State News

St. Louis barbershop gives customers a wake-up call

Nursing students are going to barbershops to provide screenings to those who may not get regular checkups.

Missouri State Highway Patrol orders militia report shut down

The report provided a history of the militia movement and a description of its members.

Missouri House backs off proposed cuts to senior meals

While House Republicans backed off proposed cuts to Missouri's health and social service programs, they were expected to stand firm in opposition against Gov. Nixon's plan to cover tens of thousands of additional low-income Missourians in the Medicaid program.

Community college enrollment jumps in Missouri

Experts think the increase in community college enrollment was because Missourians were seeking a cheaper alternative to four-year colleges and universities.

Missouri Senate approves county planning bill

Under the bill, county commissions could appoint planning commissions that would hold public hearings before recommending a plan that could cover regulations and zoning rules

Missouri Senate OKs adding cell phones to no-call list

Tuesday's vote provided first-round approval for a bill that would add fax machines to the state no-call list and regulate automated political phone calls.

Missouri tax credit ballot measure pegged at $5B

The man behind the proposal disagrees, saying the estimate is "ridiculously high."

Missouri airports to get $7 million federal grant

The money comes from the federal economic stimulus package and will go to airports across the state.

ACLU reports abuse charges at 2 St. Louis jails

The ACLU says there is a pattern of beatings, sexual misconduct and other crimes at the two jails. The city counselor and a representative for the mayor questioned the credibility of the charges.

Woman pleads guilty in St. Louis vote fraud case

Deidra Humphrey admitted she submitted false and forged voter registration cards to Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, which unknowingly turned them in to election boards.

Report: Most states lag with dating-violence laws

Most states -- including Missouri -- are doing a poor job responding to teen dating violence, lacking the laws needed to help young victims obtain protection orders, according to a report by an advocacy group.

Task force looks into floodplain management

The group aims to help states and cities recover from the 2008 flood.

Missouri utilities seek lawsuit cap on waste storage

 Lawmakers are considering legislation that would cap damages at $300,000 per claim for most lawsuits related to the underground storage of carbon dioxide.

Federal funding to treat pig manure raises stink

One reason critics are mad is that the $250,000  that Sen. Kit Bond helped secure for a factory farm in Missouri went through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trial opens in ambush killing of Missouri trooper

The prosecutor called the accused a "coward" who shot the state trooper in the back in 2005, while the defense attorney argued the wrong man is on trial.

Gov. Nixon's children's health care plan rejected after lawmakers approve bill

The $312 million midyear spending bill was approved Tuesday and is now heading to Nixon.

Nixon's small business loan program takes first step

His proposal would use $2 million from the finance board to establish a loan pool that could provide up to $25,000 each to businesses with five employees or fewer.

FBI examines school computer in hacking theft

$196,000 was stolen from the Carl Junction school district after a computer virus enabled cyber thieves to access the district account.

Culver-Stockton College cuts summer tuition

The school will triple the number of classes offered and will reduce tuition by almost 40 percent.

Man found dead in Paris, Missouri

Four suspects have been taken into custody.