State News

Missouri Senate OKs adding cell phones to no-call list

Tuesday's vote provided first-round approval for a bill that would add fax machines to the state no-call list and regulate automated political phone calls.

Missouri tax credit ballot measure pegged at $5B

The man behind the proposal disagrees, saying the estimate is "ridiculously high."

Missouri airports to get $7 million federal grant

The money comes from the federal economic stimulus package and will go to airports across the state.

ACLU reports abuse charges at 2 St. Louis jails

The ACLU says there is a pattern of beatings, sexual misconduct and other crimes at the two jails. The city counselor and a representative for the mayor questioned the credibility of the charges.

Woman pleads guilty in St. Louis vote fraud case

Deidra Humphrey admitted she submitted false and forged voter registration cards to Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, which unknowingly turned them in to election boards.

Report: Most states lag with dating-violence laws

Most states -- including Missouri -- are doing a poor job responding to teen dating violence, lacking the laws needed to help young victims obtain protection orders, according to a report by an advocacy group.

Task force looks into floodplain management

The group aims to help states and cities recover from the 2008 flood.

Missouri utilities seek lawsuit cap on waste storage

 Lawmakers are considering legislation that would cap damages at $300,000 per claim for most lawsuits related to the underground storage of carbon dioxide.

Federal funding to treat pig manure raises stink

One reason critics are mad is that the $250,000  that Sen. Kit Bond helped secure for a factory farm in Missouri went through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trial opens in ambush killing of Missouri trooper

The prosecutor called the accused a "coward" who shot the state trooper in the back in 2005, while the defense attorney argued the wrong man is on trial.

Gov. Nixon's children's health care plan rejected after lawmakers approve bill

The $312 million midyear spending bill was approved Tuesday and is now heading to Nixon.

Nixon's small business loan program takes first step

His proposal would use $2 million from the finance board to establish a loan pool that could provide up to $25,000 each to businesses with five employees or fewer.

FBI examines school computer in hacking theft

$196,000 was stolen from the Carl Junction school district after a computer virus enabled cyber thieves to access the district account.

Culver-Stockton College cuts summer tuition

The school will triple the number of classes offered and will reduce tuition by almost 40 percent.

Man found dead in Paris, Missouri

Four suspects have been taken into custody.

Parrot honored for warning babysitter of choking child

Willie, a Quaker parrot, was honored with a Red Cross Animal Lifesaver Award.

Abortion bill ties up Missouri Senate

Among the bill's provisions: It would be a crime to bully a woman or a teen into having an abortion. Opponents blocked action with a five-hour filibuster.

Tyco protesting Missouri radio contract with Motorola

Tyco asserts that Motorola's bid to improve radio communication for first responders will cost $20 to $30 million more than the original $81.7 million contract.

Not guilty plea for wife in Missouri incest case

Her husband is accused of second-degree murder of one of the four children he allegedly fathered with his teenage daughter, authorities said.

Decision on charges may be weeks away in fatal wreck

Sunset Hills officer Christine L. Miller was off-duty when involved in the accident that killed four students from India. Highway Patrol investigators have indicated that alcohol was involved, but test results won't be back for weeks.