State News

Humane Society gets custody of 102 dogs from alleged puppy mill

More than 100 dogs and three primates were seized in Daviess County. The dogs are at the Humane Society in St. Louis, and some will be put up for adoption next week.

Preliminary hearing set in 30-year-old Cape Girardeau murder

The former deputy sheriff, who is on parole for a kidnapping conviction, is suspected of killing a Cape Girardeau woman in 1979.

Suspect in Hannibal killing pleads guilty, cooperates in case against other suspect

One of the suspects in the beating death of a Hannibal man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and felonious restraint. The suspect will also cooperate in the case against the other man charged in the killing.

Three children die in Holts Summit house fire

A two-story home was fully engulfed in flames when Holt's Summit firefighters arrived at about 3 a.m. Friday. No names have been released.

Biden talks renewable energy in Jefferson City

View photos from Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday.

Biden visits Jefferson City plant, announces wind farm construction

Vice President Joe Biden announced $4 billion in federal grants for smart grid technology during the Thursday afternoon visit.

ABB plant workers welcome Biden

Vice President Joe Biden visited ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday. The plant employs about 650 people and has been working with Wind Capital Group to build Lost Creek Wind Farm, located near Maryville.

Missourians rally at 'tea' (Taxed Enough Already) parties

Missourians rallying at "tea parties" from Hannibal to Jefferson City were among many other demonstrators across the country who were protesting government spending.

Missouri detective retires after career spent investigating child fatalities

Gus Kolilis was so open to sharing his knowledge that he was responsible for the rapid growth of child fatality review boards across the country, said Terri Covington, head of the National Resource Center on Child Death Review.

Missouri House aide runs political consulting firm

Tom Smith, an aide to Missouri House Speaker Ron Richard, runs a lucrative political consulting business. Some lawmakers see no conflict; others cry foul.

Missouri Gov. Nixon wants $200 million for small businesses

Gov. Jay Nixon's plan would use federal money to strengthen Missouri's competition for jobs against other states. A budget bill would establish a $100 million pool of money for new or expanding companies and $100 million pool to invest in small businesses and emerging technology companies.

Remains of Korean War soldier return to Missouri

After 58 years, the remains of Pfc. David Woodruff, who went missing during the Korean War, will be returned to Missouri.

Missouri Senate passes state bank deposit legislation

The legislation gradually removes a cap on the interest rate banks pay on state deposits and could also make low-interest loans available to more Missouri businesses, farmers and public entities.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Tea party' in Jefferson City

The "tea" in the Central Missouri Tax Day Tea Party has been adopted as an acronym, "Taxed enough already," by the political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.

Missouri House approves $700 million college bond package

The money would be designated to fund building needs at all two-year and four-year Missouri colleges and universities. The Missouri Senate as well as voters must approve the legislation for it to go into effect. Some critics of the package think the state should avoid increasing its debt.

Highway worker falls under flatbed, dies

A Columbia contruction worker was killed on the job along U.S. 65 near Fair Grove.

No decision yet on Winfield mayor

Winfield officials will wait until May to select a new mayor, after the city's former mayor was reelected posthumously.

One dead in Arnold house fire

Authorities have not identified the person killed in the Starling Mobile Home Community.

Missouri lawmakers reject expanded children's health care plan

House Republicans voted down legislation Wednesday that would add more families to the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Gov. Jay Nixon vowed to push for the proposal in the future.

$700 million bond gains approval in House

A bond to increase funding for public universities moved forward in the House on Tuesday.