State News

Memorial dedicated for founders of St. Louis

A 9-foot-tall granite memorial, honoring some of the first St. Louis residents, was built over a mass grave site that believed to be the final resting place of several early St. Louisans.

Name change possible for Missouri road cleaned by neo-Nazi group

Pending legislation would rename a section of Highway 160 in Missouri that has been adopted by members of the National Socialist Movement for Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Lincoln University prepares students for environmental problems

Lincoln University in Jefferson City, which began an environmental sciences degree four years ago, is just now handing out diplomas to the major's first graduates. The students have been prepared to face modern environmental problems, such as soil pollution and poor water quality.

Government buys Cora Island for $5 million

Conservation groups are calling for birdwatching, fishing and hiking areas on the 1,470-acre island in the Mississippi River near St. Charles, Mo.

Race car jumps track, injures 4

A fierce accident at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington occurred when a race car went airborne over an embankment. The driver and three people were injured.

Chiefs' practice facility contract goes to Kansas bidder

Crossland Construction of Columbus, Kan., has been selected to build the Kansas City Chiefs' new indoor practice facility for $9.4 million.

Missouri judge OKs summary of stem cell ballot measure

Amidst controversy, a Missouri judge has approved the summary and cost estimate of a proposal that would amend the state constitution to ban public contributions for abortion and human cloning.

Kinder, Talent endorse Blunt for U.S. Senate

Republican Congressman Roy Blunt and Democratic candidate, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, are seeking to replace retiring Republican Senator Kit Bond.

Vigil, memorial moved from closed Kansas clinic

A planned vigil in front of George Tiller's clinic was moved by abortion opponents to avoid counter demonstrations. Scott Roeder, 51, faces first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges in connection to Tiller's killing.

Authorities keeping tight lid on Cole Camp investigation

The bodies of three family members were found dead June 9 at their home in Cole Camp. Authorities say details about the case are being witheld to protect the investigation.

Analysis: Missouri banks weathering financial crisis better than industry

In the last three months of 2008, Missouri banks made an average of $540 more per $100,000 in assets than the five largest national banks.

UPDATE: FBI investigating Missouri housing deals

Pete Ramsel, executive director of the Missouri Housing Development Comission, said that the housing commission — which uses tax credits and tax-free bonds to help finance the construction of affordable houses and apartments — operates in accordance with the law and is "absolutely above-board."

FBI investigating Missouri housing deals

The FBI interviewed the director of Missouri's housing agency as part of an investigation related to low-income housing.

Missourians urged to prepare for heat, humidity

A heat advisory has been issued through Friday, and citizens have been urged to drink plenty of fluids and try to stay in air-conditioned buildings.

GOP House leaders urge Nixon to avoid vetoes

Gov. Jay Nixon's budget director said there will be budget vetoes, but Republican leaders urged Nixon not to veto capital improvement projects.

UPDATE: GOP House leaders urge governor to avoid vetoes

Nixon's administration already has said he will make line-item vetoes to a budget bill that would spend $381 million of stimulus funds over the next two years, largely on capital improvement projects.

Former worker says AmerenUE dropped shutdown inquiry at plant

The former employee said the agency failed to adequately investigate a 2003 incident that led to an unplanned shutdown.

Midwest a front-runner for $8 billion in railway construction funds

High-speed rail plans in the Midwest are considered front-runners to get $8 billion in stimulus money, with a possible future route upgrade from St.Louis to Kansas City. 

Amtrak makes marked improvement in Missouri

The passenger train service managed to imporve it's on-time arrivals between St. Louis and Kansas City drastically thanks to additional track and new fines for railroad companies for trains routinely being late.

Lawsuit accuses TSA of unreasonable airport detention in St. Louis

The American Civil LIberties Union filed the suit on behalf of a political activist who was detained for not answering the security officials' questions about $4,700 he was carrying. The suit claims that the activist didn't have to reveal the source of the money.