State News

$5.7 million tax refund for insurance companies denied

Eight out-of-state insurance companies requested refunds on taxes paid in 2004 on premiums collected in Missouri, but were refused because they missed the deadline.

Train strikes, kills Catawissa teen

An Amtrak train struck a 15-year-old girl who was walking on the tracks in Franklin County. She later died.

Man found dead in Brentwood rug store

Police are ruling the death a homicide.

Missouri voters line up early in statewide polling places

Election officials hired more temporary workers, repeatedly tested electronic voting machines, printed more paper ballots and have taken other precautions in anticipation of high turnout.

Biden, Clinton rally suburban Missouri Democrats

Vowing to end the war in Iraq and mocking Sarah Palin and John McCain, Joe Biden spoke to a Kansas City-area crowd on the verge of the election while Hilary Clinton stumped in St. Charles.

Candidates rally for support from swing state Missouri

Monday's political schedule underscores how important Missouri is to both parties. VP candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin appeared at rallies in Lee's Summit and Jefferson City. Polls continue to show Barack Obama and John McCain about even in the bellwether state.

FCC puts controversial proposal on hold

Under the proposal, customers of CenturyTel and other small phone companies in Boone County and nationwide could potentially see their rates increase.

18 arrested under new Halloween law for sex offenders

The new law required registered sex offenders to stay home with their lights off on Halloween and post a sign saying they were not distributing candy.

Palin leads final-day rally at Missouri Capitol

In less than two weeks, Republican vice president candidate made her third trip to Missouri for the rally at the Missouri Capitol, which was attended by thousands of people.

Girl, 10, dies after a dirt bike crash

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says  the girl was driving her cousin on a dirt bike Sunday when her father accidentally struck them with his vehicle.

Missouri ranks among states best prepared for polling

It's ranked one of six states named best prepared to ensure all votes will be cast and counted accurately.

No doggin' it allowed: AKC competition tests canines' agility

Dogs and owners alike competed in the American Kennel Club agility trials, hosted by the Show-Me Agility Club of Central Missouri this weekend at the Columbia Canine Sports Center.

ANALYSIS: The presidential battle within Missouri

The key to victory for either candidate might reside in the margins of victory in urban and rural counties across Missouri.

Obama draws 35,000 in Springfield

Marking his fourth campaign event in Missouri in the past two weeks, Barack Obama is winding down his presidential campaign by trekking into some of Missouri's strongest Republican areas.  It is an unusal strategy, according to one political scientist, and is similar to one employed by Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2006.

Painting by Italian master turns up in Texas

After her mother saw another work by the artist in a St. Louis art gallery, a Dallas resident realized she might have a Sebastiano Ricci painting in her living room.

Here's how to rally with Palin in Jefferson City

The low-down on when and where the event will take place.

Colorado fugitive arrested in KC — and filmed for TV

Tommy "TJ" Lee Halfacre was one of Colorado's 20 most wanted fugitives and is suspected of killing Carlos Rene Ortiz Orellana in Aurora, Colo. His  arrest was filmed for "America's Most Wanted."

Obama's back, and Springfield's got him

He's venturing into this Republican stronghold in his fourth swing through Missouri in two weeks.

Small landowners upset with hunting permit changes

They're flooding the Department of Conservation with complaints about a proposal to begin charging for free hunting permits.

Economy, race might factor into Missouri vote

Obama's race may hurt his support in the working-class neighborhoods of St. Charles County near St. Louis.