State News

Missouri man sentenced for West Virginia bank heist

A Rogersville man refered to as the "plaid shirt robber" was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a West Virginia bank robbery.

Large blaze destroys condos at Lake of the Ozarks

The fire that destroyed eight vacation condominiums on the Lake of the Ozarks is believed to have been started by a lightning strike.

St. Louis' Lambert Airport opens two pet-rest areas

Lambert follows several other airports that have created pet-rest areas, Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea said.

Missouri man pleads guilty to killing homeless woman

He was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the woman's death, which occurred in 2007 at a Springfield homeless camp.

Couple pleads guilty in poisoned pet food case

Sally Qing Miller and her husband, Stephen, pleaded guilty to charges of selling pet food ingredients tainted with a potentially fatal chemical, melamine.

Immigrants' files will be housed in limestone caves

The century-old immigration documents will be stored in limestone caves in Lee's Summit and will be open to the public.

MU health professions summit lets Kansas City students sample jobs

The health summit is designed to increase diversity in the state's health care industry.

Missouri House budget chairman Allen Icet to seek auditor job

Rep. Allen Icet announced his 2010 challenge to Democratic Auditor Susan Montee and hopes to get the Republican Party's support to avoid a primary.

Brad Pitt and family donate $1 million to Springfield hospital

The money is to be used to open the Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center this summer and is expected to make the new center eligible to participate in St. Jude's clinical research trials.

Missouri Botanical Garden celebrates its 150th birthday

Henry Shaw's botanical garden is commemorating it's 150th birthday with activities and events throughout the year including lectures, special displays and free evening concerts.

ANALYSIS: Missouri gov. emphasizing high unemployment

At this point in his term, it's too early for Gov. Jay Nixon to be blamed for the poor economy, so he is safe in citing a high unemployment.

Missouri man overcomes 'football' sized tumor

A cluster of tumors on his kidney complicated his treatment plan and delayed treatment for more than a month.

Supporters rally in Columbia to support Clemons

About 30 people attended a rally for the pardoning of Reggie Clemons.

Clarksville throws party to thank flood helpers

Volunteers built a 12-foot sandbag levee to protect the downtown area of the city from Mississippi River floodwaters last summer.

Funeral held for Cole Camp shooting victims

Services were held on Sunday for the three shooting victims found in their own home in Cole Camp on Tuesday.  No arrests have been made in the investigation.

Kansas man gets 3 life terms for molestation

The man had been convicted previously in Missouri for molesting an 8-year-old child.

Horse quarantined in Raytown with tick disease

The disease, equine piroplasmosis, is carried by ticks and can be fatal for horses.

Six Flags files for bankruptcy

Six Flags amusement park company is seeking bankruptcy protection for being $2.4 billion in debt despite posting record revenues in 2008.

Missouri father of slain soldier gets aid to attend funeral

The U.S. Army has agreed to help Jim Wilson attend his son's military funeral. His son, Matthew Wilson, was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb.

26 defendants indicted in Kansas City drug-smuggling case

Twenty-six defendants were indicted in one of the largest cocaine trafficking rings in the Kansas City area, according to federal prosecutors.