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State News

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.

Nuke weapons plant in KC to be rebid

A second attempt will be made to find a developer for the $500 million weapons plant after the first round of proposals were considered too expensive. It's considered a second chance to keep the plant and its 2,1oo jobs in Kansas City.

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.

Councilwoman wants pregnant pet fees in Springfield

Two new laws require St. Joseph pet owners to obtain a breeder's permit for $20 or a litter permit for $100 when their pets reproduce.

Want a bit of the governor's house? It's on eBay

Roof tiles from the Missouri governor's mansion are on sale for a limited time on eBay.

Race newspaper suspends publication so it can expand

RiseUp, based in Kansas City, says it will halt publishing for two months so it can prepare to nearly double its circulation to 7 million.

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