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State News

Missouri starts Web site to help reduce energy bills

The Public Service Commission and Natural Resources Department launched a Web site, beenergyefficient.org, that's devoted to offering tips for improving energy efficiency.

Obama to visit Missouri this weekend

Missouri campaign spokesman Justin Hamilton confirmed Wednesday that the presidential candidate will make two stops in the swing state.

Two Missourians report unwanted credit card charges from Obama campaign

After taking a close look at their credit card statements, two John McCain supporters each found a $2,300 charge from the Obama for America campaign on their bill. According to a spokesperson for Obama, both were cases of Internet fraud.

Calif. man charged in murder-for-hire plot in St. Louis County

After allegedly striking a deal with an undercover police officer, Daniel Clayton was arrested and charged in connection with the plan.

HIV concerns raised at St. Louis-area school

A person at Normandy High School tested positive for HIV.

Indiana couple killed in fatal crash in central Mo.

The crash Tuesday evening occurred on U.S. 54 in Miller County. Two people were dead and four people were injured.

Joplin board OKs policy barring teachers' visible tattoos

Teachers were previously required to wear clothing that "minimizes'' tattoos, but the school board did not prohibit part or all of the tattoo from showing.

Jill Biden to campaign in Missouri

The Obama campaign says Jill Biden will appear at events on Friday in the Columbia area, St. Charles, St. Louis and Jefferson County.

Man sentenced to life in kidnapping, deaths of 2

The slayings of a woman and her 5-year-old boy happened in 1998 in a St. Louis park.

2-year-old dies in farm accident

After being run over by a tractor that was unloading cotton, the little girl, who was hiding in a tarp, was flown to a hospital where she died.

St. Louis hospital can filter cholesterol from patient's blood

The treatment mainly serves those genetically predisposed to high cholesterol who don't respond well to medications.

Trial for Mo. cocaine injection slaying delayed

Woman, officer injured in St. Louis-area house fire

Fire broke out Tuesday in St. Louis County, severely burning a woman and causing a police officer to be treated for smoke inhalation.

New facility in northeast Missouri will bring 80 jobs

The plant prepares chicken, turkey and pork for other companies to use in dog food.

St. Charles teen gets suspended sentence in father's death

The teenager from O'Fallon pleaded guilty and was charged with involuntary manslaughter after an argument with his father escalated and caused them both to fall down the stairs.

14 Indicted for allegedly trying to send money to Palestinian territories

The indictment says the 14 from the St. Louis area made their money from bank and wire fraud, the receipt of stolen property, and the buying and selling of contraband cigarettes.

Anti-Obama sign puts spotlight on small Mo. town

A billboard, which features a caricature of Obama in a turban, posted near U.S. 63 has caused quite a stir in the small town and across the Web, with some people claiming it is racist.

 

Defense attorney links MySpace suicide to second teenager

The attorney of the woman accused of operating a fake MySpace account, which is said to have caused her teenage neighbor to hang herself, argued Tuesday that a second teenager was responsible for at least one of the messages that came from the account.

Mercury possibly in vaccines administered to Missourians

 

A state audit says the Department of Health and Senior Services did not adequately notify the public or medical providers about a new law requiring mercury-free vaccines for children younger than three and pregnant women.

IRS to send overdue stimulus checks

Married people whose names did not match their Social Security numbers will receive stimulus checks after all.

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