State News

Preliminary hearing set in 1992 killing

The bones of Betty Ann Howery were found in a septic tank in October in northeast Missouri. Her widower, Douglas Howery Sr., is charged with first-degree murder.

Americans with Disabilities Act amendments to be discussed in Kansas City

Disability law advocates will discuss new standards for public recreational equipment and accomodating wounded veterans returning to school.

Missouri medical providers not garnishing tax refunds

Missouri law permits health care providers to recoup overdue bills by submitting a claim to have the individual's tax refund offset, but no providers have done so.

Missouri receives $1 million to treat people with brain injuries

The state has qualified for the grant each year since the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services program began in 1997, and it plans to use the money on projects aimed to help underserved groups such as minorities and those living in rural areas.

Police identify body found in River Des Peres

It was Charles Daniel Stringfellow, 25, of Mount Carmel, Ill.

Kennett spill wasn't hazardous, but it was smelly

When a rear axle gave out on a tanker truck and caused it to flip on its side, 3,500 gallons of liquid fertilizer spilled in downtown Kennett. And the mix of ammonium nitrate and urea raised a stink.

Critics of animal ID system plan Jefferson City protest

The animal identification system, which has been promoted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a way to trace livestock in the event of a disease outbreak, faces opposition from some small-farm operators, who think the program imposes unfair costs upon farmers.

U.S. House to consider 'cash for clunkers' plan Tuesday

The House proposal, which is set for a floor vote on Tuesday, is aimed at stimulating car sales, improving the environment and encouraging consumers to purchase more fuel-efficient vehicles. Alternative bills with similar parameters have been proposed in the Senate.

Thinning of deer population planned in St. Louis suburb

A number of people oppose a plan to sterilize some deer and euthanize others in Town and Country, but advocates say the animals cause accidents and are a nuisance.

Chili's developer Brinker dies at 78

Norman Brinker, former chairman of Brinker International and developer of the Chili's Grill & Bar franchise, died Tuesday in Colorado.

Myanmar court allows Suu Kyi 1 more witness

Prisoner Suu Kyi has been granted one more witness by a Myanmar divisional court, but her defense attorneys say she is entitled to more.  Suu Kyi is standing trial after a Missouri man, John Yettaw, entered the home in which she was under house arrest.

3 teens accused of fire at Hannibal High School

A group of teenagers has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally starting a fire in a trash can at high school in Hannibal.

Missouri electric co-ops to get $237 million in federal loans

The Associated Electric, United Electric, West Central Electric and Osage Electric cooperatives will use the money to build or repair electric distribution lines and to finance energy conservation or renewable energy systems.

Animal welfare groups form coalition in St. Louis

St. Louis animal groups have formed the St. Louis Petlover Coalition, the first of its kind in the St. Louis area.

DJ Jazzy Jeff's Kansas City show stops abruptly

Jazzy Jeff said he left the show because officials did not like the type of music he was playing. But officials with the Power & Light District said they just wanted Jeff's crew to turn down the music. Now some people see Power & Light District's actions as racially motivated.

Illinois driver survives 100-foot fall in Iowa

Tomas Donaciano of Illinois lived through a 100-foot drop after his car went over a bluff in southeastern Iowa.

Firecracker blows off KC teen's fingertip

The 17-year-old couldn't tell whether the M80 firecracker he tried to light had ignited.

UPDATE: Missouri inmate's lawyers relieved by stay of execution

But it's not clear how long Reginald Clemons' execution will be on hold.

Chrysler dealers scramble to unload vehicles

Dealers terminated by Chrysler have been busy clearing their lots. Some are in court arguing that dropping them won't save the company much money.

UPDATE: Robertsville man's body recovered in Mississippi River

Uriah Williams, 63, fell off his fishing boat into the Dardenne Slough on Monday afternoon.