State News

Bloomfield School District calls off classes amid flu outbreak

Attendance was at 85 percent on Friday, significantly lower than average. School is expected to reopen Monday.

Former Brown Shoe Co. executive charged with mail fraud

Two former employees have been charged with defrauding a Clayton-based company of $300,000.

Iconic Bevo Mill closes its doors

After surviving the sale of Anheuser-Busch to InBev last year, the restaurant in south St. Louis has fallen to a struggling economy.

Veteran who was thought to be homeless had family

Kansas City funeral directors organized the cremation and burial of a man thought not have any family until his widow showed up at the services.

Police chiefs association supports red light cameras

The Missouri Police Chiefs Association announced Wednesday that it supports red light cameras. The announcement came almost a week after the St. Louis Police Officers Association said it opposes the cameras.

Police: KC man shot daughter for dumping his gin

A Kansas City man is accused of shooting his 26-year-old daughter after she dumped his bottle of gin out on St. Patrick's Day. The woman's injuries are not life threatening.

Missouri approves transportation stimulus project list

The Missouri transportation commissioners approved an $833 million plan for improving roads, bridges and other modes of transportation with federal economic stimulus money.

Southwest Missouri deputy found innocent of abuse charges

A jury found 28-year-old Jacob Boles innocent of both counts of second-degree statutory sodomy.

Investigation continues into St. Louis restaurant fire

Crystal City restaurant Jade Gardens caught on fire Thursday; the investigation is ongoing.

Missouri teacher charged with having sexual contact with student

A Missouri kindergarten teacher is charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student working as a tutor in her class.

Mother, son charged in fire at Stockton stores

A mother and son have been charged with arson in connection with a fire that gutted a tobacco store, pizza shop, video store and an empty building at a strip mall in Stockton. 

Nixon nominates lawyer for Missouri education board

With the Senate's approval, a graduate of MU's law school will fill the State Board of Education's vacancy.

University of Missouri Press cuts jobs, titles

The scholarly publication had its best sales year in 2008 but still has a budget deficit.

To execute or not: A question of cost?

An increasing number of states are considering getting rid of the death penalty as a series of recent surveys have revealed that it is cheaper to imprison killers for life than to execute them.

UPDATE: Eight St. Louis airport workers arrested for theft

Eight employees of Huntleigh USA, a service company hired by Delta Airlines, were arrested for stealing from checked baggage for more than a year. If anyone believes something was stolen from their baggage, they can call the hot line: 314-890-1822.

Missouri River water release designed to protect endangered fish

More water will be distributed down the Missouri River starting Saturday. The water release will complement other water distributions for various purposes along the river. River level will rise slightly between Sioux City, Iowa and St. Louis.

St. Louis airport luggage theft ring busted, airport police say

Charges were announced Thursday against eight baggage handlers who stole laptops and other items from luggage at Lambert Airport, officials say.

Entertainer Marty Bronson, 79, dies

Marty Bronson was a St. Louis television personality, singer and club owner. He died Tuesday from complications of a stroke.

Thefts increase in St. Louis

Larceny in downtown St. Louis is up 75 percent from last year.

Missouri approves transportation stimulus project list

The state transportation approved an $833 million plan for spending Missouri's stimulus allocation on roads, bridges and other transportation.