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Missouri sees increase in meth lab busts

Missouri continues to lead the nation, by a wide margin, in methamphetamine lab busts, despite a law making it harder to buy the ingredients needed to manufacture the drug.


U.S.: Leaked nuclear facilities list posed no security threat

The list, which details the location of U.S. nuclear sites and what is being done there, was published May 6 as a transimission from the president to Congress.

Susan Montee's ex-husband awarded Lee's Summit fee office

Gov. Jay Nixon awarded a contract to run the Lee's Summit driver's license fee office to James Montee, the ex-husband of State Auditor Susan Montee.  Mike Smith, the former operator, says he is "blown away" by the decision.

Trial extended for Missouri man in Myanmar

The court agreed to hear a defense appeal to readmit three witnesses, extending the case into at least next week, a defense lawyer said.

Filing: Couple to plead guilty in tainted pet food case

Stephen S. Miller and Sally Miller, ChemNutra and two Chinese companies were indicted in February 2008 on charges of bringing wheat gluten tainted with the chemical melamine into the U.S., which was then sold to pet food makers.

Thousands in St. Louis area still lack power after storm

At its peak, about 50,000 AmerenUE customers lost power.

Missouri group aims to back Democratic women seeking office

The new Missouri group is patterned after the national organization Emily's List.

Upgrade work underway at Truman Home in Independence

Fixes include improvements to heating and cooling systems, and the reinstallation of the home's historic wallpaper.

Capitol improvements: Roof repairs planned for Missouri state building

Workers are expected to brace a concrete wall around the roof to withstand earthquakes, among other plans.

Springfield man charged with killing his mother

A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother. Her body was found at least three days after she was beaten to death.

UPDATE: St. Louis philanthropist's body found in Missouri River

I.E. Millstone's body was found Tuesday morning in the Missouri River, more than two weeks after a witness saw an elderly man jump from the Daniel Boone Bridge.

Nixon appoints two to Missouri agencies

Jack Magruder has been appointed to the Missouri Higher Loan Authority and Timothy Joyce has been appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

House GOP opposing new line of credit for IMF; bill includes Boeing cargo planes

House Republicans are set to oppose a $98.8 billion war-funding bill that includes money for eight cargo planes, a top priority of the Boeing Co.

Records show Gov. Jay Nixon bills other departments for flights

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been charging the cost of his airplane travel to other government agencies during a time when he has been urging departments to hold down their own expenses because of slumping state tax revenues. Nixon defends his billing of other departments because he is highlighting issues they handle.

Recount wanted in Kansas City mayor recall effort

An attempt to throw out Mayor Mark Funkhouser has stalled because of a failed petition drive for a recall election, which election authorities determined was 129 short of the required signatures.

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.