State News

Sens. McCaskill, Bond vote for bailout

Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kit Bond voted Wednesday to pass a bill that would allot the U.S. Treasury $700 billion to stabilize the country's financial system. The bailout bill passed the Senate 74-25.

Officials say efforts to remove dock foam at lake successful

AmerenUE officials say their efforts to remove damaging dock foam from the Lake of the Ozarks have been largely successful.

Teen gets 15 years in prison for fatal crash

A St. Joseph teenager has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in a drug-fueled, wrong-way crash that killed two people.

Bond expected to join McCaskill in backing financial rescue bill

Sen. Claire McCaskill said Wednesday she will "hold her nose" and vote in favor of a retinkered bill to rescue the nation's financial industry. Sen. Kit Bond, who has urged the government to act quickly to end the financial crisis, also is expected to vote for the plan.

Woman dies in inflatable slide accident

The woman might have broken her neck while trying to do somersaults on the slide at her stepson's birthday party.

Fugitive apprehension agent acquitted of manslaughter

A Callaway County jury has acquitted a fugitive apprehension agent in the fatal shooting of an unarmed parole jumper in Cape Girardeau.

Kelly, Robb on pace to set campaign spending record

Campaign donor lists reveal a stark contrast in the types of support the two candidates for Missouri's 24th House District are garnering.

McCain to stop in Missouri on Wednesday

Republican presidential candidate John McCain is scheduled to speak at an event at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum on Wednesday.

Most Mo. hunting, fishing licenses to jump $2 to $3

Most increases go in effect in March, and they're the first in five years.

Missouri National Guard members again headed to help Afghan farmers

After they train in Nevada, Mo., Missouri National Guard members will travel to Afghanistan to help improve agribusiness there.

Michelle Obama to campaign in Kansas City

Michelle Obama visits Kansas City this week to campaign for the Democratic presidential ticket. Obama plans to talk about the importance of registering to vote ahead of the Oct. 8 registration deadline.

Missouri Republicans campaign to retain majority in legislature

Since 2003, Republicans have controlled both chambers of the state legislature — and Democrats are determined to narrow these margins in the Nov. 4 elections.

Stan Kann, vacuum cleaner collector, organist and comic, dies

He was a theater organist in St. Louis whose vacuum cleaner collection and gadget obsession made him a regular on the "Tonight Show."

MoDOT gets $3.3M grant to build new rail track

The money, combined with $5 million already set aside, will be used to build two "sidings" that will allow two trains headed in opposite directions to pass each other.

Hulshof unveils urban education plan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof announced Tuesday that he wants to use private donations to help pay for teacher bonuses and student scholarships in Missouri's urban school districts.

St. Louis election officials ready for big turnout

Nearly 208,000 people in the city have registered to vote in this year's election, and officials expect that number to rise before the Oct. 8 deadline to sign up.

Group files ethics complaint against Kit Bond

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed the complaint for Bond's role in removing Kansas City federal prosecutor Todd Graves from office in 2005.

St. Louis man pleads guilty in pedestrian death

Shaun White, 30, was accused of running down a pedestrian who threw a bottle at his car.

Jury selection to begin in 'Precious Doe' case

Harrell Johnson, 29, is accused of killing 3-year-old Erica Green, who was known as "Precious Doe" before her body was identified in 2005.

Southeast Mo. man accused of killing wife

Jon Patrick Ellington is jailed on $1 million bond and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Carolyn Ellington. He is accused of shooting her early Saturday morning.