State News

Hulshof plan to give $15,000 bonus per teacher

The Republican gubernatorial candidate hopes to convince people to teach math and science with gradually increasing annual bonuses.

Anonymous donor gives $5 million to St. Louis Symphony

After years of financial problems, the Saint Louis Symphony will be able to use the gift to focus on its audience.

Body found in Va. might be that of southeast Mo. man

 Investigators say the body might be that of John Dunivan, a former Butler Coutny clerk who was charged with child sodomy.

Suspect in 8 killings will face death penalty in Illinois

Nicholas Sheley is charged with murder in the death of 65-year-old Ronald Randall, the June deaths of a 93-year-old man in Sterling, Ill., and an Arkansas couple found dead in Jefferson County. Those cases are being tried separately. 

UPDATE: Body found in Va. might be that of southeast Mo. fugitive, police say

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Wednesday a passport and other evidence found at the scene indicate the body is likely that of John Dunivan, who went missing more than a year ago. Missouri authorities have sent forensic information to a Virginia medical examiner's office to try to confirm the identity and cause of death.

Interest increases in vice president debate at Washington University

The vice presidential debate to be held at Washington University in October is creating a new buzz among people anxious to know more about Sarah Palin.

Missouri National Guard troops perfect the art of waiting

Guard troops deployed to help deal with Hurricane Gustav must find other ways to pass the time.

Governor’s race debates hit MU on J-school centennial

Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon both confirm they will participate in a 3:15 p.m. debate on Sept. 11.

Missouri residents and businesses aid Gustav effort

Members of the Missouri National Guard were deployed to help in the hurricane-stricken region, while Anheuser-Busch distributed thousands of cans of drinking water.

Mo. candidates for governor agree to debate

Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon both confirm they will participate in a 3:15 p.m. debate on Sept. 11 at MU.

Nixon urges compliance with 'robo calls' law

Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon responds to complaints about automated calls that took place during the Aug. 5 primary 

Donnelly's AG recount lawsuit dismissed

Two absentee and provisional ballots cast during August’s primary will be tallied after a lawsuit filed by a losing candidate in the Democratic attorney general race.

Hulshof benefits from repeal of campaign contribution limit

A state law that took effect on Thursday allows candidates to receive donations of unlimited size, but it requires that contributions of more than $5,000 be reported within 48 hours.

State entities join eminent domain lawsuit

The secretary of state’s office last month announced that supporters of two proposed state constitutional amendments to limit the use of eminent domain had not collected enough signatures. The measure’s backers have sued to challenge that finding.

UPDATE: Hulshof benefits from repeal of contribution limit

In the first few days since the limits were lifted, Hulshof reported receiving more than $1.2 million from contributors writing checks of between $5,000 and $600,000 a pop.

Local GOP members laud Gustav focus, split on Palin

Many reiterated a common theme in backing Republicans' decision to postpone convention events in favor of focusing on aid to victims of Hurricane Gustav: Patriotism has no party.

Blunt selects new circuit judge for Jackson County

David Byrn will serve as a judge in Missouri’s 16th Circuit, filling a vacancy created when Judge Thomas Clark resigned.

Mo. Humane Society takes custody of rescued animals

A raid in southwest Missouri last month was the largest animal rescue in the Humane Society’s history.

St. Louis couple copes with son’s life-altering injury

Eight months ago, the Mosses’ 18-year-old son was critically injured in a car wreck. Now this couple is preparing to deal with the challenges of bringing their son home from the physical rehabilitation center.

Emergency rooms reopen after chemical-spill leads to quarantine of victims

 An East St. Louis, Ill., chemical spill caused eight people to be hospitalized and two Missouri hospital emergency rooms to be quarantined. The hospitals have since reopened their emergency rooms while one person remains hospitalized.