State News

UPDATE: Kansas City airport reopens

Ice and snow forced the closure of the airport at around 2 p.m. Saturday. It reopened at  about 3:30.

Missouri, Manitoba water lawsuits combine in same court

The state and the province are suing over different issues.

Nixon sending National Guard to North Dakota

The Red River is more than 22 feet above flood stage at Fargo.

Reeds Spring teen's family sues over tiger attack

The 16-year-old was an unpaid intern at Branson Interactive Zoo and Aquarium when the incident occurred.

State water agency to seek $2 million per year for new plan

The new water plan would involve assessing population growth and future demand statewide, determining water-supply capacity for reservoirs, and assigning priorities for water supply in different regions of the state. Missouri last updated its water plan in 2002.

Sex-shop owner waits to hear if he can run for council

John Haltom, who owns sex shops in Missouri and other states, says he should be eligible to run for City Council in Lincoln, Neb.  The county's election is against it, arguing that he has a felony conviction.

Details emerge on plan for Missouri stimulus money

House budget leaders are putting together the special spending packing. Some decisions have been made, but not all.

Missouri abortion initiative attacked from all sides

The courtroom battle illustrated how complicated it has become to pursue ballot initiatives in Missouri.

Information conflicts about processing of Missouri tax refunds

The Revenue Department says of the 1.6 million tax returns received, just 7,100 have not been processed.


Company to build all-electric delivery vans in Missouri

Several companies have already signed letters of intent to buy the vehicles.

Man found guilty in fatal ambush of Missouri state trooper

The prosecution said the trooper, Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr., was killed because he was investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident. The man he was focusing on, Lance Shockley, was the man accused of shooting him in the back.

Court upholds Missouri 'Choose Life' license plate decision

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's ruling that state-issued license plates are constituted private speech and cannot be censored.

Senators redirect Missouri gambling funds to schools

The Missouri Gaming Commission has estimated the new law could generate between $75 million and $125 million annually.

Church shooter tries to change not guilty plea

Terry Sedlacek, the man who authorities say fatally shot the Rev. Fred Winters while he was giving his Sunday sermon, tried to plead guilty during his arraignment via video from his jail cell. However, the judge said his previous not guilty plea will stand.

St. Louis barbershop gives customers a wake-up call

Nursing students are going to barbershops to provide screenings to those who may not get regular checkups.

Missouri State Highway Patrol orders militia report shut down

The report provided a history of the militia movement and a description of its members.

Missouri House backs off proposed cuts to senior meals

While House Republicans backed off proposed cuts to Missouri's health and social service programs, they were expected to stand firm in opposition against Gov. Nixon's plan to cover tens of thousands of additional low-income Missourians in the Medicaid program.

Community college enrollment jumps in Missouri

Experts think the increase in community college enrollment was because Missourians were seeking a cheaper alternative to four-year colleges and universities.

Missouri Senate approves county planning bill

Under the bill, county commissions could appoint planning commissions that would hold public hearings before recommending a plan that could cover regulations and zoning rules

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.