case against other suspect

One of the suspects in the beating death of a Hannibal man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and felonious restraint. The suspect will also cooperate in the case against the other man charged in the killing.