State News

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.

Boyfriend pleads guilty in baby's shaking death

A southwest Missouri man changed his plea to guilty on Monday in the shaking death of his girlfriend's 2-month-old baby. Police said Hoth told them that he shook the baby in an attempt to stop him from crying.

Southeast Mo. community college searches for president — again

The search for a new president of Three Rivers Community College in southeast Missouri is starting over.

Some emergency: In St. Louis, that meant buying a sno-cone machine

An audit showed the city also bypassed normal purchasing rules to for "emergency" purchases of fleece blankets, magnetic baseball schedules, a satellite phone and photo equipment.

St. Louis man charged in infant's death

An eastern Missouri man is charged with murder in the death of a 6-week-old baby.

Report: Bond opposition led to Graves’ departure

A report by the department's internal watchdog found that the Republican senator's legal counsel, Jack Bartling, asked the White House at least twice in 2005 to remove Graves because of political friction between Bond's staff and that of Graves' brother, Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.