State News

'Sleeper cell' Republicans band together in Missouri Senate

A group of six conservative Missouri senators, known as the "Republican Sleeper Cell," has worked to defeat legislation that is aimed at government growth.

Thermal imagery equipment illegal in Missouri starting next year

The use of thermal imagery equipment while hunting will be banned starting in March 2010. The technology, which has been compared to night vision equipment or spotlights, allows hunters to see animals at night they otherwise wouldn't be able to see.

St. Louis-area builder, philanthropist I.E. Millstone missing

The 102-year-old Millstone disappeared Saturday, the same day a witness reported seeing an elderly man jump off a bridge and a car belonging to a caretaker was found neaby.

Awakened motorist hits officer with car, drives on

The police were still looking on Sunday afternoon for the man police shocked with a Taser after he drove into an officer.

Director of Airline History Museum resigns

Paul Sloan's salary was more than half of the museum's 2008 revenue.

History in the digging

Seniors at the McCluer North High School are staging an archaeological dig at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant, home to one of the oldest settlements in Missouri. The students' findings will eventually go on display in a museum at the shrine.

Legislators attribute heightened partisanship to term limits

Some say the personal attacks, the unwillingness to compromise, the filibustering — all stem from lawmakers having to conduct their business in too little time.

Hopes for health care legislation end with session

Despite promises on both sides of the aisle to pass health care legislation, no bill passed in 2009.

Why did Missouri man risk visit to Myanmar's Nobel winner?

John Yettaw tried to see Aung San Suu Kyi before and failed. "Everyone is very angry with this wretched American," Suu Kyi's attorney, Kyi Win, told reporters. "He is the cause of all these problems."

Gangsters' apartment added to historic register

The aparment was nominated in February.

Carthage doctor convicted of tax evasion

The surgeon and his brother were convicted.

Former St. Louis police officer admits stealing

The officer admitted taking money from a beauty shop.

Kansas City toddler killed in driveway

Police said the boy was supervised.

St. Charles police ID body found in creek as South Carolina man

The man's reason for being in St. Charles is unknown.

Pack your bags: All you need to hit the roads, rails and trails of Missouri

Missourian reporters scoured the state for the best trips we could find at a fair price.  We hope our readers find something worthwhile among the stories in this travel guide.

Major bills left in legislative limbo

Major health care and economic development bills may not be passed before the legislative session ends Friday. Lawmakers did pass bills concerned with public defender workloads and public schools.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers pass economic development bill, end session

The bill expands tax incentives for Missouri businesses, while it imposes new restrictions on some tax credits, letting Republicans and Democrats claim success.

Missouri lawmakers approve jobless benefit extension

The bill, passed Friday, would give unemployed workers an extra 20 weeks of benefits.

UPDATE: Lawmakers put off walk, bike trek for health coverage

Missouri legislature passes wide-ranging crime bill

The bill includes sex offenders, young people who text message while they drive, cattle rustlers and river runners who take beer bongs or kegs with them on the water.