State News

Wilderness groups to hold conference focusing on forest protection

Wilderness advocates are trying to win support for a plan to protect Missouri’s Mark Twain Forest. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who represents southeast Missouri, strongly opposes the plan.

Kansas City woman wins half of Missouri Lottery jackpot

With the money won, she says she will help her granddaughter go to college.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch cuts 18 jobs

The new cuts follow cuts in March and an offer of voluntary early retirement a year ago.

Families still looking for tips about missing daughters

The families of Amanda Jones and Heather Kullorn are still looking for information regarding their loved ones disappearances in eastern Missouri.

SEAL America campaign to make stop in Jefferson City

SEAL America is a grassroots movement to bring prayer and communion services to every state capitol in 2008.

Volunteers search for more than 100,000 eligible for stimulus checks

The majority of those who haven’t applied for the checks are over the age of 65, leaving much of the burden for notifying them with organizations that cater to that population.

St. Louis Zoo’s newest endangered addition: A baby zebra

The St. Louis Zoo’s newest addition is a 105-pound baby zebra.
The birth of the male Grevy’s zebra was announced Thursday, a week after he was born. It is named Kalama after a community in northern Kenya.

St. Louis shooting injures four

Four people, including a 2-year-old girl, were shot Thursday afternoon while on their porch.

Two St. Louis police officers injured in hit-and-run

Two St. Louis police officers suffered minor injuries after pursuing a suspect they believed had stolen a car.

CPSC issues warning on bassinets

After a second baby in Missouri was killed by a Simplicity bassinet within a year, the CPSC says the company has failed to make necessary changes to prevent future incidents.

Gasconade Courthouse issue gets at heart of north-south rift

A proposal to renovate the courthouse in Gasconade County, which has a population of 15,300, is reigniting old north-south tensions between Hermann and Owensville.

Odessa woman gets 8 years in kidnapping case

Lauren Gash was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty last month to kidnapping a pregnant woman.

Hurricane Gustav may bring end to decline in gas prices

AAA Auto Club's latest fuel price index on Wednesday indicated Missouri has the nation's lowest gasoline price with an average of $3.42 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Some Missouri cities are even lower, including St. Louis, with an average price of $3.31.

Man found dead, believed to be struck by train

Campbell man found dead by railroad tracks, police believe he was struck by Union Pacific train

Media outlets to join lawsuit against Gov. Blunt over e-mail access.

The Associated Press, Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch can join the lawsuit to gain access to Governor’s e-mails.

AMC Entertainment fined in child labor case

The company will pay $141,570 and display public service announcements about labor laws in all of its 296 movie theaters.

Mo. pet license plate nips at overpopulation

The "I'm Pet Friendly" license plate is being offered for the second year by the Missouri State Humane Association.

Hulshof unveils health care plan

He described it as a voluntary government-administered health savings plan all Missouri residents could buy into, regardless of income or employment status.

Judge orders revocation of hog farm permit near Arrow Rock

The permit was set to expire on Saturday anyway and the owner had apparently lost interest in the project, but the 16-page ruling could have far broader implications for CAFOs in Missouri, the director of the Department of Natural Resources said.

Utility customers will pay more for home heating

Natural gas customers in Missouri and Illinois can expect to see a significant increase in their heating costs this winter. Ameren says customers could pay as much as 30 percent more this winter compared to last.