State News

Ailing elephant at St. Louis Zoo shows signs of improvement

A 2-year-old elephant is responding well to anti-viral medication after falling ill with a type of herpes infection that only hits elephants.

St. Louis I-64 improvements on schedule

The reconstruction of Interstate 64 in St. Louis is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Missouri Safe House taking in 'mail-order brides'

Safe House for Women in Cape Girardeau has taken in three foreign women in 18 months who met their husbands on the Internet, only to be abandoned in the U.S.

Missouri newspaper group announces furloughs

The furloughs at NPG Newspapers, a publishing group based in St. Joseph, will affect 390 employees at newspapers throughout Missouri and Kansas.

New bill would require prescription for cold meds

A new bill proposes requiring a prescription for cold medications, which lawmakers believe would cut down on production of methamphetamine. Opponents of the bill argue it would increase patient costs and burden doctors.


Meningitis blamed for soldier's death; another falls ill

One Missouri soldier is dead and another is ill as the result of meningitis.

Bond in St. Louis for housing roundtable

Sen. Kit Bond wants more employment and affordable living in Missouri.

Missouri among leaders for lawmakers becoming lobbyists

A 2005 study by the Center for Public Integrity ranked Missouri fifth in the nation for the number of lobbyists who had served in the legislature.

Man accused of incest; teen says he sired her baby

This is the second incest case in Missouri in recent months.

Nearly 6,000 still without power in Missouri Bootheel

Utility customers in southern Missouri remain without electricity after an ice storm struck Jan. 26 and 27 and knocked down power lines.

Missouri senators question stimulus stipulations for health care, education

With President Barack Obama expected to sign the federal stimulus into law on Tuesday, Missouri state lawmakers are looking at what that means for the state and whether accepting all of the money offered by the federal government is a good idea.

Missouri House bill requires prescriptions for Sudafed

A bill aimed at curbing meth production would require a prescription for medicine containing the decongestant psuedoephedrine, often found in behind-the-counter drugs.

ANALYSIS: Missouri governor reverses on budget proposal after backlash

After receiving backlash against proposal to slice funding for UM, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon reverses on positions.

Iraq War vet decides to have second leg amputated

Derick Hurt lost his right leg during the Iraq War five years ago. He has decided to have his left leg amputated and to win back the girl he loves.

Greene County searches for alternative to offender catch-and-release system

The book-and-release policy for low-level offenders started in 2005 to save money, but often puts suspects back on the street with no charges, according to county officials who are suggesting a new system of probable-cause bonds.

Bonnie and Clyde shootout site nominated for historical preservation

The Joplin apartment, which has been nominated for placement on the National Register of Historic Places, was the scene of a shootout with the "Barrow gang" in 1933 that left two Missouri law enforcement officers dead.

St. Louis elephant's virus has zoos worried

Three elephants in Springfield have died of the virus since 2000, and there is still no known cure.

Experts: Devastation of Missouri ice storm will heal over time

The major ice storm that hit Missouri in January might have devastated many trees and some wildlife, but biologists say time will heal the wounds.

Missouri Senate considers adding tax break for companies moving underground

Companies who locate their data centers in refurbished mines could receive a tax break.

Missouri Humane Society rescues more than 100 dogs

The dogs being removed from a puppy mill Friday were allegedly living in filthy kennels and unsafe cages.