State News

Clemons' parents ask Missouri governor to cancel execution

The parents of condemned prisoner Reginald Clemons are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to spare his life.

Missouri, Kansas inmates' TIPS Hotline calls blocked

Prison officials were unaware that calls to a tips hot line were blocked for nearly a year. The problem apparently stemmed from TIPS Hotline call takers blocking a detention facility call this past July. 

7-Eleven experiences 13th robbery in 18 months

Police say the 7-Eleven store on Wornall Road in Kansas City has been robbed 13 times in the past 18 months, including twice in May.

Trial set for 78-year-old suspect in meth case

A Silex woman is charged with production of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. Her trial date is set for Sept. 14.

About $125 million in financing sought for St. Louis airport

St. Louis officials want about $125 million for improvements to Lambert Airport as part of its project to modernize.

McCaskill plans hearing on disputed State Department contract

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, said she wants to know whether U.S. Embassy employees in Afghanistan were put at risk.

Nixon signs tax-break bill aimed at helping Missouri businesses

Gov. Nixon said the law will expand tax incentives and should result in a $14.5 million tax cut for small businesses.

3 suspected of vandalizing parts of Churchill memorial in Fulton

Vandals spray-painted the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin at Westminster College, where Winston Churchill delivered a speech in 1946.

Full navigation season predicted for Missouri River

The season runs from April 1 to Dec. 1 at the river's mouth in St. Louis.

More military-backed public schools appearing in U.S.

The U.S. Marine Corps is leading the trend and is in talks with at least six districts about opening schools in which students would take military classes and wear a uniform.

Mike Anderson to help athletes train for global sporting events

The Missouri basketball coach will work with players training for events such as the World University Games.

'Painting Missouri' creators to present book in Jefferson City

Artist Billy "Billyo" O'Donnell and journalist Karen Glines will be in Jefferson City Thursday to present and discuss their book, "Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air."

PHOTO GALLERY: Laid-off Missouri worker seeks to be cop

Dorie Clark is a recent graduate of MU's Law Enforcement Training program.

Columbia to host renewable energy conference Wednesday

This is the fourth conference of its kind to be held.

Tiller's death rekindles abortion clinics' security concerns

In the aftermath of the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller, abortion clinic employees across the country begin to fear for their safety once again.

UPDATE: Helmig appeals to Missouri court for DNA tests

Helmig, convicted in 1996 for the 1993 murder of his mother in Osage County, wants tests performed that were not available at the time of his trial. His appeal also claims that prosecution errors occurred during the trial.

UPDATE: Missouri meth busts up over 2008

Missouri had 36 more meth incidents in the first three months of this year than in the first three months of last year. The state has the largest number of meth incidents in the country.

St. Louis hosts conference on conservative principles

Minnesota Republican Norm Coleman will be the keynote speaker at the conference hosted by the nonprofit group American Issues Project.

Missouri revenue falls, likely to keep dropping

Officials said Missouri revenue is down 5 percent and could fall to around 6 percent below the 2008 level by the end of the budget year.

Helmig asks Missouri court for DNA test

Dale Helmig, who is serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of his mother, is asking the Missouri Supreme Court for an order that would allow the defense to test evidence for DNA.