State News

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers criticize transportation director

Missouri lawmakers and the transportation department are at odds, with both sides claiming the other is stepping into its sphere of power. The debate focuses on bills considered during the 2009 legislative session about seat belts and motorcycle helmets.

GM plants in Missouri and Kansas evade closure

General Motors declared bankruptcy Monday, but the company will not close plants in Kansas City, Kan., and Wentzville.

Despite getting HIV injection as infant, teen to graduate

Brryan Jackson has survived his father's attempt on his life to become a spokesman and leader for young people with AIDS. "It took a lot of hope and faith in God to get this far," the St. Charles County teen says. "But I feel my life is blessed."

Report: Black drivers stopped at greater rates than others in Missouri

The Missouri state conference of the NAACP plans to meet Saturday to discuss its response to the attorney general's report.

St. Louis congressman speaks on behalf of condemned inmate

Congressman William Lacy Clay, along with several others, pleaded with the Missouri attorney general on Monday to review the murder case of condemed prisoner Reggie Clemons.

Missouri congressman to speak on behalf of condemned inmate

Time is passing quickly for Reggie Clemons, convicted for the 1991 murders in St. Louis of two young sisters. He is scheduled to die by injection in about two weeks.   

2 teens dead, 4 others injured in Missouri crash

The teens were traveling at high speeds in a truck on a country road when it overturned, ejecting five of the teens, officials say.

Escaped Arkansas convicts thought to be in Missouri

Two men escaped from jail in Little Rock, Ark., by walking out the front door in guard uniforms. They have been seen in southeast Missouri, and police believe they are still there.

Girl, 2, killed in St. Louis area car fire

A woman driving with her two children was injured in the accident, which occured after she thought she heard one of the children choking.

PHOTO GALLERY: Centralia holds annual Anchor Festival

Divorcing couples confront hard economic times — by staying together

The economic downturn causes couples to re-evaluate the cost of divorce. For some, this means staying under the same roof.

UPDATE: Last Titanic survivor dies at 97

Millvina Dean and her family were traveling steerage on the Titanic, with plans to settle in Kansas City, when the liner sank.

Kemper Museum curator leaves to head Salina Art Center

The curator of the Kansas City museum will join the art center in central Kansas in July as executive director/curator.

Suu Kyi bears no grudge against intruding Missouri man

The Nobel laureate is awaiting closing arguments in a trial that could put her in prison for five years for having John W. Yettaw in her house.

Kansas City awaits Rockfest concert

Kansas City businesses have been waiting for the sold-out annual rock concert Rockfest, which will showcase 15 bands, including Buckcherry, Korn and Drowning Pool. 

Kansas City mayor recall falls short

Despite criticism, KC mayor Funkhouser remains in office after a petition for recall falls 129 signatures short of the needed number to remove him from office.

Missouri man gets 15 years for multiple alcohol offenses

After seven alcohol-related offenses, Anthony Roberson is given the maximum sentence.

Man pleads not guilty to killing wife, daughter

  A man accused of killing his wife and daughter nearly 23 years ago in Richmond pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday.

UPDATE: Some Liberty Memorial officials want to fence park

They say it would help protect the monument and National World War I museum from vandals and terrorists. But some Park Department officials think it's a bad idea and scoff at the thought that a fence would stop terrorists.

New $8 million jail facility opens in Vernon County

Curious residents can participate in a lock-in fundraiser to see the new building. The new jail impressed law enforcement with its extended capacities.