State News

Amended lawsuit renewed in Blunt e-mail case

 A bipartisan pair of prominent attorneys renewed a lawsuit Monday seeking e-mails from Gov. Matt Blunt’s office while asserting it has violated Missouri’s open-records law.

ANALYSIS: Steelman stays silent after losing primary to Hulshof

In a break from modern political tradition, Sarah Steelman so far has not endorsed Kenny Hulshof in his November general election against Democrat Jay Nixon. In fact, since election night, Steelman has said nothing at all about Hulshof.

McCaskill prepares for prime time speech

The pressure is on to perform because she has a particularly choice spot on the Democratic National Convention program. She's speaking Monday night right before headline speaker Michelle Obama.

Fuel tank breaks loose, ends up in Mississippi channel

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning barge operators about the old tank, which rests firmly against the river bottom and sticks 10 to 15 feet above the water near Cape Girardeau.

UPDATE: Hulshof, Nixon disagree on economy

But they agreed that better training for the state's work force will be a big part of their plans to expand the economy.

Embarq to drop 500 to 700 jobs

The nation's fourth-largest traditional telephone company said it was making those cuts and more to cope with the loss of business as more people drop landline phones for wireless and Internet phone services.

3 more in SW Missouri charged with child endangerment

Officials say the adults lived with their children in filthy conditions among more than 300 ill-kept animals on a Polk County property.

Fiber plant all but ruled out in tumor probe

Soil samples showed elevated levels of arsenic and lead, but not at hazardous levels, officials told residents of Cameron.

KC man gets 12 life terms for rape

The rapes took place in the Westport area in the 1980s.

InBev CEO says he expects Anheuser-Busch deal to go through

Horse at Missouri State Fair tested positive for rabies

UPDATE: 3 candidates selected for Mo. Supreme Court vacancy

Gov. Matt Blunt now has 60 days to choose one of the three or the nominating commission will make the the final choice.

Nader to appear on Missouri ballot in November

The secretary of state's office said Thursday that Ralph Nader supporters submitted more than the required numbed of signatures to get him and vice presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez on the ballot.

Ethics Commission not finished with Koster

Several complaints about Chris Koster's fundraising have yet to be handled by the state Ethics Commission. These were filed by a Lee's Summit resident in June.

Woman faces charges after police find daughter hidden in hole

The woman, who is embroiled in a custody battle, is accused of lying to a Cole County grand jury called to investigate the abduction of the 11-year-old girl from her father's Jefferson City home.

St. Louis mental health facility called unsafe

But state officials disagree with the Justice Department's assessment of the Northwest Habilitation Center.

UPDATE: Medical records sought of girl in MySpace bullying case

The lawyer of the woman accused of having a role in the hoax that allegedly led 13-year-old Megan Meier to hang herself says the records may show that it was a medication switch that caused her to kill herself.

Execution of Skillicorn delayed

The Missouri Supreme Court delayed the Aug. 27 execution of Dennis Skillicorn by at least 30 days.

Officials disagree on smoke alarm requirements for nursing homes

The officials who are drafting fire rules for the state's long-term care facilities probably won't require smoke detectors in every room.

Hydrogen Road Tour refuels in Rolla

A fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles stopped in Missouri to promote the alternative fuel at one of the nation’s few fueling stations to power the cars.