State News

Body found in Missouri River identified as missing philanthropist

Police have identified the body of a man found in the Missouri River as that of I.E. Millstone, a 102-year-old builder and philanthropist.

Storm batters St. Louis hotel

A thunderstorm ravaged the Renaissance St. Louis Hotel, but no injuries were reported. Guests were moved to other hotels.

Petitioners seek signature recount on Kansas City mayor recall effort

A petition to recall Mayor Mark Funkhouser was 129 signatures short of a needed 16,950. No process for a recount is included in the city charter, so it is unclear how a recount would be launched.

$2 million in loans now available to Missouri small businesses

Owners of Missouri small businesses with five or fewer employees are eligible for between $2,500 and $25,000.

Committee to probe study suggesting link between militia members, politicians

Many Republicans objected earlier this year to the report, which says militia members tend to back such presidential candidates as Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas.

Probe of bartender's death in St. Louis widens

A St. Louis bartender died after being shot during a robbery Monday at Maggie O'Brien's. Police are investigating whether another man who was shot and killed a short time later was involved in the robbery.

Jackson County prosecutor announces new cold case unit

The program, which is being funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice, would evaluate cases using DNA technology. About 1,500 cases have been set aside to be looked at in Jackson County.

Jefferson City man admits to trying to defraud Medicaid

The 29-year-old signed log sheets stating that he had worked when he was actually in jail for other charges, acting U.S. Attorney Michael Reap said.

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers criticize transportation director

Missouri lawmakers and the transportation department are at odds, with both sides claiming the other is stepping into its sphere of power. The debate focuses on bills considered during the 2009 legislative session about seat belts and motorcycle helmets.

GM plants in Missouri and Kansas evade closure

General Motors declared bankruptcy Monday, but the company will not close plants in Kansas City, Kan., and Wentzville.

Despite getting HIV injection as infant, teen to graduate

Brryan Jackson has survived his father's attempt on his life to become a spokesman and leader for young people with AIDS. "It took a lot of hope and faith in God to get this far," the St. Charles County teen says. "But I feel my life is blessed."

Report: Black drivers stopped at greater rates than others in Missouri

The Missouri state conference of the NAACP plans to meet Saturday to discuss its response to the attorney general's report.

St. Louis congressman speaks on behalf of condemned inmate

Congressman William Lacy Clay, along with several others, pleaded with the Missouri attorney general on Monday to review the murder case of condemed prisoner Reggie Clemons.

Missouri congressman to speak on behalf of condemned inmate

Time is passing quickly for Reggie Clemons, convicted for the 1991 murders in St. Louis of two young sisters. He is scheduled to die by injection in about two weeks.   

2 teens dead, 4 others injured in Missouri crash

The teens were traveling at high speeds in a truck on a country road when it overturned, ejecting five of the teens, officials say.

Escaped Arkansas convicts thought to be in Missouri

Two men escaped from jail in Little Rock, Ark., by walking out the front door in guard uniforms. They have been seen in southeast Missouri, and police believe they are still there.

Girl, 2, killed in St. Louis area car fire

A woman driving with her two children was injured in the accident, which occured after she thought she heard one of the children choking.

PHOTO GALLERY: Centralia holds annual Anchor Festival

Divorcing couples confront hard economic times — by staying together

The economic downturn causes couples to re-evaluate the cost of divorce. For some, this means staying under the same roof.

UPDATE: Last Titanic survivor dies at 97

Millvina Dean and her family were traveling steerage on the Titanic, with plans to settle in Kansas City, when the liner sank.