State News

Former Cameron manufacturing plant becomes focus of brain tumor investigation

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources took samples of the residue, called slag, and of stone, soil and water from waste sites at Rockwool.

Federal judge in Missouri rules lethal injections constitutional

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan in Kansas City presumably opens the door for executions to resume after nearly three years.

UPDATE: Politicians debate over use of state’s largest surplus in two decades

Some House and Senate members want to use the money to improve health care and education while others are more weary about spending the surplus.

InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch will cause cut in white-collar jobs

InBev has not said whether it will cut more jobs on top of the 1,185 positions Anheuser-Busch had already said it had planned. All of the Anhesuer-Busch breweries will remain open.

Probation, parole officers rally to demand back pay

Probation and parole officers rallied Tuesday to demand that they begin receiving about $4.4 million in back pay the courts have said the state owes them.

Researchers look to video games for therapeutic effects

Scientists, intrigued by video games’ intrinsic ability to distract and focus the mind, have for decades looked for ways to use video games to improve health and patient outcomes.

St. Louis police start initiative to stabilize crime-ridden neighborhoods

The St. Louis Police Department are putting a new strategy into action, which includes a curfew for children younger than 18, to decrease the number of homicides in the city.

Blunt’s deputy commissioner will become Kinder’s new chief of staff

Richard Auchon, who served in the Blunt administration, will be taking over for Eric Feltner, who resigned last month when it became public he had been charged with two misdemeanor pornography counts.

Finance reports filed by Republican gubernatorial candidates

Hulshof raised five times more than Steelman during the past quarter.

UPDATE: Mo. National Guard says personal information may have been compromised

The Guard insists there's little reason to expect the information will be exploited. Columbia police say a National Guard computer was stolen in Columbia.

Stay granted for first person in line to be executed

John Middleton, 48, was scheduled to die by lethal injection on July 30.

Bristol-Myers Squibb to pay Mo. more than $11M to settle Medicaid fraud case

The payment is part of a national settlement in which the drug-maker has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to 44 states and the federal government. Missouri’s portion of the settlement was announced Tuesday.

Mo. National Guard says personal information may have been compromised

The Guard is withholding details pending an investigation, and insists there’s little reason to expect the information to be exploited.

Missouri, Rolla university students team up for solar decathalon

Students from MU’s Department of Architectural Studies and the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s School of Engineering in Rolla have been meeting since January 2007 to design a house powered entirely by the sun for the 2009 Solar Decathalon project.

St. Louis mayor: ‘The concern is we don’t really know InBev’

There was little else on the minds of St. Louisans on Monday than the sale of one of the city’s most famous icons to Belgian brewer InBev.

Tuition increases near maximum allowed in Missouri

In their first year of a law capping tuition increases, most Missouri universities are raising their tuition by nearly the maximum amount allowed during the upcoming school year.

Forsee names UMKC interim chancellor

Leo Morton will take on the role effective Aug. 1. He will not be a candidate for the permanent position, however.

Hulshof, Kinder team up before primary

Their campaign agenda includes making government more transparent and accountable, increasing funding for higher education, focusing on economic development and increasing access to affordable health care.

Mo. governor begins 18-day trade mission in Europe

Blunt is scheduled to make stops in Great Britain, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

Primary primer: Race for the Missouri attorney general

The five candidates for attorney general on the Aug. 5 primary ballot explain their positions on some of the more important issues in the race.