State News

Eldridge Lovelace, a designer of St. Louis arch grounds, dies

Eldridge Lovelace, a retired urban planner who helped design the Gateway Arch grounds, died Friday at a St. Louis hospital. He was 95. Lovelace oversaw the design of the 90-acre grounds surrounding the Gateway Arch, which was completed in 1965.

Designated drivers now available for rent in Kansas City

Bill George, the CEO of the Kansas City Transportation Group, created the service with a business partner who was charged with a DUI last year.

Missouri students chat with astronaut via Spacebook

The Missouri University of Science and Technology has designed a new networking site to help Missouri students communicate with a NASA astronaut in space. Through Spacebook, students from across the state are chatting with Sandra Magnus, a graduate of the university in Rolla.

Law capping charges for Revenue Dept. records overturned

A Missouri judge threw out a law capping how much a revenue department can charge for getting driver's license and motor vehicle records.

Hundreds on strike at central Missouri manufacturing plant

More than 500 employees of a Centralia manufacturing plant that makes plastics and construction materials are on strike over a contract that eliminates benefits. The plant is Centralia's largest employer.

Brooklyn Dodgers' famous former pitcher Preacher Roe dies

Preacher Roe, a baseball player who had a 12-year career with the Dodgers, Pittsburgh and St. Louis died Sunday in West Plains. He was a four-time All-Star and a revered member of "The Boys of Summer" in Brooklyn.

St. Louis County teacher accused of having sex with student

Baxter Harris, a business teacher and girls' basketball coach at Hancock Place High School in south St. Louis County, is accused of having sex with a girl at a school and showing her and three other girls explicit pictures of himself.

K.C. police identify two men found dead in apartment

A convicted drug dealer and one other man were found dead in a Kansas City apartment.

Missouri deputy's child accidentally kills self

A 2-year-old southwest Missouri boy shot himself in the face with a gun that was not his father's duty weapon.

Kansas City Star announces 50 job cuts

The Kansas City Star announced Monday it will cut 50 more employees from several departments. A memo from publisher Mark Zieman said the cuts were meant to buffer the paper in "one of the most challenging years in Star history."

Two Missouri men accused of mortgage fraud

The two suburban St. Louis men are accused of recruiting investors to buy Sikeston properties for more than the actual selling price. Investigators learned of concerns when bankers in Sikeston began to notice inflated prices linked to the transactions.

MySpace suicide trial might exclude evidence of girl's death

Judge George H. Wu told attorneys he was leaning toward excluding the evidence of the suicide from the trial of Lori Drew, who is accused of using a fictitious profile on the social networking site to drive Megan Meier, her daughter's former friend, to hang herself.

Constitution Party books spot on Missouri ballot

Constitution Party treasurer candidate Rodney Farthing got 2.4 percent of the vote in last week's election. Farthing did not win, but that's a large enough proportion to ensure the party a spot on Missouri's 2010 and 2012 ballots.

Bond revoked for man who allegedly threatened SIU rampage

An Illinois judge revoked the bond for Olutosin Oduwole, who allegedly threatened a rampage on the Southern Illinois University campus, where he was a student.

Two Steak n Shake employees found dead after apparent robbery

By late Monday afternoon, police had no suspects in the shooting deaths of Tammy Cantrell, 44, and Mark Gerstner, 24.

Fulton power plant producing again

After nearly a month of maintenance, AmerenUE's nuclear power plant was restarted Friday night.

Documentary immortalizes WWII hospital service

A documentary about the World War II service of the 77th Evacuation Hospital, formed at the University of Kansas Medical Center, has been completed. The 72-minute film will be shown Tuesday, Veterans Day, in Kansas City, and several surviving members of the 77th are expected to attend.

ANALYSIS: Medicaid plan might not be feasible

Republican lawmakers are already shooting down Nixon's pledge to restore Medicaid cuts.

Missouri State Highway Patrol warns of scam

Scammers attempt to defraud phone call recipients by informing them a family member has been injured.

Ugly Quilt Weekend in Cape Girardeau makes blankets for needy

Volunteers gathered Saturday to piece together quilts from old, donated fabric. The annual event created more than 100 quilts.