State News

Midwest home sales post 10 percent annual decline

The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales dropped 4.6 percent nationnally from April 2008 and median sales prices more than 15 percent. The Midwest took a bigger hit.

Missouri Gov. Nixon upholds contract for Highway Patrol radio system

Gov. Jay Nixon's administration rejected protests from Tyco Electronics Ltd., which said it gave a cheaper bid than Motorola Inc. for a new Highway Patrol radio system. 

New commander for New Orleans levee work named

Col. Robert Sinkler takes over from Col. Michael McCormick, who had been in charge since August 2008.

Cool, wet weather cited in decline in Monsanto earnings

The agricultural products company's shares declined Wednesday, contributing to low expectations for third-quarter earnings.

California high court upholds gay-marriage ban

But the court said 18,000 same-sex weddings were still valid. The decision sparked protests  and promises to repeal the ban.

Man stomps on state seal, detained at Missouri Capitol

James Bohling, 42, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly stomping on the roped-off state seal on the floor of Capitol building in Jefferson City and pushing a tour guide.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds death sentence in Kirkwood police killing

The court, in its majority opinion, stated that none of 11 points raised by Kevin Johnson could be used to appeal his conviction and sentence.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi defends self after American's visit

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified Tuesday on her behalf but offered few insights. She faces up to five years in prison after a Missouri man swam across a lake and entered her house uninvited.

Internship program aligns youths, in-demand jobs

This summer, federal stimulus funds will help Missouri students get internships.

Hundreds remember Ladue Air Force lieutenant for her compassion

The funeral for Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, was held on Memorial Day in St. Louis.


Gay marriage proponents plan St. Louis rally

The California Supreme Court's decision whether to overturn Proposition 8 will set the tone of Tuesday's rally.

Missouri bicyclist killed in hit-and-run

A fatal hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist led to a partial closure of Interstate 35 in Kansas City early this morning.

Parents of teen cancer patient agree to chemo

The teen had balked after one round of chemotherapy in February, and he and his mother had fled the state last week to seek alternative treatment. However, his tumor has grown larger and is causing him greater pain.

States demand details from Craigslist on screening adult services section

The Missouri attorney general, along with six other attorneys general, demand details for how Craigslist will keep pornography and prostitution off its new "adult services" section, which has replaced the previous "erotic services" section.

UPDATE: Teen pleads not guilty in Missouri stabbing deaths

Seventeen-year-old Garrett Matthew Mason pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of the murder of two young women. He remains in custody at the Vernon County jail on a $2 million bond.

Mom charged with suffocating her baby in 2008

Police suspect the Pine Lawn resident also tried to suffocate another of her children, born in January

Missouri Supreme Court upholds child enticement law

A Maryland Heights man convicted under a 2006 law challenged its inclusion of an emergency clause.

Missouri man gets probation, in part for killing dog

As part of his five-year sentence, Danny Contello of Doe Run may not have any new pets.

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser faces possible recall election

Election officials are verifying the signatures collected by Funkhouser's opponents, who are trying to force a recall election.

2 drown in boating accidents in Missouri

Both accidents happened on the Meramec River.