State News

Nixon signs tax-break bill aimed at helping Missouri businesses

Gov. Nixon said the law will expand tax incentives and should result in a $14.5 million tax cut for small businesses.

3 suspected of vandalizing parts of Churchill memorial in Fulton

Vandals spray-painted the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin at Westminster College, where Winston Churchill delivered a speech in 1946.

Full navigation season predicted for Missouri River

The season runs from April 1 to Dec. 1 at the river's mouth in St. Louis.

More military-backed public schools appearing in U.S.

The U.S. Marine Corps is leading the trend and is in talks with at least six districts about opening schools in which students would take military classes and wear a uniform.

Mike Anderson to help athletes train for global sporting events

The Missouri basketball coach will work with players training for events such as the World University Games.

'Painting Missouri' creators to present book in Jefferson City

Artist Billy "Billyo" O'Donnell and journalist Karen Glines will be in Jefferson City Thursday to present and discuss their book, "Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air."

PHOTO GALLERY: Laid-off Missouri worker seeks to be cop

Dorie Clark is a recent graduate of MU's Law Enforcement Training program.

Columbia to host renewable energy conference Wednesday

This is the fourth conference of its kind to be held.

Tiller's death rekindles abortion clinics' security concerns

In the aftermath of the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller, abortion clinic employees across the country begin to fear for their safety once again.

UPDATE: Helmig appeals to Missouri court for DNA tests

Helmig, convicted in 1996 for the 1993 murder of his mother in Osage County, wants tests performed that were not available at the time of his trial. His appeal also claims that prosecution errors occurred during the trial.

UPDATE: Missouri meth busts up over 2008

Missouri had 36 more meth incidents in the first three months of this year than in the first three months of last year. The state has the largest number of meth incidents in the country.

St. Louis hosts conference on conservative principles

Minnesota Republican Norm Coleman will be the keynote speaker at the conference hosted by the nonprofit group American Issues Project.

Missouri revenue falls, likely to keep dropping

Officials said Missouri revenue is down 5 percent and could fall to around 6 percent below the 2008 level by the end of the budget year.

Helmig asks Missouri court for DNA test

Dale Helmig, who is serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of his mother, is asking the Missouri Supreme Court for an order that would allow the defense to test evidence for DNA.

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.